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The final program schedule for the 2017 APS New England Section meeting is as follows. All events except the dance performance will be at “The 95 Club”, located at 95 Upper College Rd, Kingston RI 02881. This building is also called the visitor center on URI maps. For parking: see the link here for a parking pass; URI requests that you attempt to park in the “fine arts lot” (approximate address 55 Bills Rd, Kingston RI). See the parking map here for more details.


Friday Afternoon

(October 20 th)

2:00-3:00 Arrival and Welcome Reception – Refreshments Provided

Ongoing during the day – Food Truck for the Physics Mind. Physics laboratory demonstration equipment, located in the parking lot behind The 95 Club.

3:00-5:00 Invited Talks: Cameron Goodwin, Rhode Island Nuclear Science Center; Ali Gokirmak, University of Connecticut

5:00-6:00 Poster Session

6:00-6:45 Dinner (Note: Banquet Ticket Required)

6:45-7:30 Dessert Speaker: Rudolph Tromp, IBM. All are invited to this talk.

7:45-8:30 Quantum Mechanics-Inspired Dance Performance, With Discussion: SYREN Dance Troupe, New York City. Note: this event is in the concert hall in the fine arts building, located across the street from the rest of the event.

Saturday morning:

( October 21 st)

8:00-8:30: Arrival and Coffee

8:30-10:00: Contributed Talks – See Detailed Schedule Below

10:00-10:15: Break

10:15-12:00: Invited Talks: Benjamin Young, Rhode Island College; Joseph Woicik, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

12:00-2:00: APS New England Section Executive Committee Meeting


Contributed Talks (Saturday, October 21):

Session 1 – Particle and Theoretical Physics

8:30 am: Elizabeth (Noelle) Blose, Middlebury College

8:45 am: Robert Cordery, Fairfield University

9:00 am: Sadhana Suresh, University of Connecticut

9:15 am: Douglas Sweetser, Quaternions

9:30 am: Ernst Wall, Institube for Basic Research


Session 2 – Optics and Astrophysics

8:30 am: Samuel Entner, Wentworth Institute of Technology

8:45 am: Radha Mastandrea, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

9:00 am: Charles H. Holbrow, Colgate University

9:15 am: Mohammad Mokim, University of Rhode Island

9:30 am: Wenyu Bai, Brown University

9:45 am: James D. Phillips, Illinois Institute of Technology


Session 3 – Energy and Biological Physics

8:30 am: Nancy Burnham, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

8:45 am: Stephanie Rivard, Rhode Island College

9:00 am: Nimesh Shukla, Wesleyan University

9:15 am: Samana Shrestha and Adam Vanasse, University of Rhode Island

9:30 am: David Browning, Browning Biotech

9:45 am: Madhusoodanan Mannoor, Dong-A University


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