Meetings

Past Meetings

The past meetings of the New England Section of the American Physical Society, meeting themes and the host institutions are as listed below. See newsletters for meeting information.

2014

Spring: Boston College: Energy Matters

Fall: Wentworth Institute of Technology: Physics at the Extremes

2013

Fall: Bridgewater State University: Biophysics and Optics

2012

Fall: Williams College: From the Nanoscale to the Tevascale

2011

Spring: University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA: Materials: The Foundation of Our Future

Fall: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA: Climate Change and the Future of Nuclear Power

2010

Spring: Union College, Schenectady, NY: Modern Nuclear Applications

Fall: Brown University, Providence, RI: Nanobiophysics in the 21st Century

2009

Spring: Northeastern University, Boston, MA: Elementary Particle Physics in the 21st Century

Fall: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH:Our Universe – 400 Years After Galileo

2008

Spring: The United States Coast Guard Academy, New London CT: The Science of Homeland Security

Fall: University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA: Out of Equilibrium

2007

Spring: University of Maine, Orono: Statistical Physics and Applications

Fall: University of Connecticut, Storrs CT: Carbon in the 21st Century

2006

Spring: Boston University: Physics and Cosmology - at the interface

Fall: The College of the Holy Cross: The Physics of Sports

2005

Spring: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Einstein

Fall: University of Vermont: Nano and Soft Matter Physics

2004

Spring: Philips Exeter Academy: Astronomy and Space Physics

Fall: Pratt & Whitney Corporation: Climate and Flight

2003

Spring: Williams College: Quantum Bits, Ultrafast Pulses, Beyond the Visible Spectrum, and Teaching Physics

Fall: Bates College: "Physics We Haven't Told You Yet" and "Passing The Torch: Helping new Physics Teachers without getting burned (out)"

2002

Spring: Brandeis University: Expanding Horizons of Physics

Fall: Bridgewater State College: Exploring the Physics of the Big and Small

2001

Spring: Middlebury College: Chaos, Complexity, and Self - Organization

Fall: Keene State College: Confluence of Physics & Chemistry

2000

Spring: Rhode Island College: Physics, Industry, and Society, Teaching Physics

Fall: Central Connecticut State Univ.: Photonics and Electroactive materials, Industrial Roundtable, General Physics

1999

Spring: Yale Univ.: History of Physics, Physics of water

Fall: Colby College (ME): Quantum Technology, Novel Semiconductors

1998

Spring: Clark University: Granular Matter and Pattern Formation, Magnetism and Superconductivity

Fall: Univ. of New Hamp.: Advances in Condensed Matter& Undergraduate Education

1997

Spring: Univ. of Maine: Tribology – Modern Perspectives on Friction & Related Phenomena

Fall: Hanscom AFB: Physics in Industry and Government

1996

Spring: M.I.T. (MA): Relativity in Astrophysics: General and Applied Imaging (medical and otherwise)

Fall: Univ. of Vermont: Biophysics Quantum Devices & Nanostructures

1995

Spring: Univ. of Connecticut: The Structure of the Nucleon Atom Manipulation & Nanoscience

Fall: Bowdoin College: History of Physics - 100th anniversary of discovery of x-rays and radioactivity, Magnetic Recording Technologies

1994

Spring: Harvard University: Science, Society, and Education, Quantum Mechanics at Work

Fall: Brown University: Dark Matter The Search for the Top Quark

1993

Spring: Williams College: Laser cooling and Trapping of Atoms Buckyballs and other Fullerenes

Fall: Amherst College: Precision Measurements, Physical Phenomena in Restricted Dimensions

1992

Spring: Wellesley College: Physics in Medicine Physics and the Environment

Fall: Dartmouth College: Astronomy and Space Physics Planetary Magnetism

1991

Spring: Smith College: Dynamics in Confined systems & News about nu's

Fall: Bates College: Large-scale Universe, Lasers: Cooling & Trapping—spectroscopy, dynamics

1990

Spring: University of Lowell: Optics (Applications& Joint mtg. w. OSA research, education, scattering)

Fall: Yale University: Major Accelerator Facilities Test of Discrete Symmetries

1989

Spring: Wesleyan University: Synchrotron radiation, advanced light sources, Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Fall: University of Maine: Radon in the environment Alternative energy sources

