Modern Day Alchemy: Building the Future Atom by Atom
Event Location: Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr., Richland WA 99352
Event Date: 02/19/2019
Time of the Event: 7:00 p.m.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Community Science and Technology Seminar Series was launched to help the general public better understand and explore how science transforms our world. How do we make electronics for the next iPhone even faster, more efficient, and more reliable? How do we build quantum computers that can safely encrypt millions of financial transactions? And how do we engineer batteries that will last long enough for a cross-country road trip? Research on the frontiers of science is helping to realize these goals by allowing us to craft materials never before seen in nature. Steven Spurgeon will talk about how we build materials a single layer of atoms at a time, how we image atomic structure using state-of-the-art microscopes, and how we use supercomputers to model and predict the behavior of complex systems. Come see how today’s revolution in designer materials is unlocking the technologies of tomorrow. For more information about this seminar and upcoming seminars, call (509) 375-6871.