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).
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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