Georgia Regents University will host the 3rd Anacapa Society Conference on Dec. 13-15. The conference kicks off with a dinner and keynote address.
The conference keynote speaker will be Dr. Charles Hanna, Chairman and Professor of Physics at Boise State University. He will discuss “Adventures in Growing a Physics Department” on Friday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in The Towers in Washington Hall on the Summerville Campus.
Hanna received his doctorate in physics in condensed-matter theory from Stanford University, where he carried out research on anyon superconductivity. He served as Associate Physics Department Chairman for Strategic Planning from 2001-2009, and as department chairman since 2009. While he remains primarily focused on working with undergraduates in carrying his research, Hanna was also a co-founder of the interdisciplinary doctoral program in Biomolecular Sciences at Boise State. This is a novel collaborative program between the departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
“In addition to the keynote speech, Dr. Richard Weiner, Program Director from Cottrell Research Corporation, will deliver a talk on Saturday, Dec. 14, on effective grant writing,” said Trinanjan Datta, Associate Professor of Physics at GRU and Conference Chairman. “In total, we will have one invited talk and 25 contributed talks ranging from string theory to biophysics over a span of two days.”
This national conference provides theoretical physicists, who work in primarily undergraduate institutions and departments across the nation, an opportunity to present their research and discuss issues related to theoretical physics.
Registration is $20 and may be paid in cash during check-in at the registration desk. The registration desk will be open prior to the dinner, from 6-7 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 13; from 8-9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15. If you bring a guest, there is an additional cost of $16 for the Friday dinner and $9 for the Saturday lunch.
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