March 27, 2006
Dr. Jared Diamond, UCLA Professor of Geography and Physiology and 1998 Pulitzer Prize, General Non-Fiction
Title: "Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed"
March 30, 2006
Dr. Francis Collins, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute
Title: "The Future of Genetics, Medicine and Society: Expanding Horizons"
March 31, 2006
Dr. Kim Peterson, UAA's Department of Biological Sciences
"What are complex systems, and why should Biologists care?"
March 31, 2006
Dr. Kevin Sanbonmatsu, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Titles: "Fidelity in protein synthesis: ultra-precise information processing by a self-organized system" and "From the origin of life to antibiotics: understanding the molecular CPUs inside your cells"
April 6 and 7, 2006
Dr. Steen Rasmussen, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Researcher, Santa Fe Institute
Title: "Can we create life from scratch?" and "Assembling minimal self-replicating nanomachines"
September 14-15, 2006
Dr. Chris Johnson, Director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute and Distinguished Professor and Director of the School of Computing at the University of Utah
Title: "Computing the Future of Biomedicine" and "Biomedical Computing and Visualization"
October 12-13, 2006
Dr. Stephanie Forrest, Chair of the Department of Computer Science at University of New Mexico and Research Scientist at the Santa Fe Institute
Title: "Why a computer needs an immune system, and why an immune system needs a computer" and "Building diverse computer systems"