The Fall 2014 Meeting of the New England Section of the American Physical Society

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Over the past few years physics has been pushing the frontiers of extremes,  from the extreme power of the LHC, 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.

The Fall 2014 Meeting of the New England Section of the American Physical Society will be held at Wentworth Institute of Technology beginning on Friday November 7th 2014 with a 12:00pm registration and Meet and Greet.  The full program is listed below.

Confirmed Speakers

Wolfgang Ketterle, MIT (keynote)
Philip D Mannheim, University of Connecticut
James G. O'Brien, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Max Tegmark, MIT
Ken Miller, Columbia University
Marko Gacesa,  Harvard ITAMP and UCONN
Bob Kirshner, Harvard

Visit the APS Website to complete your online registration by October 24, 2014.

Schedule of Events

Friday, November 7th
Noon-1:00pm Registration Watson Auditorium

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Zorica Pantic, President of WIT

Watson Auditorium


Ken Miller (Columbia University): Merged-Beams studies for Astrophysics and Astrobiology

Robert Kirshner (Harvard): The Accelerating Universe: a Nobel Surprise

Watson Auditorium
2:30-2:50pm Coffee Break Watson Auditorium


Max Tegmark (MIT)

Philip Mannheim (UConn): Metrication of the Fundamental Forces

Watson Auditorium


Prof. Wolfgang Ketterle (MIT)

Watson Auditorium
5:30-6:30pm Poster Session Watson Auditorium
6:30pm Dinner Banquet Beatty Multipurpose Room, Flanagan Campus Center
Saturday, November 8th
8:00-8:30am Breakfast Watson Auditorium

Contributed Session: Physics at Extremely Large Scales

Chair: James O'Brien

Watson Classroom 001

Contributed Session: Physics at Extremely Small Scales

Chair: Franz Rueckert

Watson Classroom 003

Contributed Session: Other Extremes in Physics

Chair: Naomi Ridge

Watson Classroom 004
10:30am-11:00am Coffee Break Watson Auditorium


Marko Gacesa (Harvard ITAMP/UConn): Extreme Ultracold Molecules

James O'Brien (Wentworth Institute of Technology): Conformal Gravity as an Alternative to Dark Matter

Chair: Naomi Ridge

Watson Auditorium
12:40pm Closing Remarks Watson Auditorium
12:40pm Optional Boxed Lunch Watson Auditorium
1:00-3:00pm APS-NES Executive Committee Meeting Alumni Room, 1st Floor, Flanagan Campus Center

Meeting Chairs and WIT Contacts:

Professor Naomi Ridge
Professor James O'Brien
Professor Franz Rueckert

Important Dates

  • Friday, October 10: Abstract submission deadline
  • Friday, October 24: Registration deadline

Online Registration

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Directions and Travel Information

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