Al Globus and Deepak Srivastava
MRJ Technology Solutions, Inc. at NASA Ames Research Center
The Sixth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology will be held at the Westin Hotel in Santa Clara, CA. The Conference will begin with a reception the evening of Thursday, November 12, and end Sunday, November 15, 1998. An intensive Tutorial on Critical Enabling Technologies for Nanotechnology will be held on November 12.
This 1998 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.
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The 1997 conference (Nov. 6-8, 1997) provides an example of the activities and purposes of the Foresight conference series.
Download the Conference brochure in PDF format. Requires ACROBAT READER by ADOBE.
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 including:
The National Science Foundation, which recently announced an initiative in nanotechnology, is sponsoring a forum in conjunction with the Sixth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology: “From Scientific Discovery to the Nanotechnology of Tomorrow“.
Send extended abstracts (1-4 pages plus figures) to all three of the following addresses: [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected]
Extended abstracts 21 July 1998
Acceptance notices early August 1998
Full papers 15 October 1998
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Image formats JPEG, GIF
Video format MPEG
Authors are encouraged to include the data where practical. All accepted abstracts and papers will be permanently available on the WWW at www.foresight.org or the author’s server.
Founded in 1982 by four idealistic young pioneers with a shared vision of decentralized, heterogenous computing systems, Sun Microsystems, Inc. has emerged as a global Fortune 500 leader in enterprise network computing, with over $8 billion in revenues and operations in 150 countries.
Zyvex is the first research and development company focused on developing an assembler for molecular nanotechnology. Started in April 1997, and headquartered in Richardson Texas, the company has hired its initial researchers and is building a lab capable of the task it has set itself. In spite of being a small company, with less than $20M in funding, Zyvex plans to achieve its goal in less than 10 years.
AMP Incorporated (NYSE: AMP) is the world leader in the design and manufacture of electrical and electronic connectors and interconnection systems. Headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, AMP has 45,000 employees in 50 countries in Europe, Asia/Pacific and the Americas and serves customers in these industries: automotive, aerospace, computer networking, power and utilities, telecommunications, industrial and consumer goods. AMP had sales of $5.47 billion in 1996.
Ford Motor Company is the world’s second largest maker of autos and trucks, with other interests including plastics and electronics.
JEOL Inc. is the Japan-based maker of electron microscopes, mass spectrometers, and other precision electronic equipment.
Argonne National Laboratories
Caltech Materials and Process Simulation Center
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory NERSC
The MITRE Corporation
NASA Ames Numerical Aerospace Simulation Systems Division
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Rice Univ. Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
USC Molecular Robotics Lab
Washington Univ Lab. for the Study of Novel Carbon Materials
Professor Steven Chu (keynote)
(1997 Nobel Prize for Physics)
Department of Physics
“The manipulation of atoms and bio-molecules by laser light”
Professor Steven M. Block
Department of Molecular Biology
“Using Optical Tweezers to Study Biological Motors”
Professor Cees Dekker
Department of Applied Physics and DIMES
Delft University of Technology
“Carbon nanotubes as molecular quantum wires”
Professor M. Reza Ghadiri
Scripps Research Institute
“Molecular Self-Assembly, Self-Organization,
Dr. Sumio Iijima
NEC Corporation, Japan
“Growth of curved graphenes”
Professor Mark Reed
“Molecular Scale Electronic Devices and Systems”
William A. Goddard III
Materials and Process Simulation Center
California Institute of Technology
The Tutorial Chair for the Sixth Conference is Dr. Jan H. Hoh, Department of Physiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Additional information about the Tutorial on Molecular Nanotechnology. Registration information.