Molecular Nanotechnology: Moving Atoms Around One by One


Ralph Merkle, Nanotechnology Chair at Singularity University, asks, “What would happen if we could arrange atoms one by one, the way we want them?” He explains the basics of current methods used to accomplish arrangement of atoms.

Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

Ralph Merkle
About The Speaker

Ralph Merkle is the Nanotechnology co-chair at Singularity University. For several years, he served as an executive editor of the journal Nanotechnology. In addition, he chaired both the Fourth and Fifth Foresight Conferences on Molecular Nanotechnology, and won the 1998 Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology for theory. Together with Robert Freitas, he has formed the Nanofactory Collaboration. His other interests include Quantum computers and public-key cryptosystems and Cryonics.