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1997 Foresight Conference

Tutorial on Critical Enabling Technologies for Nanotechnology

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997, Hyatt Hotel, Palo Alto, California

The last few years have seen rapid technological advances in atomic scale manipulation of complex materials systems. The ability of a variety of computational tools to simulate energetic, dynamic and electronic properties of atomic systems has also increased considerably. This tutorial will provide an introduction and overview of four relevant fields, as well as a consideration of how the advances in each will address the challenges raised by the design of any molecular manufacturing system. Those with science, engineering or software backgrounds are invited to participate and begin preparing for careers in molecular nanotechnology.

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Schedule: Wednesday, Nov. 5

(Schedule Revised October 28, 1997)

8:00 - 8:45 AM Registration
Bagels and Coffee
9:00 - 9:15 AMRalph Merkle
Xerox PARC
9:15 - 10:30 AMJames Gimzewski
IBM Zurich
Scanning Probe Microscopies
10:30 -11:00 AM Break
11:00 -12:15 PMDonald W. Brenner
North Carolina State University
Analytic Potentials and Molecular Dynamics
12:15 - 1:45 PM Lunch (provided)
1:45 - 3:00 PMCharles W. Bauschlicher, Jr.
Quantum Chemical Computations
3:00 - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 - 4:45 PMM. Reza Ghadiri
The Scripps Research Institute
Self-assembly and Replication
in Biomolecular Systems
4:45 PMDeepak Srivastava


James Gimzewski is a Senior Research Scientist and Project Manager at IBM Research Division in Zurich. He is well known for his numerous recent achievements in STM tip assisted atomic manipulation on solid surfaces.

Donald W. Brenner is Professor of Materials Engineering at North Carolina State University. He is well known for formulating reactive many-body hydrocarbon potential for diamondoid and fullerene based materials, and doing large scale molecular dynamics simulations for many interesting problems in chemistry, physics and materials science.

Charles W. Bauschlicher, Jr. is Senior Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center. He is an expert in using all kinds of quantum chemical approaches to tackle technologically significant physical and chemical problems.

M. Reza Ghadiri is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Biology at the Scripps Research Institute. He has used techniques from synthetic chemistry, recombinant DNA technology and Materials Science to develop novel methods to assemble and study artificial proteins, molecular receptors, peptide architectures, and self-replicating molecular systems.


The fee for the tutorial is $395.00 (early registration: by August 31) or $495.00 (regular registration). The registration fee includes Wednesday luncheon. There may be some space limitation, so early registration is recommended. Contact the Conference Office (415-917-1122, or Deepak Srivastava (415-604-3486, for any additional information.

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