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Fifth Japanese-American Symposium

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science - U.S. National Academy of Sciences

December 6-8, 2002
Irvine, California



Organizers: Lorenzo Polvani and Shinji Tsuneyuki

Chair: Jean Carlson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Dynamics of Earthquake Faults


Satoshi Ide, University of Tokyo
Earthquake Dynamic Processes Analyzed by Seismic Waveforms

Bruce Shaw, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

 Genetic Networks

Organizers: Tandy Warnow and Haruo Kasai

Chair: Roger Brent, The Molecular Sciences Institute


Hitoshi Okamoto, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)
Genetic Dissection of Differentiation and Axonal Outgrowth of the Cranial Motor Neurons in Zebrafish

Trey Ideker, Whitehead Institute
Large-Scale Integration of Physical and Genetic Interaction Networks


Organizers: Michael Paradiso and Tandy Warnow

Chair: Alfredo Kirkwood, Johns Hopkins University


Atsushi Iriki, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Biological Bases of the “Sense of Self”Learned and Stored in the Parietal Cortex

Erich Jarvis, Duke University
Evolution o f Brain Pathways for Vocal Learning

 Evolution of Social Order

Organizers: Yoshimichi Sato and Michael Dennin

Chair: Yoshimichi Sato, Tohoku University
Problem of Social Order:From Hobbes to Evolutionary Game Theory


Game Theory and the Evolution of the Social Contract
Jeffrey P. Carpenter, Middlebury College

Shozo Ota, The University of Tokyo

 Regenerative Medicine

Organizers: Haruo Kasai and Li Jin

Chair: Ole Isacson, Harvard Medical School
Designing Stem Cell Therapies for Neurodegenerative Diseases


Juan Carlos Belmonte, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Hideyuki Okano, Keio University School of Medicine
Stem Cell Biology and Regeneration of the Central Nervous System

 Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems

Organizers: Shinji Tsuneyuki and Michael Dennin

Chair: Andrea Liu, University of California, Los Angeles


Eric Weeks, Emory University
The Physics of Colloidal Glasses

Ryoichi Yamamoto, Kyoto University
Slow Dynamics and Unusual Flow Behavior of Glassy Materials

 Molecular Catalysis

Organizers: Yukio Ouchi and J. Ilja Seipmann

Chair: Takeshi Ohkuma, Nagoya University
Molecular Catalysis


William Tolman, University of Minnesota
Using Synthetic Chemistry to Understand Molecular Oxygen Production and Utilization in Biology

Shu Kobayashi, The University of Tokyo
Organic Reactions in Water

 Atmospheric Moist Convection

Organizers: Lorenzo Polvani and Hitoshi Mukougawa

Chair: Bjorn Stevens, University of California, Los Angeles


Adam Sobel, Columbia University
Understanding Deep Convection in the Tropics

Masahide Kimoto, University of Tokyo
Moist Convection and the General Circulation


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