using aircraft and satellite, hydrometeorology using stable isotopes of water and theories of evaporation and rain, and satellite remote sensing of landscape changes and climate sensitivity.

James M. Stone is a professor in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University, with a joint appointment in the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. His research group studies gas dynamics in a wide variety of astrophysical systems, from protostars to clusters of galaxies. As part of this effort, the group develops, tests, and applies numerical algorithms for astrophysical gas dynamics on high-performance computers.

John C. Wooley is associate vice chancellor for research at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), where he is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and in the Department of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine. He is also a research associate professor of biophysics at John Hopkins Medical School, a member of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) Resource for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics, director of NSF’s Biological Sciences Advisory Committee, and a member of the advisory committee for the National Biomedical Computation Resource. Prior to moving to UCSD, Dr. Wooley spent time in government service at NSF, NIH, and DOE. His research focuses on structure-function relationships in protein-nuclei acid complexes and the architecture of chromatin and ribonucleoproteins. He collaborated on the first stages of the Human Genome Project and established the first federal programs in bioinformatics and computational biology. As associate vice chancellor, he is also taking the lead in a variety of biotechnology and computational biology projects, including centers for structural genomics, bioinformatics, cell signaling, biomimetic materials, and computation science/distributed computing. In general, he is creating and facilitating new interdisciplinary research and education efforts that cross traditional interdisciplinary boundaries and new scientific teams from the university and partner institutions.

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