Nanotechnology brings new challenges, new solutions | “The Science Show”

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Professor Paul Weiss discusses the early days of nanotechnology and some key technical advances with science journalist Robyn Williams on “The Science Show”.

The Australian Broadcasting Corp’s award winning “The Science Show” is considered by many to be the world’s best science broadcast program. In the interview, Williams refers to Weiss as “Mr. Nano in America, based at UCLA”. The six-minute interview, which aired on November 30, 2019, can be accessed here.

This is Weiss’ second appearance on “The Science Show” – his first interview, in which they discuss the future of nanoscience and nanotechnology, aired on April 7, 2018.

To learn more about Weiss’ research, visit his group’s website.

Summary from “The Science Show” website:


Nanotechnology brings new challenges, new solutions

Paul Weiss was there in the 1980s when nanoscience was born. It came about following some key technical advances. These included the ability to not only measure small structures, but to manipulate them. Now nanotechnology is behind areas as diverse as electronics, and medicine. It is used in haematology, oncology and neuroscience. Paul Weiss takes us on a quick tour of the early days and areas which are now made possible by nanotechnology.


Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,