The 12th annual meeting will be held on Saturday, October 9 (Columbus Day weekend) at Brandeis University. Please save the date.
About 80 people attended the 11th annual meeting. Thanks to all you attended and to all who have contributed and invited talks.
Please join us on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at Brandeis University to meet and talk with your colleagues in the New England area working in statistical mechanics. The goal of these meetings is to offer an informal, friendly, and supportive environment where people from a variety of departments and institutions can exchange ideas and where old and new friends can meet.Contributed talks Directions Announcements Organizing committee Advisory committee
There will be coffee, tea, 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. The first three sessions also include 8 to 9 contributed talks. The contributed talks will be 3 minutes plus 30 seconds for questions.
One Windows and and one Mac OS X 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 Macintosh. Lunch will last for 60 minutes to give attendees a chance to mingle. Coffee and tea will be available at all times. The meeting will conclude at approximately 3:00 pm to give attendees time to catch the train back to Cambridge.
|9:00 - 9:30 am||Bagels, coffee, and tea|
|9:30 - 10:35 am||Session I||Paul Martin, Harvard University||Chair|
|9:30 - 10:00 am||Rama Bansil||Boston University||"Bacterial motility in mucin gels."|
|10:00 - 10:40 am||Contributed talks (8)|
|10:40 - 11:05 am||Coffee and informal discussions|
|11:05 am - 12:10 pm||Session II||Brad Marston, Brown University||Chair|
|11:05 - 11:35 am||Zvonimir Dogic||Brandeis University||"Chiral self-assembly of rod-like viruses."|
|11:35 - 12:10 am||Contributed talks (9)|
|12:10 - 1:10 pm||Lunch and informal conversations|
|1:10 - 2:10 pm||Session III||Ranjan Mukhopadhyay, Clark University||Chair|
|1:10 - 1:40 pm||Contributed talks (8)|
|1:40 - 2:10 pm||Cesar A. Hidalgo||Harvard University||"The statistical physics of economic development."|
|2:10 - 2:25 pm||Coffee and informal discussions|
|2:25 - 2:55 pm||Session IV||Greg Huber, University of Connecticut Health Center||Chair|
|2:25 - 2:55 pm||Christian Santangelo||UMass, Amherst||"The mesophases of soft-sphere aggregates."|
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 was Tuesday, October 6. If you know that you are coming and haven't registered, please send a message to Harvey Gould.
The location of the meeting at Brandeis University is the same as last year. The meeting will be held on the first floor of Lemberg Lee Hall, Room 180, in the Lemberg Academic Center. 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.Updated 25 March 2010.