Come enjoy the beauty of science at an ongoing display of the 12 winning images from the 2013 Northwestern University Scientific Images Contest at the Evanston Public Library. Each of the 12 pieces, judged by a panel of local artists, scientists and community leaders, is representative of real Northwestern research and showcases the beauty and wonder of science.
The contest is sponsored by Science in Society, Northwestern's office for science outreach and public engagement.
No admission required. For more information, call 847-467-2059 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preview the images by visiting the online winner's gallery here.
From tennis rackets to sunscreen, from stained glass windows to computer memory, the applications of nanoscale materials research are all around us. New television displays, cell phones and other digital devices incorporate nanostructured polymer films known as light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs. Applications utilizing nanotechnology abound in the energy field, from cheaper flexible solar panels to improved catalysis for fuel production and lighter, more efficient batteries. Medical applications are also showing promise, in the areas of imaging and diagnostics.
Working on new discoveries at the nanoscale, researchers at the Argonne’s Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) are creating new materials, methods and technologies to address some of the world’s greatest challenges in energy security, lightweight but durable materials, high-efficiency lighting, information storage, environmental stewardship and advanced medical devices.
At a very small, or “nano” scale, materials behave differently. The study of nanomaterials is much more than miniaturization – scientists are discovering how changes in size change a material’s properties. Research efforts over the past decade have enabled us to make single nanoparticles – current research efforts are focused on putting different nanoparticles together to make devices and turn nanoscience into nanotechnology. For instance, by reducing the distance that electrons have to move, nanomaterials will produce batteries with greater efficiency.
Material scientist Dr. Amanda Petford-Long is the Director of Argonne's Nanoscience and Technology Division, and will present current research efforts and advances in nanotechnology, and highlight the societal implications of CNM’s research. Dr. Petford-Long has 25 years of experience in transmission electron microscopy applied to magnetic and optical nanostructures and is interested in structure-property correlations in ferroic nanostructures, and use of in situ TEM techniques to understand domain and transport behavior in these materials.
The program will also feature a Chicagoland-area technology venture that is using novel nanotechnology and engineering applications emerging from CNM for a variety of industrial and medical uses.
This Lecture is Free & Open to the Pubic Reception and registration at 5pm, presentation begins at 6pm. Discounted parking will be made available to the first 50 attendees at the 222 E. Huron St. garage; ask for a ticket at the registration desk upon arrival to the program.
Northwestern Medicine’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and the Alberto Culver Health Learning Center cordially invite you and the women in your life to the seventh annual Women’s Heart Health – What Every Woman Needs to Know symposium, taking place on Saturday, February 1.
Participants are encouraged to wear red to demonstrate their support and encourage awareness of women’s heart disease. Please extend this invite to every woman you know. You could save a life.
Sign up before December 31 for a special, $25 early-bird discount by calling Health Resources at 312-926-8400.