Physics to Host Texas Professional Groups and Two-Day Conference
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Local science enthusiasts and physics professionals throughout the Lone Star State are in for a Texas-sized treat this weekend as Texas A&M University plays host to the Texas sections of three major professional groups and a two-day showcase of international excellence in physics.
Texas Physics 2007 is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, Oct. 19-20, at Rudder Tower Room 601 on the Texas A&M campus. In addition to public lectures and technical talks by internationally eminent physicists, including Nobel Prize winners and scientists from some of the world’s premier institutions and research laboratories, it will serve as the joint fall meeting for the Texas Sections of the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the Society of Physics Students–Zone 13.
Tickets are not required for any of the free public lectures, which cover a broad spectrum of interests as well as two languages (English and Spanish) in two cases. Among the many highlights is the inaugural George P. Mitchell Annual Lecture in Astronomy, Stardust: A NASA Comet Exploration Mission, to be delivered by the University of Washington’s Don Brownlee at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, as the conclusion to the public portion of the conference.
In addition to the public lectures, the public is encouraged to explore a variety of physics-related experiments and displays as part of the 2007 Hands-On Physics Gallery, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Texas A&M Chemistry Building in conjunction with the annual Chemistry Open House and Science Exploration Gallery. Beyond experiments and fun, the event also will feature quizzes and door prizes.
Texas Physics 2007 is sponsored by the Texas A&M Department of Physics and the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy in conjunction with the National Society for Black Physicists, the National Society for Hispanic Physicists and the Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics.
The Mitchell Institute was established in 2002 by George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell, both of The Woodlands, to provide insights into the cosmology of the Universe and the ultimate unification of the fields of nature.
For complete details regarding Texas Physics 2007, including parking information and maps, please visit the conference Web site at http://txaps07.physics.tamu.edu/.
Contact: Shana K. Hutchins, (979) 862-1237 or email@example.com or Dr. Roland Allen, Texas Physics 2007 organizer, (979) 845-4341 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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