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2nd Japanese-American-German Symposium

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

Brighton Hotel  - Kyoto, Japan
September 26-29, 2019


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 Collective Intelligence

Planning Group Members: Sanaz Mostaghim, Shohei Nobuhara and Wesley Pegden

 Collective Intelligence via Markov Chains and Emergent Phenomena
Sarah Cannon, Claremont McKenna College

 Robofish – A biomimetic fish-like robot for the study of collective behavior
David Bierbach, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin

 A Machine Learning Approach to Modeling the Phenomena of Collective Intelligence
Yoichi Mototake, The University of Tokyo

 The Entanglement Frontier: Quantum Information

Organizers: Kate Ross, Keiko Takase and Ursula Wurstbauer

 The Entanglement Frontier: Quantum Information
Kai Müller, Technical University of Munich

 Quantum Information Processing Based on Color Centers
Marina Radulaski, University of California, Davis

 Entanglement and Information Retrieval from Black Holes
Yoshifumi Nakata, Kyoto University

 The Origin of Cooperation

Planning Group Members: Mandy Boehnke, Scott Kominers and Hisaki Kono

 The Origin of Cooperation
Dirk Semmann, University of Göttingen

 On the Origins and Persistence of Altruism
Jun Goto, Kobe University

 Harnessing Reputations to Promote Altruism
Erez Yoeli, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Phase-changing Droplets as Nontraditional Organelles

Planning Group Members: Akiko Hayashi-Takagi, Zachary Pincus and Tim Nicolai Siegel

 Organelles without Borders: How Liquid Droplets Organize the Cell … and May Hold the Key to Curing Disease and Solving the Origin of Life
Stephanie Weber, McGill University

 Decoding Plasticity in the Dark Proteome
Edward Lemke, EMBL Heidelberg and Johannes Gutenbuerg University Mainz

 Non-membranous Organelles Underlying Learning and Memory
Tokiwa Yamasaki, Keio University

 Plastics in the Ocean and Microplastics

Planning Group Members: Kristy Kroeker, Chika Minejima and Ilka Weikusat

 Nobody Knows the Environmental Fate of Plastic Garbage
Shuhei Tanaka, Kyoto University

 Transport and Fate of Microplastic in the Environment
Annika Jahnke, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig

 Plastic Waste Inputs from Land into the Ocean: Science and Solutions
Jenna Jambeck, University of Georgia

 Soft Matter and Metamaterials

Planning Group Members: Jodie Lutkenhaus, Itaru Osaka and Stefan Schiller

 Next-generation Materials –– Mimic and Surpass Natural Organisms
Yasuhiro Ishida, RIKEN

 Atomic Force Microscopy: From Single Molecules to Soft Materials
Bizan N. Balzer, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg

 The Light Side of the Force: Upconverting Nanoparticles as Optical Transducers Of Biological Forces
Jennifer A. Dionne, Stanford University

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

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