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Seventh Japanese-American Symposium

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

December 10-12, 2004
Irvine, California



Organizers: Naoki Kobayashi and Kerry Sieh

Chair: Oded Aharonson, California Institute of Technology
Follow the Water


Shane Byrne, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Volatile Reservoirs at the Martian Poles

Sho Sasaki, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Supply of Water from the Underground of Mars

 Stem Cells and Genetic Reprogramming

Organizers: Shigeo Okabe and Shelley Copley

Chair: Fumitoshi Ishino, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Epigenetic Reprogramming in Mammals - Biological Significance of Genomic Imprinting Mechanism


Teruhiko Wakayama, RIKEN, Center for Developmental Biology
Animal Cloning by Somatic Cell Reprogramming

Marisa Bartolomei, HHMI, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Regulation of Genomic Imprinting in Mammals

 Ultra-High Precise Measurements

Organizers: Hiroaki Misawa and Robert Carlson

Chair: Jens Gundlach, University of Washington


Keiichi Edamatsu, Tohoku University
Generation and Interferometry of Entangled Photons

Christopher Monroe, University of Michigan
Quantum Metrology and the Precise Measurement of Time

 Synapse and Psychiatry

Organizers: Atsushi Iriki and Gina Poe

Chair: Tetsuya Suhara, National Institute of Radiological Sciences
Molecular Image of Schizophrenia


Tsuyoshi Miyakawa, Kyoto University
Calcineurin and Schizophrenia: Signal Transduction and Genes-to-Behaviors Pathways in Psychiatric Diseases,

Blythe Corbett, University of California, Davis
Cortisl, Stress and Autism

 Carbon Nanotubes and Nanowires

Organizers: Toshiya Okazaki and Hilary Godwin

Chair: Shigeo Maruyama, The University of Tokyo
Generation and Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes and Silicon Nano-Wires/Nanotubes


Kazutomo Suenaga, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Atomic Level Characterization of Carbon Nano-Structures

Peidong Yang, University of California, Berkeley
Semiconductor Nanowires and Nanotubes

 Cosmic Microwave Background/Evolution of the Universe

Organizers: Steve Barwick and Mio Murao

Chair: Hitoshi Murayama, University of California, Berkeley
Quantum Universe


Sean Carroll, University of Chicago
Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Universe

Naoshi Sugiyama, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
Cosmic Microwave Background: Reveals Secrets of the Universe

 Algorithmic Approaches to Music Composition and Performance

Organizers: Andrew Belmonte and Masayuki Numao

Chair: Andrew Belmonte, Pennsylvania State University


Keiji Hirata, NTT Communication Science Laboratories
Can We Calculate Music Like Mumbers?

Belinda Thom, Harvey Mudd College
Musical Intelligence and Machine Learning

 Social Networks

Organizers: Tamotsu Onozaki and David Reiley

Chair: Carter Butts, University of California, Irvine
Social Networks and the Small World


Ryuhei Tsuji, Meiji Gakuin University
Social Network Structure and Solidarity of the Society

Alessandra Cassar, University of San Francisco
Networks in Games, Networks in Markets: Two Laboratory Explorations


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