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Third Annual U.S. Symposium

November 7-9, 1991
Irvine, California

Sessions:

Astrophysics: Looking Inside the Sun

Organizer: William Press, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Speakers:

Ken Libbrecht, California Institute of Technology
Helioseismic Observations of the Solar Interior

Doug Gough, Cambridge University, UK
Physical Inferences from Solar Oscillations

John Wilkerson, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Solar Neutrinos Probing the Sun or Neutrinos?

Biology: Basic Science Related to AIDS

Organizers: Eric Lander, Whitehead Institute and Kevin Struhl, Harvard Medical School

Speakers:

Eric Hunter, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Cell/Virus Interactions Involved in Retrovirus Replication

Richard Young, Whitehead Institute
Games that HIV and Molecular Geneticists Play

Computer Science: Aspects of Theoretical Computer Science

Organizer: Robert Tarjan, Princeton University

Speakers:

Laszlo Babai, University of Chicago
Transparent Proofs

Maria Klawe, University of British Columbia
Geometry and Graphics: Challenges in Complexity

F. Thomson Leighton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Role of Randomness in Computer Architecture

Geosciences: Earthquake Prediction

Organizer: Maria McNutt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Speakers:

Thomas Heaton, US Geological Survey, Pasadena
The Physics of Earthquake Recurrence

William Ellsworth, US Geological Survey, Menlo Park
Clocks in the Earth

Discussion Panel:

Thorne Lay, University of California, Santa Cruz

Joann Stock, Geological Museum, Harvard

Kerry Sieh, California Institute of Technology

Duncan Agnew, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Geosciences: Mass Extinctions

Organizers: Marcia McNutt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Richard Muller, University of California, Berkeley

Speakers:

Walter Alvarez, University of California, Berkeley
The Link Between Large-body Impact on Earth and Biological Mass Extinction

Jan Smit, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Geological Record of Mass Extinctions

Piet Hut, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton
Astronomical Mechanisms for Multiple Impacts

Discussion Leader:

Alessandro Montanari, University of California, Berkeley

Materials Science: Quantum Confined Semiconductors

Organizers: Robert Cava, AT&T Bell Laboratories and Mark Davis, California Institute of Technology

Speakers:

Kerry J. Vahala, California Institute of Technology
Quantum Wires and Quantum Dots

Michael L. Steigerwald, AT&T Bell Laboratories
Molecular Particles of Semiconductor Solids

David Rudman, NIST, Boulder, CO
Atomic Layer Growth of Thin Films

Mathematics: Topology

Organizer: William Thurston, Princeton University

Speakers:

Michael H. Freedman, University of California, San Diego
A Lecture on the Energy of a Knot (or an Unknot)

Michael J. Hopkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Recent Progress in Algebraic Theory

Physics: Manipulating Atoms by Laser Atom Trapping and Scanning Tunneling Tips

Organizers: Sylvia Ceyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Robert Cava, AT&T Bell Laboratories

Speakers:

Steven Chu, Stanford University
Neutral Particle Manipulation with Light

Donald M. Eigler, IBM Almaden Research Center
Atomic and Molecular Manipulation with the Scanning Tunneling Microscope

 

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