French nanotechnology exhibition
On Tuesday 20 May the French Ambassador and Dr Bethuel Sehlapelo of the Department of Science and Technology opened an exhibition showcasing the wonders of nanotechnology in South Africa. The exhibition is called ‘Nano Expo: a new dimension to technology’ and consists of posters, objects, experiments, films and interactive programmes integrated on separate terminals and will be displayed at the Sci-bono Discovery Centre from 19 to 23 May. Thereafter it will move to science centres and universities in Limpopo and Mpumalanga.
The exhibition was commissioned by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and co-produced with two French science museums, Cap Sciences in Grenoble and Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris.
Nanotechnology is viewed as the next industrial revolution. Recognising the importance of science and technological research in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, France and South Africa have developed a science and technology partnership.
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- Dr Lesky Cele of the University of Johannesburg, Mr Denis Pietton, French Ambassador, Dr Samuel Elmaleh, cultural and scientific counsellor at the French Embassy and Dr. Søgaard Jørgensen Michael, of the Technical University of Denmark
- Photographer: Vincent Baron