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Feynman Prize 2004 Nominations - Due June 30, 2004

Foresight Institute

Palo Alto, CA. May 20th, 2004

Now is the time to submit your own research or nominate a colleague for consideration for the Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology.

Two prizes, one for theoretical and one for experimental work, will be awarded to researchers whose recent work has most advanced the achievement of Feynman's goal for nanotechnology: molecular manufacturing, defined as the construction of atomically-precise products through the use of molecular machine systems.

Established in honor of Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman, the prizes will be presented at the:

1st Symposium On Molecular Machine Systems
October 22, 2004
Crystal City Marriott Hotel,
Washington, DC USA
details here

An award of $5,000 will be given in each category to the top submission selected by the committee. details here


Individual submissions are preferred, but teams of two or three will be considered. Submission must arrive by June 30, 2004. details here


Research areas considered relevant to MNT (e.g., molecular manufacturing and molecular machine systems) include but are not limited to:

  • supramolecular chemistry
  • mechanosynthesis
  • molecular machines
  • scanning probes
  • biomolecular machinery
  • computational chemistry
  • nanomaterials
  • nanotubes
  • self-assembly

details here

Information should be submitted by email attachment, URL, or on CD--no paper, please. Files may be sent in these formats: txt, html, doc, or pdf. Graphics may be sent in any browser-readable format.

Please put information in attachments rather than in the body of an email.

Nominations must state which Prize is being applied for (Experimental or Theoretical); have a summary with the nominee's address, telephone, and (if possible) fax and email address; and must include at least one (ideally, all) of the following:

  • URL of bio, CV, and/or research group
  • List of up to five most relevant publications
  • URLs for, or electronic files of, up to five most relevant publications
  • Statement of up to 400 words describing the work and its relevance to the goal of MNT, e.g., molecular manufacturing and molecular machine systems. [If the work has multiple authors, the nominee's role must be stated.]

Submissions should be emailed to, or CDs mailed to Foresight Institute at the postal address below, to arrive by June 30, 2004. Contact information should be included for nominator as well as nominee. Finalists may be contacted for additional information.

About Foresight Institute

Foresight is the leading public interest organization in nanotechnology. A non-profit educational think tank, Foresight Institute was founded in 1986.


Foresight Institute
P.O. Box 61058,
Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
tel +1 650 917 1122
fax +1 650 917 1123

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