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London Centre for Nanotechnology launch

31 October 2006

The new London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN), a partnership between UCL and Imperial College London, officially opens its doors on Tuesday 7 November.

The LCN occupies a brand new facility on Gordon Street, designed by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley. The new building is purpose-built for nanotechnology applications, which require ultra-low levels of vibration. Experiments at the molecular level are so sensitive that, in a conventional setting, someone walking on the other side of the building could disrupt an experiment. Other LCN facilities are located in departments at Imperial College.

The launch will be marked by a symposium, held at the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, on the future of nanotechnology and its applications. Speakers will include Sir David King, the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Office of Science and Innovation; Professor Mark Walport, Director of the Wellcome Trust; and Professors Gabriel Aeppli and Tim Jones, the LCN's joint Directors.

The symposium will be followed by a reception with many of the LCN's researchers in the Jeremy Bentham Room.

To find out more, and for details of how to register to attend, follow the link to the press release below.