40 Years of Surface Science and Nanotechnology
October 15 - 20 2023
Congresso Stefano Franscini (CSF), Ascona, Switzerland
40 years ago, the most powerful tool of surface science was invented at IBM Rüschlikon in Switzerland: the scanning tunneling microscope (STM). Moreover, the STM is considered as the “founding method of nanotechnology”. Since then, surface science and nanotechnology has evolved into many different directions, ranging from physics to medical applications.
The 40 years of surface science and nanotechnology (40Nano) conference plans to address these new developments but will also highlight applications in other branches of surface science. By including speakers from fields such as bionanotechnology, scanning probe technology, surface chemistry, quantum technology (experiment and theory), heterogeneous catalysis and molecular surface dynamics, the 40Nano conference will have a highly interdisciplinary character.
Local organizing committee
Karl-Heinz Ernst (chair), Empa & University of Zurich, CH
Christine Tran, Empa, CH