Home > Press > UC Santa Barbara to host famed nanotechnology and society professor Arie Rip
Prof. Rip will discuss societal implications of nanotechnology and outline eight key ambivalencies and what they mean to the public
UC Santa Barbara to host famed nanotechnology and society professor Arie Rip
Santa Barbara, CA | Posted on May 8th, 2007
UC Santa Barbara's NSF Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) will host internationally acclaimed nanotechnology and society professor Arie Rip on Thursday, May 24 for a public talk. Prof. Rip's talk, entitled "Addressing Societal Implications of Nanotechnology -- and Their Ambivalencies," will provide an overview of the science and its impacts to society, and as well as identify eight key ambivalencies that arise as a result of nanotechnology's rapid growth and progress.
Prof. Rip is a professor of philosophy of science and technology in the School of Management and Governance at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. He is a key figure in the Centre for Studies of Science, Technology and Society. He is involved in evaluation studies, as part of the Norwegian Research Council, and the research management of Flemish Universities, and international comparative science policy studies. He was a member of the European Union High-Level Expert Group on Foresighting the New Technology Wave.
The Center for Nanotechnology in Society at UCSB is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to serve as a national research and education center, a network hub among researchers and educators concerned with nanotechnologies' societal impacts, and a resource base for studying these impacts in the U.S. and abroad.
Nanotechnology is the manipulation of materials on a very small scale and offers possibilities in the fields of medicine, energy and the environment, and electronics. A relatively new science, there is still a great deal unknown about its potential benefits and risks.
*WHO: Professor Arie Rip, University of Twente, The Netherlands*
*WHAT: Public talk, "Addressing Societal Implications of Nanotechnology -- and Their Ambivalencies"*
*WHERE: Engineering Sciences Building, Room 2001, UC Santa Barbara
*WHEN: Thursday, May 24**, Noon -- 1:30 p.m.*
*Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.*
For more information, please click here
Center for Nanotechnology in Society
1131 North Hall
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Tel. (805) 893-8850
Fax (805) 893-7995
Copyright © UC Santa Barbara
If you have a comment, please Contact
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
Building a Better Future — Lessons from 3 Months of Lifeboat Foundation Expert Interviews September 1st, 2013
NIA Public Briefing: Nanotechnology and the Council of Europe May 17th, 2013
New approach to testing health, environmental effects of nanoparticles April 8th, 2013
NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Releases Audit That Determines Fuller Road Management Corporation is Safeguarding Public Funds: Report concludes that FRMC fosters ethical business climate in supporting growth at NanoCollege January 26th, 2013
SUNY CNSE Researchers to Present Nearly Two Dozen Technical Papers at Leading Lithography Conference: CNSE scientists to showcase industry-shaping research as part of SPIE Advanced Lithography 2014 forum February 21st, 2014
Northwestern University’s International Institute for Nanotechnology partners NTU to develop new healthcare technologies: S$70 million global research institute launched in the emerging field of nanomedicine February 21st, 2014
University institutes are shaping future of research: Cross-pollination between scientific disciplines is key to creative solutions February 15th, 2014
Shining a light on tiny polymer shapes: Visiting graduate student studies high-throughput manufacturing of precisely shaped microparticles February 11th, 2014
A bright future for optoelectronics: A diode made from a 2D material facilitates novel solar cells March 10th, 2014
Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient March 10th, 2014
Two-dimensional material shows promise for optoelectronics: Team creates LEDs, photovoltaic cells, and light detectors using novel 1-molecule-thick material March 10th, 2014
Toxicity of Commonly-Used Nanoparticles on Human Body Studied in Iran March 9th, 2014
Singapore's A*STAR IME will present 9 papers in optical device innovation and foundry-qualified platform development at world-class optical communications conference March 6th, 2014
How 19th Century Physics Could Change the Future of Nanotechnology: University of Cincinnati physics researchers have developed a new way of using an old technique that could help build better nanotechnology March 5th, 2014
Malvern Instruments announces guest presenter for March 18th protein characterization webinar: Renowned protein scientist Prof. Dr. John F. Carpenter shows how combining Dynamic Light Scattering with Raman Spectroscopy delivers new insights in protein stability, aggregation... March 4th, 2014
UC research tests which nano system works best in killing cancer cells: New UC research to be presented this week tested four iron-oxide nanoparticle systems to see which, when heated, would likely work best as a tool for targeting cancer cells March 4th, 2014