This is an atomic force microscope image of visible light activated TiO2 nanoparticles degrading plasmid DNA (captured by UW-Whitewater undergraduate researcher Rachael Leek, Laboratory of Dr. Eric Brown)
4th UW-Whitewater Nanoscience Symposium: Nanomedicine
Nanoscience is the big science of small things. One of the pioneers of nanoscience, Richard Feynman, said: "There is plenty of room at the bottom".
The 4th UW-Whitewater Nanoscience Symposium: Nanomedicine will be held on:
Friday, October 18, 2013
The Symposium will be held in Upham Hall at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The event is open to everybody, though some sessions require registration. There will be several activities/sessions including hand-on workshops, a poster session, a career panel discussion, and a keynote presentation. This event is coming to you through the efforts of Biological Sciences (Dr. Eric Brown), Chemistry (Dr. John Ejnik & Dr. Jessica Menke), Physics (Dr. Jalal Nawash), and Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health Department (Dr. Donna Vosburgh). Nanoscience is a multidisciplinary science and requires the input of all these fields and more, and that's why any student from any discipline can get involved. Please explore our website for more information and registration.
So, what is nanoscience? It is the science that studies extremely small things around the size of an atom. For example, a human hair is about 100,000 nanometers (nm) in diameter. One nano is equal to one billionth of a measurement. Consider length, a nanometer is billion times smaller than the meter. The importance of nanoscience is that same material behaves and looks different at the nano scale. The physical appearance, interaction, color, and many other important physical, chemical, and biological properties are different.
1. College of Letters and Sciences.
2. Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, and Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health