Nano Days

NANODAYS 2013 - at the Highland Road Park Observatory, Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 2:00-6:00 PM, AND at the Louisiana Arts & Science Museum, Saturday April 6, 2013 - 10:00 AM-3:00 PM. Learn about nanoscale science and technology during a nationwide festival celebrating the science of ultra small matter.

NANODAYS, will feature several hands-on activities for children of all ages. On Saturday, March 30, at 4:00 p.m. in the Highland Road Park Observatory, Dr. Richard Kurtz, Physics Department, LSU, will present Nanotechnology for improved energy generation, storage and transmission. On Saturday, April 6th, at 12:00 p.m. in the LASM, Dr. John DiTusa, Physics Department, LSU, will present Nanomagnets as a path to new computers. Dr. Juana Moreno will display a Scanning Tunneling Microscope that measures the surface of objects at the atomic level several times during the day.

Faculty, students and staff from: the LSU Center for Computation and Technology; the Department of Physics & Astronomy; the Department of Chemistry; the Society of Physics Students; and the National Science Foundation-funded Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications (LA-SiGMA) are volunteering their time to make these events a success.

NANODAYS, organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net.), takes place nationally March 30-April 7, 2013, at more than 200 science museums, research centers and universities across the country. For more information please visit LSU Nanosciene & Nanotechnology website or contact Dr. Juana Moreno at Free admission at the LASM for students with an ID or report card. The event at the Observatory is free for all. Come be part of NanoDays!