Nanowires Grown by Beam Epitaxy

Nanowires Grown by Beam Epitaxy

Semiconductor nanowires (NWs) are attracting wide interest due to their unique physical properties and potential for application in nanodevices. NWs can be obtained by a number of growth methods, and their highly anisotropic growth originates by the presence of a...

Understanding Cell Matrix Interactions

Understanding Cell Matrix Interactions

Cells reside and operate in a complex and dynamic extra-cellular matrix. The mechanical, structural and chemical properties of the matrix regulate a variety of cellular functions including signaling, adhesion, migration as well as invasion and metastasis in tumor...

DNA Hybridization on Surfaces

DNA Hybridization on Surfaces

The controlled arrangement of DNA molecules on surfaces represents one challenging contribution of nanotechnology to biology and medicine. In particular, one of the open issues in the field of DNA-based sensors is detecting the hybridization process with high...

Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing

Quantum computers have occupied the imagination, time, energy and resources of many researchers worldwide. About ten years after the first prototypes became implementable in labs worldwide, are we still too far removed from a practical, useful realization? This talk...

The Shape of Space

The Shape of Space

General Relativity tells us that all massive objects deform the backgrounds into which they are placed so that the very shape of space is changed by their presence. If, in addition, these objects happen to be charged, they give rise to a flux which distorts the...

Workshop on Nanomaterials

Workshop on Nanomaterials

Nanotechnology is the design, fabrication, and application of nanostructures or nanoparticles, and the fundamental understanding of the relationships between physical properties or phenomena and material dimensions. Nanotechnology is a new field or a new scientific...

Numerical Simulations of RF Induced Heating in MRI

Numerical Simulations of RF Induced Heating in MRI

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a very useful medical procedure to get high quality images inside the body. Felix Bloch and Edward Purcell discovered the magnetic resonance phenomenon independently in 1946. They were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1952. The use of MRI...

Transport Phoneomena at the Nanoscale

Transport Phoneomena at the Nanoscale

The development of Nanotechnology has enabled the possibilities to fabricate devices and structures at nanoscale (on the order of few nm). The properties of such nanostructures cannot be described by macroscopic physical models like drift-diffusion equations. And that...