2011 AAPT, A-O-K

 Arkansas - Oklahoma - Kansas Section Meeting
 October 14-15, 2011
 NorthWest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, AR

Conference Theme -- "Building Scientific Literacy in a Modern World"

Register/Purchase Tickets Here

Submit Abstracts Here

Deadline for Abstracts is Friday, Sept. 16th, 2011

Hotel Information


Deadline for Abstracts is Friday, Sept. 16th, 2011

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 14, 2011
Registration: Begins at Noon – Ends at 5:00 pm – Shewmaker Center, NWACC Campus
Afternoon Field trips: U of A Physics laboratories
U of A Physics Laboratory Tours
Time
U of A Faculty
Registrations Slots Available
"Materials Under Extreme Conditions"
Diamonds and rubies are used to squeeze materials to extremely high pressures and to measure these pressures as temperature is varied between 10 K and 600 K. Pressures equal to those deep in Earth's mantle are achieved. Laser fluorescence and laser light scattering methods are used to determine the physical properties of materials under these extreme conditions.
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
William Oliver, PhD
10
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
10
"Optics and Lasers"
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Surendra Singh, PhD
10
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
10
"Nanoscience Technology"
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Gregory J. Salamo, PhD
10
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
10
"STM of Graphene in Physics"
We study the atomic-scale elastic, electronic, and geometric properties of graphene using scanning tunneling microscopy. Graphene is a single atomic plane of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern. It was discovered in 2004 and the Nobel prize in physics was awarded in 2010.
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Paul Thibado, PhD
10
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
10
"Quantum and Nonlinear Optics"
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Min Xiao, PhD
5
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5
"Neural Computation Lab"
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Eitan Gross, PhD
10
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
10
"Artificial Quantum Materials"
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Jak Tchakhalian, PhD
10
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
10
Physics Colloquium
Friday, October 14, 2011
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Paul Sharrah Lecture Hall
PHYS 133
Refreshments Served in the Lobby at 3:30 pm

Social Hour before the Banquet – 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Shewmaker Center, Wal-Mart Conference Room
Banquet that evening – 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Wal-Mart Conference Room Go here for menu.

Distinguished Speaker: Dr. Gay Stewart, AAPT Vice President, U of A Physics, "Physics Education and Building Positive Dispositions."
http://aapt.org/aboutaapt/organization/stewart_election_bio.cfm
http://www.uark.edu/depts/physinfo

 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Registration: begins at 8:00 a.m. Shewmaker Center, NWACC Campus

Continental Breakfast Buffet, 8:00 - 9:00 am - lobby

Morning session 1 – Concurrent – Shewmaker Center, NWACC Campus
9:00 – 9:20, 9:20 – 9:40, 9:40 – 10:00, 10:00 – 10:20,
10:20 – 10:40, 10:40 – 11:00, 11:00 – 11:20, 11:20 – 11:40, 11:40 – 12:00.

12:00 –12:30 Lunch – Wal-Mart Conference Room

12:30 – 1:20– Keynote Speaker: Dr. Art Hobson, Professor Emeritus, U of A Physics – "Strategies for Building Scientific Literacy"
http://physics.uark.edu/hobson/

Afternoon session 1 – Concurrent
1:20 – 1:40, 1:40 – 2:00, 2:00 – 2:20, 2:20 – 2:40, 2:40 – 3:00, 3:00 – 3:20, 3:20 – 3:40, 3:40 0 4:00.

Business Meeting of A-O-K section: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Register/Purchase Tickets Here

Submit Abstracts Here

Deadline for Abstracts is Sept. 10th, 2011

Hotel Information

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