Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: Single Molecule Biophysics: FemtoNewton Force Spectroscopy, Microfluidics, and Nanophotonics
Speaker: Stephen Quake
Speaker Info: Caltech
Brief Description:
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Thanks to recent advances in physics and chemistry it is now possible to image, manipulate and study single molecules. These new techniques are being used to investigate a diverse set of scientific problems, ranging from fundamental questions about the behavior of polymers to the development of sensitive new tools for nanofabrication and biological analysis. I will survey some projects in my group which demonstrate the power of single molecule science, ranging from single molecule force spectroscopy with femtoNewton resolution to the fabrication of nanometer scale optical devices.
Date: Friday, January 26, 2001
Time: 2:00PM
Where: Tech M416
Contact Person: Annelise Barron
Contact email: a-barron@northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-2778
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