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Date:3/17/2010

iversity), Yi Cui (Stanford University), and Qi-Kun Xue (Tsinghua University), all from session B2; and Laurens Molenkamp (University of Wurzburg), a speaker from the tutorial session on Sunday. Many other fine talks will be presented on this topic at the meeting (sessions A2 and B2 are invited sessions; contributed sessions include D35, D42, H15, H16, H33, H40, J24, Q38, T35).

Monday, March 15th, 10:00 a.m.

THE PHYSICS OF GLOBAL CATASTROPHES AND COUNTERMEASURES (Session B8)

In the last book of the New Testament, four horsemen appear whose presence signals apocalypse and whose characters are widely interpreted as allegories for catastrophic human ills -- such as pestilence, war, famine, and death. In session B8, "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Redux," a panel of distinguished scientists will revisit these ancient themes from the modern perspective of network analysis. "The purpose of the session," says chair John W. Clark of Washington University in St. Louis, "will be to communicate what advances in our understanding of the topology and dynamics of complex networks have taught us that may help the world in coping with potential global catastrophes, including pandemics, terrorism/nuclear holocaust, economic collapse, and environmental doom."

SPEAKERS: Mark Newman (University of Michigan), Alessandro Vespignani (Indiana University), Kathleen Carley (Carnegie Mellon University), Jonathan Katz (Washington University in St. Louis), and H. Eugene Stanley (Boston University).

Session B8: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/MAR10/SessionIndex2/?SessionEventID=125693

Monday, March 15th, 11:15 a.m.

SILICON PHOTONICS: INTEGRATING OPTICS AND ELECTRONICS (Session A5)

For the last half century, silicon-based microelectronics has been the engine that drove the modern information revolution. The $100 billion silicon industry that produc
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