“What does it mean to see an object?” Gavin King’s question at first seems philosophical. During last year’s Biophysics and Your Body summer program, King’s collaborators posed a task for a group of middle school students: determine the contents of a shoebox without opening it. The students were given some materials and left to their creative wills.
Dr. King discusses the exciting applications for ultrastable atomic force microscopy.
Dr. King has developed an “ultrastable” atomic force microscope, which is particularly suited to precision readings of biological samples.
Dr. King takes us to see the Ultrastable Atomic Force Microscope in action, as well the Machine Shop that fashioned the parts.