23 March 2015

That's not my Nanobot: Is nanotechnology living up to the hype?

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 SCI's London Group in partnership with UCL's Chemical Physical Society

UCL London

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From Richard Feynman's seminal lecture in 1959 to the 'Grey Goo' of doomesday scenarios, nanotechnology became one of the most hyped scientific ideas of the late 20th century. Now, more than a decade into the 21st century, has this hype transformed into the revolutionary new technologies we were promised, or do we still have a long way to go?

This talk will touch on everything from using a scanning probe microscope to build structures atom-by-atom to how nanotechnology is portrayed in popular culture.

Finally, Dr Blunt will try and answer the most important question of all: where's my Nanobot?

Venue and Contact


Department of Chemistry
University College London
20 Gordon Street
London, WC1H 0AJ 
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The lecture will be preceded by tea/coffee in the Nyholm room and followed by a Mixer in the Nyholm Room.

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Dr Matt Blunt, President, Chemical Physical Society, UCL