to Host Statewide Physics Meetings
Dr. Robert F. Curl Jr.
are very excited,” said Dr. Karen Martirosyan, an Associate Professor in the
Department of Physics and Astronomy and Local Organizing Committee Chair. “We will share our
campus with other physicists and recruit good students to our master’s program
in physics. We will show off our labs. I think this is a great opportunity to
disseminate information about our research.”
meetings begin at 9 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 11 in the Gran Salon at the Student Union with the talk
“Conjugated Carbon Networks” by Dr. Robert F. Curl Jr., one of three winners of
the Nobel Prize in
Chemistry in 1996. Curl is a
University Professor Emeritus, Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor of Natural
Sciences Emeritus and Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Rice University in
speaking will be Dr. Barry C. Barish, the Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus
at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif. who will present
“The International Linear Collider: The Next Great Particle Accelerator.”
on Astronomy, Chemical Physics, Computational Physics, Nanoscience and other
topics will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 in Sabal
Hall, formerly the University Boulevard Classroom Building and Main, formerly
the Education and Business Complex. Throughout the weekend there will be more
than 90 oral presentations.
than 45 research posters on topics like X-ray emission data, black holes and
single strand DNA binding proteins will be on display from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 11 in the Gran Salon. A banquet will follow at 7 p.m. at the Gran
sessions will focus on Biosensors and Gravitational Waves starting at 9 a.m. Saturday,
Oct. 12 in the Gran Salon. Career workshops for students will be held from
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Gran Salon.
is an exceptional opportunity for all our students to feel inspired,” said Dr.
Soma Mukherjee, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and
Astronomy. “There are many incentives for students, in the form of awards, to
enthusiastically present their research. This in turn will motivate the
students to excel in academics and research. It is always good to see what your
peers are doing. Meetings like these are a melting pot of ideas that ignite new
directions toward being innovative.”
200 people are expected to attend the meetings.
we will accomplish our goal by putting ‘heads in beds,’ but the real value of
having conferences in Brownsville is not the monetary impact on the city, but
how they will become an ‘ambassador’ on behalf of Brownsville, “ said Mariano
“Bean” Ayala, President and Chief Executive Office of the Brownsville
Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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