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Second Korean-American Symposium

Korean Academy of Science and Technology – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

June 16-18, 2015
Jeju Island, Republic of Korea


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 New Eyes on the Sky: Astronomy’s Discovery Potential with the Next-generation of Large Telescopes

Organizers: Jong-Hak Woo and Anna Frebel

Modern Cyclopses - The Era of Giant Telescopes
Gabor Furesz, MIT-Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research

The Demographics of Stellar Populations in the Halo of the Milky Way Galaxy
Deokkeun An, Ewha Womans University

New, Giant Telescopes: Doorways to Other Worlds
Ian Crossfield, University of Arizona


 Molecular Paleontology / Paleogenoimcs

Organizers: Hee Jung Choi and Keith Slotkin

Using Ancient DNA to Infer Evolutionary History and Processes
Beth Shapiro, University of California, Santa Cruz

Biomedical Studies on Health and Disease Status of Our Ancestors
Dong Hoon Shin, Seoul National University College of Medicine

Digging into the genomic fossil bed: how the discovery of endogenous viruses in host genomes informs our understanding of virology, past and present
Sarah Schaack, Reed College


 Microbiomes and Human Health

Organizers: Kwang Hyun Cho and Elodie Ghedin

A Healthy Gut Microbiota is Context Specific
Catherine Lozupone, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Interplay between Intestinal Microbiota and Host Immune Responses during Health and Disease
Yun Kyung Lee, California Institute of Technology
Host-Microbe Interaction: View form a Gut Bacterial Ecologist
Jin-Woo Bae, Kyung Hee University

 Self-Assembly: Lego Blocks in Nature

Organizers: Jeong-O Lee and Erin Carlson

Self-Assembly: Lego Blocks in Nature
Sang Ouk Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Directed Self-Assembly
Paul Nealey, University of Chicago

Single-digit Nanolithography Based on Self-assembly and Transfer-Printing
Yeon Sik Jung, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

 Pleistocene-to-modern records of climate change

Organizers: Seunghee Han and David Fike

New Frontiers in the Study of Pleistocene-to-Modern Records of Climate Change
Aradhna Tripati, University of California Los Angeles

Behavior of atmospheric CO2 during abrupt climate change
Jinho Ahn, Seoul National University

Past as Prologue: What have the last 21,000 years told us about present and future climate change?
Shaun Marcott, University of Wisconsin Madison


Organizers: Johan Lim and Eugen Ng

Actuation, Perception and Cognition for Intelligent Robots
H. Jin Kim, Seoul National University

Robots Learning from Human Teachers
Andrea L. Thomaz, Georgia Tech

Soft Bio-inspired Robotics
Kyu Jin Cho, Seoul National University

 Synaptic Basis of Neurological Disorders

Organizers: Jin Hee Han and Larry Zweifel

Synaptic Basis of Neurological Disorders
Eunjoon Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Genes, Synapses, and Childhood Cognitive Disorders
Gavin Rumbaugh, The Scripps Research Institute

Molecular Logic of Building Synapses: Trans-synaptic Adhesion Signaling
Jaewon Ko, Yonsei University 

 Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: Macroscopic Superposition, Entanglement, and New Frontiers

Organizers Sug-Bong Choe and Lincoln Carr

Macroscopic Quantum Superposition and Entanglement: Characterizations, Applications and Implementations in Optical Fields
Hyunseok Jeong, Seoul National University

Ultracold Gases Flowing without Friction
Yong-Il Shin, Seoul National University

Engineering Quantum Interactions in Micromechanical Circuits
John Teufel, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology

The Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium is sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences. Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation, with additional funding from the National Academy of Sciences.

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