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AGENDA
VISITING COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY (VCAT)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Boulder, CO
October 28-29, 2008
Building 1, Room 1107
(Video Teleconference to Gaithersburg, Building 101, Room 1127)

Theme: NIST's Roles in Innovation and NIST's Strategic Plan

ALL VISITORS MUST PRE-REGISTER TO BE ADMITTED
Contact Denise Herbert (denise.herbert@nist.gov) by October 10, 2008

Mountain Time
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
8:00 am Call to Order, Agenda Review, and New Member Introduction
Dr. James Serum, VCAT Chair
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Deputy Director
8:10 am NIST Deputy Director's Update
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Deputy Director
  • Status of NIST
  • Safety at NIST
  • Focus for October VCAT Meeting
9:25 am Discussion on NIST Deputy Director's Update
9:55 am Break
10:10 am SESSION I: NIST'S Roles in Innovation
10:10 am Review NIST's Roles in Innovation
Mr. Eric Steel, Director, NIST Program Office
10:40 am Discussion of NIST's Roles in Innovation
11:30 pm Lunch
12:15 pm SESSION II: External Relationships
12:15 pm Review of NIST's Strategic Partnerships
Mr. Eric Steel, Director, NIST Program Office
12:45 pm Benefits of the JILA Partnership to Technology Advancement
Dr. Russell Moore, Associate Vice Chancellor of Research, University of Colorado-Boulder
1:05 pm
NIST & SRC Nanoelectronics Research Initiative: Partnership for Innovation
Dr. Jeff Welser, Director, SRC Nanoelectronics Research Initiative
1:25 pm
Overall Discussion of the Value, Types and Roles of NIST's Partnerships
Dr. Vinton Cerf, VCAT Vice Chair
2:10 pm
Break
2:15 pm
Laboratory Tours
  • Chip-scale Atomic Clocks, Magnetometers and Gyroscopes
    Dr. John Kitching and Dr. Elizabeth Donley
    Optical Frequency Measurements Group, Time & Frequency Division, Physics Laboratory
  • Quantum Computing with Superconducting Artificial Atoms
    Dr. Katarina Cicak and Dr. Robert Schwall
    Quantum Devices Group, Quantum Electrical Metrology Division, Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory
  • How Symmetric is the Electron? The EDM Project and More
    Dr. Eric Cornell, Quantum Physics Division, JILA-University of Colorado
  • Ultracold Gas Of Polar Molecules
    Dr. Debbie Jin, Quantum Physics Division, JILA-University of Colorado
  • Frequency Comb "Breathalyzer"
    Dr. Jun Ye, Quantum Physics Division, JILA-University of Colorado
4:45 pm
Adjourn for the Day
Day 2: Wednesday, October 29, 2008
8:30 am SESSION III: NIST's Strategic Plan
8:30 am Overview of NIST's Strategic Plan
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Deputy Director
8:45 am Update on Biosciences Strategic Plan
Dr. Jason Boehm, Senior Program Analyst, NIST Program Office
9:05 am NIST's Nanotechnology Strategy
Dr. Robert Celotta, Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
9:35 am
NIST Strategic Facilities Plan
Ms. Stella Fiotes, Chief Facilities Management Officer
9:55 am
Break
10:10 am
Summary of NIST's Strategic Planning
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Deputy Director
10:15 am
Overall Discussion on NIST's Strategic Plan
11:00 am
SESSION IV: VCAT Feedback for Annual Report
Dr. James Serum, VCAT Chair
Dr. Vinton Cerf, VCAT Vice-Chair
12:30 pm
Adjourn