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Ninth German-American Symposium

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

June 5-7, 2003
Irvine, California

Sessions:

 Timing in the Brain

Organizers: Karl Kandler and Cornelius Weiller

Chair: Dean Buonomano, University of California, Los Angeles

Speakers:

Guo-Qiang Bi, University of Pittsburgh
Spike-timing-dependent Synaptic Plasticity

Benedikt Grothe, Max Planck Institute für Neurobiologie
How Auditory Systems Process Microseconds

 Star and Planet Formation

Organizers: Robert Lupton and Matthias Bartlemann

Chair: Ralf Klessen, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam
Star and Planet Formation

Speakers:

Sabine Frink, Astronomisches Recheninstitut Heidelberg
Observations of Extrasolar Planets

Gregory Laughlin, Lick Observatory, Santa Cruz
Extrasolar Planets and the Evolution of the Solar System

 Nanomaterials/Molecular Electronics

Organizers: David Patrick and Michael Schreckenberg and Kay Severin

Chair: Paul S. Weiss, Pennsylvania State University
Exploiting Intermolecular Interactions for Nanoscale Control

Speakers:

Francesca Moresco, Freie Universitat Berlin
Manipulation of Large Molecules by Low Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Model Systems for Molecular Electronics

Paula Hammond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Coral Reef

Organizers: Shawn McLaughlin and Gerrit Lohmann

Chair: Claudio Richter, University of Bremen, Center for Tropical Marine Ecology

Speakers:

Andrew Baker, Columbia University, Wildlife Conservation Society
Reef Corals As Flexible Multi-Partner Symbioses:Can Coral Reefs Survive Projected Climate Change and Global Warming

Christina A. Kellogg, United States Geological Survey
From Desert Dunes to Caribbean Corals: The Effects of African Dust

 Probing Space-time Structure near Black Holes

Organizers: Robert Lupton and Matthias Bartlemann

Chair: Chris Reynolds, University of Maryland
Probing Space-Time Structure Near Black Holes

Speakers:

Neil Cornish, University of Montana
Probing Black Holes Using Gravitational Waves

Joern Wilms, University of Tübingen
X-ray Observations of Strong Gravity from Active Galactic Nuclei

 Molecular Motors/Biomotors

Organizers: Koen Visscher and Michael Schreckenberg

Chair: Matthias Rief, Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität München

Speakers:

Frank Jülicher, Max Planck Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme
Force and Motion Generation in Cells

Steven Gross, University of California, Irvine

 Polymers with Memory

Organizers: David Patrick and Kay Severin

Chair: Borje Sellergren, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Polymers with Memory

Speakers:

Michel R. Gagné, The University of North Carolina
Polymers with Memory: Accelerating Reaction Rates with Imprinted Polymers

David A. Spivak, Louisiana State University
How do Molecularly Imprinted Polymers Work? The Underlying Mechanisms for Molecular Recognition in MIPs

 Biology of Aging

Organizers: Renee A. Reijo and Joerg Gromoll

Chair: Eugene Xu, University of California, San Francisco
The Biology of Aging

Speakers:

Nico Michiels, University Münster
How Sexuality Cures Aging Populations: The Good News and The Bad News

Ting-Ting Huang, Stanford University and Palo Alto VA Health System
Oxidative Stress and How it Affects the Aging Process

 

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