Wentworth Hosts New England APS Meeting

November 17, 2014

Provost Russel Pinizzotto, Professor Wolfgang Ketterle, and Professor James O'Brien

Wentworth hosted the Fall 2014 Meeting of the New England Section of the American Physical Society (APS) on Nov. 7 and 8.

Nobel Prize winner and MIT professor Wolfgang Ketterle served as the event's keynote speaker. Other speakers included Philip D. Mannheim of the University of Connecticut, James O'Brien of Wentworth, Max Tegmark of MIT, ken Miller of Columbia University, Marko Gacesa of Harvard ITAMP and UCONN, and Bob Kirshner of Harvard University.

Themes during the conference included "extreme physics" and the pursuit of dark matter and dark energy.

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 addressed physics of the extremes and provided a diverse range of topics featuring invited talks, contributed sessions, a poster session, and a session dedicated to undergraduate research. A welcome address was followed by plenary invited talks and a conference banquet.

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