Past Event

Emergent Nanoscience

December 4, 2008 - December 5, 2008
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Organized by Vittorio Pellegrini (Italian Academy Fellow; INFM-CNR NEST) and James Yardley (Columbia University)

The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University in collaboration with the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) at Columbia University and the Italian National Research Council, will host a symposium on Emergent Nanoscience. This symposium will address topics in nanoscience and nanotechnology at the frontiers of research, with particular emphasis on research being done in Italy and at Columbia University. The presentations will introduce new phenomena and materials including carbon nanostructures and graphene, nanocrystals, quantum dots, molecular magnets, and biomolecules. The program will also cover advanced theoretical and experimental approaches to exploring matter at the nanoscale. The innovative research presented at the symposium serves as the foundation for a new era in nanoelectronics that will have a profound impact on our daily life. The speakers are prominent scientists conducting ground-breaking research in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, promising lively and provocative discussion on the latest discoveries in these areas.

Co-sponsored by
The Columbia University Nanocenter
Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia


Fabio Beltram (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
Renato Bozio (Università di Padova)
Louis Brus (Columbia U.)
Julio Fernandez (Columbia U.)
Tony Heinz (Columbia U.)
Jim Hone (Columbia U.)
Liberato Manna (Università di Lecce)
Paolo Milani (Università di Milano)
Andrew Millis (Columbia U.)
Elisa Molinari (Università di Modena)
Alberto Morgante (Università di Trieste)
Colin Nuckolls (Columbia U.)
Aron Pinczuk (Columbia U.)
Myriam Sarachik (CUNY)
Sandro Scandolo (ICTP – Trieste)
Roberta Sessoli (Università di Firenze)
Sandro De Silvestri (Politecnico di Milano)
Erio Tosatti (SISSA – Trieste)
Latha Venkataraman (Columbia U.)