Version 1.6 Federative Aspects of Quantum Microscopy: Science, Technology, People, Resources, and Sponsor Missions Presented by: The Quantum System Engineering Group University of Washington Seattle, Washington, USA Personnel:Joseph L. GarbiniJon JackyDoug MounceJohn SidlesStudents:Joe MalcombKristi GibbsChris KikuchiTony NormanAustin Williams Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale ScienceJune 21-24, 2006 MURI Collaboration:Al Hero / MichiganJohn Marohn / CornellDoran Smith / ARODan Rugar / IBMLee Harrel / West Point MURI++ Chris Hammel / Ohio State Raffi Budakian / Illinois www.mrfm.org
Q4: When might this technology reasonably be ready? A4: The technology is in-place now for Apollo-style innovation and discovery JFK: “Now is the time for a great new American enterprise” • Apollo: “We will go to the moon” • Biospace: “We will see every atom” JFK: “We possess all the resources and the talents necessary […]it means dedication, organization, and discipline.” • Apollo: Redstone, Atlas, Titan, Saturn … new capabilities from advanced materials, computers, sensors, and networks • Biospace: new capabilities from nanotechnology, biotechnology, informatics, and quantum system engineering (QSE) JFK: “We make this effort in full view of the world […] our national goal is a system for world-wide observation” • Apollo: World-wide weather observation capability • Biospace: World-wide disease surveillance capability JFK: “For while we cannot guarantee that we shall one day be first, any failure to make this effort will make us last” • Apollo: global leadership in aerospace, controls, computers • Biospace: global leadership in biology, medicine, informatics, QSE JFK: “But this is not merely a race […] we go into space because whatever mankind must undertake, free men must fully share” • Apollo: “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” • Biospace: “Reason for hope” on a frontier of unbounded resources The frontier is unbounded; the challenges are tough; our opportunities are unlimited
What led JFK to solicit this letter? • Science and technology stack:schedule, budget … confidence • Economic motivation: makeSouthern US prosperous • Political motivation: electLyndon Johnson president • Strategic motivation: matchSoviet missile throw-weight • Moral motivation: “the great adventure of space” • A goal everyone understands: “We will go to the moon” Can we – the MRFM community – assemble the Apollo ingredients? Beyerchin: The key to the timing that turns a discovery or invention into successful innovation lies in whether laymen can envision its possibilities.
Shiing-Shen Chern & Shing-Tung Yau BeijingMorningsideand KavliInstitutes Gerald and Ronnie Chan I. Completethe stack II. Recruitthe talent Three steps to launchingan Apollo-style enterprise III. Launchthe program
Q7: What is the present focus of effort? A.7 Apollo-style (and soon, Apollo-scale) innovation and enterprise • A federation of Apollo-scale (China-scale) objectives: • NSF:Make tabletop-scale quantum microscopes a practical reality • NIH:Survey the global biome, comprehensively, with 3D atomic resolution • DoD 1: Full regenerative healing for every injured soldierDoD 2: A C2 basis for biodefense – “radar for molecules”DoD 3: Advanced dynamical materials for warfighting • Apollo-style (China-style) science and engineering • Vanguard: End-to-end quantum MOR and HWIL (nevirapine) • Mercury: Validate sample-based close-approach noise • Gemini: Validate large-scale spin physics • Apollo: System integration for tabletop-scale devices • Create new foundations for US and global enterprise The science and engineering are in-place for an Apollo-style quantum microscopy program, and this program is underway. We will see, what we cannot now see, that we need to see. And we will do, what we cannot now do, that we need to do. J. L. Garbini and J. P. Jacky
Q6: What core missions will quantum microscopy serve? A6: We support the core missions of the DoD, NIH, NIST, and NSF Tough issues from the Human Genome Project (HGP) • Respect for freedom • Freedom of thought: the right to freely choose lines of inquiry • Freedom of enterprise: the right to launch new enterprises • Respect for knowledge • Standards: adherence to time-tested standards of science • Openness: a literature whose access is open to all • Consilience: the integrity of humanity’s expanding knowledge • Curation: passing our knowledge and traditions to the next generation • Respect for security • Freedom from fear The “Biospace Race” will be a one-time opportunity for 21st Century global cooperation, enterprise, and friendly rivalry. • Respect for human rights • The right of heritage Biospace is humanity’s common heritage, and therefore, full, free and equal access to it is a human right. These are wonderfulchallenges for our political leaders and programmanagers to make the best of … “We did it before and we can do it again”