Nanosystems Study Group: Talk by Dr. Drexler

Markus XXX Krummenacker kr at cup.portal.com
Tue Mar 1 20:13:57 EST 1994


######  Public talk by Dr. K. Eric Drexler  ########

Nanosystems Study Group

Meeting:  Monday, March 7, 1994
7:30 PM
Genentech Conference Center
Building 5  (see directions below)

We are meeting at the Genentech Conference Center, South San Francisco.
This meeting is convenient for people from Berkeley, The City, and
Marin, as well as Silicon Valley.

We wish to thank Genentech for generously providing the meeting 
facility.    

#####  Speaker: Dr. K. Eric Drexler  #####

Progress Towards Molecular Machine Systems

This talk will focus on recent progress in understanding the design 
of molecular machines made from synthetically accessible polymers, 
including proteins.  An engineering approach indicates that this is
more practical than the structure of natural proteins alone might
suggest.  

The talk parallels the author's forthcoming article in the Annual
Review of Biophysics and Biomolecular Structures, 1994.

Dr. Drexler is the author of 'Nanosystems', 'Engines of Creation', 
and a coauthor of 'Unbounding the Future'.   

There will be a short introduction to the basic ideas of nanotechnology
at the beginning of the meeting.  

#########  Meetings after this one  ###########

We will be having speakers about every two months in the future,
hopefully at Genentech.

##### Directions #####
>From Highway 101, take the Grand Avenue exit in South San Francisco. 
Go toward the bay (east) on Grand Ave. about 1/4 mile.  Turn left onto
Forbes (near Sterling Suites).  Follow Forbes about a mile to the 
Genentech Campus.  Park just before the road makes a sharp right turn
and becomes San Bruno Ave.  Building 5 is on the right.  There is lots
of parking by Bldg. 5.  Follow signs to door 5-7.

Program Chairman:  Tom Follett  (follett at well.com)
Leader:  Ted Kaehler
     Net:  Kaehler2 at AppleLink.Apple.com
     Phone:  408-974-6241    Fax: 408-862-6430
     Mailing address:  One Infinite Loop, MS 301-3E
             Cupertino, CA 95014
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