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  • Cutting Edge Research

    Check out how nanotechnology is transforming the world around us.


Live Presentation

Cutting Edge Research

These exciting stories follow the progress of multi-disciplinary teams of researchers as they pursue breakthroughs in quantum computing, biological imaging, cancer diagnostics and more. Check the Gordon Current Science & Technology Center screens for schedules. Email for details or to request a topic.

Current Topics Include:

  • Dazzling Diamond and the Quantum Revolution: Diamonds aren’t just for glitz and bits anymore… they’re also part of the race to build the first quantum communications networks of the 21st century.
  • Making Molecular Movies with QSTORM: This team is developing a new tool to spy on the fundamental machinery of life, inside living cells.
  • From Chemical Engineer to Cancer Warrior: Jessica Winter leads a team bringing a breakthrough cancer diagnostic technique from lab, to fab, to market.
  • The Future of Computing… with Quantum Materials: Computers keep getting smaller, faster, and cheaper, but what might happen if we start making them using revolutionary new quantum materials?

Developed and presented with support from the National Science Foundation, in collaboration with the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials, the QSTORM Research Collaborative, and OSU Scalable Nanomanufacturing.


Approximately 20 minutes


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Recommended for: Grades 6 – 12 and adults

Free with Exhibit Halls admission. Purchase Exhibit Halls tickets:


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