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NanoDays 2013

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Contact: Patrick Garrity · plgarrit@loyno.edu · 504-865-3644

Location: In front of the Danna Student Center

A giant carbon nanotube fashioned from black balloons in front of the Danna Student Center will serve as an obvious and larger-than-life sign that Loyola University New Orleans' Department of Physics is passionate and excited about nanotechnology and nanoscale science. It will present NanoDays 2013 Thursday, April 4 to teach the community how a miniscule world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces impacts our daily lives.

NanoDays is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network. Loyola’s event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Danna Students Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Loyola’s NanoDays celebration brings university researchers together with science educators to create new and unique learning experiences for children, adults and students through hands-on activities and presentations demonstrating the special and unexpected properties found at the nanoscale. At this level, particles are so tiny they often aren’t visible to the naked eye. Activities will examine tools used by nanoscientists, showcase nano materials that show promise for the future, and invite discussion of technology and society.

NanoDays events are funded by the National Science Foundation.

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  • Physics