Science of Nanoscale Systems and their Device Applications
Science of Nanoscale Systems and their Device Applications
2005 NSEC Events


December 1, 2005
Joint NSEC/Condensed Matter Theory and Loeb Seminar: Vitaly Golovach will speak on: Entanglement and Correlation Effects in a Double Quantum Dot with Two Electrons
3:00 p.m., Harvard University, Lyman 425

December 6, 2005
NanoTechnology & Business Forum
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Greenberg & Traurig, One International Place, Boston, MA
Speakers: Keith Bergit, President, IP Innovations and Financial Services, Inc., Steve Waite, Co-Founder & Manging Director, Consilient Capital

December 11, 2005
Holiday Lecture: It's Elementary, My Dear Einstein
11:00 a.m., Harvard Science Center, Lecture Hall B
To register or obtain tickets online:

December 13, 2005
Joint NSEC/Physics Special Seminar: Pablo Jarillo-Herrero will speak on:
Electronic Transport Through Carbon Nanotube Quantum Dots
1:30 p.m., Harvard University, Jefferson 250

December 31, 2005
Modern Marvels Invent Now Challenge, deadline to submit invention ideas to History Channel program. Chance to win a $25,000 grant as 2006 Marvel of the Year.


November 8-10, 2005
Nanosolutions EXPO XXI
Cologne International Exhibition Center, Cologne, Germany

November 7, 2005
Nanotech 2005: A Symposium for Teachers
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Museum of Science, Boston

November 7, 2005
Optical Coherence Tomography Symposium
Advanced Capabilities for Clinical Practice and Basic Research
Simches Research Building, Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

November 4, 2005
Special NSEC Seminar: Pierre Petroff, Professor at UC Santa Barbara will speak on:
Light-matter Interactions in Coupled Quantum Dots- Photonic Crystal Systems
2:00 p.m. 209 Pierce Hall, Harvard University

October 24-25, 2005
Lux Executive Summit: The Business Impact of Nanotechnology
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA

October 24, 2005
Joined NSEC/Physics Colloquium: Lars Samuelson, Professor at Lund University, Sweden
will speak on: Physics of Semiconductor Nanowires
4:15 p.m. 250 Jefferson Hall, Harvard University

October 26-27, 2005
First International IFAS Conference on Nanotechnology
What Can Nano Learn from Bio? Lessons from the Debate over Agrifood Biotechnology and GMO's
Kellogg Hotel and Convention Center, Michigan State University

October 22-27, 2005
Advancing Beneficial Nanotechnology, Focusing on the Cutting Edge.
13th Foresight Conference
Airport Marriott Hotel, San Francisco, CA

October 20, 2005
NanoTechnology & Business Forum
Greenberg & Traurig, One International Place, Boston, MA
Speakers: Howard A Stone, PhD: Harvard University, JoAnneFeeney, PhD: Punk, Ziegel & Co.
Topic: Nanofluidics
/October Nano Forum.pdf

October 3-6, 2005
2nd International Symposium on Nanotechnology and Occupational Health
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

October 3, 2005
Distinguished Lectures in Nanotechnology
Professor Gary Haller of Yale University Toward the Design of a Diameter Selective Catalyst for SingleWall Carbon Nanotube Synthesis
12:00 noon. Tufts University, Science and Technology Center Room 136, Medford, MA

September 22-23, 2005
Workshop to Focus on NanoBiomaterials Derived from Lignocellulosics
Institute of Paper Science and Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology
For more information contact: or to register go to:

September 15, 2005
Second Annual International and North Coast Nanotechnology Business Idea Competition. Hosted by The Institute for Management and Engineering. Submissions due September 15, 2005

September 9, 2005
NSEC Seminar: Jerome Faist, Professor at The University of Neuchatel, Switzerland will speak on: Quantum Cascade Lasers in the Terahertz: New Wavelenghts and New Materials.
4:00 p.m. Pierce Hall room 209, Harvard University

September 6-9, 2005
Euro Nano Forum 2005. Nanotechnology and the Health of the EU Citizen in 2020.
Edinburgh, Scotland

