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February 8, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Wayne State University Planetarium 0209 Old Main | Map
4841 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff


Join us for Science Under the Dome lectures January through May at the WSU Planetarium.

Join us Thursday February 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. for Touching Nano: Visualization and creation with scanning probe microscopy

Presented by Joshua Veazey
Department of Physics, Grand Valley State University

Scanning probe microscopes (SPM) are used for a diversity of applications happening on the scale of billionths of a meter—from understanding superconductivity to finding new ways to treat cancer. One microscope has even become a Martian astronaut. These tools achieve such feats not with light or tweezers, but needle-like tips that are so sharp, there can be just a single atom at the apex. In the thirty-five years since the invention of the first SPM, scientists have viewed, touched, pushed, and pulled atoms and molecules. Some nanoelectronic devices are even being sketched, with the same ease of drawing a picture. Come learn about the use of SPM in physics, chemistry, microbiology, and biomedical research with Professor Joshua Veazey.

Seating in the planetarium is limited to 60 people. Please RSVP to reserve your seat.

For more information about this event, please contact Megan McCullen at 313-577-6455 or