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Dr. Linda Horton to Speak to RET
On Sunday, February 18th, 10:30 a.m., Dr. Linda Horton, Director of the Center for Nanophase Materials Science at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will discuss, "What is Nanotechnology?"

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Remember to mark your calendars for Sunday, February 18th, 10:30, at Pellissippi State Technical Community College.

Our meeting will be in the cafeteria annex of the Goins Administration building at Pellissippi State Technical Community College. If you come in the Hardin Valley Road entrance to the campus, it's just a straight shot to the Goins Admin Bldg. Proceed on to the back of the building, and parking will be in the big lot on your right. There should be some small signs to direct you to the cafeteria annex.

The capabilities of nanoscience are immense and promise to greatly impact science and technology; and the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), based in Oak Ridge, promises to be at the forefront as a leader in the field. Nanoscale materials are already used in electronic, magnetic and optoelectronic, biomedical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, energy, catalytic and materials applications.

The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a Department of Energy - Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center operating as a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary user research facility. The CNMS is one of five such DOE centers that form an integrated national user network. Each center is associated with other major national research facilities at one of DOE's national laboratories, enabling their application to nanoscale science and technology. The central organizing concept of CNMS is to provide unique opportunities to understand nanoscale materials, assemblies, and phenomena, by creating a set of scientific synergies that will accelerate the process of discovery.

Dr. Horton, who has a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics from Grove City College in Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Virginia, will focus not only on the science and technology at the nano-scale but also on the various groups that are considering ethics and environment, safety and health (ESH) issues.

Arrive early for coffee and fellowship!

Posted by pking
Feb. 13, 2007