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Wed 4 Mar 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 5 Mar 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 6 Mar 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 7 Mar 2015, 10:00am–4:30pm
Sun 8 Mar 2015, 10:00am–4:30pm

Where: The Nelson Provincial Museum, Cnr Hardy & Trafalgar Sts, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Locals/Conference Attendees (Free): $0.00
  • Visitor Adults: $5.00
  • Visitor Child: $3.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: peter12

Nelson will host 500 of the world’s leading scientists at the MacDiarmid Institute’s biennial international conference on nanotechnology from 8-12 February.  Alongside the conference the public will have a chance to see some of the astonishing work of our New Zealand scientists, through an exhibition of images from nanotechnology research.

Nanotechnology is the science of atoms and molecules and works on the scale of billionths of a metre. The images in the exhibition are obtained from very large and expensive microscopes of other kinds, such as electron microscopes.  

The exhibition of 50 images – Small Matters: art from the world of nanotechnology – opens at the Nelson Provincial Museum on 10th February and runs till the 8th March.  

The images show another universe of strange and compelling geometry and irregular shapes that reveal the fundamental structures of matter.  These nanomaterials have important applications – our scientists are learning to build custom-made materials from the atoms up with enhanced properties for example – materials that are super strong  or which can interface with organic bone and tissues or which enable new generations of computer chips.  Smart nano-enabled materials may play a huge role in the medical, energy and environment sectors.