2004 Computing Beyond Silicon Summer School

  . application
  . speakers
  . schedule
  . faqs
  . final report
  . students (pdf)

  . Caltech home
  . Caltech Computer Science
  . Caltech IST
  . Caltech E&AS Division


  CBS3 Chairs
  . André DeHon
  . Physics of Computation
  . James Heath
  . Molecular Computing
  . Erik Winfree
  . Biomolecular Computing
  . Hideo Mabuchi
  . Quantum Computing

  CBS3 Student Coordinator
  . Bilal Shaw


  CBSSS poster
  2004 poster
(8.5x11in PDF, 492K)


  . 2002 Summer School Site



This program is sponsored by Information Science and Technology at Caltech


Welcome to Computing Beyond Silicon Summer School!

There are revolutions at hand in the way we understand and implement computation, driven by an awareness of impending barriers to VLSI scaling and new understandings of the physical world. This fundamental shift in perspective allows us to contemplate engineering computational substrates at the molecular and atomic levels. To develop and exploit these new substrates will require an intimate understanding of both the physical substrates and the nature of computation, as well as the relation between them.

Research and researchers whose competency spans across the disciplines will be necessary to drive progress in this area of novel computational substrates. In this summer program we assemble a unique collection of materials intended to start identifying the fundamental background knowledge necessary to work in this area and the fundamental challenges this area presents.

We invite promising, motivated students with an interest in novel computation to join researchers from Caltech and institutions across the country for an intensive introduction to this exciting area.

Undergraduate students with backgrounds in computer science, biology, chemistry, or physics are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to juniors.

In the News
Pasadena Star News Article (pdf), July 8, 2004

Caltech Press Release, July 9, 2004

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Program Dates
June 14 - July 9, 2004

June 15, 2004
9 am Rock Auditorium

Deadline for Application
March 1, 2004

Notification of Admission
April 1, 2004

Contact Information
telephone: (626) 395-4142
email: cbsss@cs.caltech.edu

Undergraduate Students are Encouraged to Apply

Housing, meals, and travel stipend provided by Caltech.

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[The CBS3 equation/logo was conceived by: Samuel Klein, Murali Kota, Bilal Shaw, and David Shin]

NSFCBSSS 2004 has been made possible by the generous support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Division of Computing and Communication Foundations of the National Science Foundation, Award No. CCF-0431767.
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