Michael Fay

Monday, October 28 2013 at 7:00PM

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Michael Fay

What's the talk about?

A brief history of nano – which goes back further than you might think – and where we are now. A story that includes scientists, futurologists, hucksters, terrorists, politicians, the media, and everyone else. Alongside the genuine excitement in the possibilities, nanotechnology has also come with the unwelcome accompaniment of a great deal of both hype and alarmism. How much is the reality swamped by the Hollywood plot device, and what does it tell us about the link between science and the public?


Michael is Research fellow at Nottingham Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Centre, part of Nottingham University were he is responsible for the day to day operation of the Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre microscopy suite. He was also responsible for the production of the world's smallest periodic table which was written on a human hair. This feat was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records in 2011.