Documentation: "Downscaling Science" – Herrenhausen Conference on Nanotechnology
The 1st Volkswagen Foundation's Herrenhausen Conference took place from December, 12-14, 2012, in Hanover, Germany.
The second Keynote Lecture was held by Nobel Laureate Harold Kroto (Florida State University). (Photo: Sven Stolzenwald for Volkswagen Foundation
The first Herrenhausen Conference "Downscaling Science" wanted to address the following questions: Which opportunities does nanoscience provide for tackling global challenges? Which are the limits and limitations of this rather new field of research? And which barriers need to be overcome in order to further develop nanoscience?
Speakers were George M. Whitesides (Harvard University), Nobel Laureate Harold Kroto (Florida State University) and Stefan Hell (MPI for biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen), amongst others.
Review on "Downscaling Science" by Niels Boeing, freelance journalist for ZEIT Wissen.
Video (in german language only): "Nutzen und Risiken der Nanotechnologie" von Prof. Dr. Wolfgang M. Heckl
Lecture "Nutzen und Risiken der Nanotechnologie" by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang M. Heckl.