The Physics Factor Videos - "Soft Matters: Talking Physics, Talking Life"

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A series of videos and blog posts co-produced by Cornell physics PhD students Katie McGill and Jesse Silverberg. The "Soft Matters: Talking Physics, Talking Life" series features casual chats with Cornell physicists and nanoscientists about their work and lives, including their childhood inspirations and expectations for the advancement of science.

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Nano Content Map: 
  • Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
  • Scientists and engineers have formed the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology by investigating properties and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.
  • Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.
  • Nanotechnologies—and their costs, utility, risks, and benefits—are closely interconnected with society and with our values.


Katie McGill, Cornell University graduate student
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Katie McGill, Cornell University graduate student

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