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12th Annual U.S. Symposium

November 2-4, 2000
Irvine, California


 Superconducting Vortex Dynamics

Organizer: Heinrich Jaeger

Chair: Franco Nori, University of Michigan
Intermittently Flowing Rivers of Quantized Magnetic Flux: Vortex Motion, Noisy Fractal Networks, and Flux Avalanches in Superconductors


David Grier, University of Chicago
Interactions, Dynamics and Phase Transitions in Vortex Matter and Related Systems

Wai-Kwong Kwok, Argonne National Laboratory
Vortex Behavior in High Temperature Superconductors

 Visualizing Biological Processes

Organizer: Carolee Barlow

Chair: Julie Theriot, Stanford University


Matthew A. Wilson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sanjiv Gambhir, University of California, Los Angeles
Noninvasive Imaging of Molecular Events in Living Subjects

 Extrasolar Planets

Organizer: Martin White

Chair: Dimitar Sasselov, Harvard University
Images Of Distant Worlds: The Many Faces Of Extrasolar Planets


The Revolution in Extrasolar Planets
Geoffrey W. Marcy, University of California, Berkeley

Norman W. Murray, University of Toronto

 Population Biology and Modeling/Emerging Viruses

Organizer: Stuart Nichol

Chair: Beatrice H. Hahn, University of Alabama at Birmingham
AIDS as a Zoonosis: Characterizing the Primate Reservoir


Jeffery Taubenberger, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Genetic Characterization of the 1918 ‘Spanish’ Influenza Virus

Rustom Antia, Emory University
Modeling CD8 Responses

 Surface Molecular Recognition – Including Self-Assembly

Organizer: John Hartwig

Chair: Nicole Sampson, State University of New York at Stony Brook


Milan Mrksich, University of Chicago
A Surface Chemistry Approach to Studying Cell Adhesion

Carolyn Bertozzi, University of California, Berkeley
Chemistry and Biology at the Surfaces of Cells

 Solitons: "In Respect That it is Solitary, I Like it Very well"

Organizer: Mary Pugh

Chair: Jared Bronski, University of Illinois
A History of Solitons


Michael Weinstein, Lucent Technologies

Mordechai Segev, Technion Israel Institute of Technology/Princeton University
Incoherent Solitons

 Acquisition of Language in Children

Organizer: Nancy Bonini

Chair: John Trueswell, University of Pennsylvania
Studying Real-Time Language Processing in Children: The Monitoring of Eye Movements During Listening


Jenny Saffran, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Infant Statistical Learning and Language Acquisition

Ann Senghas, Barnard College
From Symbols to Syntax: The Creation of New Language by Deaf Children

 North Atlantic Oscillation

Organizer: Susan Trumbore

Chair: Martin Visbeck, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
What is the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and Why Is It Important?


Heidi Cullen, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
The North Atlantic & The Middle East: Investigating Climate Dynamics and Variability in a Water Scarce Region

Jim Hurrell, National Center for Atmospheric Research
The North Atlantic Oscillation

Lorenzo Polvani, Columbia University
Is the North Atlantic Oscillation Coupled to the Stratosphere?


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