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NES APS Spring Meeting

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NES APS Spring Meeting

Spring 2014 Meeting of the New England Section of the American Physical Society

Energy Matters

Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, 2014
Boston College, Higgins Hall
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Photo of Higgins Hall

The Boston College Department of Physics is proud to host the Spring 2014 Meeting of the New England Section of the American Physical Society. The event will begin on Friday April 4th 2014 with a 12:00pm Registration and Meet and Greet. A 2:00pm welcome address will be followed by plenary invited talks, then a conference banquet at 6:45pm. Our featured speaker, Professor Daniel Nocera of Harvard University, will culminate the evening at 7:30pm.  Saturday, April 5th will include light refreshments beginning at 8:00am leading into parallel seminar sessions until 11:30am. The conference will conclude with a lunch at 12:00pm.

Energy in myriad form allows us to live in a technologically sophisticated world. Studying the interaction between matter and energy is the focus of much of modern physics. Population and economic growth lead to increased demands on natural resources, greater individual energy consumption and a tension between energy supply and demand. The challenge of creating a more secure, sustainable and affordable global energy system is one of the most important issues facing policy makers, scientists, technologists, researchers and energy industry figures today. This APS Sectional conference will address energy-matter interactions, energy production and efficiency, and unique materials that address future energy needs.

Meeting Chair: Professor Cyril Opeil, S.J.

Contact: Programs Administrator Stephanie Zuehlke


The meeting schedule, including more information on the invited talks will be posted very soon.

Registration and Fees

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

Pre-Conference Registration

Standard Registration $75
Student (Grad/Undergrad) $20
Emeritus/Retired  $35 

On Site Registration

Standard Registration $85
Student (Grad/Undergrad)  $30
Emeritus/Retired  $45

Banquet $32
Saturday April 5th Box Lunch $10
Banquet will be held on April 4th.

Lodging Information

Courtyard Marriott

Make reservations by calling Marriott Reservations at 866-296-2296 and referencing the BC Physics NESAPS
Special $279 Per night
40 Webster Street, Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA 02446

Holiday Inn

1200 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 1-877-410-6681

Best Western

1650 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-566-6260

Howard Johnson

1271 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 1-877-933-5951

Please direct questions to:

Stephanie Zuehlke
Boston College
Phone: 617-522-2195


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