Geosciences: Earthquake Prediction

Organizer:

Marcia McNutt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Physics of Earthquake Recurrence

Thomas Heaton, US Geological Survey, Pasadena

Clocks in the Earth

William Ellsworth, US Geological Survey, Menlo Park

Discussion panel:

Thorne Lay, University of California-Santa Cruz Joann Stock, Geological Museum, Harvard University Kerry Sieh, California Institute of Technology Duncan Agnew, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Geosciences: Mass Extinctions

Organizers:

Marcia McNutt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Richard Muller, University of California-Berkeley

The Link Between Large-body Impact on Earth and Biological Mass Extinction

Walter Alvarez, University of California-Berkeley

The Geological Record of Mass Extinctions

Jan Smit, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Astronomical Mechanisms for Multiple Impacts

Piet Hut, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton

Discussion leader:

Alessandro Montanari, University of California-Berkeley

Material Science: Quantum Confined Semiconductors

Organizers:

Robert Cava, AT&T Bell Laboratories Mark Davis, California Institute of Technology

Quantum Wires and Quantum Dots

Kerry J. Vahala, California Institute of Technology

Molecular Particles of Semiconductor Solids

Michael L. Steigerwald, AT&T Bell Laboratories

Atomic Layer Growth of Thin Films

David Rudman, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder

Mathematics: Topology

Organizer:

William Thurston, Princeton University

A Lecture on the Energy of a Knot (or an Unknot)

Michael H. Freedman, University of California-San Diego

Recent Progress in Algebraic Theory

Michael J. Hopkins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Physics: Manipulating Atoms by Laser Atom Trapping and Scanning Tunneling Tips

Organizers:

Sylvia Ceyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Robert Cava, AT&T Bell Laboratories

Nautral Particle Manipulation with Light

Steven Chu, Stanford University

Atomic and Molecular Manipulation with the Scanning Tunneling Microscope

Donald M. Eigler, IBM Almaden Research Center



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