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Hella Small - Tour of the Molecular Foundry

Nerd Nite Field Trips

Sunday, March 31, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

Hella Small - Tour of the Molecular Foundry

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Important: Please only register for a ticket if you can absolutely make it as tour capacity is highly limited. 

Note: We'll need a full name for each person attending the tour and your country of citizenship  for security. No exceptions! (Eventbrite will request this on the ticket page).

At the very first Nerd Nite East Bay, we featured a talk on smarter electrochromic windows by Memo Garcia from the Molecular Foundry. We've decide to take a peek at the facility he RAVED about.

The Molecular Foundry is a department of energy (DOE) nano-scale research user facility. In normal human words, that means a group of scientists both doing research in nano-materials (think nano-bots, but with less bot in general), and supporting a wide range of users. These users come in from the outside world to benefit from our expertise and instrumentation in all things nano. People don't have to pay anything to use the facility, they just have to convince a team of reviewers that their work is better than most of the other people who apply. 

We'll spend a couple hours delving into the nano world with our fearless scientist host, Adam Schwartzberg. The Molecular Foundry covers a wide range of the physical sciences, and in this tour Adam will do his best to convey what is done there, and how they do it.

More detail on The Molecular Foundry can be found here: http://foundry.lbl.gov

Please bring your ID! After the tour, we'll be heading down the hill to a local Berkeley bar.

About Adam

Adam Schwartzberg is a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and The Molecular Foundry. His background is in laser spectroscopy, imaging, and synthesis of nano materials. Adam did his graduate work at UC Santa Cruz, then postdocs at UC Berkeley and The Molecular Foundry. He now works in measuring how electrons move in materials at very short time scales (femtoseconds!... 1e-15 seconds) and depositing thin films in new ways of new materials. He hopes to save the world, and also gives excellent tours.


When you arrive at the security gate, they will have badges for you. Mention that you are there for the Molecular Foundry tour. They will direct you to Building 67.

Map: http://www.lbl.gov/Workplace/Transportation.html

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The Molecular Foundry
Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720

Sunday, March 31, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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