Theodore E. Madey

Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Laboratory for Surface
Modification Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Piscataway NJ 08854, USA


Title of the Lecture: Surface Science from the nanometer to the kilometer Range

Prof.Theodore E.Madey
Theodore E. Madey was appointed State of New Jersey Professor of Surface Science, and Director of the Laboratory for Surface Modification at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, .in 1988. Madey received a B. S. in Physics from Loyola College (Baltimore) in 1959, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Notre Dame in 1963. From 1963 to 1988, he was at the National Bureau of Standards (now National Institute of Standards and Technology) as an NBS Research Fellow and Leader of the Surface Structure and Kinetics Group. Madey is married, with four grown children and eleven active grandchildren. He has spent periods as a visiting scientist at the Technical University of Munich (1973), Sandia National Laboratory (1977) and the Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin (1982). In 1981, he was appointed Chevron Visiting Professor of Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. He was the 1985 winner of the M. W. Welch Award of the American Vacuum Society, and received a U. S. Presidential Rank Award in 1988. He was granted the E. W. Mueller Award of the University of Wisconsin in 1991, and Doctor Honoris Causa from the U. of Wroclaw (Poland) in 2004. He serves on many U. S. and international advisory committees, is a past-president of the American Vacuum Society (1981) and was President of the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA) from 1992 to 1995. He is author and co-author of over 360 publications, mainly dealing with the use of ultrahigh vacuum methods to characterize the physics and chemistry of surface processes.



Erio Tosatti
International School for Advanced Studies SISSA
Via Beirut 4
I-34014 Trieste, Italy
The Abdus Salam ICTP
Strada Costiera 11
I-34014 Trieste, Italy

Title of the Lecture: Physics of Atomically Thin Free Metal Nanowires

Prof.Erio Tosatti

Erio Tosatti was appointed Full Professor at the International School For Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste and Head of the Condensed Matter Theory Group in 1980. Tosatti received his Laurea degree in Physics from the University of Modena in 1967 and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa) in 1970. From 1971 to 1977 he was staff member of the National Research Council (CNR) in Rome and from 1977 to 1980 he was senior staff member of the CNR in Trieste. He has spent periods as visiting professor at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge (U.K., 1972-73), at the University of Stuttgart (Germany, 1974), at Stanford University (USA, 1977), at the RCA Zurich and IBM Zurich Research Laboratories (CH, 1984-85), at the Universite' Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France, 1994, 1996, 2002 and 2003), at the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia, 1999) and at Donostia International Physics Center (San Sebastian, Spain, 2001). Since 1990 he is serving as Deputy Head of the Condensed Matter Group at the Abdus Salam International center for Theoretical Physics (Trieste, Italy). In 2002-03 he served as Deputy Director and Acting Director at the Abdus Salam International center for Theoretical Physics (Trieste, Italy). He was granted the Eli Burstein Lecture Award of the University of Pennsylvania (1994), the Francesco Somaini Triennial Physics Prize (Como, 1997) and the Lamina Aurea di Redu' (Nonantola, 1999). He was also made a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2001). Tosatti serves on many international advisory committees. He is author of over 380 publications and he is Editor of 10 books.

His major current research interests include theory of nanosystems, strongly correlated superconductivity, metal-insulator transition and Jahn-Teller effect in fullerenes and other orbitally degenerate systems, surface reconstructions, surface melting and nonmelting, theory of quantum annealing, strain-induced surface phase transitions, electronic phase transitions on semiconductor surfaces, molecular crystal surfaces, theory of friction, theory of matter at ultra-high pressure and temperature, electronic properties of polymeric and organic insulators, theory of quantum paraelectrics.


James R. Heath

Elizabeth W. Gilloon Professor
Caltech Chemistry MC 127-72
1200 East California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91125

Title of the Lecture: NanoSystems Biology

James R. Heath is the Elizabeth W. Gilloon Professor and Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, and Professor of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology at UCLA. Heath received a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry in 1984 (Baylor University) and his Ph.D. in Chemistry (Rice University) in 1988 where he was the principal student involved in the Nobel Prize–winning discovery of C 60 and the fullerenes. Heath was a Miller Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley from 1988-91, and a Member of the Technical Staff at IBM Watson Labs from 1991-94.
In 1994 he joined the faculty at UCLA, was promoted to tenure in 1996, and to Professor in 1997. He founded the California NanoSystems Institute in 2000 and served as its Director until moving to Caltech.
Heath has investigated quantum phase transitions in quantum dot-designed solids, he has developed architectures, devices, and circuits for molecular electronics. Most recently his group has been applying their nano/molecular electronics work toward developing electronic interfaces to living cells for addressing problems in cancer and infectious diseases. He has received a number of awards, including a Public Service Commendation from Governor Grey Davis, the Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences, the Feynman Prize for Nanotechnology, and the Jules Springer Prize in Applied Physics.



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