His birthday was Monday, and now it's Wednesday, but better late than never.
The NISE Net team at the Museum of Science, Boston is preparing to submit our proposal to the National Science Foundation for another five years of funding, so blog posting will be light for the next few days. Here's a haiku from Eric Marshall that seemed appropriate:
Nano in all things
Probe the promise of what’s next
NISE Net permeates
The Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland is organizing an exhibit and festival "exploring nanotechnology and its implications for our future," and they're looking for ideas and proposals. They say they want proposals from "scientists, engineers, artists, designers, and creative thinkers," which sounds a lot like the NISE Net community to me.
Get your party hats on, because April 25th is the birthday of nanotechnology pioneer Eric Drexler! Among other things, Drexler coined the term “grey goo” in his 1986 book Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology to describe what might happen if hypothetical nanoscale assemblers self-replicated out of control and ate up everything else on the planet.
Here's one easy way to learn about some new nano applications. Industry analyst Marlene Bourne hosts a 5-minute podcast series called the Bourne Report on "next generation science, cool technologies, and real products" that often features nanotechnology. You can find the full archive here.
In addition to the post-doc positions open at the University of Wisconsin - Madison MRSEC, the Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to conduct research on the history of nanotechnology. The deadline for submitting applications is June 15th, and they'd like to have the postdoc start by October 1st.