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NanoCarnival: Where Big Ideas Come in Tiny Packages!

Wheelchair access is available via a separate entrance.
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors open 6.30pm
Event 7pm to 10pm
Dram!, 232 Woodlands Road,
Glasgow G3 6ND
Welcome to NanoCarnival: A World of Tiny Wonders! Dive into the extraordinary realm of nanotechnology and discover how tiny particles are making a huge impact in medicine, electronics, and beyond. Join us for an unforgettable journey into the smallest scale with the biggest potential!

Fabbing Glasgow's Future: Micro and Nano Device Creation

Dr Conor Coughlan (Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Glasgow)
Dive into the world of micro and nano fabrication as we explore the art and science behind creating tomorrow's devices today. In this captivating talk, we'll unravel the intricate process of fabricating micro and nano devices at the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre in Glasgow University, from laying the foundation with precision engineering techniques to sculpting intricate structures with nanoscale precision. Discover how these tiny titans are revolutionizing industries, from electronics to healthcare, and unlocking endless possibilities for innovation. Join us as we delve into the fascinating realm of micro and nano fabrication, where small-scale manufacturing meets big-scale impact.

Beyond 5G - The Future of Mobile Networks

Adam Watt (PhD student, )
5G is the commonly known name for the fifth generation of mobile networks. In 2019, 5G networks began to roll out worldwide, and as of September 2023, Ofcom estimates the 5G coverage for premises in the UK to be 85-93%. However, future technologies will have increased demand, requiring much larger volumes of data. To facilitate this, planning for 6G, and 7G, is already underway.

In this talk, the future of mobile networks will be discussed, looking at how they will be implemented, the challenges in implementing them, and the impact they will have on our world. In addition, insight into the current research in this field will be provided, including the physics and fabrication of devices which may be used in 6G networks. Come and discover the practicalities behind the technologies that make up the increasingly connected world we live in today.

Volcano Vibes: Miniature Pendulums for Precision Monitoring

Phoebe Utting (PhD Student, University of Glasgow)
How can we better predict when volcanoes will erupt and whether they will produce fire, steam, or sky-high columns of ash? Armed with a new type of pendulum gravimeter that is all possible. Designed with the same technology that tells your phone which way is down: MEMS – (Microelectromechanical-systems). These new devices push experimental limits to make pendulum gravimeters viable again for the first time in 100 years. Unlike the current marketed gravimeters, MEMS devices are of sufficiently low cost to be deployed in bulk. This means we can place many of them on our favourite volcanoes to get a three-dimensional view of their magmatic plumbing systems. This knowledge will enable us to better protect the communities whose lives are entangled with these dangerous and untameable natural hazards.
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