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Israeli-American Symposium

Israel Academy of Science and Humanities – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

February 13-15, 2017
Irvine, California

Sessions:

 Artificial Organs and Bioprinting

Organizers: Avi Schroeder and Rachaela Popovtzer

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Avi Schroeder, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

SPEAKERS:
Adam Feinberg, Carnegie Mellon University
Cyrille Cohen, Bar-Ilan, Tel-Aviv University

 Deep Ocean Exploration

Organizers: Tessa Hill and Liran Goren

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Julie Huber, Marine Biological Laboratory

SPEAKERS:
Beverly Goodman, University of Haifa
Jill McDermott, Lehigh University

 Gravitational Wave Astronomy

Organizers: David Schuster, Netanel Linder and Ramon van Handel

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Barak Kol, Hebrew university of Jerusalem

SPEAKERS:
Daniel Holz, The University of Chicago
Luis Lehner, Perimeter Institute

 Microbiomes and the hosts around them

Organizers: Anna Selmecki and Adi Stern

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Omry Koren, Bar-Ilan University

SPEAKERS:
Itzhak Mizrahi, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Shipra Vaishnava, Brown University

 Numbers and Fractals

Organizers: Ramon van Handel and Tamar Ziegler

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Alex Kontorovich, Rutgers University

SPEAKERS:
Uri Shapira, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Charles K. Smart, University of Chicago

 Reprogramming Memory Engrams to Heal the Brain

Organizers: Amar Sahay and Ella Daniel

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Brian Wiltgen, University of California, Davis

SPEAKERS:
Steve Ramirez, Harvard University
Yaniv Ziv, Weizmann Institute of Science

 Studying Human Evolution using Ancient DNA

Organizers: Nikki Traylor-Knowles and Adi Stern

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Hila May, Tel-Aviv University

SPEAKERS:
Emilia Huerta-Sanchez, University of California, Merced
Ilan Gronau, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

 Will Solar Cells Ever be Big (Enough)?

Organizers: Matt Kanan and Aharon Blank

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Shane Ardo, University of California, Irvine

SPEAKERS:
Avner Rothschild, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Naomi Ginsberg, University of California, Berkeley

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

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