Science Cafe: The History and Science of Paper

Tuesday July 22
6:30-8:30 p.m.

After a thousand years, it’s still a great technology! Follow the story from papyrus to nano-fibrils with Med Byrd, of the Department of Wood and Paper Science in the NCSU College of Natural Resources. Q&A after his talk. Tir Na Nog 218 South Blount Street, Raleigh, 833-7795

2 responses to “Science Cafe: The History and Science of Paper

  1. After a thousand years, it’s still a great technology!
    Paper was manufactured in China from the 2nd century BCE so that should read “two thousand years”.

  2. paper has been made by insects such as wasps for millions of years.
    Humans making paper goes back thousands of years and was not used for writing but as a wrapper or other uses. Who wrote or had a quill and ink? Paper making is much older than writing.
    Its interesting to think about.