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April 2005

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Thursday, April 28

 

APS on-line membership directory

Nora Monroe and Nanette Holben

 

Admission of New Members

 

Symposium: Discovery And Invention In Contemporary Chemistry

Introduction

Frank H.T. Rhodes, Vice President, in the Chair

 

Moderator's Remarks

Jerrold Meinwald

 

Using Deadly Cone Snails to Understand Nervous Systems

Baldomero (Toto) Olivera

Distinguished Professor of Biology

University of Utah

 

Nano Toys and Nano Art: How Fun and Beauty Inspire Chemical Creativity

Fraser Stoddart

Fred Kavli Chair in Nanosystems Sciences

University of California at Los Angeles

 

Discovery of New Compounds in Nature

Jon Clardy

Professor, Harvard Medical School

 

Inventing Complexity From Molecules to Bubbles

George M. Whitesides

Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor

Harvard University

 

Panel Discussion

Jerrold Meinwald

 

 


Friday, April 29

 

Induction of New Members

 

20th and 21st Century Climate Change

Warren M. Washington

Senior Scientist

The National Center for Atmospheric Research

 

Earthquake Prediction: A Gambler's Game

Thomas H. Jordan

University Professor and Director of the Southern California Earthquake Center

University of Southern California

 

Marvels of Bacterial Behavior

Howard C. Berg

Herchel Smith Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Harvard University

 

Treasure Revealed: 260 Years of Collecting at The American Philosophical Society

Sue Ann Prince

Director, Museum Exhibitions & Collections

The American Philosophical Society

 

Induction of New Members

 

Found in Translation: Travels Between Languages

Michael Wood

Professor of English

Princeton University

 

Mark Twain's Humor - With Examples

Robert Middlekauff

Preston Hotchkiss Professor of American History, Emeritus Department of History

University of California at Berkeley

 

Identity and the Violence of Illusion

Amartya Sen

Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy

Harvard University

 

 


Saturday, April 30

 

Induction of New Members

 

Newtonianism for Ladies: Science in the Mirror of Enlightenment Society

Paula Findlen

Ubaldo Pierotti Professor of Italian History

Stanford University

 

Life in Common and Russian Ideas About Freedom

Caroline Humphrey

Professor of Asian Anthropology

Cambridge University

 

Atomic Weapons (November 16, 1945)

J. Robert Oppenheimer

California Institute of Technology

 

Living with Nuclear Weapons: Fifty Years and Counting

Richard L. Garwin

IBM Fellow Emeritus

T.J. Watson Research Center