Please join us on Saturday, October 19, 2002 at Brandeis University to talk and listen to your colleagues in the New England area working in statistical mechanics. The main goal of these meetings is to offer an informal, friendly, and supportive environment where people from a variety of departments and institutions can meet and exchange ideas and where old and new friends can meet. About 85 people attended the third annual Greater Boston Area Statistical Mechanics meeting at Brandeis.
There will be coffee and bagels from 9:00 am to 9:30 am and four sessions beginning at 9:30 am. Each session features a 30 minute invited talk, and the first three sessions also include three to four minute contributed talks in the spirit of the Rutgers statistical mechanics meetings. Viewgraphs can be used to show graphs and other visualizations of results, but the use of viewgraphs to present equations is discouraged. Contributors also are encouraged to post their viewgraphs during the coffee breaks to facilitate discussions. Coffee will be available at all times.
The cost of the meeting will be subsidized by the New England Section of the American Physical Society, and hence there is no registration fee if you register by the deadline. However, it is necessary to register in advance so that sufficient food and refreshments will be available. The deadline for registration is Monday, October 14. If you miss the deadline, you are still welcome to attend the meeting, but the cost will be $10, and we cannot guarantee that food will be available.. Information about joining the New England Section if you are not already a member will be available at the meeting.
All talks will be in Abelson, Room 131, in the Department of Physics. Signs will be posted.
|9:00 - 9:30 am||Bagels, coffee, and tea|
|9:30 - 10:40 am||Morning Session I||Sid Redner, Boston University||Chair|
|9:30 - 10:00 am||Greg Huber||University of Massachusetts, Boston||"Physics of Flagella."|
|10:00 - 10:40 am||Contributed talks|
|10:40 - 11:10 am||Coffee and informal discussions|
|11:10 am - 12:25 pm||Morning Session II||Nalini Easwar, Smith College||Chair|
|11:10 - 11:40 am||Eugene Demler||Harvard University||"Cooper pair tunneling through mesoscopic superconducting grains in the presence of Ohmic dissipation."|
|11:40 - 12:25 pm||Contributed talks|
|12:25 - 1:25 pm||Lunch|
|1:25 - 2:50 pm||Afternoon Session I||Bruce Boghosian, Tufts University||Chair|
|1:25 - 2:10 pm||Contributed talks|
|2:10 - 2:40 pm||Narayanan Menon||University of Massachusetts, Amherst||"Large force fluctuations in dense granular flows."|
|2:40 - 2:55 pm||Coffee and informal discussions|
|2:55 - 3:25 pm||Afternoon Session II||David Weitz, Harvard University||Chair|
|2:55 - 3:25 pm||Dean Astumian||University of Maine, Orono||"How cells and molecules move."|
At the end of the meeting at 3:30 pm, there will be rooms available for informal conversations.
Directions to Brandeis. After you enter the campus, you will need to take an alternate route due to construction. As you enter Brandeis through the main entrance on South Street, drive toward the police booth and then take the right fork. Go up the hill and then make the first left. Drive further up the hill and around the biology building until you reach the end of the road. You will now be at the K parking lot adjacent to the Physics building. You can park there or in any free spot along the way. The Physics building is on your left as you enter the parking lot. The building has an observatory on the rooftop and can be seen from reasonably far away. No parking permits are needed.
The Brandeis/Roberts commuter rail stop is very convenient. Trains depart to North Station at 3:44 pm, 6:11 pm, 6:34 pm, and 10:14 pm. Buses are also available.
Please send questions, comments, and corrections to Harvey Gould, firstname.lastname@example.org.Updated 12 November 2002.