Approximately 80 people attended the 8th annual meeting. Institutions represented include Boston University, Brandeis University, Brown University, Bridgewater State, Clark University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, MIT, MIT Lincoln Lab, Northeastern University, UMass Boston, UMass, Amherst, Wellesley College, WPI, and Yale University. There were approximately 22 faculty members, 15 post-docs, 35 graduate students, 3 undergraduate students, and 5 from local industry. Departments represented included applied math, chemistry, engineering, and physics.
Thank you to everyone who attended.
The 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. Because of construction on the Brandeis campus, be sure to read the directions.Contributed talks Directions Announcements Organizing committee Advisory committee
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 25 minute invited talk, and the first three sessions also include a total of 24 three minute contributed talks. Viewgraphs can be used to show graphs and other visualizations of your results, but the use of viewgraphs to present equations is discouraged. One Windows and and one Mac OSX notebook computer will be available on which you can load your talk from a USB flash drive in advance of the session. Powerpoint and Acrobat Reader will be available on both computers and Keynote will be available on the Mac. Contributors are encouraged to post their viewgraphs during the coffee breaks to facilitate discussions. Lunch will last for 90 minutes to give attendees a chance to mingle. Coffee will be available at all times. The meeting will conclude at approximately 3:00 pm to give you enough time to catch the train back to Cambridge if necessary.
|9:00 - 9:30 am||Bagels, coffee, and tea|
|9:30 - 10:25 am||Session I||Marcelo Gleiser, Dartmouth College||Chair|
|9:30 - 10:00 am||Olivia White||MIT||"Describing spin glass dynamics: Which length scales grow?"|
|10:00 - 10:25 am||Contributed talks (8)|
|10:25 - 10:55 am||Coffee and informal discussions|
|10:55 am - 11:50 am||Session II||Rama Bansil, Boston University||Chair|
|10:55 - 11:25 am||Azadeh Samadani||Brandeis University||"Cellular individuality in directional sensing"|
|11:25 - 11:50 am||Contributed talks (8)|
|11:50 - 1:20 pm||Lunch and Conversation|
|1:20 - 2:25 pm||Session III||Tom Powers, Brown University||Chair|
|1:20 - 1:50 pm||Contributed talks (8)|
|1:50 - 2:20 pm||Corey O'Hern||Yale University||"The figure-8 model: A minimal model for kinetic arrest"|
|2:20 - 2:35 pm||Coffee and informal discussions|
|2:35 - 3:05 pm||Session IV||Jan Engelbrecht, Boston College||Chair|
|2:35 - 3:05 pm||Subir Sachdev||Harvard University||"Quantum criticality beyond the Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson paradigm"|
The cost of the meeting is subsidized by the New England Section of the American Physical Society, and hence there is no registration fee if you register by the deadline. Please join the New England Section if you are not already a member. It is necessary to register in advance so that sufficient food and refreshments will be available. The deadline for registration is Monday, October 16. 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. If you know that you are coming and haven't registered, please send a message to Harvey Gould.
Directions to Brandeis. The location of the meeting at Brandeis is the same as last year, but different than in previous years. The meeting will be held in the the first floor of Lemberg Lee Hall, Room 180, in the Lemberg Academic Center. Because of construction, it is necessary to take an indirect route. As you enter Brandeis through the main entrance on South Street, drive toward the police booth and then take a left. At the next intersection take a left just after the Admissions building. You will quickly be in the T parking lot, behind the theater. Turn right and drive to the very far end of the lot and park. Walk up the roadway ahead of you and enter the Lemberg Academic Center on your right. Campus map, click on the PDF version. No parking permits are needed. Signs will be posted on the day of the meeting.
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 31 May 2007.