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OSAPS Meeting this weekend

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This weekend, March 27&28, 2015, will see the Spring Meeting of the Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society (OSAPS) at Kent State University.  The focus will be on “The Physics of the QCD Phase Diagram”. All information is online at: http://cnr2.kent.edu/OSAPS/.

The  conference is a Friday afternoon/Saturday morning event, and free for students. Although there is a set of plenary talks on the main theme of the meetings, many short talks with topics from all areas of physics are scheduled in the parallel sessions.

The OSAPS conferences (one in spring plus one in fall every year) are a great opportunity for undergrads to go a first professional conference.

 

Written by Uwe Trittmann

March 23rd, 2015 at 2:55 pm

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It’s official: Rocky Mountains safest spot to hide from US zombie outbreak

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Cornell University physicists have analyzed the statistical mechanics of zombies, and suggest that in the event of a zombie outbreak the best place for Americans to hide during the full-scale takeover would be the northern Rockies – or just about anywhere but a major city. Read the associated 2015 APS March Meeting abstract.

Written by David Robertson

March 4th, 2015 at 11:37 am

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