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Posted: December 16, 2008

Nanotechnology conference: Theoretical assessment of the biological effects of nanomaterials

(Nanowerk News) The Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics announced the Nordita research program and symposium on "Theoretical Assessment of the Biological Effects of Nanomaterials". The event will be organized by Prof. Ilpo Vattulainen and Emppu Salonen, March 6-28, 2009, in Stockholm, Sweden.
Please note that this nanotechnology event consists of two parts. First, the program itself (March 6-28) is a three week think-tank on three different themes: theory and computation (week 1), experiments (week 2) and applications (week 3).
The daily schedule will consist of 1-2 talks in the morning, followed by discussion sessions and planning of possible collaborations and other joint activities in the afternoon. The evenings will be free for any social activity, reading, thinking, and so forth.
There will be workspace and accommodation (courtesy of Nordita) for 20-25 participants at any given time. Thus, the attendance to this part of the event will be limited. The participants can either take part in the whole program or some limited amount of time (e.g. one of the themes).
Second, the symposium that will be arranged in conjunction with the program, March 23-24, is a regular two-day scientific meeting with invited and contributed talks and possible panel discussion sessions. We are expecting some 75-100 people to attend this meeting. The symposium will be free of charge and open for everyone.
Calls are now open for applications, both for attending the program http://www.fyslab.hut.fi/soft/nordita/applications_program.html
and for applying for a presentation in the symposium http://www.fyslab.hut.fi/soft/nordita/applications_symposium.html
The participation slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. You are encouraged you to act promptly in order to guarantee your participation in the program.
Source: Helsinki University of Technology