Presentations

Nanotechnology Energizing Our Future

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Eisenhower Executive Office Building

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hosted the first in its series of Hot Topics in Science and Technology seminars on August 10, 2005, in the Indian Treaty RoomExternal link of the Eisenhower Executive Office BuildingExternal link. A panel of five distinguished scientists described for a general audience how nanotechnology could help revolutionize energy technologies for our Nation's future energy needs during the two-hour meeting (10:00 a.m. - noon). Richard M. Russell, Associate Director of OSTP for Technology, provided introductory remarks and welcomed the speakers. Five 20-minute presentations followed:

Energy Needs: The Big Picture.ppt file (15.7MB) Patricia Dehmer, DOE
Nanotechnology 101.ppt file (7.6MB) Paul Alivisatos, LBNL
Nanotechnology for the Hydrogen Economy.ppt file (817KB) George Crabtree, ANL
Nanotechnology for Solar Energy.ppt file (7.4MB) Prof. Nathan Lewis, Cal Tech
Nanotechnology for Solid-State Lighting.ppt file (16.4MB) Harriet Kung, DOE
Agenda and all five presentations.pdf file (6.4MB) Two slides per page

A short video clip from the meeting

Paul Alivisatos: Nanotechnology 101 (video clip)

Paul Alivisatos: Nanotechnology 101

Paul Alivisatos, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, began his Nanotechnology 101 lecture by drawing an analogy between the theory of the Greek philosopher, Democritos (c.455 - 370 BC), and the miniaturization of features on modern day computer chips. Democritos envisioned "atoms" because he believed that matter could not be divided ad infinitum. Likewise, computerization is approaching atomic scales, which requires knowledge of matter at the nanoscale in order to make future advancements.

Alivisatos lecture movie clip .mov file (16.0MB)(1:33) | Free QuickTime PlayerExternal link




Images from the meeting

-- Preparations --

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Harriet Kung; Kevin Hurst

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Final set-up and coordination

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Four speakers collaborating

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Pat Dehmer; George Crabtree




-- Presentations --

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Nate Lewis

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George Crabtree and the audience

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Members of the audience

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More of the audience




-- Ambiance --

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Nate Lewis and the balcony

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View from the window
White House mansion and West Wing

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Original 1879 English Minton tile floor

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Original 1879 lighting fixture




Attendance List.pdf file (11KB)

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