Biology is a Radcliffe Symposium held in May 2005 to address the connections between
biology, medicine, and the physical sciences, sponsored by the Center. Nobelist Linda
Buck presented the first talk. The symposium included a panel discussion about starting
a new company based on academic research. Frontiers
in Nanoscience and Technology (FNST) is an international yearly workshop that
was organized with Sakaki. The 2004 FNST workshop was held at Harvard on Coherent
Electronic, Quantum Information Processing, and Quantum Optoelectronics. It attracted
many faculty and students from Japan and Europe, as well as from the local area. The
Center has conducted many meetings with visiting groups of investigators from Europe
and Asia to talk about nanoscience and technology.
Industrial Connections The aim of Harvard's
Industrial Outreach Program (IOP) headed by Fawwaz Habbal is to increase connections
with industry. The IOP holds a yearly workshop Frontiers in Materials and Nanoscience
Research to connect research in the Center with industry and promote collaborations.
The topic in 2005 was Biomedicine and Biotechnology, and the outside speakers included
Matt Tirrell (UCSB) and Robert Langer (MIT). Connections with industry are also made
through the monthly Nanotechnology & Business Forum organized by Chinh
Pham of Greenberg Traurig. Each Forum joins an academic talk with one from industry
on a related topic. Many Center participants have collaborations with industry.