http://nanosoft.simplenet.com/nanovid.htm: it is now possible to watch videos over the Web of two talks from the Conference. At this site, you can use your computer to watch Ralph Merkle's introduction to the Conference and Richard Smalley's keynote address. There are two versions of each speech: a 28.8 version for modem users and an ISDN version for those with faster connections. Instructions for programs needed to watch the video are available at the above url.
The conference began with a reception the evening of Nov. 5. It was a multidisciplinary meeting on molecular nanotechnology, that is, thorough three-dimensional structural control of materials and devices at the molecular level. Attendees included chemists, materials scientists, physicists, engineers, computer scientists and others interested in learning about the field and participating in its development.
The next conference in this series will be held next year, not in two years as previously. The Sixth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechonology will be held on November 13,14,15, 1998 at the Westin Hotel in Santa Clara, CA. The Tutorial will be on November 12, 1998.
This conference was a meeting of scientists and technologists
working in fields leading toward molecular nanotechnology:
thorough three-dimensional structural control of materials and
devices at the molecular level. The conference covered topics
relevant to the pursuit of molecular control:
supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly
proximal probes (e.g. STM, AFM)
biochemistry and protein engineering
computational chemistry and molecular modeling
computer science (e.g. computational models, system design issues)
natural molecular machines (e.g. flagellar motor)
mechanical engineering (CAD) and robotics
(1996 Nobel Prize for Chemistry)
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