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KNI20 Anniversary Symposium

Friday, March 8, 2024
8:30am to 6:00pm
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Join the Kavli Nanoscience Institute in celebration of a significant milestone – twenty years of operation and impact – along with current and former community members, friends, and supporters of its nanoscience and nanoscale engineering research center.

The KNI20 celebration will kick off with a public lecture by Caltech alumnus (PhD '64) and Kavli Prize Laureate (2022) Dr. George Whitesides from Harvard University. This public talk will take place in Beckman Auditorium at 4:30 pm on Thursday, March 7, 2024. We invite our friends, colleagues, and local community members to join us for this exciting talk.

On Friday, March 8, the KNI will host a full-day scientific symposium to discuss the current landscape of nano-scale challenges and opportunities and envision novel techniques, processes, and developments that could push the boundaries of nanoscience during the next decade and beyond. The preliminary program is outlined below.

KNI20 Symposium Program Overview

  • 8:15 AM: Registration and Light Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM: Welcome Remarks
  • 9:15 AM: Invited Talk, Shirley Meng (University of Chicago)
  • 10:00 AM: Coffee Break
  • 10:30 AM: Invited Talk, John Martinis (UC Santa Barbara)
  • 11:15 PM: Invited Talk, Tim Archer (President and CEO, LAM Research; B.S. Applied Physics, '89; Fleming)
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch
  • 1:30 PM: KNI 20th Anniversary Video
  • 1:40 PM: KNI Directors Panel Discussion moderated by EAS Chair Harry A. Atwater, featuring Julia R. Greer, Michael L. Roukes, Axel Scherer, Nai-Chang Yeh
  • 3:00 PM: Keynote Talk by Steven Chu (Stanford University)
  • 4:00-6:00 PM: Poster Session and Reception

Full program details:

Both the March 7 lecture and the March 8 symposium events are free, however we ask that you register in advance. Registrants will be added to the event mailing list to receive important updates.

Register here:

For more information, please contact Tiffany Kimoto by phone at 626-395-3914 or by email at [email protected] or visit KNI20 Event Webpage.