Feynman Prize Finalists Announced

Foresight Nanotech Institute announced the finalists for the 2006 Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes. These prestigious prizes, named in honor of pioneer physicist Richard Feynman, are given in two categories, one for experiment and the other for theory in nanotechnology. Established in 1993, these prizes honor researchers whose recent work has most advanced the achievement of Feynman's goal for nanotechnology: the construction of atomically-precise products through the use of productive nanosystems.

The winners of this year's prizes will be announced a Exhibitor's Cocktail Reception on September 27, 2006 at nanoTX '06. Presentations of the winner's research are scheduled for the following day, September 28, 2006, at 10 a.m.

The 2006 finalists for the Experimental prize are: Angela Belcher from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Andrew Ellington from University of Texas at Austin; Kazushi Kinbara and Takuzo Aida from University of Tokyo; James M. Tour from Rice University; Erik Winfree and Paul W.K. Rothemund from California Institute of Technology; and Giovanni Zocchi from University of California, Los Angeles.

The 2006 Finalists for the Theory prize are: Robert A. Freitas, Jr. from the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, George Schatz from Northwestern University, and Erik Winfree and Paul W.K. Rothemund from California Institute of Technology.

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