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Fifth Annual U.S. Symposium

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy

November 4-6, 1993
Irvine, California

Sessions:

Astrophysics: The Universe at Radio and Infrared Wavelengths

Organizer: Shrinivas Kulkarni, California Institute of Technology

Speakers:

Charles I. Bennett, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
The Microwave Sky As Seen By the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE)

Andrew E. Lange, University of California, Berkeley
Measuring Absolute Velocity

Biology: The Human Genome

Organizer: Gerald Rubin, University of California, Berkeley

Speakers:

David Page, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Whitehead Institute
The Human Genome Project and the Secret of Life

Jasper Rine, University of California, Berkeley & Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
The Dog Genome Initiative: Towards A Genetics of Body and Mind

Chemistry: Chemical Reaction Dynamics

Organizers: Nathan Lewis, California Institute of Technology and Sylvia Ceyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Speakers:

Gilbert M. Nathanson, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Bouncing Gases Off Liquids

James J. Valentini, Columbia University
The World Beyond Arrhenius

Discussion Leader:

Steven Sibener, University of Chicago

Mathematics: Groups and Quantum Groups

Organizer: Vaughan Jones, University of California, Berkeley

Speakers:

John Conway, Princeton University
Elementary Geometry and Quantum Logic

Adrian Ocneanu, Pennsylvania State University
Quantum Groups

Neuroscience: Is Homosexuality Biological?

Organizer: Geraldine Richmond, University of Oregon

Speakers:

Dean Hamer, National Cancer Institute
Molecular Genetics of Sexual Orientation

Michael Bailey, Northwestern University
Population Genetics of Human Sexual Orientation

Discussion Leader:

Laura Allen, University of California School of Medicine

Neuroscience: Neurological Bases of Learning and Memory

Organizer: Geraldine Richmond, University of Oregon

Speakers:

Scott Fraser, California Institute of Technology
Probing Brain Development

Sue McConnell, Stanford University
Plasticity and Commitment in Brain Development

Discussion Leader:

Marianne Bronner-Fraser, University of California, Irvine

Oceanography: Paleoceanography Milankovitch and Beyond

Organizer: Marcia McNutt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Speakers:

Maureen Raymo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Scott Lehman, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Edouard Bard, Universite de Marseille

Physics: Baryogenesis or Why the Universe is Matter and Not Anti-Matter

Organizer: Jim Siegrist, Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory

Speakers:

Michael Mattis, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Baryon Number Violation via Quantum Tunneling: How (Otherwise) Intelligent Theoretical Physicists Can Differ by 180 Orders of Magnitude

Ann Nelson, University of California, San Diego
Baryogenesis The Origin of Matter

 

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