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15th Chinese-American Symposium

Chinese Academy of Sciences - U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, Irvine, CA
October 12-14, 2012

Sessions:

Collective Organismal Behavior

Organizer: Sarah Brosnan, Yehuda Ben-Shahar and Sun Jibin

CHAIR:
Exploring the Collective Motion Evolution
Haitao Zhang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

SPEAKERS:
Minimal models for locust swarms
Chad Higdon-Topaz, Macalester College

Grouping Behavior in Animals
Jiang Zhigang, Institute of Zoology, CAS

Dark Matter: Theory and Experiment

Organizer: Emily Schaller, Ji Li and Katherine Copic

CHAIR:
Dark Matter
Jason Kumar, University of Hawaii


SPEAKERS:
Dark Matter Particle Detection in Space
Jin Chang, Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Direct Detection of Dark Matter
Jocelyn Monroe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Earthquake Mechanics and Forecasting

Organizers: Greg Druschel and Cheng Hefa

CHAIR:
Earthquake Mechanics: Nucleation, Propagation, and Ground Shaking
Eric Dunham, Stanford University

SPEAKERS:
Earthquakes: Stress and Randomness
Jeanne Hardebeck, United States Geological Survey

Better Earthquake Location and Focal Depth: Implication for Studies on Seismo-Genesis and Earthly Warning
Si-Dao Ni, Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics

Epigenetics

Organizers: Chen Zhe-Yu and Jennifer Brisson

CHAIR:
Jessica Tyler, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

SPEAKERS:
Decipher the Histone Code with 'Reader' Modules
Li Haitao, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University

Epigenetic Regulation in Stem Cells
Barbara Panning, University of California, San Francisco

From Circuits to Behavior

Organizers: Wang Liping and Sarah Brosnan

CHAIR:
From Neurocircuits to Behavior
Xu Fuqiang, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

SPEAKERS:
Modulation of brain neural circuits by gut and heart peptide hormones
Luo Minmin, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing

Deconstruction of neural circuits for hunger
Scott Sternson, HHMI, Janelia Farm

Molecular Motors

Organizers: David Gracias and Zhu Jinsong

CHAIR:
Synthetic Molecular-scale Motors: A Chemist's Perspective
Milan Stojanovic, Columbia University

SPEAKERS:
Can Molecular Translation be put at Work?
Current Advances and Challenges in Building Molecular Motors

Jovica Badjic, The Ohio State University

Make smart DNA-based machines
Wang Zhen-Gang, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology

On Learning

Organizers: Na Lei and Mark Campbell

CHAIR:
On Learning
Zhou Zhi-Hua, National Key Lab for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University

SPEAKERS:
Regularized Bayesian Inference
Zhu Jun, Tsinghua University

Machine Learning for Robotics
Pieter Abbeel, University of California, Berkeley

Terahertz Physics

Organizers: Lin Yuan, Emily Schaller and Katherine Copic

CHAIR:
Research progress of terahertz physics and devices in China
Cao Juncheng, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS

SPEAKERS:
Correlated Electrons at Terahertz Frontiers
Shriram Ramanathan, Harvard University

Terahertz Physics
Zhang Yan, Capital Normal University

The Chinese-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposia are sponsored by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation, with additional funding from the National Academy of Sciences.

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