University of Jyväskylä

Experts of Nanoscience meet in Jyväskylä, 3.–4.10.2017

After the one-year break, the annual conference on nanoscience and technology is organized in Jyväskylä. The Nanoscience Center of the University of Jyväskylä organizes the international Nanoscience Days on 3rd – 4th of October 2017 in Agora. Approximately 200 international researchers and students are attending the conference.

The Nanoscience Days 2017 is an international seminar on nanoscience and technology providing an interdisciplinary forum for researchers from biology, chemistry and physics. The idea is to collect experts on the fast evolving 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. In addition to 10 invited speakers, there are about 70 poster presentations. The poster session provides possibilities young scientists to discuss with variety of people and enables one to build their own network. 

Nanoscience is no science fiction

Nanoscience plays an important role in the manufacture of numerous products that we all use in our everyday life. It is behind the development of new technologies within electronics, energy, environment and health. 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 nowadays still self-cleaning windows and many composite materials, but researchers have high expectations, e.g. form single molecule electronics and plasmonics”, tells physicist Jussi Toppari who is organizing the Nanoscience Days.

Small becomes big NanoscienceDays

Nanoscience Center of University of Jyväskylä is a unique research center in Finland where physicists, chemists and biologists collaborate to solve challenging problems that need strong multidisciplinary expertise. This has given and still gives raise for many interdiscipline projects. The center was founded 13 years ago at October. The opening ceremony involved many famous scientists and from that on the tradition has continued in the form of Nanoscience Days. Since then, 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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