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Second Annual U.S. Symposium

November 1-3, 1990
Irvine, California

Sessions:

Astrophysics

Organizers: Margaret Geller and Larry Smarr

Speaker:

Tony Tyson, AT&T Bell Labs
Imaging the Distant Universe: Galaxies & Dark Matter

Discussion Panel:

S.G. Djorgovski, California Institute of Technology

David Koo, University of California, Santa Cruz

Edmund Bertschinger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jill Bechtold, University of Arizona, Tucson

Atmospheric Sciences

Organizer: Larry Smarr

Speaker:

Gregory J. McRae, Carnegie Mellon University
Using Supercomputing and Visualization in LA Smog Simulation

Discussion Panel:

Alan C. Lloyd, South Coast Air Quality Management District, CA

Arthur Winter, University of California, Los Angeles

Computation

Organizer: Larry Smarr

Speaker:

William Press, Harvard University
Unexpected Scientific Computing

Discussion Panel:

Jean Taylor, Rutgers University

Stephen Wolfram, University of Illinois, Urbana

Alan Huang, AT&T, Holmdel

Dynamic Systems

Organizer: William Thurston

Speaker:

John Hubbard, Cornell University
Chaos, Determination and Information

Discussion Panel:

Robert Devaney, Boston University

Steven G. Krantz, Washington University, St. Louis

Curt McMullen, University of California, Berkeley

Gene Regulation/Transcription Factors

Organizer: Eric Lander

Speaker:

Robert Tjian, University of California, Berkeley
Gene Regulation in Animal Cells: Transcriptional Factors and Mechanisms

Discussion Panel:

Arnold Berk, University of California, Los Angeles

Doug Hanahan, University of California, San Francisco

Kevin Struhl, Harvard Medical School

Ruth Lehmann, Whitehead Institute

Geology

Organizers: Raymond Jeanloz and Susan Kieffer

Speaker:

David Stevenson, California Institute of Technology
How the Earth Works: Techniques for Understanding the Dynamics and Structure of Planets

Discussion Panel:

Jeremy Bloxham, Harvard University

Michael Gurnis, University of Michigan

Russ Hemley, Carnegie Institution Washington

Marcia McNutt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Neural Networks

Organizer: Peter Dervan

Speaker:

Christof Koch, California Institute of Technology
Visual Motion: From Computational Analysis to Neural Networks and Perception

Discussion Panel:

Paul Adams, SUNY, Stony Brook

James Bower, California Institute of Technology

William Newsome, Stanford University

Terrence Sejnowski, Salk Institute and University of California, San Diego

Shimon Ullman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nuclear Magnetic Imaging

Organizer: Peter Dervan

Speaker:

William G. Bradley, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy

Discussion Panel:

David Stark, Mass General (contrast agents)

Robert Balaban, NIH (theory)

Graeme Bydder, Hammersmith

John Crues III, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (NMR of joints)

Photosynthesis Real and Artificial

Organizer: Peter Dervan

Speaker:

Mark Wrighton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chemical and Biological Systems for the Conversion of Light

Discussion Panel:

Nathan S. Lewis, California Institute of Technology

Thomas E. Mallouk, University of Texas, Austin

George L. McLendon, University of Rochester

Douglas C. Rees, California Institute of Technology

Physics

Organizers: Orlando Alvarez, David Nelson, and Raphael Kasper

Speakers:

Peter Bancel, IBM Yorktown Heights
Icosahedral Quasicrystals

Alex Zettl, University of California, Berkeley
High-Temperature Superconductivity

Discussion Panel:

Daniel Fisher, Princeton University

Peter Gammel, AT&T Bell Labs

Duncan Haldane, University of California, La Jolla

Paul Steinhardt, University of Pennsylvania

 

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