Image: "Scientists used in situ
TEM to measure hollow spherical nanoparticles that withstand extreme stress and deform without losing strength. At upper right, a cadmium sulfide nanosphere before stress is applied. The hollow sphere is partly transparent to the electron beam. At lower right, the sphere after being stressed to the point of failure." Source: Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California.
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Nano*High at UC at Berkeley:
" The Molecular Foundry at the University of California’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
invites you and your students to Nano*High
, a series of free Saturday morning lectures by UC Berkeley professors and LBNL senior scientists conducting research on the cutting edge across the breadth of science and technology; from nanoscience to molecular medicine, from climate change to astrophysics. This is our sixth year of Nano*High."
talks are aimed at all high school students, from those already committed to careers in science to those committed to poetry, history, philosophy or to figuring out what they want to be committed to. Nano*High attendees meet and talk with (and can have their pictures taken with) world-renowned Berkeley scientists. A small group of student attendees are invited to stay for lunch after the talk with members of the speaker's research group. Here they can discuss the day-to-day life and work of undergraduate and graduate students performing the research presented in the talk. Teachers are invited to join the speaker in a separate lunch. Invitations to lunch will be sent to all registered students and teachers—we will try to accommodate as many who are interested."
November 2008: The Helios Project: From Photon to Fuel
December 2008: X-Rays, Lasers, & Molecular Movies
January 2009: Energy, Climate Change, China: Is There Hope for Averting Environmental Crises?
February 2009: Nature's Nasty NanoMachines: How Viruses Work, and How We Can Stop Them
March 2009: Convenient or Inconvenient?: The Truth about Carbon and Nanoscientists
April 2009: The Art of the Start: Moving Science from the Lab to the Marketplace