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About the talk

In the world of science fiction, nanotechnology is often shown as swarms of micro-machines that act without the need for human supervision. Much like their biological counterparts, these imagined devices even sometimes possess their own intelligence.

The imagination of science fiction writers has taken this high tech fantasy beyond the reality. But scientists have imagination too, and increasingly they are taking nanomaterials to remarkable places with properties that sound stranger than fiction.

In this talk, Dr Amanda Barnard will take us through the latest advances in nanotechnology and answer the fantastic question: 'Are nanoparticles alive?'

About the speaker

Dr. Amanda Barnard is an Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Science leader, and head of the Virtual Nanoscience Laboratory at CSIRO. She received her PhD (Physics) in 2003, followed by a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory (USA), and the prestigious senior research position as Violette & Samuel Glasstone Fellow at the University of Oxford (UK) with an Extraordinary Research Fellowship at The Queen's College. She joined CSIRO as an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow in 2009, and since then has won the 2009 Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics from IUPAP, the 2009 Mercedes Benz Environmental Research Award, the 2009 Malcolm McIntosh Award from the Prime Minister of Australia for the Physical Scientist of the Year, the 2010 Frederick White Prize from the Australian Academy of Science, the 2010 Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, and the 2014 ACS Nano Lectureship for Asia-Pacific.

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Contact Information

Event Manager: Mitchell Piercey
Phone: (02) 6201 9462

4:30 PM October 06, 2015

Are Nanoparticles Alive?

CSIRO
This event sponsored by CSIRO

About the talk

In the world of science fiction, nanotechnology is often shown as swarms of micro-machines that act without the need for human supervision. Much like their biological counterparts, these imagined devices even sometimes possess their own intelligence.

The imagination of science fiction writers has taken this high tech fantasy beyond the reality. But scientists have imagination too, and increasingly they are taking nanomaterials to remarkable places with properties that sound stranger than fiction.

In this talk, Dr Amanda Barnard will take us through the latest advances in nanotechnology and answer the fantastic question: 'Are nanoparticles alive?'

About the speaker

Dr. Amanda Barnard is an Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Science leader, and head of the Virtual Nanoscience Laboratory at CSIRO. She received her PhD (Physics) in 2003, followed by a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory (USA), and the prestigious senior research position as Violette & Samuel Glasstone Fellow at the University of Oxford (UK) with an Extraordinary Research Fellowship at The Queen's College. She joined CSIRO as an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow in 2009, and since then has won the 2009 Young Scientist Prize in Computational Physics from IUPAP, the 2009 Mercedes Benz Environmental Research Award, the 2009 Malcolm McIntosh Award from the Prime Minister of Australia for the Physical Scientist of the Year, the 2010 Frederick White Prize from the Australian Academy of Science, the 2010 Eureka Prize for Scientific Research, and the 2014 ACS Nano Lectureship for Asia-Pacific.

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