Breaking down the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of quantum dots
Ever since the 2023 Nobel Prize was awarded for the discovery of quantum dots, Kate’s phone has been ringing off the hook. Everyone wants her to explain what these tiny clusters of atoms are — and how they relate to the budding field of nanotechnology. In essence, she says, quantum dots are helping chemists make our world brighter, healthier and more energy efficient.
Seeking A Scientist is a production of KCUR Studios, made possible with support from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and with design help from PRX.
This podcast is produced by Dr. Kate Biberdorf, Suzanne Hogan and Byron Love, and edited by Mackenzie Martin, with help from Genevieve Des Marteau and intern Anna Schmidt.
Our original theme music is by The Coma Calling. Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions.