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Japanese-American-German Symposium

Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences - Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

September 21-24, 2017
Bad Neuenahr, Germany

Sessions:

 Deep-time Insights into Rapid Climate Change

Planning Group Members: David Fike, Enno Schefuss, Hiroshi Tanimoto

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Earth's Climate History from teh Chemistry of Rocks and Ice
John Higgins, Princeton University

SPEAKERS:
Reconstructing Ancient Climates –  Causes and Consequences of Rapid Climate Change
Eva Niedermeyer, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre BiK-FBornemann, BGR Hannover

Changes in Antarctic temperature and carbon dioxide over the glacial cycles
Ryu Uemura, Ryukyu University

 Gravitational Waves and Their Discovery

Planning Group Members: Jason Rhodes, Andrey Surzhykov, Sakura Takeda

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Gravitational Waves and Their Discovery
Tyson Littenberg, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

SPEAKERS:
Rise of gravitational-wave astronomy: prospects for a network of detectors
Tomotada Akutsu, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Nonclassical laser interferometry for gravitational wave astronomy
Michèle Heurs, Institute for Gravitational Physics, University of Hannover

 Machine Learning & Computational Modeling

Planning Group Members: Maria-Florina Balcan, Monique Janneck, Norimichi Ukita

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Introduction to Machine Learning
Matthias Hein, Saarland University

SPEAKERS:
Interactive Machine Learning
Daniel Hsu, Columbia University

Objective Diagnosis of Mental Disorders using Machine Learning
Liang Kuo-Ching, Keio University

 Materials and Chemistry to Develop Alternative Energy Resources

Planning Group Members: Megan Robertson, Jennifer Strunk, Atsushi Wakamiya

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Materials and Chemistry to Develop Alternative Energy Resources
Itaru Osaka, Hiroshima University

SPEAKERS:
Photo(electro)catalysis: light-driven chemistry for energy and environment
Radim Beránek, University of Ulm

Plastic Power: Organic Polymer Batteries
Jodie Lutkenhaus, Texas A&M University

 Sleep Brain: Why do we need sleep?

Planning Group Members: Masao Doi, Ulrich Hammes, Jhumku Kohtz

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Benefits and Mysteries of Sleep in Human
Akiko Hida, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

SPEAKERS:
Sleep, Memory, and the Brain: How Sleep and Stress Interact to Facilitate Emotional Memory Formation
Jessica D. Payne, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame

Studying human sleep in real life and in large numbers: how activity tracking opens up sleep to big-data research
Eva Winnebeck, Institute of Medical Psychology, LMU Munich

 Social and Socioeconomic Inequality

Planning Group Members: Daiji Kawaguchi, Scott Kominers, Darius Zifonun

INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Whither health inequality? A status-quo assessment of policies to address overweight and obesity in advanced industrial state
Kathrin Loer, Fern Universität Hagen

SPEAKERS:
Trends in Inequality of Opportunity
John Eric Humphries, University of Chicago

Policy to reduce Wage Inequality: Who owes the cost of Minimum Wage?
Hiroko Okudaira, Okayama University

The Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science symposium is sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.  Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation

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