The Black Sheep Pub
247 S. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Fay R. & Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania
“The Hole Story: Ions and Molecules in Very Small Holes”
In this talk, I will tell you about how we can make and investigate tiny (few-atoms large) holes to detect, analyze and filter small molecules. Beyond basic science, this is relevant for many practical areas including personalized medicine (DNA and protein sequencing, detection of biomarkers in blood), and also other fields including filtering and desalinating water, and even efficient energy applications.