Co-organized by the Coordinated Science Laboratory and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, and co-sponsored by Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, College of Engineering, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Fiddler Innovation Endowment, Office of Corporate Relations, Trowbridge Initiative in American Cultures, Ninth Letter, College of Fine and Applied Arts, English, History, African American Studies, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives, and theĀ U of Illinois Press. This is a University of Illinois Sesquicentenary event.