Upcoming Talk at the
Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum

by Eric Drexler on 2009/04/06

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On April 26th, I’ll be giving a keynote addess at the Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum, a cross-disciplinary meeting organized by the Berkeley Nanotechnology Club and sponsored by the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Berkeley Nanosciences & Nanoengineering Institute, and the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems, among others. The meeting will be Sunday, April 26, 2009, 9 am to 6:30 pm, at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and the agenda is available.

[Updated May 7th: Click here to download slides.]

Here’s the title and abstract for my talk:

Toward Modular Molecular Composite Nanosystems

Current nanoscale and atomically precise fabrication technologies — including structural DNA nanotechnology, protein engineering, nanolithography, and synthesis of nanoparticles, polyoxometalates, peptoid foldamers, and organic compounds, among others — can serve complementary structural and functional roles in self-assembled modular molecular composite nanosystems. I will describe current directions in research, potential near-term objectives, and prospects for using self-assembled nanosystems as tools for fabricating improved organic and inorganic components.
[updated 7 April]

Early registration is free for UC Berkeley and LBNL personnel.

Vasilii Artyukhov April 7, 2009 at 8:55 am UTC

Is there any chance of this talk being available in one form or another (as a video podcast, or perhaps slides on SlideShare, etc.) for the ‘geographically challenged’ colleagues, if that’s not too much trouble? This is even more relevant for your upcoming talk at WORLDCOMP in July.

Michael G.R. April 7, 2009 at 7:23 pm UTC

I second Vasilii’s request.

Chris Phoenix April 7, 2009 at 11:27 pm UTC


Eric Drexler April 8, 2009 at 1:23 am UTC

@ VA, MGR & CP — OK, I’ll make the slides available after the talk, along with some added text, since the slides aren’t designed to be self-explanatory.

Scott Jensen April 8, 2009 at 2:59 pm UTC

Excellent! I look forward to that blog post.

Michael G.R. April 8, 2009 at 10:43 pm UTC

Thank you!

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