By Hamish Johnston
Yesterday Jim Gimzewski, who is professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCLA, paid a visit to IOP Publishing – which publishes Physics World. Gimzewski was here to give a lecture about his two professional passions: art and science. He spoke about his involvement in a travelling art installation that was inspired by butterfly metamorphosis and also about his work in synaptic electronics
After his talk, Gimzewski sat down with me and my colleague James Dacey to record a series of audio interviews. In the first interview I speak to Gimzewski about the emerging field of synaptic electronics, which involves creating circuits that behave more like human brains and less like digital computers. You can listen to that interview here, and if your interest is piqued, the journal Nanotechnology has published a special issue on synaptic electronics.
Stay tuned for more about Gimzewski’s career as an artist.