Nanotechnology - Grey goo or great God?
Professor Andrew Briggs delivered this lecture on Thursday 10th March 2005 in the Octagon Theatre, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. The lecture was followed by questions from the audience and later a dinner/discussion at St Edmunds College. A transcript of the lecture and the discussion can be viewed in html or downloaded as a pdf file, and an audio recording of the lecture and questions is also available.

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Brief Biography

Prof Andrew Briggs

Andrew Briggs studied for a degree in Physics at Oxford, followed by a PhD at Cambridge in the 1970s. He then did a degree in Theology and went back to Oxford where he is now Professor of Nanomaterials and Director of the Quantum Information Processing Interdisciplinary Research Centre.

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