Art Conservation and Nanotechnology: A Wonderful Confluence of Arts and Sciences
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Art Conservation and Nanotechnology: A Wonderful Confluence of Arts and Sciences

Art is a language that can transcend geographical, cultural, and chronological boundaries, and helps us explore the legacy of our shared humanity and creativity. Thomas P. Campbell, the 9th director of The Metropolitan Institute of Art, said it well in his TED talk: Bringing people face-to-face with our objects is a way of bringing them … Continue reading

The March for Science: A CSN Photo Album
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The March for Science: A CSN Photo Album

Two weeks ago (on the 47th annual Earth Day), about 150,000 people across 600 cities around the world gathered together for the March for Science. Our last blog post included a list of interesting pre-march readings, and you can check out more thoughtful reports and analyses from afterward at the bottom of this post. In the meantime, here’s a gallery of … Continue reading

Book Review: The War on Science
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Book Review: The War on Science

This Saturday, many scientists and supporters of science will attend the March for Science in Washington D.C. or at marches in their local area. To understand why scientists across the globe are taking to the streets, let’s play a guessing game. I’ll describe a political issue centered around the widespread use of a controversial scientific topic … Continue reading

Recommended Audio for Our Podcast Listeners
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Recommended Audio for Our Podcast Listeners

Alas, there is no new Sustainable Nano Podcast episode this week. But while you’re eagerly awaiting the next installment, here are a few other radio and podcast pieces related to the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology that you might enjoy: Wisconsin Public Radio’s Larry Meiller Show interview with CSN Director Bob Hamers: Materials Research For Renewable Energy People Behind the Science … Continue reading

What is the “Matilda Effect,” and How Can We Improve Recognition of Women Scientists?
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What is the “Matilda Effect,” and How Can We Improve Recognition of Women Scientists?

As a woman in science who has experienced significant success along with a few obvious gender-specific barriers during my career, I try hard not to view my professional world through the lens of gender bias. However, in honor of International Women’s Day today and Equal Pay Day approaching, it seems timely to write about an important issue … Continue reading