Wentworth to Host New England Meeting of American Physical Society

November 6, 2014

Image of Wentworth student Robert Moss, COMP, Assistant Professor James O'Brien, and Assistant Professor Franz Rueckert

From left, student Robert Moss, COMP, Assistant Professor James O'Brien, and Assistant Professor Franz Rueckert

On Friday, November 7, Wentworth Institute of Technology will host the Fall 2014 Meeting of the New England Section of the American Physical Society (APS).

APS represents over 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Wentworth professors and featured speakers will address physics of the extremes and will provide a diverse range of topics featuring invited talks, contributed sessions, a poster session, and a session dedicated to undergraduate research. A welcome address will be followed by plenary invited talks, followed by a conference banquet.

Saturday, November 8, will include light refreshments beginning at 8:00 a.m. leading into parallel seminar sessions, followed by a featured session on undergraduate research in New England.

Over the past few years, physics has been pushing the frontiers of extremes, from the extreme power of the world's largest and most powerful particle collider, (Large Hadron Collider), to the extreme searches for dark matter and dark energy, extremely low temperature superconductors and extreme cold atoms. Physicists from large collaborations at the most extreme facilities to the extreme growth in undergraduate research at colleges and universities of all sizes have been testing, expanding and developing the most extreme theories ever dreamed. This APS regional meeting will address physics of the extremes and will provide a diverse range of topics featuring invited talks, contributed sessions, a poster session, and a session dedicated to undergraduate research.

Who:

  • James O’Brien, assistant professor, Wentworth College of Arts and Sciences
  • Naomi Ridge, assistant professor, Wentworth College of Arts and Sciences
  • Franz Rueckert, assistant professor, Wentworth College of Arts and Sciences

When:

Friday, November 7

  • Noon, Meet and greet
  • 2:00 p.m., Welcome address and plenary talk
  • 5:30 p.m., Conference banquet

Saturday, November 8

  • 8:00 a.m., Seminar sessions with light refreshments
  • Noon, Lunch and a featured session on undergraduate research in New England

Where: Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

Visit the APS Website for more information.

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