Meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Physical Society
Two days of physics for students, teachers, and the general public at the University of New Hampshire. Individuals in all areas of physics are encouraged to attend! Plenary focus: Compact Objects in the Cosmos.
Apr 03, 12:00 PM – Apr 04, 12:00 PM
DeMeritt Hall, UNH,
9 Library Way, Durham, NH

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About the New England APS Meetings and
the University of New Hampshire

The New England Section of the American Physical Society organizes two main meetings annually - a Fall meeting and a Spring meeting. Each meeting usually revolves around a chosen theme but accepts contributed papers from all other areas of physics, and includes invited talks and a banquet.  The Section strongly encourages the active participation of students (undergraduates and graduates) in its meetings. Student presenters (one presenter per paper) may be reimbursed for registration fees, abstract publication fees, banquet tickets, hotels, meals, and travel to and from the meeting.  See here for reimbursement information.

The University of New Hampshire, located in Durham, NH, is New Hampshire's flagship research university.  Research at UNH, a Carnegie Classification R1 university, seeks to understand and improve the world around us, with high-impact results that transform lives, solve global challenges and drive economic growth. Our research excellence reaches from the depths of our oceans to the edge of our solar system and the Earth and environment in which we all thrive. UNH’s research portfolio includes partnerships with NOAA, NASA, NSF and NIH, with more than $110M yearly in competitive external funding.


The full schedule is yet to be determined.  A tentative example schedule is below:


11:30 AM.  Onsite registration commences

12:30 PM.   Welcome,.  Charles Zercher, Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of New Hampshire.

12:45-5:15 P.M.      Plenary session I including coffee break.

Belinda Wilkes, Director and Head of the Science Division for the Chandra X-ray Center.
Thomas Baumgarte,  William R. Kenan Professor of Physics, Bowdoin College.  
James Moran, Menzel Professor of Astrophysics, Harvard University and Senior Scientist,  SAO.   

5:15-6:30 P.M.  Poster session with snacks.

7:00-9:00 P.M.      Banquet.  Speaker: David Kaiser,  Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science, Professor of Physics, and Associate Dean, Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing at MIT.


7:00-8:00 A.M.    

            Continental breakfast provided (gratis)

            Onsite registration continues


8:00-10:00 A.M.   APS contributed paper sessions in parallel session


10:00-10:30 A.M.       Refreshments break

10:30-12:00 Noon       Plenary session II.  Speaker: Prof. Thirumalai Venkatesan,  Director of the Nano Institute at the National University of Singapore,  Founder - Neocera.


12:30-4:30  Free Post Conference Step Up Workshop:  learn how to inspire young women to pursue physics.


The University of New Hampshire is an hour north of Boston by car or train.  There is a direct  Amtrak train from Boston to campus (the Downeaster), which is under a half mile from local hotels.  Three airports (Boston Logan, Manchester, and Portland) are all within an hour's drive. There is bus service from Boston to Portsmouth and Dover, two local towns 10-15 minutes by car from campus.  Local transportation will also be available.


Note: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn in Durham.  To book a room, simply call the Holiday Inn and reference code 314454.  For other alternatives in the surrounding towns, simply use the links below.


Portsmouth, 20 min by car

Durham, 5 min on foot

Dover, 15 min by car/Amtrak



What to do on the NH Seacoast

The New Hamsphire Seacoast is full of natural beauty, top cultural experiences, and quintessential New England towns.  Some popular towns and attractions within a half-hour of UNH are below (click an image for details).

Hamilton House

Get lost in the gardens and forest trails at Hamilton House in South Berwick

Ogunquit, Maine

Have a day of beach, shopping, and fine dining in Ogunquit, ME

Seacoast Repertory Theater

Take in a show at the Rep in Portsmouth

Portsmouth NH

Spend the day in the perfect New England port town of Portsmouth

The Music Hall

Catch a concert at the Music Hall in Portsmouth

Seacoast Science Center

Explore the coast and learn some science at Odiorne Point and the Seacoast Science Center

Exeter, NH

Walk the river and explore the galleries in Exeter

Children's Museum of NH

Let the kids run around at the Children's Museum in Dover

Kittery Premium Outlets

Shop forever at the Premium Outlets in Kittery