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France-U.S. Symposium on Frontiers of Science

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

November 20-22, 2008
Station Biologique de Roscoff, France

Sessions:

Building New Live Beings

Organizers: Marie Laure Parmentier, Sophie Arnaud-Haond, Jessica Kissinger, and Blanka Rogina

Chair:
Building New Live Beings
Francois Taddei, INSERM, Faculté Necker-Enfants Malades

Speakers:
Maps, Networks, Models and Bricks: Crossing Roads towards Cell Engineering, ModelAges and Reionization
Samuel Bottani, University Paris Diderot

Building New Live Beings
Chuck Merryman, J. Craig Venter Institute

Controlling the Fold

Organizers: François Baneyx and Stephane Bellemin Lapponaz

Chair:
Robust, Non-natural "Peptoid" Mimics of Antimicrobial Peptides for Potent, Selective Bacterial Pathogen Killing
Annelise Barron, Stanford University

Speakers:
Designing Functional Biological Materials from Peptides
Joel Schneider, University of Delaware

Building Molecules with Protein-like Structures and Functions: The Foldamer Approach
Gilles Guichard, CNRS Strasbourg

Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres and Climates

Organizers: Jan Matas and Christina Hulbe

Chair:
Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres and Climates
Francois Forget, Universite Paris 6

Speakers:
Atmospheric Loss in Space
Francois Leblanc, IPSL/CNRS

Earliest Atmospheres of Terrestrial Planets: Steam Atmospheres, Carbon Atmospheres and Ocean Planets
Linda T. Elkins-Tanton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Large Sky Surveys

Organizers: Neil Cornish and Jan Stark

Chair:
Large Sky Surveys and Testing Cosmological Models
David Schlegel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Speakers:
The Transient Universe
Joshua Bloom, University of California, Berkeley

Large Sky Surveys
Julien Guy, IN2P3/LPNHE

Mirror Neurons

Organizers: Blythe Corbett and Marie-Laure Parmentier

Chair:
The Mirror Neuron System: A Frontier in Science
Lindsay Oberman, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Speakers:
The Mirror System and Embodied Cognition: From Sensory Motor Processes to Social Cognition, Language and Thought
Lisa Aziz-Zadeh, University of Southern California

Mirror Neurons: From Basis to High Level Interpretations and Back
Franck Grammont, Laboratoire Jean Alexandre Dieudonne (CNRS UMR6621)

Quantum Computing

Organizers: Sergey Skipetrov and Francois Baneyx

Chair:
Quantum Computing
Gregg Jaeger, Boston University

Speakers:
Metrology with Quantum Systems
Jacob Taylor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Coupling Atoms and Photons: A Possible Interface for Quantum Computation
Gilles Nogues, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel - CNRS

Social Interactions

Organizers: Carter Butts and Denis Cogneau

Chair:
Social Interaction
David Gibson, University of Pennsylvania

Speakers:
Models of Social Interaction
James Holland Jones, Stanford University

Social Interactions in Economics
Amine Ouazad, INSEAD

Virtual Worlds and Virtual Humans

Organizers: Emmanuel Roux and Juan Gilbert

Chair:
Virtual Worlds and Virtual Humans
Amy Baylor, US National Science Foundation/Florida State University

Speakers:
Simulating Interpersonal Scenarios with Virtual Humans
Benjamin Lok, University of Florida

Perception, Decision and Action of Real and Virtual Humans in Virtual Environments and Impact on Real Environments
Stephane Donikian, IRISA/INRIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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