August 29 - September 8, 2005
Nato-Asi Advanced Study Institute
Manipulating Quantum Coherence in Solid State Systems, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

August 25-27, 2005
Frontiers of Science within Nanotechnology-ICAM Workshop
Boston University, Boston, MA

August 15-16, 2005
First Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Nanomedicine
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

August 4, 2005
"NanoTini Night"
a casual mixer for members of the
NanoTechnology & Business Forum
Greenberg & Traurig
One International Place, Roof Deck, Boston, MA

July 10-15, 2005
EP2DS-16: Electronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Systems
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM

July 10-15, 2005
MSS-12: 12th International Conference on Modulated Semiconductor Structures
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM

June 26-August 26, 2005
IPAM Research in Industrial Projects for Students "RIPS"
Institute for Applied Mathmatics, University of California, Los Angeles
A program for undergraduates, the Research in Industrial Projects (RIPS) Program provides an opportunity for college and university upper classmen/women, to engage in an applied mathematics research project formulated by an industrial sponsor.
More information:

June 20-August 20, 2005
NSEC Research Experience for Teachers (RET)
Research opportunities for teachers to participate in educational and technical research as part of a scientific community. For more information and download the flyer.

June 19-24, 2005
2005 Gordon Research Conference: Condensed Matter Physics: Soft Meets Hard
Connecticut College, New London, CT
For a full list of internationally acclaimed speakers, or to register please visit

June 13-August 19, 2005
NSEC Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
Undergraduates will spend 10 weeks at college in the summer doing research in the Center's facilities.For more information.

June 1-3, 2005
INC1-First International Nanotechnology Conference on Communication and Cooperation
The Marriott Hotel, San Francisco, CA

May 22-25, 2005
BCC Nanotech 2005
New York Marriott Financial Center, New York, NY

May 19, 2005, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
NanoTechnology & Business Forum
Greenberg & Traurig, One International Place, Boston, MA
Speaker: Stephen P. McCarthy, Ph.D. - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Center for Biodegradable Polymer Research
Topic: Applications of Polysaccharide-based Nanoparticles, Daniel Wolfe, Ph.D. - Vice President - Harris & Haris Group
Topic: Tiny Tech Nanobio Investments
For more information: MayNanotechForum.pdf

May 12, 2005
NSEC Seminar
Physics of Metal Nanocontacts and Nanowires
4:00 p.m. Harvard University, Pierce Hall Room 209, Erio Tosatti
International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy
Inernational Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
INFM/DEMOCRITOS National Simulation Center, Trieste, Italy
Abstract: Nanocontacts between two metal tips take in some instances the shape of an ultra-thin suspended nanowire. I will review here some theoretical issues connected with this phenomenon. First, I will discuss why nanowires arise [1], what is their stability, and their evolution behavior with time. I will focus on the formation mechanism of "magic" long lived nanowires, endowed with especially stable structures[2], explained as local minima of the thermodynamic string tension.[3] The magic nanowires may even be monatomic, as is observed in some cases, and as can be understood in terms of string tension. Second, I will focus on transition metals that are nonmagnetic but close to magnetism in bulk, and discuss the possible onset of local magnetism in their monatomic nanocontacts and nanowires. I will show, based on zero-temperature electronic structure calculations, that magnetism may generally occur in monatomic nanowires of Rh, Ru, and Pd, and also of Pt, Os, and Ir[4], owing to d-band narrowing, sometimes favored by spin-orbit coupling. Since magnetism tends to reduce the number of conducting channels crossing the Fermi level, the ballistic conductance of nanocontacts could also be affected by magnetism by an amount that can be calculated[5,6], at least neglecting fluctuations. Conductance calculations will be presented for fully magnetic Ni and Co monatomic nanocontacts,[6] with results in general agreement with low temperature break junction data. (*) Work in collaboration with A. DalCorso, A. Delin, P. Gava, M. Wierzbowska, A. Smogunov, R. Weht.

