LAUNCH.nano: MIT.nano Grand Opening celebration, Oct. 4, 2018
After six years of design and construction, MIT.nano will celebrate the completion of the facility at a Grand Opening Event on Oct. 4.
Please join us for a day of activities including a symposium on the impact of nanoscale research and innovation with talks from leading MIT faculty, a ribbon cutting ceremony, art exhibitions, tours of the building, and more.
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