Imagine, discover, and explore a world that’s too small to see. Join us next weekend on April 7 for NanoDays. We’re celebrating nanoscale and quantum science throughout the Museum with special events and activities, and we invite you to join us!
All you need to attend is Exhibit Halls admission, which you can purchase here: https://www.mos.org/nanodays.
Special events and activities:
Explore Hands-On Nano
Have fun exploring nanoscience concepts with young scientists and engineers from Boston University, Harvard University, Howard University, MIT, Mount Holyoke College Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Watch live presentations by leading researchers and learn how they use nanotechnology and quantum science to tackle real-world challenges. Gordon Current Science & Technology Center Stage, Blue Wing, Level 1
Exploring New Worlds with Quantum Diamonds
Saturday, 12:30 pm
Dr. Ron Walsworth, Harvard University
Who knew that pink diamonds could give us insight into the age of the solar system, the structure of molecules, and ocean navigation?
A Quantum Mechanic’s Quest for the Perfect Conductor
Saturday, 2:30 pm
Dr. Joe Checkelsky, MIT
Using clues from ancient tile patterns, crystal nanostructures, and the Periodic Table, an MIT team searches for new materials that exhibit extraordinary properties at room temperature.
Quantum Matters Science Communication Competition Finals
Who can give the best 3-minute talk explaining one aspect of quantum science and technology to a family audience? Four young people compete for fame, cash prizes, and your vote. Join us at the Gordon Current Science & Technology Center Stage, Blue Wing, Level 1 to learn about the bizarre and fascinating world of quantum mechanics, and help select the Audience Choice Award winner. For more information go to Quantum Matters Competition.
11:30 am, Warm-up Round
3:30 pm, Finals
Finalists: Rebecca Engelke, Srujan Meesala, Jessica Pointing, Yoseob Yoon
The Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show
Join virtuoso performers Dan and Joel as they provide a comic and unforgettable introduction to atoms, molecules, and nanoscale forces while juggling everything from baseball bats to potted plants — even while atop seven-foot unicycles! Performances at 1:00 and 3:00 pm in Cahners Theater.
Discover Nano in Nature
Visit the Butterfly Garden to learn about the tiny nanostructures that give beautiful colors to butterfly wings and self-cleaning properties to leaves.
You're the Nanoscientist!
Visit our Hands-On Laboratory to explore nanoscale science and engineering through hands-on activities and learn how nanoscientists are creating new materials and technologies.
This year’s NanoDays at the Museum of Science (MOS) is brought to you with support from the National Science Foundation through the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials at Harvard University, MIT, Howard University, and MOS (1231319). NanoDays originated at MOS with support from the NISE Network (0940143).