Science Under the Dome

Science Under the Dome is back for the fall 2017 semester! We have monthly talks lined up for September – December.

Join us Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for

Touching Nano: visualization and creation with scanning probe microscopy

Scanning probe microscopes (SPM) are used for a diversity of applications happening on the scale of billionths of a meter—from understanding superconductivity to finding new ways to treat cancer. One microscope has even become a Martian astronaut. These tools achieve such feats not with light or tweezers, but needle-like tips that are so sharp, there can be just a single atom at the apex. In the thirty-five years since the invention of the first SPM, scientists have viewed, touched, pushed, and pulled atoms and molecules. Some nanoelectronic devices are even being sketched, with the same ease of drawing a picture. Come learn about the use of SPM in physics, chemistry, microbiology, and biomedical research with Professor Joshua Veazey (Dept of Physics, GVSU).

The event is free, but you need to RSVP.

09/13/2017 Professor Peter Hoffmann, Wayne State University (Physics & Astronomy) Life, the universe and the nanoscale: can physics explain life?
10/11/2017 Professor Jon Carroll, Oakland University (Anthropology) Drones and social science: the sky's the limit!
11/8/2017 Professor Matthew Barrett, Wayne State University (Physics & Astronomy) Belle and the mystery of the missing antimatter
12/13/2017 Professor Joshua Veazey, Grand Valley State University (Physics) Touching Nano: visualization and creation with scanning probe microscopy
1/17/2018 Professor Ed Cackett, Wayne State University (Physics & Astronomy) Graviational Waves: The Nobel prize winning science of 2017
3/7/2018 Professor B. Cameron Reed, Alma College (Physics) The Manhattan Project: How nuclear physics changed the world

The Wayne State Planetarium is dedicated to the promotion of science. We are proud to feature a series of free public lectures covering modern topics in science.