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Nanotechnology: From Quantum Computers to Battling Hospital Superbugs

Speaker:Prof. Gabriel Aeppli
Affiliation:London Centre for Nanotechnology, Imperial and University College London
Date:July 29, 2011 (Friday)
Time:4:00 p.m.
Venue:Lecture Theatre T4, Meng Wah Complex, HKU


We define nanotechnology and its relation to traditional disciplines as a toolkit to solve problems from areas ranging from healthcare to information technology. Specific examples to be discussed include experiments underpinning future silicon-based quantum devices and nanomechanical screening of candidate antibiotics targeted against bacteria resistant to conventional treatments.

About the Speaker:

Gabriel Aeppli is the Quain Professor of Physics and the Director of the London Centre for Nanotechnology. He is a Fellow of Royal Society UK, and a co-recipient of American Physical Society’s Oliver Buckley Prize in 2005.  He received his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from MIT, and became a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories and a Senior Research Scientist for NEC (Princeton) before he took the post in  London.


****   Coffee and tea will be served 20 minutes prior to the Lecture.   *** 

****   Anyone interested is welcome to attend.    ****