3. Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science Symposium

Irvine, United States of America

This year‘s Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science Symposium brings together approx. 72 outstanding young researchers of various disciplines of natural sciences and social sciences from universities and other research institutions of the three countries to introduce their areas of research and technical work. They exchange ideas across disciplinary and methodological boundaries, build cross-disciplinary networks, and take the opportunity to work on future international collaborations.

The Japanese-American-German symposia series is a joint undertaking of the National Academy of Sciences, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

List of Sessions

Algorithms for Fairness in the Real World

Planning Group Members: Shohei Nobuhara & Wesley Pegden & Michael Tangermann
Introductory Speaker: tbd
Speakers: Robert Bredereck, Clausthal University of Technology
Ayumi Igarashi, National Institute of Informatics

Ethnocentrism in Science: What are We Missing and Why?

Planning Group Members: Sarah E. Cowie & Jun Goto & Nadine Schoeneck-Voss
Introductory Speaker: Magdalena Nowicka, Humboldt University Berlin
Speakers: Ora Marek-Martinez, Native American Cultural Center
Chikako Mori, Doshisha University

Origin of Elements

Planning Group Members: Anna Grassellino & Yoshifumi Nakata & Ursula Wurstbauer
Introductory Speaker: Camilla Juul Hansen, Goethe University Frankfurt
Speakers: Yoni Kahn, University of Illinois
Yuichiro Sekiguchi, Toho University

Slow Earthquakes

Planning Group Members: Ann Cook & Ilka Weikusat & J. Teppei Yasunari
Introductory Speaker: Yo Fukushima, Tohoku University
Speakers: Amanda Thomas, University of Oregon
Matt J. Ikari, University of Bremen

Small Molecule Activation and Conversion by Inorganic Complexes and Materials

Planning Group Members: Christine Beemelmanns & Charles McCroy & Itaru Osaka
Introductory Speaker: Eranda Nikolla, Wayne State University
Speakers: Akinobu Nakada, Kyoto University
Bartholomäus Pieber, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

Synthetic Biology, Artificial Organisms, and Artificial Ecosystems

Planning Group Members: W. Florian Fricke & Zachary Pincus & YAMAMICHI Masato
Introductory Speaker: Hirokazu Toju, Kyoto University
Speakers: Xiaoxia Lin, University of Michigan
Till Strowig, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

More Information on the Frontiers of Research Symposia 

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports Japanese-German and American-German collaborative work resulting from the newly established contacts among the researchers at this event with its special follow-up program CONNECT.
The Japanese-American-German Frontiers of Science Symposium is part of the Frontiers of Research program of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Humboldt Foundation regularly conducts Frontiers of Research Symposia in cooperation with partner organizations in Brazil, China, Japan, India, Israel, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the USA in the natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and the humanities.

Participation is by invitation only.

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