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January 08, 2013

Sign up for the Foresight Technical Conference Jan. 11-13, 2013 with a Nextbigfuture discount

I will be going to the Foresight conference starting this Friday. You can still sign up for the three day event.

You can go to this link to sign up for the Foresight Technical conference and use discount code 2013NBFQ for a $100 discount.

For 2012 Foresight members the rate is $345.

The Foresight Technical conference is in Palo Alto, California
The topic is Illuminating Atomic Precision.

This conference will bring together over thirty of the world’s leading researchers to present reviews and results on a wide range of work relating to atomic and molecularly precise devices and materials, and their fabrication. It will provide a richly heterogeneous mix of speakers and participants to catalyze interdisciplinary dialogue, productive collaboration, and progress towards beneficial atomically precise nanotechnologies.

One of the researchers will be George Church (involved in Synthetic Biology)

I, Brian Wang, will be attending the conference.

There are five main conference themes:

1. Atomic Scale Devices

2. Molecular Machines and Non-equilibrium processes

3. Self-Organizing and Adaptive Systems

4. Commercially Implemented Single Molecule Technologies

5. Computation and Molecular Nanotechnologies



Atomic Scale Devices

John Randall, Chair, CEO, Zyvex Labs
The Emerging Case for Atomically Precise Manufacturing

Ezra Bussmann, Sandia National Laboratory
Atomic-Precision Fabrication of Qubits for an Adiabatic Quantum Computer

Leonhard Grill, Professor of Physical Chemistry
Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society, Germany

Gerhard Klimeck, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
Multi-Million Atom Simulations for Single Atom Transistor Structures

Joseph W. Lyding, Professor Beckman Institute
Silicon-Based Nanofabrication: Progress, Challenges and Technology Spin-Offs

Philip Moriarty, Professor of Physics, University of Nottingham
Mechanical Atom Manipulation: Towards a Matter Compiler?

Neil Sarkar, President, ICSPI Corp.
CMOS-MEMS SPM’s – Microscopic Microscopes for the Masses

Robert A. Wolkow, iCORE Chair Dept. of Physics, University of Alberta, Nanoelectronics A Basis for Ultra Low Power, Ultra Fast All-Silicon Electronics.

Molecular Machines and Non-Equillibriun Processes

J. Fraser Stoddart, Chair, Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Topic to be announced.

Dean Astumian, Professor of Physics, University of Maine
Microscopic Reversibility: The Organizing Principle for Molecular Machines

Ben Feringa, Research Director, Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, Center for Systems Chemistry & Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials
Topic to be announced.

Miguel Garcia-Garibay, Prof. Chemistry and Biochemistry, Univeristy of California, Los Angeles
Amphidynamic Crystals and Artificial Molecular Machines

Josef Michl, Professor of Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder
Arrays of Dipolar Molecular Motors.

Mark A. Ratner, Materials Chemist, Northwestern University
Topic to be announced.

Edie Sevick, Professor, Australian National University College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Entropically Dominated Rotaxanes and Polyrotaxanes

Self Organizing and Adaptive Systems

Lee Cronin, Chair, Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow
Macroscale Control of Nanomolecular Assembly of a 4 nm Molecular Cluster using a Networked Reaction System Array

Neil Champness, Professor of Chemical Nanoscience, School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham
Surface Supramolecular Chemistry: Understanding Self-assembly at the Molecular Level

Bartosz A. Grzybowski, Professor of Chemical Systems Engineering, Director of DoE’s
Non-equilibrium Energy Research Materials
Topic to be announced.

Bruno Pignataro, Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Palermo
Ordered Surface and Thin Film Nanostructures Via Solution Processes by Dynamic Adaptation

Oliver Steinbock, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Nonequilibrium Materials Synthesis: Reactive Interfaces and Macroscopic Structure

Rein Ulijn, Professor and Vice Dean (Sciences), University of Strathclyde in Glasgow
Adaptive Soft Matter through Molecular Networks

Commercially Implemented Single Molecule Technologies

Steve Turner, Chair, Founder and CTO, Pacific Biosciences
The ZMW as a New Window Into Single-Molecule Biophysics

Mark Akeson, Professor of Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz
Nanopore Detectors

George Church, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Regenesis: Bionano

Joseph Puglisi, Professor and Chair, Department of Structural Biology Director, Stanford Magnetic Resonance Laboratory
Deciphering the Molecular Choreography of Translation


Computation and Molecular Nanotechnolgies

Alexander Wissner-Gross, Chair, Institute Fellow, Harvard University Institute for Applied Computational Science Research Affiliate, MIT Media Laboratory
Bringing Computational Programmability to Nanostructured Surfaces
Alan-Aspuru-Guzik, Associate Professor, Harvard University
Topic to be announced.
Art Olson, Chair, The Scripps Research Institute
New Methods of Exploring, Analyzing, and Predicting Molecular Interactions
James Ellenbogen, Chief Scientist MITRE Corp.
Integrated Nanosystems for Ultra-Miniaturized Computers …and More!
Gerhard Klimeck, Prof. Electrical & Computer Engineering, Purdue University
Multi-Million Atom Simulations for Single Atom Transistor Structures
Mythbusting Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms through Science Gateways
Ron Dror, Senior Research Scientis at D. E. Shaw Research
Topic to be announced.
William A. Goddard III, Professor of Chemistry and Applied Physics
Nanoscale Materials, Devices, and Processing Predicted From First Principles

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