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The KNI Nanoscience Colloquia Series lectures are held Mondays at 4 pm in Beckman Institute Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

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January 8, 2007 119 Kerckhoff
Bob Austin, Professor of Biophysics, Princeton University
Darwin Meets Nano
Host: Nathan Hodas
Companion Tutorial: The Three Biggest Mistakes I Made Professionally
Tuesday, January 9, 2007, 10:30 am, 151 Crellin

February 5, 2007
Samuel I. Stupp, Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science, Chemistry, & Medicine, Director, Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine
Northwestern University
Crafting of Bioactive Nanostructures for Regeneration
Host: Sotiris Masmanidis
Companion Tutorial: Design of a Self-Assembly Code for Organic Nanostructures
Tuesday, February 6, 2007, 10:00 am, 151 Crellin

February 27, 2007 (Tuesday, Baxter Lecture Hall)
Charles Marcus, Professor of Physics, Director, Center for Nanoscale Systems, Harvard University
Quantum Mechanics in the Information Age
Host: Vikram Deshpande
Companion Tutorial: Shot Noise and Electron-electron Interactions
Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 9:30 am, 151 Crellin

April 9, 2007
Steven Chu, Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
The Energy Problem and what we can do about it
Host: Mo Li

April 23, 2007
Note: Companion tutorial for this talk is on Monday before the colloquia.
Chad Mirkin, George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University
The "Antisense" Nanoparticle
Host: Jennifer Padilla -Co-sponsored by the Caltech Biotech Club
Companion Tutorial: Commercializing Advances in Nanotechnology: Challenges and Opportunities
Monday, April 23, 2007, 1:00 pm, BI Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Caltech Biotech Club

May 14, 2007
John Pendry, Chair in Theoretical Solid State Physics, Imperial College, London
The Perfect Lens: Resolution Beyond the Limits of Wavelength
Host: Jen Dionne
Companion Tutorial: A Cloak of Invisibility: Harry Potter Does Electromagnetism
Tuesday, May 15, 2007 (time and location TBA)

October 1, 2007
David Grier, Professor of Physics and chair of the Center for Soft Matter Research at New York University
Controlling the Microscopic World with Forces Exerted by Holograms
Host: Andrea Armani

November 19, 2007
Roland Wiesendanger, Executive Director of the Institute of Applied Physics (IAP) Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center Hamburg (INCH), Chairman of the DFG Center of Excellence SFB 668, Spokesman of the DFG-Sonderforschungsbereich 668 on Nanomagnetism, University of Hamburg
Spin Mapping on the Atomic Scale
Host: Andrew Beyer


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