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Fourth Chinese-American Symposium

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

September 21-23, 2001
Beijing, China


 Advanced Catalytic Materials

Organizers: Douglas Gin and Zhang Xi

Chair: SonBinh Nguyen, Northwestern University


Can Li, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS
Striving for Environmentally Benign Catalysis in the 21st Century

Andreas Stein, University of Minnesota
Designing Porous Solids over Multiple Pore Size Regimes

 Aspects of Scientific Computing

Organizers: Bai Fengshan and Eberhard Bodenschatz

Chair: Bai Fengshan, Tsinghua University


Chen Zhiming, Institute of Computational Mathematics, CAS
Adaptive Computation and Error Control

Shi Jin, University of Wisconsin
Numerical Computations of Multiscale Physical Problems

 Biological Networks

Organizers: Philip Benfey and Jiang Hua Liang

Chair: Terry Hwa, University of California, San Diego
Biocomplexity of Molecular Networks


Luhua Lai, Peking University

Michael Elowitz, Rockefeller University
The Unnatural Network: A Synthetic Approach to Cellular Circuitry

 Dinosaur Evolution

Organizers: Philip Benfey and Zhang Zhi Bin

Chair: Zhou Zhonghe, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, CAS


Peter Makovicky, American Museum of Natural History
Evolutionary History of the Horned Dinosaurs (Ceratopsia: Ornithischia)

Xu Xing, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, CAS

 Gamma Ray Bursts

Organizers: Matthias Steinmetz and Yang Ji

Chair: Ralph A. M. J. Wijers, State University of New York at Stonybrook
Gamma-Ray Bursts: Who Ordered That?


Pawan Kumar, Institute for Advanced Study
Collimation and Energetics of Gamma-Ray Bursts

Dai Zigao, Nanjing University
Gamma-Ray Bursts

 Mid-Ocean Ridge Dynamics

Organizers: Ellen Wohl and Zhang Zhi Bin

Chair: James Holden, University of Georgia
Mid-Ocean Ridge Dynamics: an Overview


Melanie Summit, Washington University
Ocean Floor Hot Springs: Novel Life Beneath the Seabed and Extraterrestrial Implications

Zhou Huai-Yang, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry

 Pattern Formation

Organizers: Eberhard Bodenschatz and Bai Fengshan

Chair: Eberhard Bodenschatz, Cornell University


Ou Yang Qi, Peking University

Herbert Levine, University of California, San Diego
Biological Applications Of Pattern-Formation Physics

 Visual Processing

Organizers: Yishi Jin and Zhang Xu

Chair: Richard M. Masland, Massachusetts General Hospital


He Shigang, Institute of Neuroscience, CAS
Direction Selectivity in the Retina

Marla B. Feller, University of California, San Diego
The Role of Spontaneous Retinal Activity in the Development of the Visual System


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