Materials Science International Online Course of Moscow State University.

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ЗаголовокMaterials Science International Online Course of Moscow State University.
Населенный пунктМосква
Типдистанционная школа
Место проведенияОнлайн
Дата начало2020-05-12 10:00:56
Дата окончания2020-12-29 21:00:56
Область знанийБиология и науки о Жизни
Техника и инженерные науки
Физика и астрономия
Химия и нанотехнологии
Целевая аудиторияшкольники 8-11 класс
СпециализацииТворческие работы
КороткоThis online course is devoted to the 61st anniversary of Nanotechnology era. Dates: May 12, 2020 - December 29, 2020

This course contains official recordings of lectures, seminars, webinars, teleconferences, and other educational materials of Materials Science Department of Moscow State University.

Materials Science Course key dates

  • Registration - May 12, 2020 - August 12, 2020
  • International Competition of research and engineering projects “Scientists of the Future“ - June 12, 2020 - October 11, 2020 - Take part
  • Nanotechnology Congress 2020 - October 09-11, 2020
  • Nanotechnology Olympiad "Nanotechnology – Breakthrough to the Future!" (Registration of participants) - November, 2020 - Learn more
  • Exam - December 19-21, 2020
  • Issuing Certificates - December 28-29, 2020

On the 29th of December of 1959, Richard Feynman gave a talk called "There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom" at an annual meeting of the American Physical Society at Caltech. In this famous lecture, Feynman laid the conceptual foundations for the field now called nanotechnology when he imagined a day when things could be miniaturized — when huge amounts of information could be encoded onto increasingly small spaces, and when machinery could be made considerably smaller and more compact.

I don’t know how to do this on a small scale in a practical way, but I do know that computing machines are very large; they fill rooms. Why can’t we make them very small, make them of little wires, little elements, and by little, I mean little?

Richard Feynman - December 29, 1959
"There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom"

Since that December 29, 1959 is considered the Birthday of Nanotechnology as a scientific field.

Although some have questioned the degree to which Feynman influenced the rise of nanotechnology, his lecture is still seen as a seminal event in the short history of the nano field. It’s important enough that, 25 years later, Feynman was invited to give an updated version of "There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom" at a weeklong seminar held at the Esalen Institute in October, 1984.

Meanwhile Global Nanotechnology Day is usually celebrated on or around October 9 to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10−9 meters.

  • Prof. Fabio Pulizzi, editor-in-chief of Nature Nanotechnology
    “Nature Nanotechnology, energy and the environment” (12.05.2020, 19:00)
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  • Prof. David Scanlon, Imperial College London, UK.
    “Computationally Driven Design of New and Improved Transparent Conducting Oxides” (15.05.2020 (пт), 19:00)
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  • Prof. Pavel Levkin, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of biological and chemical systems, Germany.
    “Designing functional surfaces for biological applications: from superhydrophobicity to high-throughput cell screenings” (19.05.2020 (вт), 19:00)
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Our previous lectures

  • Prof. Aldo Di Carlo (05.05.20)
  • Prof. Oleg Yazyev (01.05.20)
  • Prof. Sergei Kalinin(30.04.20)
  • Dr. Wolfgang Tress (24.04.20)
  • Prof. Yury Gogotsi (22.04.20)
  • Prof. Aron Walsh (21.04.20)
  • Dr. Ivan Turkevych (18.04.20)
  • Prof. Keith Stevenson (14.04.20)
  • Prof. Stepan Kalmykov (10.04.20)
  • Dr. Alexei Bosak (09.04.20)
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During the distance learning period (and possibly even after), we can recommend using the collection of video lectures prepared by the social innovations support Foundation "Volnoe Delo"

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+79017591772 — Ekaterina Asmolova

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