Zoe Davidson, a scientist at the radiotherapy physics department of the Freeman Hospital, gifted the patients at the GNCH and Freeman, books on Nanotechnology. Her friend, Doctor Jess Wade, wrote the book. Jess works in Imperial College London, where she creates new materials to use in electronic devices.
The book, “Nano: the spectacular science of the Very (Very) Small” takes young people on a journey through the eyes of a scientist!
The book has inspired the young people who have read it while in the hospitals. We have had much discussion about the science of materials.
The photograph shows a part of a letter written by one young patient. We have sent this to Zoe at the Freeman Hospital. As well as thanking her for the gift, he asked many questions about nanomaterials. He was amazed that scientists are working to make sieves with nano-sized holes. These “super-sieves” can filter out salt and dirt particles from seawater to create safe drinking water for millions of people in need of clean water.