Nanocourses are quick mini-courses lasting for two days. They meet for a minimum of 6 hours over a period of 2 days. The first session is lecture-based and is taught by 2 or more faculty members over 3-4 hours. The lectures are contiguous and aim to provide an advanced level of knowledge on current research areas, specific experimental approaches and new technologies. This lecture-based session is open to the entire Harvard community. The second session is discussion-based and is intended only for students taking the nanocourse for credit. Nanocourses topics are continually being updated.