Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Picture of the day

Dreams of Buckminster Fuller

Dr. Chris Ewels, Dreams of Buckminster Fuller

Copyright © Chris Ewels (click to see large version)

Dr. Chris Ewels: Buckminster Fuller, famous for his geodesic dome structures, once designed a dome large enough to cover mid-town Manhattan. Now his structures are reappearing in the chemistry of the nanoscale. So why not extrapolate a little?!

"I'm working in the emerging field of nanotechnology, currently working on the interaction between nanostructures and other atomic and molecular species. I used to work for the Vega Science Trust, a charity that helps the science and technology communities to communicate using television and the Internet. My work involved developing science broadcasting on the Web, TV programme research and development, and more.

In addition I am a computational chemist working on defects in graphite, nanotubes and fullerenes, as well as the interaction between impurities and dislocations in diamond and silicon. Previously I studied point defect behaviour in various semiconductors."

See his Nanotechnology Image Gallery

As with previous pictures, I will post the others in this series over time. To see it all now, visit the Nanotechnology Now Gallery.

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