Schedule of Events for the 2009 Conference

Northeast Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

January 16-19, 2009

All events will take place in Linsley-Chittenden 102 unless otherwise indicated. The Presidents’ Room is on the 2nd floor of Woolsey Hall.
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Friday, January 16

6:00 PM

Welcome Reception
President’s Room

7:15 PM


Professor Meg Urry, Yale University

7:30 PM

The Nitrogen-Vacancy Center: Exploring Spin Dynamics in Diamond
Professor Lily Childress, Bates College
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Saturday, January 17

8:15 AM

Breakfast and Registration

8:45 AM

Welcome & Introductions

9:15 AM

Desperate Remedies in Neutrino Physics
Professor Bonnie Fleming, Yale University

10:15 AM


10:30 AM

Understanding the Microarchitecture of Mother-of-Pearl
Professor Sue Coppersmith, University of Wisconsin
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11:30 AM

Lunch with Yale Faculty Members
Location: Law School Dining Room

1:00 PM

Galactic Cannibalism - you are what you eat?
Professor Kathryn Johnston, Columbia University

2:00 PM

Women in Physics: Why Aren’t There More of Us?
Professor Meg Urry, Yale University
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3:00 PM


3:30 PM

Career Panel
Dr. Aziza Baccouche, AZIZA Productions
Dr. Sarah C. Case, National Research Council
Professor Bonnie Fleming, Yale University
Dr. Nitya Kallivayalil, MIT Kavli Institude for Astrophysics and Space Research

5:00 PM


5:15 PM

Graduate Student Panel
Introduction by Professor Eric Dufresne, Yale University

6:30 PM

Location: Law School Dining Room

8:00 PM

Remembering Miss Meitner: A One-Act Play by Robert Marc Friedmann
With the Original Cast from Goteborg
Theater, Sweden
Location: The New Theater on Chapel Street

Sunday, January 18

8:45 AM

Breakfast and Poster Setup

9:15 AM

Student Talks

10:45 AM

Why are We So Excited about Carbon Nanostructures?
Professor Mildred Dresselhaus, Massachusetts Institue of Technology
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11:45 AM

Lunch and Poster Session
Location: LC 211

1:10 PM

Lab Tours
Location: Science Hill

3:15 PM


3:30 PM

Exploring LHC physics with ATLAS
Dr. Ayana Holloway Arce, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

4:30 PM

Closing Remarks and Evaluation