RCC is pleased to announce this workshop organized by Prof. José Manuel Páez Borrallo, Rector's Delegate of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) at RCC and Dr. Carlos del Cañizo Nadal, Professor of Photovoltaic Solar Energy at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Visiting Fellow School at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University and RCC Fellow.
“What I want to talk about is the problem of manipulating and controlling things on a small scale.” This sentence was part of the famous talk “There is plenty of room at the bottom” that Richard Feynman gave in 1959. Although it took several decades to be able to follow the paths he envisioned, we can say that in short time we have gone quite far in bringing his dreams to reality. Materials research has made huge progress in understanding the very small, and in manipulating it to accomplish big things. It is a powerful tool that has enabled new applications that are changing the way we communicate, build energy systems or tackle health problems... in summary, the way we live.
In the process of taking a closer look to materials, it has become clear that the boundaries between disciplines are extremely fuzzy, so that physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers, social scientists, etc., need to complement their visions and work together. Is in this cross-fertilization that exciting ideas find their way through, and materials research can contribute to address the challenges that our societies confront.
RCC-Harvard will hold a 1-day workshop with faculty from UPM, UCM (CEI Moncloa), MIT and Harvard University. The goal is to create a unique opportunity to faculty and researches from these institutions to debate their works.
This event is not open to the public.