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
Introduction to the Session: Simina Branzei, Purdue University
On Computing Envy-Free Allocations of Indivisible Resources
Robert Bredereck, Clausthal University of Technology
Fair and Efficient Allocation of Indivisible Resource
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
Introduction to the Session: Magdalena Nowicka, Humboldt University Berlin
Contextualizing Indigeneity and Biocolonialism
Debra Harry, University of Nevada, Reno
Paradoxical Ethnocentrism, New Sociological Challenges
Chikako Mori, Doshisha University
Origin of Elements
Planning Group Members: Anna Grassellino & Yoshifumi Nakata & Ursula Wurstbauer
Introduction to the Session: Camilla Juul Hansen, Goethe University Frankfurt
The Dark Universe
Yonathan Kahn, University of Illinois
Neutron Star Mergers and the Origin of Heavy Elements
Yuichiro Sekiguchi, Toho University
Planning Group Members: Ann Cook & Ilka Weikusat & J. Teppei Yasunari
Introduction to the Session: Yo Fukushima, Tohoku University
The Many Manifestations of Slow Earthquakes and Their Interpretation
Amanda Thomas, University of Oregon
Insights on Fault Motion from Laboratory Experiments at Tectonic Plate Rates
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
Introduction to the Session: Smaranda C. Marinescu, University of Southern California
Design of Photocatalyst Materials for Solar Hydrogen Production and Carbon Dioxide Conversion
Akinobu Nakada, Kyoto University
The Wavelength Matters
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
Introduction to the Session: Hirokazu Toju, Kyoto University
Designing and Harnessing Synthetic Microbial Ecosystems for Sustainable Bio-Manufacturing: Opportunities and Challenges
Xiaoxia “Nina” Lin, University of Michigan
Artificial Ecosystem in Microbiota Research – From Reductionist Approaches to Complex Systems
Till Strowig, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research.
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.