University of Jyväskylä

Experts of Nanoscience meet in Jyväskylä

Start date: Oct 03, 2017 08:00 AM

End date: Oct 04, 2017 04:00 PM

Location: Mattilanniemi, Agora

After the last year’s break, the annual conference on nanoscience and technology is organized in Jyväskylä again. The international Nanoscience Days –conference is taking place in Agora during October, 3.-4.2017. The organizer, Nanoscience Center of University of Jyväskylä, is waiting about 200 participants from around the world.

The Nanoscience Days 2017 is an international seminar on nanoscience and technology providing an interdisciplinary forum for researchers from physics, chemistry, biology etc. The idea is to collect experts on the field of nanoscience to create new ideas for future trends. The conference hosts high-profile plenary speakers providing insightful seminars containing a wider overview of the field combined with recent novel results, thus suitable for a wide range of audience. Young scientists are also encouraged to present their recent result via poster presentation. The poster session provides possibilities to discuss with variety of people and enables one to build their own network. 

Nanoscience is no science fiction

Nanoscience studies molecules, materials and constructions, within a size scale from one to hundred nanometers. Essential point in nanoscience is the ability to see and control single molecules. To realize this, several sophisticated instruments have been developed, like electron beam and atomic force microscopies.   

“Nanotechnology is fast developing field which will revolutionize many everyday phenomena, like electronics. The most known commercial products of nanoscience are self-cleaning windows and many composite materials, but researchers have still high expectation, e.g. form single molecule electronics”, tells physicist Jussi Toppari who is organizing the Nanoscience Days.

Small becomes big

Nanoscience Center of University of Jyväskylä is a unique research center in Finland since it combines many disciplines, i.e. physics, biology and chemistry. This has given and still gives raise for many interdiscipline projects. The center was founded at October 13 years ago. The opening ceremony involved many famous scientists and from that on the tradition has continued in the form of Nanoscience Days. Since that about 100 famous international scientists from variety of fields of nanoscience have been participating the conference. In particularly, some Nobel prize winners like Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart and Stefan Hell. Also, the faculty’s doctor of honour prof. Ara Apkarian has been presenting his results several times in Nanoscience Days.

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