Touching and feeling the Nanoworld

14 NOVEMBER@14:30 - 16:00
Image of DNA using atomic force microscopy

Touching and feeling the Nanoworld

14 November 2023 @ 14:30 - 16:00
DNA viewed using an atomic force microscope

 

Touching and feeling the Nanoworld

Mervyn Miles, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Bristol

Nanotechnology and nanoscience have huge potential for transforming our lives in many aspects.  Working with structures at the nanometer scale utilizes unique physical, chemical, mechanical and optical properties.  We are interacting with this nanoworld through touch.  The atomic force microscope builds up images by feeling structures as small as atoms with an exceeding sharp probe.  The holographic assembler allows us to manipulate and feel micro and nano structures through trapping in laser beams probes which act as fingertips, opening up exploration in biology and medicine

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Date:
14 November 2023
Time:
14:30 - 16:00
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Venue

Bridges Centre
Drybridge Park
Monmouth, NP25 5AS
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Organiser

Cherry Lewis

Accessibility at Bridges Centre

Members’ monthly meetings are held at Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park. Some group meetings and activities also take place at Bridges. Off street parking is available here outside the building, and disabled parking is adjacent to the building entrance. There are no external steps or slopes, and the entrance doors are automatic. The ground floor is fully accessible and level throughout, and there is space for wheelchairs. There is a lift to the first floor, and accessible toilets on both floors. There is a hearing induction system in the Agincourt room where the monthly meetings are held.

Accessibility at Ty Price

Some group activities and meetings are held at Ty Price, St Thomas Community Hall, St Thomas’s Square. There is no off street parking here. The approach on foot is a gentle slope to double entrance doors. The ground floor of the building is fully accessible and there is a disabled toilet. The stairs to the first floor are wide and well-lit with a handrail on both sides, but there is no lift. There is a hearing induction system on the ground floor.