posted by: lrose
This is the first day of the conference. 5 junior and senior high school teachers are attending. The video to introduce nanotechnology (http://vimeo.com/12622654) it very good. Any student would understand how small nano scale is. We will explore how object that are less than 100 nanometers in size act and react with the surroundings.
We spent a lot of time today talking to each other and describing what we do and how we investigate the nano world. We will introduce each of the scopes we use and use some microscopes that are computer driven .
Dr. Marya Lieberman talked to us about the history of nanotechnology. One of the early researchers, Schon, was shown to have falsified the data. In spite of this set back, molecular electronics have progressed and give a vision for what might the future might be for nanoelectronics. Very interesting !!
Dr. Lieberman discussed what her experiment envisions it can do.
“The goal is to have the computers in 20 years to be unrecognizeable as compared to todays computers– just like the ENIAC programmers in 1947 would not recognize the desk top computers we are working on today.”
Michael Crocker introduced the topic of Scale and orders of magnitude. We discussed how orders of magnitude change the world and the effect that things have on their surroundings,