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Future Science: Small Scale, Big Impact

April 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

A panel of scientists from the University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering working in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory will present a series of short talks called, ‘Future Science: Small Scale, Big Impact’, which will discuss molecular-level scientific breakthroughs that promise to have a big impact on health care, energy, the environment and industry. The general public, including students, educators and anyone else interested in science, are invited to attend.

Speakers will address these questions and more in their talks and in the audience Q&A that follows:

  • Does immunotherapy hold the key to curing cancer? Melody Swartz, William B. Ogden Professor, Institute for Molecular Engineering and the College, The University of Chicago.
  • What future technologies will quantum science make possible? David Awschalom, Liew Family Professor, Institute for Molecular Engineering and the College; Deputy Director, Institute for Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago.
  • What new devices and technologies will self-assembling materials make possible and how might they boost manufacturing? Paul Nealey, Brady W. Dougan Professor, Institute for Molecular Engineering and the College, The University of Chicago.
  • How will the explosion in data analytics and promising new nanotechnologies help improve quality of life and access to food, clean water and energy? Supratik Guha, Professor in Molecular Engineering, Institute for Molecular Engineering and the College, The University of Chicago; Director, Nanoscience and Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory.

The moderator of the event will be Matthew Tirrell, Dean and Pritzker Director, Institute for Molecular Engineering, The University of Chicago; Deputy Laboratory Director for Science, Argonne National Laboratory.

Advance RSVP is appreciated at DiscoverySeries.uchicago.edu.

For more information, please visit: University of Chicago’s: Institute for Molecular Engineering or The Office of the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories.

Venue

Performance Hall Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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