2007 Symposium, Catalyzing the Future: the Magic of Invention

March 16, 2007 - March 18, 2007 The community of Hertz Fellows and friends is comprised of outstanding applied scientists and engineers who share a commitment to changing the world for the better. The Hertz Foundation hosts a biennial Symposium and several gatherings each year in an effort to help Alumni Fellows and in-school Fellows stay connected with others who share their interests. These events provide opportunities to stay informed about each other's work and accomplishments as well as provide opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing. Photos by Heidi Schumann
Vernon Beck and Jessica Chuang
Vernon Beck and Jessica Chuang
Jordan Schmidt and Joseph Morrone
Jordan Schmidt and Joseph Morrone
Hari Shroff, Elizabeth Stephens and Mikhail Shapiro
Hari Shroff, Elizabeth Stephens and Mikhail Shapiro
Stephen Waydo, David Zhang
Stephen Waydo, David Zhang
Matthew Behrend, Anna Bershteyn
Matthew Behrend, Anna Bershteyn
The Robotics Panel -- Simon Sponberg, Neal Tanner, Mike Montemerlo
The Robotics Panel -- Simon Sponberg, Neal Tanner, Mike Montemerlo
Anna Bershteyn
Anna Bershteyn
Preston Carter questions the Robotics Panel
Preston Carter questions the Robotics Panel
Storrs Hoen asking a question
Storrs Hoen asking a question
Simon Sponberg responds to audience questions
Simon Sponberg responds to audience questions
Neal Tanner
Neal Tanner
Mike Montemerlo
Mike Montemerlo
John Hennessy, John Wakerly and John Holzrichter
John Hennessy, John Wakerly and John Holzrichter
Bill Kaminsky
Bill Kaminsky
Daniel Weise
Daniel Weise
Mikhail Shapiro
Mikhail Shapiro
Hertz Foundation Director, Sidney Singer
Hertz Foundation Director, Sidney Singer
Philip Eckhoff
Philip Eckhoff
Stanford University President, John Hennessy
Stanford University President, John Hennessy
David Goldhaber-Gordon
David Goldhaber-Gordon
Thanh A. Diep
Thanh A. Diep
John Wakerly and Ray Sidney
John Wakerly and Ray Sidney
Alfred Spector speaks with John Hennessy
Alfred Spector speaks with John Hennessy
Daniel Weise, John Hennessy and John Holzrichter
Daniel Weise, John Hennessy and John Holzrichter
Wilson and Helen Talley
Wilson and Helen Talley
Daniel Slichter
Daniel Slichter
Kenneth Mitchell and Paul Podsiadlo
Kenneth Mitchell and Paul Podsiadlo
David Goldhaber-Gordon and Joseph Subotnik
David Goldhaber-Gordon and Joseph Subotnik
Joe Weening
Joe Weening
David Breslow
David Breslow
Henrik Klagges
Henrik Klagges
Kenneth Mitchell
Kenneth Mitchell
Keith Fife
Keith Fife
Nick Cizek
Nick Cizek
David Zhang
David Zhang
Alfred Spector and Michel Floyd
Alfred Spector and Michel Floyd
Adam Cohen
Adam Cohen
Ray Sidney and Analisa Wulfsberg
Ray Sidney and Analisa Wulfsberg
Morton Grosser
Morton Grosser
Ed Richley with Wilson and Helen Talley
Ed Richley with Wilson and Helen Talley
Jeff Gore, Simon Sponberg and Mike Montemerlo
Jeff Gore, Simon Sponberg and Mike Montemerlo
John Frank, Julius Lucks and Sera Young
John Frank, Julius Lucks and Sera Young
Hertz Foundation Director, Paul D. Nielsen
Hertz Foundation Director, Paul D. Nielsen
Poh Shen Loh, David Zhang talking with Hertz Foundation Director, Paul D. Nielsen
Poh Shen Loh, David Zhang talking with Hertz Foundation Director, Paul D. Nielsen
Mary Davis
Mary Davis
Analisa Wulfsberg, Eric Wepsic, Ray Sidney and Yaser Abu-Mustafa
Analisa Wulfsberg, Eric Wepsic, Ray Sidney and Yaser Abu-Mustafa
Alex Filippenko
Alex Filippenko
Friday Evening Reception
Friday Evening Reception
Yaser Abu-Mustafa, Monika Schleier-Smith, Daniel Slichter, David Van Valen, John Holzrichter, Eric Wepsic and Ray Sidney
Yaser Abu-Mustafa, Monika Schleier-Smith, Daniel Slichter, David Van Valen, John Holzrichter, Eric Wepsic and Ray Sidney
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathaniel Stern, Lillian Childress
Nathaniel Stern, Lillian Childress
Stephen Waydo and Yi Joey Zhou
Stephen Waydo and Yi Joey Zhou
Monika Schleier-Smith
Monika Schleier-Smith
Hertz Foundation Chairman of the Board, Greg Canavan
Hertz Foundation Chairman of the Board, Greg Canavan
Former Secretary of Defense, Dr. William Perry
Former Secretary of Defense, Dr. William Perry
Stephen Samouhos and Bill Perry
Stephen Samouhos and Bill Perry
Bill Perry converses with Hertz Fellows after his talk
Bill Perry converses with Hertz Fellows after his talk
The Entrepreneur Panel -- Dan Gregerson, Mike Farmwald, Ed Brennan, Kathy Johnson
