Contemporary Materials Science: How Can Molecular Machines Help?

An interactive competition co-chaired by Prof. Fraser Stoddart and Dr. Melissa Dumartin, Northwestern Univ. A multidisciplinary group of specialists in target technical areas collaborated with those tackling the challenges of atomically-precise 3D structures and molecular machines to heal the Earth’s environment, revolutionize medical care for human healthspan and longevity, and develop materials with unprecedented properties and functions including sensing, computation, and actuation..

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2019 Atomic Precision for Healing the Planet

An interactive competition co-chaired by Tom Chi (Co-Founder, Google X),  and William Goddard (Charles and Mary Ferkel Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science, and Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology).

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2018 Atomic Precision for Healthspan & Longevity 

Specialists in research areas related to increasing human longevity will collaborate with those tackling the challenges of atomically-precise 3D structures and molecular machines, including construction molecular biology, computational chemistry, and engineering.

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2018 Integrated Molecular Machines

Specialists in target applications collaborated with those tackling the challenges of atomically-precise 3D structures and molecular machines, including construction pathways using chemistry, applied physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and engineering.

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2017 Atomic Precision for Healthspan & Longevity

A multidisciplinary group of specialists in healthspan and longevity research will collaborate with those tackling the challenges of atomically-precise 3D structures and molecular machines, including construction pathways using chemistry, applied physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and engineering.

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AI for Atomic Precision: Design Software for Molecular Machines

This two-day, fast-paced interactive workshop in Silicon Valley is targeted at generating new insights, new projects, and especially new funding for the goal of applying advanced computer science to the challenges of atomic precision.

 

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2017 Artificial Intelligence for Scientific Progress

This fast-paced interactive competition is targeted at exploring new research projects that apply advanced computer science to the most pressing challenges in scientific research.  

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Breakthrough Technologies for Energy

During this invitational meeting wide-ranging thinkers explore future research directions, form new multi-disciplinary teams, and speed atomically-precise advances relating to energy generation, transmission, and use reduction. 

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2016 Atomic Precision for Medicine

This meeting focuses on long-term prospects for revolutionary advances in medical applications based on improved precision in the control of matter, and speeding up research into that direction. 

 

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Directed and Programmable Matter for Energy

A private technical meeting focused on long-term prospects for revolutionary advances in energy storage, transmission, and generation based on improved precision in our control of matter.

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Illumniating Atomic Precision

The conference brings together many of the world’s leading researchers to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue, productive research collaboration and technical progress towards beneficial nanotechnologies. Speakers include George Church, Dean Astumian, Art Olson, Gerhard Klimeck, William Goddard, Larry Millstein, Joseph Puglisi, Alex Wissner-Gross, John Randall, Leonhard Grill.

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Synergy of Molecular Manufacturing and Artificial Intelligence

This conference focuses on the potential exponential takeoff of rapidly-developing technologies. Speakers included J. Storrs Hall, Ralph Merkle, Michael Anissimov, Paul Saffo, Salim Ismail, Brad Templeton, Monica Anderson, and many others.

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