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Michael Norton guest lecturer at Concord for Chemistry Week

ATHENS, W.Va. – Dr. Michael L. Norton, professor of chemistry at Marshall University, will speak at Concord University on Thursday, Oct. 25 as part of the Division of Natural Sciences Fall Colloquium. The title of his presentation is “There’s Still Plenty of Room at the Bottom.”

The seminar will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 400 of the Science Building. There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend.

The event is being held in conjunction with National Chemistry Week. Theme for the week is nanotechnology.

“Although chemists have been creating single molecules from the beginning of the field, our ability to manipulate and observe these small bits of matter is a relatively recent phenomenon,” Norton says in his abstract. “This presentation overviews progress in the use of DNA as an organizing factor for placing and controlling matter at the nanometer scale, to generate structures of growing complexity. Early applications in the domains of defense and biomedicine are anticipated.”

For more information contact Dr. Kimberly Chambers at kchambers@concord.edu or 304-384-6281.

Dr. Norton was featured on the cover of the Spring 2012 Neuron, the West Virginia Journal of Science and Research.

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