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March 19, 2002

"Small Wonders" - Scenes from NSF's Nanotechnology Symposium

All photos: Peter West/National Science Foundation

Auditorium photo

Participants at NSF's "Small Wonders" nanotechnology symposium fill the auditorium at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC.

Photo of NSF Director Rita Colwell

In opening remarks, NSF Director Rita R. Colwell talks about the promise of nanoscale science and engineering research.

Photo of Dr. Richard Smalley

Keynote speaker, Dr. Richard E. Smalley, describes the "wet/dry" frontier of nanotechnology.

Photo of Materials to Medicine panelists

Speakers at a morning panel, "... From Materials to Medicine."

Photo of speaker and slide

Karl Hess, of the University of Illinois, makes a presentation during the session "Devices, Instrumentation, and Electronics."

Photo of 6 panelists

Participants in the closing panel discussion: "Issues & Implications of Nanotechnology for Society. (From left to right: moderator Joseph Bordogna, NSF; Horst Störmer, Nobel Laureate, Columbia University, Lucent Technologies; Richard Smalley, Nobel Laureate, Rice University; Arunava Majumdar, University of California, Berkeley; Robert Westervelt, Harvard University; and Samuel Stupp, Northwestern University.)

Photo of crowd and exhibits

The exhibit hall outside of the amphitheater during a break in the program.

Photo of camera crew taping demonstration

A camera crew tapes a demonstration of Digital Instruments-Veeco Metrology Group's "NanoMan", a system enabling manipulation of nano-scale objects.




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