May 8-12, 2005
NSTI Nanotech 2005
Anaheim Marriott and Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

May 6, 2005
Designing Biology Symposium
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
It is now possible to provide a detailed description of many biological processes and, in some cases, to explain how they function.  Scientists aim to use these principles in the future to predict and control the behavior of biological systems by design, using tools developed at the interface between biomedical and physical systems.  Speakers will discuss different areas of biology and the promise they hold for the future in further understanding and predicting their properties.
Click here to download a pdf of the workshop flyer.

May 6, 2005
Designing Biology Symposium
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University/NSEC Harvard University

April 21, 2005
Harvard IOP, Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Harvard University
For more information:

April 19, 2005, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
NanoTechnology & Business Forum
Greenberg &Traurig, One International Place. Boston, MA 02110
William Lee, PhD - Co-Founder, President & CEO, - eMembrane, Inc.
Topic: Brush up the Membranes- The Application of Nanoscale Filaments and Materials for Chemical and Biological Molecule Separation
P. Michael Masterson - Co-Founder, CEO & Chariman - ALD NanoSolutions
Topic: Molecular Commercialization
For more information: AprilNano.pdf

April 18, 2005, 4:15 p.m.
Physics Colloquium
Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics: Doing Quantum Optics on a Superconducting Chip
Harvard University, Jefferson 250
Robert Schoelkopf, Yale University

March 21 - 24, 2005
NSTI - CEI Nanotechnology Course Series
Nano Science and Technology Institute, Davos, Switzerland
An overview of the current state-of-the-art in nanotechnology will be presented through seven courses taught by expert instructors renowned in their respective fields of expertise. Participants can select individual short courses to tailor the curriculum to their specific needs. This event can be combined with a pleasant Easter vacation with skiing at the famous Swiss ski resort. More information:

March 17, 2005, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
NanoTechnology & Business Forum
Harvard University, Maxwell Dworkin G125, 33 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
Topic: Nanoelectronics and Photonics

Charles Marcus, Harvard University
Douglas M. Fambourg, Oxford Bioscience Partners
For more information: MarchNano.pdf

February 27-March 5, 2005
Obergurgl Meeting 2005: Quantum Optics Innsbruck
University of Sportheim, Obergugl, Otztal

February 27-March 4, 2005
Quantum Information Science
Four Points Sheraton, Ventura, CA

February 28, 2005, 12:30-1:30 (CST)
NCLT Seminar on web
How Can Your Educational Modules Contain Interactive Online Seminars
Dr. Gerhard Klimeck, Purdue University

February 23-25, 2005
ICS-Nano Tech 2005. NSTI Early Stage Company Awards
Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)Tokyo, Japan

February 2 - May 4, 2005
NSEC Applied Physics 298r
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
An interdisciplinary field of research combining Biology, Chemistry, Engineering and Physics will be described in a series of lectures on fundamental concepts with examples from current research. In 2005, Nanoscale Science and Engineering will be presented using topics from: NanoBio and Microfluidics, Nanoparticles and Nanowires, Nano-optics, and Coherent Electronics. A paper and oral presentation on one of the topics will be assigned. More information:

January 19-21, 2005
CINT 3rd Users Workshop
Marriott Pyramid North Hotel, Albuquerque, NM

January 30-February 2, 2005
NCCI 2005: International Conference on Nanoelectronics, Nanostructures and Carrier Interactions
NTT Atsugi R&D Center, Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan

January 13, 2005, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
NanoTechnology & Business Forum
Greenberg &Traurig, One International Place. Boston, MA 02110
Topic: Molecular Imaging
Imaging techniques have had a major impact in medicine and nanoscale technology has already afforded the possibility of intracellular imaging.  The current drive in developing techniques that can enhance spatial resolution at the molecular level to detect early biological markers can lead to early diagnosis, more accurate characterization of disease, and perhaps opportunities in drug discovery.
Nazneen Aziz-CPC, Inc.
Jeff Fagnan- Atlas Ventures
A networking reception will follow the presentation.
For more information: January05 Nanotechnology & Business Forum.pdf


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