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Nano-High: Tomorrow’s Science for Today’s High School Students

November 17, 2012 - May 11, 2013
UC Berkeley, Stanley Hall

Lawrence Berkeley Lab presents this program to introduce high schoolers and their educators to groundbreaking topics in science

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Note: This is not a Greater Good Science event.

This program features free 10:00am Saturday morning talks presented by leaders in scientific research geared towards all high school students and their classroom teachers.

Attendees can expect to see:
-Ronald Dahl on “The Mysteries of Sleep”, November 12, 2012
-Beate Heinemann and Lawrence Hall on “The Higgs Boson”, December 8, 2012
-Carolyn Bertozzi on “Good Sugars”, February 2, 2013
-Ramamoorthy Ramesh on “Not Your Father’s Materials”, February 23, 2013
-Dacher Keltner on “The Compassionate Instinct”, March 23, 2013
-Robert Lustig on “Bad Sugars”, May 11, 2013

To find out more, visit and registration will go live soon!

Note: This is not a Greater Good Science event.,

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