INFOSYS PRIZE LECTURES
MAGIC OF THE NANO WORLD
Arthur C. Clarke Said “Any Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” And nanotechnology – the study and application of a world so small, we can’t see it even with a light microscope – is one such magical science.
Have you heard of the Lotus effect? Google it and see how it inspire the latest water resistant fabrics. Google some more about your everyday Velcro that mimics a gecko’s bio-adhesion
Infosys Prize laureate Prof. Ashutosh Sharma will share stories from the realm of atom and nanostructures and tell us machines are built at a subatomic size, inspired by the world of plants and animals. He will also talk about common sense in cutting-edge science, challenges and opportunities for you and the directions you can explore in the field of pure sciences.
Prof. Ashutosh Sharma: Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Science and Technology; Institute Chair, Professor and Principal Investigator, Center of Nano sciences, Indian Institute of technology.