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1997 Foresight Conference

Speaker Schedule

Preliminary Schedule as of October 31, 1997

Note: Conference starts 15 minutes earlier than previously planned

(Please pick up the printed schedule at the conference, and
listen for schedule changes that might be announced Thursday morning)

| Wednesday, Nov. 5 | Thursday, Nov. 6 | Friday, Nov. 7 | Saturday, Nov. 8 |

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Welcoming Reception: 8:00-10:00 PM

Thursday, Nov. 6

8:45-9:00 AM R. C. Merkle "Welcoming Remarks"
9:00-9:45 AM Richard E. Smalley "Bucky Balls and Tubes:
Fullerene Pieces of a Future Nanotechnology"
9:45-10:15 AM Break
10:15-11:00 AM D.W. Brenner "Virtual Design and Analysis of
Nanometer-Scale Sensor and Device Components"
11:00-11:30 A. Globus "Fullerene Nanotechnology"
11:30-12:00 PM Feynman Prizes Awarded
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-2:15 PM M. R. Ghadiri "Self-Reproducing Molecular Systems"
2:15-3:00 PM J.K. Gimzewski "Visualization, Manipulation, and Verification of
Molecular Mechanical Operations on Individual Molecules"
3:00-3:30 PM Break (set up for panel session)
3:30-4:00 PM K. E. Drexler "Design of Diamondoid Nanomachines"
4:00-5:00 PM Panel Session: "How?"
5:00-8:00 PM Posters and Beer (doors close at 10:00 PM)
8:45 PM New Tools for Critical Discussion on the Web

Friday, Nov. 7

Track 1

Track 2

9:00-9:45 AM R. C. Merkle "Intermediate and long term objectives in nanotechnology"

9:45-10:30 AM W. A. Goddard "Computational Approaches to Nanotechnology"

10:30-11:00 AM Break
11:00-11:45 AM N. C. Seeman "DNA Nanotechnology"

11:45-12:30 PM P. Avouris "Atomic and Nanometer-Scale Manipulation of Materials Using Proximal Probes"

12:30-2:00 PM Lunch
2:00-2:45 PM D. Srivastava "Simulations of Carbon Nanotubes in Strength Characterization, Molecular Electronic Components and Molecular Motors"
2:45-3:30 PM J. M. Tour "Molecular Scale Electronics: Syntheses and Testing"

3:30-4:00 PM Break
4:00-4:45 PM R. S. Ruoff "Prospects for Nanofibers and Nanotubes"

4:45-5:15 PM M.J. Heller "A DNA Based Nanofabrication Technology for Electronic and Photonic Devices and Applications"
9:00-9:30 AM J.C. Ellenbogen "Technologies and Designs for Nanometer-Scale Electronic Computers: A Review and Prospectus"
9:30-10:00 AM J.M. Michelsen "Progress Towards Assembler Construction at Zyvex"
10:00-10:30 AM N. Jacobstein "R&D Targets and Regulatory Risks in Molecular Manufacturing"
10:30-11:00 AM Break
11:00-11:30 J.A. Darsey, B.K. Rao, B.G. Sumpter, and D.W. Noid "Molecular Dynamics and Ab Initio SCF-MO Modeling of Nanogenerator and Nanologic Circuit Molecules"
11:30-12:00 M.P. Frank "Ultimate Theoretical Models of Nanocomputers"
12:00-12:30 PM U.J. Quaade "Single atom switch on silicon: results and prospects"
12:30-2:00 PM Lunch
2:00-2:30 PM C. Levit "Virtual Mechanosynthesis"
2:30-3:00 PM R. Stevens "Using Immersive Virtual Reality for Visualizing and Modeling of Molecular Nanosystems"
3:00-3:30 PM J.S. Hall "Agoric/Genetic Methods in Stochastic Design"
3:30-4:00 PM Break
4:00-4:30 AM T. Cagin "Molecular Mechanics and Molecular Dynamics Analysis of Drexler-Merkle Gears and Neon Pump"
4:30-5:00 PM T. C. Sienko "Present Status of Japanese Nanotechnology Efforts"

Saturday, Nov. 8

Track 1

Track 2

9:00-9:30 AMR. Jaffe "Visualization of the reactivity of the diamond (100) surface"
9:30-10:00 AM G. Leach "Positional stability of some diamondoid and graphitic nanomechanical structures: A molecular dynamics study"
10:00-10:30 AM S.P. Walch "Theoretical studies of reactions on diamond surfaces"
10:30-11:00 AM Break
11:00-11:30 AM B. I. Yakobson "Nano- and intra-molecular mechanics of carbon nanotubes"
11:30-12:00 M. Menon "Carbon Nanotubes and Molecular Electronic Devices"
12:00-12:30 PM J. Han "Design and Study of Carbon Nanotube Electronic Devices" and "The Molecular Dynamics of Carbon Nanotube Gears in He and Ne Atomspheres"
12:30-2:00 PM Lunch (1998 Planning session)
2:00-2:30 PM S. Barnard "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Elastomechanical Response Studies of Single and Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes"
2:30-3:00 PM P.G. Collins "Nanoscale Electronic Devices on Carbon Nanotubes"
3:00-3:30 PM G. Gao "Energetics, Structure, Mechanical and Vibrational Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers"
3:30-4:00 PM Break
4:00-4:30 PM S. B. Sinnott "Engineering of Nanometer-Scale Structures from Carbon Nanotubules"

4:30-5:00 PM J.D. Schall "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Carbon Nanotubule Bending and the affect on Electrical Properties"
5:00-5:30 PM N. Franklin "Fullerene Based SPM Tips"
9:00-9:30 AM R. Brent "Intracellular protein technology"

9:30-10:00 AM C. Nicolini "Light-Addressable Transducer Bacteriorhodopsin Based"

10:00-10:30 AM T.E. Schaffer "Atomic Force Microscopes for the Study of Protein Motion"
10:30-11:00 AM Break
11:00-11:30 AM G.M. Fahy "Cryopreservation of Large Biological Systems"


12:00-12:30 PM J.A. Wendel and S.S. Smith "Uracil as an Alternative to 5-Fluorocytosine in Addressable Protein Targeting"

12:30-2:00 PM Lunch (1998 Planning session)
2:00-2:30 PM S.L. Gillett "Notes on a Molecular Nanotechnology of Silicates"

2:30-3:00 PM D.W. Noid "On the importance of quantum mechanics for nanotechnology"

3:00-3:30 PM T. Yamada "Doping Scheme of Semiconducting Atomic Chain"
3:30-4:00 PM Break
4:00-4:30 PM D. Chen "Probing periodic properties of 'artificial elements' assembled in a quantum wedge with a low temperature scanning tunneling microscope"
4:30-5:00 PM C.L. Claypool "The Source of Image Contrast in STM Images of Functionalized Alkanes on Graphite: A Systematic Functional Group Approach"
5:00-5:30 PM K. Miki "Atomically perfect bismuth wires"

5:30-5:45 PMClosing Remarks—A. Globus and R. Merkle

Saturday, Nov. 8: Park Scientific Field Trips
10:30 AM and 1:30 PM

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