Day 2: "New Windows to Discovery--Exploring Possibilities for Innovative Technologies" (Zellerbach Auditorium)
What new technologies can emerge from advances in pursuing the frontier of quantum knowledge?
- How will quantum information technologies be realized? Will new technologies
based on innovative breakthroughs in QM create a new scientific/technological
- Will major advances in physics emerge from breakthroughs in understanding
how living systems--from DNA to cells to brains--work?
- What new, powerful technologies (such as those that may be broadly analogous
to the laser) are waiting to be discovered?
- Special plenary lecture:
Peter Galison: "Innovations and Inventions"
- Young Scholars Competition Finalist Presentations:
YSC Chair Introduction: Owen Gingerich
Opening Address: Mike Lazaridis (invited)
- Three parallel sessions organized by topical areas, six paper presentations
Inventions Based on New Scientific Knowledge
SPECIAL EVENING PUBLIC LECTURE:
- New Technologies--Nano- and Femtosecond Technology, Artificial
Theodor Hänsch: "Major Advances in Ultra-Precision Measurements"
Ahmed Zewail: "New Experimental Tools Based on Recent Advances in Physics"
Steven Chu: " Interdisciplinary Innovations"
Wolfgang Ketterle: "New Developments in the Quantum World"
- Panel Discussion: New Windows to Discovery--Exploring Possibilities
for Innovative Technologies
Chair: Marvin Cohen
Panelists: Nicolaas Bloembergen, Donald Glaser, Roy Glauber, Douglas Osheroff,
- Experimental Astrophysics and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Reinhard Genzel: "Frontiers of Astrophysics"
Antoine Labeyrie (invited): "Astrophysical Interferometry"
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