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Sixth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology
November 13-15, 1998 at the Westin Hotel in Silicon Valley, California

This update gives details on:
* Abstracts due June 30
* Annual Feynman Prize nominations due August 28
* Invited Speakers, including 1997 Nobel laureate Steven Chu
* National Science Foundation Forum: "From Scientific Discovery
to the Nanotechnology of Tomorrow" held in conjunction with conference

*****CALL FOR ABSTRACTS-DUE 30 JUNE ***********

Submission information:
Extended abstracts 30 June 1998
Acceptance notices early August 1998
Full papers 15 October 1998
Text format HTML
Image formats JPEG and GIF
Video format MPEG

Send extended abstracts (1-4 pages plus figures) to,, and
Authors are encouraged to include the data where relevant and practical.
All accepted abstracts and papers will be permanently archived on the
conference's or author's web server.


Awarded to researchers most advancing the Theoretical and Experimental
development of molecular nanotechnology. An award of $5000 will be given in
each category to the top submission by an individual or team, as selected
by the Feynman Prize Committee. Details are available at

Last year's winners were James Gimzewski,, from IBM Zurich, for
experimental work, and Charles Bauschlicher, et. al, from NASA Ames
Research Center for theoretical work. See for details on last year's

The Annual Feynman Prizes are distinct from the $250,000 Feynman Grand
Prize. Details on the Grand Prize are available at


Prof. Steven Chu, Stanford University
1997 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics
"Manipulation of Atoms and Bio-molecules by Laser Light"

Prof. Steven M. Block, Princeton University
"Using Optical Tweezers to Study Biological Motors"

Prof. M. Reza Ghadiri, The Scripps Research Institute
"Molecular Self-Assembly, Self-Organization, & Self-Replication"

Dr. Sumio Iijima, NEC Corporation, R&D
"Growth of Curved Graphenes"

Prof. Mark Reed, Yale University
"Molecular Scale Electronic Devices and Systems"

An intensive Tutorial on Critical Enabling Technologies for
Nanotechnology will be held on November 12, chaired by Jan Hoh
of Johns Hopkins University.

******NSF FORUM******

A National Science Foundation-sponsored forum will be held in conjunction
with the 1998 Sixth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology on Friday
afternoon, November 13, 1998. The forum, entitled "From Scientific Discovery
to the Nanotechnology of Tomorrow", will be moderated by Prof. M.C. Roco,
NSF Chair of the Interagency Nanotechnology Group. The forum is open to
all Foresight Conference attendees at no additional cost.

NSF Forum speakers include:

Dr. Herb Goronkin, Director of Research, Motorola
"From Discoveries to Novel Nanodevices"

Prof. Joseph Ballyntyne, Director of the National Nanofabrication Users
Network, Cornell University "Nanoscience Research at the Cornell
Nanofabrication Facility and its Technological Relevance"

Dr. M. Meyyappan, NASA Ames & Dr. Carl Kukkonen, "JPL Nanotechnology at NASA"

Prof. Hiroshi Komiyama, University of Tokyo
"Dynamic Behavior of Nanoparticles in the Initial Stage of Sputtering"

Dr. James S. Murday, Naval Research Laboratory
"Nanostructures from Science to Technology: Three DOD Case Studies"

Prof. Ilhan A. Aksay, Princeton University
"Nano and Microscale Patterning of Organic/Inorganic Functional Composites"

Dr. Robert Tampe, Max-Planck-Institute for Biochemistry
"Self-Assembly & Protein-Engineering Molecular Organization of Biomolecules
in Two-Dimensions"

Topics Covered by Conference:

The conference is a meeting of scientists and technologists working in fields
leading toward molecular nanotechnology: thorough three-dimensional
control of materials and devices at the molecular level. The conference
will cover
topics relevant to the pursuit of molecular control including:

molecular electronics
biochemical molecular engineering
scanning probe microscopy
supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly
materials science
natural molecular machines
artificial molecular machines
artificial self replicating systems
computational chemistry and molecular modeling
computer science
mechanical engineering and robotics applications
relevant chemical systems (fullerenes, diamond, biomolecules, etc.)

Conference special issue:
As in previous years, a conference special issue is expected to be
published by the Institute of Physics journal Nanotechnology.

Conference Co-chairs: Al Globus and Deepak Srivastava,
MRJ Technology Solutions, Inc. at NASA Ames Research Center

The conference is sponsored by the Foresight Institute
and Institute for Molecular Manufacturing

Caltech Materials and Process Simulation Center
Institute for Molecular Manufacturing
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory NERSC
NASA Ames Numerical Aerospace Simulation Systems Division
Rice Univ. Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Washington Univ Lab. for the Study of Novel Carbon Materials

See for additional details,
including complete information on the previous meeting in this series:

Corporate Sponsors and Exhibitors at Foresight Institute Conferences
include: AMP, Apple Computer, ARCO, Autodesk, Beckman Instruments, CaChe
Scientific, Cambridge Scientific, Digital Equipment Corporation,
Digital Instruments, Ford Motor Company, JEOL, Institute of Physics
Publishing, Loral Systems Manufacturing Company, Mitsubishi, Molecular
Manufacturing Enterprises Inc., Molecular Simulations Inc., Niehaus Ryan
Haller Public Relations Inc., Park Scientific, Tripos Associates,
Schrodinger, Inc., Silicon Graphics, Inc., Sun Microsystems, TopoMetrix,
Xerox, Zyvex

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