Developing a technology that
lets us inexpensively arrange atoms the way we want is
likely to be hard and take some time: the primary focus
of the field has shifted to how we go about doing this.
The hope is that the panel will reflect the diverse
approaches towards this common objective, and illuminate
their relative strengths as well as the opportunities for
hybrid methods. And that the panelists and the audience
will enjoy themselves hugely, and everyone will come away
with a better understanding of what needs to be done!
Following introductory remarks by Al, each panelist will
have five minutes for an opening statement. We'll then
throw the panel open for questions from the audience (and
from the panelists).