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Science Cabaret: Big Science, Small Problems!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

112 South Cayuga St, Ithaca, Lot 10

Join us to learn about how Dr. Matthew Ward from the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) is using this large Cornell facility to study tiny nano-sized materials. Nanomaterials are extremely small objects (a nanometer is a billionth of a meter!). Synchrotrons are complex, giant machines, often covering an area the size of a football field. Frequently, however, these two worlds collide in an effort to understand the unusual properties that nanomaterials exhibit over their “bulk” counterparts. Dr. Ward will share stories of scientific collaboration—how scientists work together in order to apply Big Science to tackle Small Problems.

With Dr. Matthew Ward, a post-doc at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS)

This program is part of NanoDays (3/22) in collaboration with the Sciencenter. Explore nanoscale science and technology with 30+ hands-on activities, family-friendly presentations, and the Nano exhibition. Plus, admission to the Sciencenter is free all day for NanoDays! View schedule.

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Science Cabaret is presented with support from the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and the Boyce Thompson Institute.

Lot 10 features awesome cocktails, beer, and wine.

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Dr. Matthew Ward

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Cornell High Energy Synchrotron

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