Dr. Sumio Iijima was today awarded with the 2007 Balzan Prize for Nanoscience for his discovery of carbon nanotubes, and in particular the discovery of single walled carbon nanotubes and the study of their properties, by the International Balzan Prize Foundation.
The EU Project 'Emerging Nanopatterning Methods' (NaPa) held a one-day event to share its novel and exciting results on nanometer-scale fabrication with potential beneficiaries in a rich seminar program accompanied by a small technical exhibition.
The Milton and Frimette Snow Chair in Nanotechnology was inaugurated in the presence of the extended Snow family as part of the annual Ben-Gurion Day that marks the passing of Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion.
The Institute of Materials and Reagents of the Universty of Havana, with the contribution of the Technical University of Vienna and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil are carrying out a micro-structural study of two types of magnetic materials: Magnetically hard materials with submicronic micro-structure and nano-particulate systems with supersoft magnetic or superparamagnetic response.
EU Science and Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik has called on the private sector to increase its investments in nanotechnology research so as to build on Europe's world-leading position in the field.
The current November 2007 edition of Environmental Health Perspectives carries a Meeting Report: Hazard Assessment for Nanoparticles—Report from an Interdisciplinary Workshop that present the findings from a nanotoxicology workshop held April 6-7, 2006 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.
The International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Environmental Protection and Pollution (ISNEPP), jointly organized by Marshall University and Asia Pacific Nanotechnology Forum and University of Central Florida, will take place from December 11-13, 2007 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.