The Entrepreneur Panel -- Dan Gregerson, Mike Farmwald, Ed Brennan, Kathy Johnson
Hertz Foundation Director, Gil Decker
Hertz Foundation Director, Gil Decker
Steve Fantone questions Bill Perry
Steve Fantone questions Bill Perry
Hertz Foundation Director, Tom Weaver introduces Alex Filippenko
Hertz Foundation Director, Tom Weaver introduces Alex Filippenko
Jeff Gore enjoys Alex Filippenko's talk
Jeff Gore enjoys Alex Filippenko's talk
Alex Filippenko
Alex Filippenko
California Energy Commissioner, Art Rosenfeld
California Energy Commissioner, Art Rosenfeld
Robert Shimmin
Robert Shimmin
Daniel Weise, Esther Dyson and Art Rosenfeld
Daniel Weise, Esther Dyson and Art Rosenfeld
Hertz Foundation Director, David Galas
Hertz Foundation Director, David Galas
Dr. Jeffery Kelly
Dr. Jeffery Kelly
Jessica Chuang and Katie Mitchell-Koch
Jessica Chuang and Katie Mitchell-Koch
Jane Rempel and Elizabeth Stephens
Jane Rempel and Elizabeth Stephens
David Horning describes his research to Bill Press
David Horning describes his research to Bill Press
Adam Cohen and Matt Meitl
Adam Cohen and Matt Meitl
Robert Bao, Matthew Behrend, Chang Liu, David Zhang
Robert Bao, Matthew Behrend, Chang Liu, David Zhang
John Hart describes his research to Heather Dawson
John Hart describes his research to Heather Dawson
Ray Sidney
Ray Sidney
Hertz Foundation Director, Jay Davis
Hertz Foundation Director, Jay Davis
Hertz Foundation Director, Ruth David
Hertz Foundation Director, Ruth David
Esther Dyson
Esther Dyson
Wilson Talley
Wilson Talley
Wilson Talley receives a standing ovation during the tribute for his dedication and commitment to the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
Wilson Talley receives a standing ovation during the tribute for his dedication and commitment to the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
Steve Talley speaking during Wilson Talley's tribute
Steve Talley speaking during Wilson Talley's tribute
Wilson Talley joins Steve Talley at the podium
Wilson Talley joins Steve Talley at the podium
Tom McCann presents Wilson Talley with a gift of appreciation
Tom McCann presents Wilson Talley with a gift of appreciation
Alex and Capri Filippenko
Alex and Capri Filippenko
Ruth David, Tom McCann, Susan Overman and John Holzrichter
Ruth David, Tom McCann, Susan Overman and John Holzrichter
John Frank and Wilson Talley
John Frank and Wilson Talley
Dr. Robert Byer
Dr. Robert Byer
Jeremy Zartman and Tony Bernhardt
Jeremy Zartman and Tony Bernhardt
Dr. Richard Miles with Mort Grosser, Courtenay Wilson, Laurel Larson and Po Shen Loh during the Sunday morning roundtables.
Dr. Richard Miles with Mort Grosser, Courtenay Wilson, Laurel Larson and Po Shen Loh during the Sunday morning roundtables.
Dr. Jeff Kelly with Daniel Slichter, Jane Rempel, Eva Steinle-Darling and Neal Tanner
Dr. Jeff Kelly with Daniel Slichter, Jane Rempel, Eva Steinle-Darling and Neal Tanner
Jessica Chuang (standing) with David Van Valen, Brad Olsen, Nathaniel Stern and Eric Hoke
Jessica Chuang (standing) with David Van Valen, Brad Olsen, Nathaniel Stern and Eric Hoke
Sidney Singer, David Henry and Stephen Waydo
Sidney Singer, David Henry and Stephen Waydo
Ed Moses during the Sunday morning roundtable discussions
Ed Moses during the Sunday morning roundtable discussions
Ken Franko, Nick Cizek and Val Spitkovsky
Ken Franko, Nick Cizek and Val Spitkovsky
Storrs Hoen, Thanh Diep and Preston Carter
Storrs Hoen, Thanh Diep and Preston Carter
Mikhail Shapiro and David Zhang
Mikhail Shapiro and David Zhang
Sunday Morning Roundtable Discussions
Sunday Morning Roundtable Discussions
Sunday Morning Roundtable Discussions
Sunday Morning Roundtable Discussions
Drs. Morton Grosser and Anthony Bernhardt
Drs. Morton Grosser and Anthony Bernhardt
Esther Dyson listens as Lowell Wood discusses Planet Engineering
Esther Dyson listens as Lowell Wood discusses Planet Engineering
Bill Wattenburg asks Bill Perry a question during the Q & A
Bill Wattenburg asks Bill Perry a question during the Q & A
Bill Wattenburg, Master of Ceremonies on Friday Night
Bill Wattenburg, Master of Ceremonies on Friday Night
The Hertz Foundation Staff, Linda Kubiak, Barbara Nichols, Susan Overman, Ginny Bryant and Susan Martinez (missing Robin Roth)
The Hertz Foundation Staff, Linda Kubiak, Barbara Nichols, Susan Overman, Ginny Bryant and Susan Martinez (missing Robin Roth)
Bill Wattenburg
Bill Wattenburg