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Season 1 – Episode 1 Science on surfaces – Science that impacts our everyday lives

What defines a surface? What kind of science is related to surfaces, and most importantly, does surface science really matter to, and have an impact on, our everyday lives?

In this episode of Science on surfaces - a bigger perspective on the small, we talk to Prof. Bengt Kasemo, who is Professor of physics at Chalmers University of Technology. Prof. Kasemo has long experience in surface science and is a member of both the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

We start out with the surface science basics and talk about what defines a surface and what different types of surface-related science there is. We also talk about how, when and why this field of research started, why this kind of research is important, and what inventions, that impact our everyday lives, that originate in this area.

If you are interested in surface science and related topics, you should also check out our Surface Science blog