For NYSS APS information, contact:
Bruce White

The Department of Physics at Vassar College presents a Meeting of the New York State Section of the American Physical Society, the 113th topical symposium. The theme of the symposium is “Computations in Physics".

This conference explores computational methods in physics as applied by researchers, educators and industry. Computational capabilities have been exploding during the past decades. The conference kicks off with a historic view into Computational Physics. Talks include techniques in Solid State Physics, Medical Physics, Quantum Physics and even the business world.

Prof. Marjatta Lyyra from Temple University will give a keynote address entitled “Groundbreaking Contributions of Critical Importance by Female Scientists during the 20th Century.” Other meeting activities include poster sessions with contributions from undergraduate and graduate students. We especially encourage undergraduates to attend and submit posters of their work. Best judged posters will receive cash awards.

A reminder on outreach grants. Grants of up to $2,000 are available to bring physics-related experience to the general public, especially K-12 students. The next deadline is September 8, 2015. Details are available at http://www.aps.org/units/nyss/outreach/. A simplified application questionnaire and more information by email to harold.hastings@hofstra.edu.

For local information and program, contact:

Christine Anzalone
Physics and Astronomy, Vassar

Dr. Jenny Magnes
Physics and Astronomy, Vassar

Dr. Brian Daly
Physics and Astronomy, Vassar