1988

Spring: Fairfield University: Gravity & Perturbations High-temp. superconductors

Fall: Univ. of Massachusetts: Physics of Small Things

1987

Spring: Mount Holyoke: Research at undergraduate institutions

Fall: Middlebury College: Physics of Sport, Astrophys. incl SN/1987A

1986

Spring: Univ. of Rhode Island: The Atomic Nucleus: From Quarks to Supernovae, Physics and Climate

Fall: U. New Hampshire: Probing the nucleus, Symmetries

1985

Spring: Clark U. (MA): Computer Simulation in Physics, Instrumentation in Condensed Matter Physics

Fall: U. Conn (CT): CHAOS & Physics behind Superaccelerators

1984

Spring: Brown U. (MA): Amorphous Solids Electro-Weak Interactions

Fall: Northeastern U. (MA): Biological Physics Quantum Hall Effect

1983

Spring: Bowdoin Coll. (ME): Physics of Electronic Devices for the 80's, Liquid Crystals

Fall: U. Vermont (VT): Miniaturization in Solid State Electronics, Physical Probes of Biological Systems

1982

Spring: Boston U. (MA): Degenerate Fermi Fluids Polymer Physics

Fall: Dartmouth (NH): Free Electron Lasers Old and New Superfluids

1981

Spring: Worcester P.I. (MA): Biophysics, Nonlinear Optics

Fall: U. Maine at Orono (ME): Submicron Physics Environmental Physics

1980

Spring: Univ. of Rhode Island: Physical Oceanography, Physics in One and Two Dimensions

Fall: M.I.T. (MA): Terrestrial Energy Sources& Extraterrestrial Energy

1979

Spring: University of Lowell (MA): The Sweep of Physics, Education and Careers in Physics

Fall: Bates College (ME): Experimental Relativity, Current Applications of Physics

1978

Spring: Wesleyan University (CT): Contemporary Astrophysics & Lasers in Research and Development

Fall: Williams College(MA): High Energy Astrophysics (HEAO), Quark Dynamics

1977

Spring: Springfield Technical Community Coll (MA): Physics and Computers: Applications in Research and Education

Fall: Univ. of New Hampshire: The Subject I'd Like to Talk About Most, Structure of Amorphous Materials

1976

Spring: Southeastern Mass. Univ.: Astrophysics Nuclear Energy: Problems and Alternatives

Fall: U. Conn. at Storrs: Synchrotron Radiation New Materials Technology

1975

Spring: Quinnipiac College (CT): Physics in Medicine High Energy Physics

Fall: Univ. Maine at Orono: Biomedical Engineering Surface Physics

1974

Spring: Brown University (RI): Models of Learning Oceanography

Fall: Clark University (MA): History of Physics Alternative Energy Sources

1973

Spring: University of Hartford and United Aircraft (CT): Laser Physics Fusion Power

Fall: U. Mass at Amherst: Astrophysics, New Accelerator Physics

1972

Spring: Boston College (MA): Space Physics and Optical Properties of Ions in Crystals

Fall: University of Vermont: Disordered Solids and Liquid State

1971

Spring: Amherst College (MA): Physics and the Environment Non-Linear Optics

Fall: Yale University (CT): Current State of Nuclear Physics

1970

Spring: Boston University (MA): Low-Temperature Physics, General Relativity

Fall: Univ. of Maine at Orono: Near Future of Physics and Amorphous State of Matter

1969

Spring: U. Conn. at Storrs: Atomic & Molecular Physics X-Ray Astronomy

Fall: Mount Holyoke College (MA): Astrophysics

1968

Spring: Tufts University (MA): High Energy Nuclear Physics

Fall: Dartmouth College (NH): Electron-Magnetic Field Interaction

1967

Spring: UARL and Trinity College (CT): Behavior at Surfaces

Fall: Bates College (ME): Molecular Biophysics

1966

Spring: Brown University (RI): Semiconductor Physics

Fall: Univ. of New Hampshire: Fields and Particles in Space

1965

Spring: Worcester Polytechnic: Coherence and Lasers Institute (MA)

Fall: Univ. of Maine at Orono: Plasma Physics

1964

Spring: Brandeis (MA): Atomic and Molecular Physics

Fall: Amherst College (MA): Atomic Collisions

1963

Spring: Harvard University (MA): Research in High Energy Physics in the Cambridge Area

Fall: Wesleyan University (CT): Solid State Physics

1962

Spring: Providence College (CT): Superconductivity

Fall: Yale University (CT): High Energy Physics

1961

Spring: Mount Holyoke College (MA): Molecular Beam Research at Harvard University

Fall: Amherst College (MA): Physical Oceanography