Artificial Photosynthesis – Solar Energy Conversion into Chemicals

Planning Group Members: Sarah King, University of Chicago, Akinobu Nakada, Kyoto University and Anna Schenk, University of Bayreuth
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Gabriela Schlau-Cohen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
SPEAKERS: Johanna Eichhorn, Technical University of Munich
Takashi Hisatomi, Shinshu University

Conceptions of Place and Space: The Politics and Social Dynamics of Contemporary Place-making and Spatial Negotiation

Planning Group Members: Nicholas Laluk, University of California, Berkeley, Kojiro Sho, Kyushu University and Sandra Kurfürst, University of Cologne
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Naomi Shimpo, University of Hyogo
SPEAKERS: Vanessa Watts, McMaster University
Noa K. Ha, German Centre for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM), Berlin

Evolution of Life on Earth – Where do we come from?

Planning Group Members: Falk Butter, Friedrich Loeffler Institute, Monica Munoz-Torres, University of Colorado, Asuka INOUE, University of Tokyo
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Kosuke Fujishima, Tokyo Institute of Technology
SPEAKERS: Katrina Twing, Weber State University
Hannes Mutschler, TU Dortmund University

Foundation Models

Planning Group Members: Simina Branzei, Purdue University, Sebastian Fudickar, University of Lübeck and Taiji Suzuki, The University of Tokyo
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: US Introductory Speaker – to be confirmed
SPEAKERS: Oliver Eberle, Technical University Berlin
Mariko Isogawa, Keio University

Nuclear fusion – The future of clean energy?

Planning Group Members: Matthew Comstock, Michigan State University, Benedikt Friess, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research and Yuichiro Sekiguchi, Toho University
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Athina Kappatou, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching
SPEAKERS: Daniel Casey, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Gen Motojima, The National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS)

Points of no return? Ice-Ocean-Land interactions in the past and future Earth system

Planning Group Members: Falko Judt, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Kira Rehfeld, University of Tuebingen and Yoshihiro Nakayama, Hokkaido University
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Marie-Luise Kapsch, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg
SPEAKERS: Pedro DiNezio, University of Colorado
Haruka Takagi, Chiba University

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