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Physics and Astronomy APS Meeting

 

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XVI Meeting
of the
Northwest Section
of the
American Physical Society

May 14-16, 2015, Pullman, WA

The 16th Meeting of the Northwest Section of the American Physical Society will be held in Pullman starting Thursday May 14, with a reception 4:30-7:00 pm and planetarium show at 7:00 pm, and ending Saturday, May 16, 2014, in late afternoon. A banquet will be held on the evening of Friday, May 15. The meeting is hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Washington State University (WSU). The scientific meeting sessions will be held on Friday and Saturday; they will follow the format of previous NWAPS meetings.

The meeting chair is Prof. Matt McCluskey, Washington State University. The Program Committee is chaired by Prof. James Imamura, University of Oregon.

A regional to campus map can be accessed via the following link: Map of Region

WSU campus map noting important NWAPS locations (pdf, 2 pages).


DEADLINES

Please register, reserve hotel if needed, purchase dinner tickets and request Student Travel Award (if qualified) as soon as possible. A quick link to the following deadlines can be found in the APS web site:

Http://www.aps.org/units/nws/meetings/

Housing deadline:
May 1, 2015 for Residence Inn

No deadline for Olympia Residence Hall.

Abstract submission deadline: April 10, 2015

Deadline to apply for Student Travel Awards: April 10, 2015

A limited number of funds for student travel assistance is available.
http://www.aps.org/units/nws/meetings/student-travel-award.cfm

Deadline for on-line Meeting Registration (early rate) and Banquet Tickets (on-line only):  May 1, 2015

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REGISTRATION, ABSTRACTS, INVITED SPEAKERS, PROGRAM INFORMATION

Registration and Banquet tickets:

https://www.aps.org/memb-sec/meeting/startpage.cfm?event_id=1159

Early registration: $75 regular member, $50 graduate student, $25  undergraduate student.
Late registration: $90 regular member, $60 graduate student, $30 undergraduate student
Banquet Tickets: $40 all participants & guests (with online registration only!)

Abstract submission:

http://abstracts.aps.org

Additional Information:
(including the Epitome, when it becomes available)

http://www.aps.org/meetings/meeting.cfm?name=NWS15

 

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HOUSING

Residence Inn Pullman

We encourage you to stay at the new, LEED-certified Olympia Residence Hall.
To reserve a room, click here.

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BANQUET, FOOD SERVICES

The Conference Banquet will be held on Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The price of the banquet is $40 for registered participants. Banquet tickets can be purchased via the APS registration link. For special dietary needs please email  ian.norland@wsu.edu

Box lunches will be available for purchase on-site Saturday

For other lunch and dinner options, Student Union Building is located on
http://about.wsu.edu/life/restaurants.aspx

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TRANSPORTATION

http://about.wsu.edu/life/transportation.aspx

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ENTERTAINMENT

http://about.wsu.edu/life/thingstodo.aspx

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Matt McCluskey (chair), Kris Boreen, Sabreen Dodson, Michael Forbes Guy Worthey. Conference reservations, sites and banquet management are handled by WSU Conference Services. For further information, see:

http://conferences.wsu.edu/conference_services.aspx

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MEETING PAGE ON APS WEB SITE

http://www.aps.org/units/nws/meetings/index.cfm

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EPITOME

Plenary Speakers:

Sarah Ballard, University of Washington – Planetary science

Sukanta Bose, Washington State University – LIGO/general relativity

Greg Bothun, University of Oregon – Climate modeling

Kathy Copic, Insight Data Science – Careers in data science

Susan Dexheimer, Washington State University – Condensed matter

Nancy Forde, Simon Fraser University – Biophysics

Lutz Maibaum, University of Washington – Biophysics

Fred Raab, LIGO Hanford Observatory – Particle physics/gravitation

Maximillian Schlosshauer, University of Portland – Quantum optics

Stamatis Vokos, Seattle Pacific University – Science education

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