Revolutionizing technology at the nanoscale, with Paul Alivisatos.

The new President of the University of Chicago has been a pioneer in nanoscience. One interesting anecdote: he once commercialized tech from his lab and discovered the commercial company quickly outpaced lab research. “And so on and before you knew it, they were able to do things in the company that the universities had yet to even begin to think about doing. They’re way out ahead.” So, he went back to his lab and postdocs and totally pivoted their research to something different. learn more

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