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Eighth Annual U.S. Symposium

November 7-9, 1996
Irvine, California

Sessions:

 Epoch of Galaxy Formation

Organizer: David Spergel

Chair: David Spergel, Princeton University

Speakers:

Charles Steidel, California Institute of Technology
The Epoch of Galaxy Formation: Found?

Simon Lilly, University of Toronto
The Evolution of Galaxies and the History of the Universe

 Combinatorial Thinking in Chemistry and Biology

Organizer: Tom Alber

Chair: Barry Stoddard, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute

Speakers:

Jonathan Ellman, University of California, Berkeley
Synthetic Chemical Libraries

Jim Wells, Genentech Inc.
Minimizing Proteins

 Signals in Plants

Organizer: Tom Alber

Chair: Michael Mulligan, University of California, Irvine

Speakers:

Joanne Chory, The Salk Institute
Light in Plant Development

Joseph Ecker, University of Pennsylvania
Hormone Signaling in Plants

 Bose-Einstein Condensation

Organizer: Steve Chu

Chair: John Doyle, Harvard University

Speakers:

Wolfgang Ketterle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
How to Reach and Observe Bose-Einstein Condensation

Eric Cornell, University of Colorado
Bose-Einstein Condensation: Present and Future

 The Cell Cycle and Cancer

Organizers: Tom Alber and Alanna Schepartz

Chair: Kathleen Collins, University of California, Berkeley

Speakers:

Tyler Jacks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tumor Suppressor Gene Function: Cellular Brakes and Suicide Pills

Nikola Pavletich, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Crystallographic Studies of Cell Cycle Regulatory Proteins

 Security and Privacy in the Information Economy

Organizer: Joan Feigenbaum

Chair: Joan Feigenbaum

Speakers:

Matt Blaze, AT&T Research

Steven Rudich, Carnegie Mellon University
The Science of Modern Cryptography

Discussant:

Kevin McCurley, Sandia National Laboratories

 Imaging the Living Human Brain

Organizer: Nora Volkow

Chair: Nora Volkow, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Imaging of Neurotransmission in the Human Brain

Speakers:

Bruce Rosen, Massachusetts General Hospital

Lars Farde, Karolinska Institute

 Genetics of Complex Behavioral Disorder

Organizer: Nora Volkow

Chair: George Uhl, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Speakers:

Lisa Gold, Scripps Research Institute
Integration of Molecular and Genetic Analysis of Complex Behavioral Disorders in Mice:
Focus on Drug Abuse and Dementia

Neil Risch, Stanford University School of Medicine
The Future of Genetic Analysis of Complex Human Diseases

After-Dinner Speaker

F. Sherwood Rowland, University of California, Irvine

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