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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 23:00 to Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 01:00
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<p>Watch the <a href="http://oregonstate.edu/media/txknb">video</a> of Prof. McEuen's lecture</p>
<p>For over half a century, miniaturization has been the dominant force driving technological progress. While airplanes and automobiles have hardly changed, the ever-shrinking integrated circuit has taken us from the 10-pound adding machine to the 5-ounce Blackberry. The next 50 years promise even bigger change as everything from medical labs to satellites get shrunk to the size of postage stamps. In this talk, I will examine why small is so big, look at a few examples of shrinking technologies, and speculate how nano will change your life, for good and ill.</p>
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</td></tr><tr><td><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McEuen">Paul McEuen</a> is a world expert on the science and technology of nanostructures. He is a pioneer of single molecule devices, scanning probe microscopy of nanostructures and applications of nanoelectronics in chemistry and biology. His <a href="http://www.lassp.cornell.edu/lassp_data/mceuen/homepage/welcome.html">re... group</a> publishes their work frequently in Nature and Science. He was co-organizer of the <a href="http://www.kavlifoundation.org/news/pr-2007-06-25-Ilulissat-forecast.htm... Kavli Futures Symposium</a>.
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<br>There will be a reception in Weniger 377 starting at 16:00