The Ninth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology will be held at the Westin Hotel in Santa Clara, CA 95054. The Conference will begin with a reception the evening of Thursday, November 8, and end Sunday, November 11, 2001. An intensive Tutorial on Foundations of Nanotechnology will be held on November 8.
This 2001 Conference home page will provide the information you will need about the conference and to register for the conference. After the conference is over, this page will provide the permanent archive for the conference.
Rapid advances in our ability to image, manipulate, and probe the properties of matter at the atomic scaletogether with emerging insights into structure, function and self-assembly in biological systemsis bringing to fruition the tremendous promise of nanotechnology first recognized by Richard Feynman over 40 years ago. In the next decade, current research into the science and technology of nanostructures is expected to have a major impact on fields ranging from consumer electronics to space exploration and medicine.
The Foresight Institute's first Conference on Nanotechnology, which pre-dated the National Nanotechnology Initiative by a decade, was the first comprehensive conference on the topic of nanotechology. Foresight sponsored events continue to be the premiere venue for discussing new and innovative multidisciplinary research in nanotechnology. Last year's conference, the 8th in the series, attracted over 400 researchers from academic, government and industrial laboratories world-wide, and included papers from the electronics, medical, computing, and biological communities. Foresight's 9th Conference will continue this level of excellence by providing a forum in which leaders from all disciplines delving into science and technology at the nanoscale can present and discuss their most recent results and ideas.
Over the next few decades, manufacturing is expected to undergo a profound change. Advances in miniaturization will reach the level of individual atoms and products will be designed and built to atomically-precise specifications. This conference is a meeting of scientists and technologists working in fields leading toward molecular nanotechnology: thorough three-dimensional structural control of materials and devices at the molecular level. The conference will cover topics relevant to the pursuit of molecular control, drawing from fields such as:
There will be oral presentations and a poster session during the conference. The poster session will be held on Friday afternoon. On Saturday there will be additional time for viewing and discussion of the posters. All those who wish either to speak or to present a poster must submit an abstract. Abstracts are due July 15, 2001. The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words including references and footnotes. Each submitted abstract may include only one graphic in jpg or gif format. The size should be no larger than 250 x 250 pixels (will be displayed at 72 dpi). Abstracts not in the appropriate format will be returned without being considered.
All accepted abstracts will be permanently available on the WWW at www.foresight.org or the author's server.
Poster session: Poster size for the poster session is 4 feet x 4 feet [122 cm x 122 cm]
Authors of abstracts accepted for either talks or for poster presentation may submit optional full papers based upon their abstracts to be permanently archived on the Conference Web site. In contrast to previous years, there will be no journal issue devoted specifically to papers presented at the Conference.
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