Dr. Sumio Iijima (2002 Benjamin Franklin Medal of Physics); The
Advancing Frontier of Carbon Nanotubes or Carbon Nanotubes and
Beyond. Auditorium LRSM, Wednesday, April 24, 8:30 a.m.-3:30
p.m. Chaired by Dr. Elias Burstein, Mary Amanda Wood Professor
of Physics Emeritus, the program includes Dr. Iijima, whose talk
will be introduced by Nobel Laureate Leo Esaki, Marvin L. Cohen,
of UC Berkeley; John E. Fischer, Materials Science; and Millie
S. Dresselhaus, MIT.
Iijima, professor of materials science and engineering at Meijo
University, is being honored "For the discovery and elucidation
of the atomic structure and helical character of multi-wall and
single-wall carbon nanotubes, which have had an enormous impact
on the rapidly growing condensed matter and materials science
field of nanoscale science and electronics."
respond with your plans to attend to Kathy Kramer at Kramer@lrsm.upenn.edu.
Dr. Lucy Suchman (2002 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and
Cognitive Science); Refiguring Sociomaterial Relations at the
Interface. University of Pennsylvania Museum Academic Wing,
Room 345, Wednesday, April 24, 10 a.m.-noon. Chaired by Dr. Gregory
P. Urban, Department of Anthropology.
Suchman, professor of sociology at Cartmel College at Lancaster
University in the United Kingdom, is being honored " For
her fundamental contributions to ethnographic analysis, conversational
analysis and Participatory Design techniques for the development
of interactive computer systems. Her techniques for system development
have created a paradigm change in the way interactive systems
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Dr. Mary Dell Chilton (2002 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science);
Agrobacterium and the Molecular Basis of Crop Improvement.
10 Leidy Labs, Wednesday, April 24, 1-4 p.m. Chaired by Dr. Andrew
N. Binns, Carolyn Hoff Lynch Professor and Chair, Department of
Biology, the program includes Dr. Chilton along with Dr. Paul
J. J. Hooykaas, Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences Clusius
Laboratory, University of Leiden; and Dr. Ingo Potrykus, Swiss
Federaal Institute of Technology.
Chilton of Syngenta Biotechnolgy is being honored "For her
key discoveries and wide ranging contributions in the development
of the Agrobacterium tumefaciens Ti plasmid as a major vector
system for plant genetic engineering."
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Dr. John W. Cahn (2002 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in
Science) and Dr. Alexandra Navrotsky (2002 Benjamin Franklin Medal
in Earth Science). Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium, Thursday,
April 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Chaired by Dr. Takeshi Egami, Professor
and Chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the
program includes Drs. Cahn and Navrotsky along with Dr. W. Craig
Carter, MIT; Dr. Juraj Mazlan, University of California, Davis;
Dr. Russel J. Composto, Materials Science and Engineering; and
Dr. Peter Davies, Director, Institute for Medicine and Engineering
Cahn of the National Institute of Standards and Technology is
being honored " For profound contributions to the understanding
of the thermodynamics and kinetics of phase transformations. His
lifelong dedication to understanding materials has inspired generations
of scientists and engineers to develop new materials based on
his groundbreaking theories."
Navrotsky of the University of California at Davis is being honored
"For her wide spectrum of accomplishments in crystal chemistry
that have importantly contributed to the fields of bonding energies,
ceramics and materials research, chemical equilibria, geology,
mantle petrology and thermodynamics. For example, her findings
have established, convincingly, the identity of materials at hundreds
of kilometers of depth in the Earth that otherwise are inaccessible
to direct observation."
respond with your plans to attend to Pat Overend at
firstname.lastname@example.org. For complete information
about this seminar see www.seas.upenn.edu/mse/bower_franklin_02.html.