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Second Japanese-American Symposium

Science and Technology Agency, Japan Science and Technology Corporation - U.S. National Academy of Sciences

October 1-3, 1999
Tsukuba, Japan


 Advances in Microscopy

Organizers: Pat Vaccaro, Kaoru Yamanouchi, Guillermo Bazan

Discussion Leader: Naomi Halas, Rice University


Takashi Funatsu, Osaka University
Imaging of Single Bio-molecule Dynamics in Vitro and in Vivo

Jay Trautman, SEQ, Limited

 Aging Mechanisms

Organizers: Yoshiko Takahashi and Paul Ahlquist

Discussion Leader: Yoshiko Takahashi, Nara Institute of Science and Technology


Makoto Kuro-o, University of Texas
Klotho: A Novel Mouse Model for Human Aging

Fuyuki Ishikawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Why Do We Have Linear Chromosome? A Link Between Sex and Aging

 Emerging Viral Diseases

Organizers: Paul Ahlquist and Norio Ishida

Discussion Leader: Stuart Nichol, Center for Disease Control and Prevention


Yoshihiro Kawaoka, University of Wisconsin
Mechanisms by which Pandemic Influenza Viruses Emerge

Jiro Arikawa, Hokkaido University
The Ecology of Hantaviruses Within Their Rodent Reservoir

 Extrasolar Planets

Organizers: Andrea Ghez and Yukio Isozaki

Discussion Leader: Jack Lissauer, NASA/Ames Research Center


Geoffrey Marcy, University of California, Berkeley
Planets Around Sun Like Stars

Shigeru Ida, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Planet Formation Theory and Possible Diversity of Planetary Systems

 Geometry and Dynamics

Organizers: Tom Mrowka and Hiroaki Kitano

Discussion Leader: Curtis T. McMullen, Harvard University


Yair Minsky, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Geometry, Topology, and Dynamics in Hyperbolic Space

Mitsuhiro Shishikura, University of Tokyo
Complex Dynamics and Fractals

 Learning and Memory

Organizers: Yoshiko Takahashi, Paul Ahlquist

Discussion Leader: Hideyuki Okano, Osaka University


Takeo Hirano, Kyoto University
Synaptic Plasticity and Learning

Evan Balaban, The Neurosciences Institute

 Mantle Dynamics

Organizers: Yukio Isozaki and Mandy Joye

Discussion Leader: Yukio Isozaki, University of Tokyo


Thorne Lay, University of California, Santa Cruz

Toshiro Tanimoto, University of California, Santa Barbara
Internal Transition Region of the Mantle

 Neutrino Physics

Organizers: Hideo Ohno and Andrea Ghez

Discussion Leader: Masahiro Teshima, University of Tokyo


Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo
Neutrino Physics and Neutrino Astronomy

Doug Michael, California Institute of Technology

After Dinner Speakers

Kazuo Hirai, Honda Automobile Company

William Schopf, University of California, Los Angeles
The Oldest Life on Earth: Solution to Darwin's Dilemma

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