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World-Class Scholars in Nanoscience to Gather in Korea
IBS to Host Two Nanoscience Conferences
World-Class Scholars in Nanoscience to Gather in Korea
  • By Kim Eun-jin
  • September 24, 2019, 10:34
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The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in Daejeon will host the IBS Quantum Nanoscience Conference from Sept. 25-27 and the IBS-ACS Energy and Nanomaterials Research Conference from Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

The Institute for Basic Science (IBS) announced on Sept. 23 that it will hold the IBS Quantum Nanoscience Conference from Sept. 25-27 and the IBS-ACS Energy and Nanomaterials Research Conference from Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

The Quantum Nanoscience Conference will be held at the ECC Lee Sang-bong Hall of Ewha Womans University in Seoul. It features 16 renowned speakers, including Daniel Ross, a professor of Swiss Basel University and Roberta Sessoli, a professor of the University of Florence in Italy. Some 120 participants will present their latest research achievements on spintronics and spin Qubit.

On the second day of the conference, a dedication ceremony for the Quantum Nanoscience Group will be held in the Auditorium of Ewha Womans University. In the ceremony, Don Eigler, a research fellow at the IBM Almaden Research Lab will deliver a public lecture under the topic of “Enough Space in the Smallest World.” In addition, an award ceremony will be held for winners of the “World of Quantum” contest where 400 works such as sculptures, paintings and videos were presented on the theme of quantum nanoscience.

The IBS Nanomedical Research Group will hold the Energy and Nanomaterials Research Conference with the American Chemical Society in Baekyangnuri of Yonsei University from Sept. 30-Oct. 1. This will be the first time that the American Chemical Society holds a joint conference in Korea.

Participants in the event will include Cheon Jin-woo, director of the Nanomedical Research Group and Joanna Eisenberg, an expert in nanobiomimetics engineering and a professor of Harvard University, Professor Lee Chu-yi, an authority in the battery field, and Warren Chan, a professor of the University of Toronto in Canada who studies nanoparticles for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer epidemics.

"This conference will be a meaningful opportunity for world-class scientists to share the latest research achievements and create in-depth collaborative research opportunities," said Kim Young-deok, acting director of the IBS.