MOOC about Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: “Understanding Nanoscience”

MOOC about Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: “Understanding Nanoscience”

The University of Paris-Saclay and the Nano-Saclay Labex have joined forces to produce a MOOC about Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: “Understanding Nanoscience”.

The MOOC will begin on April 29, 2024. Registration is open!

Go to the FUN plateform to register for free for this MOOC.

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are at the heart of many objects in everyday life. Nanoscience is the study of infinitely small objects, a billionth of a meter in size. But what else do you know about nanotechnology?
The MOOC “Understanding Nanoscience” is a free online course from the Université Paris-Saclay .

All content is available in French and English.

The goal of this MOOC is to provide you with useful knowledge about the nanoscale in a variety of disciplines ranging from Chemistry and Physics to Biotechnology and Medicine. We will answer your questions about the societal, health and environmental issues associated with nanotechnology.

This MOOC is appropriate for those who have studied science for two or more years at the university level, as well as for professionals or the self-educated who want to discover, learn more or acquire specific knowledge in some area of nanoscience.

This MOOC:

  • is 6 weeks long.
  • includes 3 courses of study of increasing difficulty : beginner, intermediate, and expert
  • has over 50 professors and researchers all specialists in their field, ready to answer your questions
  • includes a presentation by the Nobel Prize in Physics 2007: Albert Fert
  • includes an introduction to mRNA vaccines
  • includes videos of 5 to 10 minutes each and their accompanying documents followed by quizzes.
  • All videos, illustrations and texts are available for download.

New this year:

  • Learn about the applications of quantum dots, winner of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Chemistry!
  • Explore how nanotechnology is essential to the expanding field of quantum technology with videos on single emitters based on 2D semiconductors
  • Dip into the world of quantum simulation by looking at how periodic nanostructures may be used  to trap light so that it behaves in the same way as electrons do in solids