Future - Nanoscience

futureThe field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is defined by the length-scale of several nanometers (nm). It is this particular length scale that makes many diverse disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering converge. The field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology has accordingly positioned itself in the last two decades as a major driving force for many novel and often highly interdisciplinary explorations.

Precise imaging and manipulation techniques were and still are a major driving force in nanoscience. New techniques now allow researchers to image and manipulate systems with atomistic precision, enhancing mankind's understanding of physical, chemical and biological processes.  

New synthesis methods are extremely successful at yielding new materials that offer advances in mechanical, catalytical, optical, and many other material properties. These new materials are explored for an ever-growing range of applications.

New phenomena in light manipulating is revolutionizing optics, opening new opportunities in holography, lens design and more. Atomistic modeling is expanding scientific horizons in understanding and designing revolutionary materials.  The development of nano meter sized drug carriers is promising to fundamentally alter drug delivery systems towards safer and more efficacious drugs.

Nanoscience is rightfully considered by many as one of the important research fields in the 21st century.

The 2016 Dan David Prize in the Future Time Dimension will be awarded to an outstanding individual or organization who has significantly contributed to the development of the field of Nanoscience and its multifaceted applications in medicine, material sciences and technologies.