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Seventh Annual U.S. Symposium

November 2-4, 1995
Irvine, California

Sessions:

Linked Sessions:

The Age of the Universe

Organizer: David Spergel, Princeton University Observatory

Speakers:

Michael Bolte, University of California, Santa Cruz
Red Dwarfs and Einstein's Biggest Mistake

Wendy Freedman, Carnegie Observatories
Measuring the Expansion Age of the Universe

Life in the RNA World (and Evolution in the Test Tube)

Organizer: Diane Hawley, University of Oregon

Speakers:

Steven Benner, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Andrew Ellington, Indiana University
Bringing Evolutionary Biology, Organic Chemistry and Geology Together

Mathematical Approaches to Comparative Linguistics

Organizer: Tandy Warnow, University of Pennsylvania

Speakers:

Johanna Nichols, University of California, Berkeley
Tracing the Origin and Dispersal of Human Language

Ann Taylor, University of Pennsylvania
Determing the Evolutionary History of Languages

Discussion Leader:

Don Ringe, University of Pennsylvania

Micromachining

Organizers: Timothy Harris, AT&T Bell Laboratories and John Price, University of Colorado

Speakers:

Susanne Arney, AT&T Bell Laboratories
It's the Little Things in Life that Keep You Going

Jeff Sampsell, Digital Optics International Corporation
Micromachines Technology Transfer or Conceptual Transfer

Tom Kenny, Stanford University
MEMS Vision for the Future

Neurobiology of Mood and Behavior

Organizer: James Valentini, Columbia University

Speakers:

Steven Hyman, Massachusetts General Hospital
The Neurobiology of Emotion and Behavior Illustrated by Addiction

Joseph LeDoux, New York University
Emotion, Memory, and the Brain

Eric Nestler, Yale University School of Medicine
Molecular Basis of Addictive States

Quantum Chaos

Organizer: Charles Marcus, Stanford University

Speakers:

Rodrick Jensen, Wesleyan University
Quantum Chaos: From Atoms to Solid State Devices

Carlo Beenakker, Leiden University
Chaos in Quantum Billiards

Linked Sessions:

The Missing Sink: Whither Anthropogenic CO2?

Organizer: Scott Lehman, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

Speakers:

Ralph Keeling, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
An Update on the "Missing Sink" for Atmospheric CO2

J. Robert Toggweiler, Princeton University
Anthropogenic CO2: The Natural Carbon Cycle Reclaims Center Stage

Disscusion Leader:

James White, INSTARR, University of Colorado

Biological Invasions: Irreversible Aspects of Global Change

Organizer: Deborah Penry, University of California, Berkeley

Speakers:

David Burney, Fordham University
Historical Perspectives on Biological Invasions

Carla D'Antonio, University of California, Berkeley
Biological Invasions as Agents of Change to the World's Ecosystems

 

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