Over 100 people attended the meeting - a new record! Thank you to all who attended and to all who gave a contributed or invited talk. You all helped to make the meeting a success.
Please join us on Saturday, October 9, 2010 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
Coffee, tea, and bagels will be served from 9:00 am to 9:30 am. The first of four sessions begins at 9:30 am. Each session features a 25 minute invited talk (plus five minutes for questions). The first three sessions also include 11-12 contributed talks. The contributed talks will be 2 minutes plus 30 seconds for questions.
To simplify the scheduling of the contributed talks, all contributed talks should be be in pdf format (rather than in Powerpoint or Keynote) so that they are platform independent. The number of slides should be no more than four so that there is time for questions at the end of each talk. Lunch will last for 90 minutes to give attendees a chance to mingle. Coffee and tea will be available at all times. The meeting will conclude at approximately 3:30 pm.
|9:00 - 9:30 am||Bagels, coffee, and tea|
|9:30 - 10:40 am||Session I||Michael Hagan, Brandeis University||Chair|
|9:30 - 10:00 am||Jeff Gore||MIT||Cooperation and reversibility in microbial evolution|
|10:00 - 10:40 am||Contributed talks (11)|
|10:40 - 11:00 am||Coffee and informal discussions|
|11:00 am - 12:10 pm||Session II||Aparna Baskaran, Brandeis University||Chair|
|11:00 - 11:30 am||Ginestra Bianconi||Northeastern University||Bose-Einstein distribution, condensation transition and multiple stationary states in multi-loci evolution of diploid populations|
|11:30 - 12:10 am||Contributed talks (12)|
|12:10 - 1:40 pm||Lunch and informal conversations|
|1:40 - 2:50 pm||Session III||Sid Redner, Boston University||Chair|
|1:40 - 2:20 pm||Contributed talks (12)|
|2:20 - 2:50 pm||Pankaj Mehta||Boston University||The statistical mechanics of transcription-factor binding site discovery using hidden Markov models|
|2:50 - 3:05 pm||Coffee and informal discussions|
|3:05 - 3:35 pm||Session IV||Greg Huber, University of Connecticut Health Center||Chair|
|3:05 - 3:35 pm||L. Mahadevan||Harvard University||Statistical and continuum mechanics of ribbons and small plates|
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. There is no additional cost to join the New England Section.
It is necessary to register in advance so that sufficient food and refreshments will be available. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, October 5. If you miss the deadline, you may still attend the meeting, but the cost will be $10, and we cannot guarantee that food will be available. We will collect the registration fee for people who miss the deadline.
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 15 October 2010.