From the viewpoint of an Angstrom-sized turtle..


 Compleat Scholar


     As a some time small molecule X-ray crystallographer I have been a little envious of the nanotechnologists.  As Harry Gray said recently: There's no money in Angstroms, multiply everything by ten and call it nano.

    But when I was contacted by the Compleat Scholar folks and asked whether I would be interested in giving some lectures introducing nanotechnology, I immediately agreed for two reasons:  first, I believe strongly in the goals of the Compleat Scholar program; second, I needed a serious kick in the pants to learn about nanotechnology, since it is actually going to be very important in the future.