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33rd U.S. Symposium

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center - Irvine, California
March 2-4, 2023


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 Astrobiology: The Search for Life in the Era of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Organizer: Nia Imara, University of California, Santa Cruz

Life, and how to find it
Clara Sousa-Silva, Bard College

The Faraway Nearby: Measuring Exoplanet Atmospheres with JWST
Munazza Alam, Carnegie Science

Exoplanet Hunters: The Collaborative Search for the Expected Unexpected with JWST
Caprice Phillips, Ohio State University

 How Senses Shape Perception

Organizer: Lindsey Macpherson, The University of Texas at San Antonio 

Diverse Sensory Systems Shape Perception of Our World
Corey Allard, Harvard University

Echo-Acoustic Behavior and Brain Activity in People
Lore Thaler, Durham University

Sensing and Action Across Time and Space
Melville Wohlgemuth, University of Arizona

 Impact of the Covid Pandemic on Mental Health

Organizers: Félicie Albert, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Ricardo Perez Truglia, University of California, Berkeley

The Impact of the COVID19 Pandemic on Mental Health
Lee Chambers, Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing

Allostatic Load: The Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health across the Academy
Jessica Malisch, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

The “Wicked” Challenge of Worsening Youth Mental Health – Pandemic Impacts and Beyond 
Hasina Samji, Simon Fraser University

 Nuclear Fusion Energy

Organizer: Félicie Albert, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Nuclear Fusion Energy
Richard Magee, TAE Technologies

Igniting the Future with Magnetic Fusion Energy
Cami Collins, Oakridge National Laboratory

Target Gain >1 from Inertial Confinement Fusion Implosions at the National Ignition Facility
Arthur Pak, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 Piloting the Cancer Moonshot

Organizer: Lisa Beutler, Northwestern University

Piloting the Cancer Moonshot: Advances in Immuno-oncology
Marcia Paddock, Calico Life Sciences

Understanding the Tumor Immune Microenvironment
Mark Headley, Fred Hutch Cancer Center

Bridging Synthetic Immunology and Genome Editing to Advance T Cell Therapies 
Joseph Muldoon, University of California, San Francisco

 Proteins, Biology and Artificial Intelligence

Organizer: Jason Williams, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Protein Structure Prediction: Past, Present, and Future
Lauren Porter, National Institutes of Health

Recent Advancements in Protein Structure Prediction
Sergey Ovchinnikov, Harvard University

Viruses Can Be Beneficial Too – Understanding and Engineering Bacterial Viruses
Vatsan Raman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Trust, Reliability and Security of Artificial Intelligence

Organizer: Srijan Kumar, Georgia Institute of Technology

Interpretability and Robustness in Machine Learning: State-of-the-art, Opportunities, and Challenges 
Hima Lakkaraju, Harvard University

Explaining and Testing Black-box Machine Learning
Sameer Singh, University of California, Irvine

Emerging Challenges and Risks of Language-Based AI Systems
Tatsunori Hashimoto, Stanford University

The Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium is sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences. Major support is provided by the Kavli FoundationAdditional funding from the National Academy of Sciences.

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