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The Nanotech Revolution from Science to Society: a Time for Passion and a Time for Reason

France-Japan Workshop - December 12th to 13th, 2011

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The ability to directly assess, manipulate, assemble and functionalize matter at the level of small scale atomic assemblies and beyond has opened-up an ongoing revolution which is bound to impact on every aspects of human life. Indeed, whereas successive ages of mankind have been labeled according to new generation of materials and their uses, from stone to silicon and onwards, we might very well be witnessing the emergence of a new "Nano age" or even a new "Nanobio age". In such a perspective, no domain of humain activity would remain untouched and this new era is bound to encompass almost all knowledge-based activities, all the way to daily life and societal issues.
The main goal of the workshop will be to allow for a critical reappraisal based on an already signficant and well established record track of successes and eventual pitfalls, if only to help push forward the domain and concentrate the effort towards relevant and better focused directions.


The aim of this workshop will be to try to discrimimante, from scientific knowledge all the way to societal implications, between facts based on actual demonstrations and understanding, shedding light inasmuch as possible onto the near future, and what pertains to obscuring extrapolations.


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Joseph Zyss (Founding-Director of d'Alembert Institute)
Seizo Miyata (Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Yoichi Nakatani (Director of JSPS Strasbourg Office)

Organizing committee

Marjolaine Vernier (Secretary General of d'Alembert Institute), Isabelle Ledoux (Director of LPQM), Malcolm Buckle (Vice-director of d'Alembert Institute, Director of LBPA), Gaelle Callouard (Secretary of d'Alembert Institute), Satoko Tada (Deputy Director of JSPS Strasbourg Office), Mina Saito (International Associate of JSPS Strasbourg Office)