This page now serves as an archive for the 1999 conference.
The Seventh 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, October 14, and end Sunday, October 17, 1999. An intensive Tutorial on Foundations of Nanotechnology will be held on October 14.
This 1999 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 1998 conference (Nov. 12-15, 1998) provides an example of the activities and purposes of the Foresight conference series.
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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:
Abstracts Text-only abstracts due by June 16, 2000.
Acceptance notices early August 2001
Full papers (optional) due before 3 November 2000
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. For those who wish to submit papers, abstracts are due June 16, 2000. 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.
Late Abstracts will be considered on a case by case basis.
All accepted abstracts and papers will be permanently available on the WWW at www.foresight.org or the author’s server.
Authors of abstracts accepted for either talks or for poster presentation are encouraged, but not required, to submit full papers based upon their abstracts. Full papers may be submitted to Foresight to be permanently archived on the Conference Web site. They may also be submitted to the journal Nanotechnology to be peer reviewed for inclusion in a special issue devoted to papers presented at the Conference. In the case of papers submitted both to the Conference Web site and to journal, the version of the paper published on the Web site will be considered a draft of the final version to be published by the journal. Papers to be both archived on the Web site and submitted to the journal must be submitted separately to Foresight and to the journal, as detailed below.
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.
JEOL Inc. is the Japan-based maker of electron microscopes, mass spectrometers, and other precision electronic equipment.
John Polanyi, University of Toronto, Nobel Laureate Chemistry
Donald W. Brenner, North Carolina State Univ.
Kyeongjae Cho, Stanford Univ.
Shashi P. Karna, Air Force Research Lab.
M. Reza Ghadiri, Scripps Research Institute
1998 Feynman Prize Winner – Experimental
James K. Gimzewski, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
1997 Feynman Prize Winner – Experimental
William A. Goddard III, Caltech
Jan H. Hoh, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Ralph C. Merkle, Zyvex
1998 Feynman Prize Winner – Theoretical
Nadrian C. Seeman, New York University
1995 Feynman Prize Winner
Richard E. Smalley, Rice University
1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Deepak Srivastava, NASA Ames, MRJ
1997 Feynman Prize Winner – Theoretical
George M. Whitesides, Harvard University
The Tutorial Chair for the Seventh Conference is Dr. Donald W. Brenner, Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University. Information on topics, instructors, and registration.