Click your fingers. In the time it took you to do that, your fingernails grew by 1 nanometer. In this talk, Dr Annela Seddon explores nanoscience and nanotechnology – the science of objects on the billionth of a meter scale. Discover a hidden world of colour, giraffes and dancing particles and learn how we can see things not much bigger than an atom.
You’ll find out what links the Romans and pregnancy tests, and have the chance to test out some fundamental theories of physics using Lego and a pair of oven gloves. You’ll also learn about how some of the biggest problems facing the planet could be solved with some innovative, and tiny, solutions.