We are pleased to announce the Spring 2018 Meeting of the APS New England Section. The meeting will be held March 16-17, 2018 at Suffolk University in Boston, MA.
The 2018 APS New England Section meeting will have a special inaugural session of invited talks focused on the theme: Physics leading frontiers in Planetary Science and Astrobiology.
With new discoveries of exoplanets and in biophysics, our understanding of principles behind life processes in the universe is rapidly changing. Crucial questions about planetary systems ranging from the abundance of elements like carbon, to the emergence of life, have so far been based on observations and models from Earth. However, new discoveries and reevaluation of physical constraints to life has opened new frontiers for scientific exploration. This includes recent advances in astrophysical techniques that lead to discovery of new worlds, development of new biophysical techniques to learn about life in extremes, novel methods to recognize bio-signatures, and the science behind planetary habitability. We focus on Physics based topics related to astrophysics and biology that include some relation to planetary habitability.
We invite contributions for oral and poster sessions on all physics topics. Contributions from undergraduate and graduate students are particularly encouraged. A stipend of up to $300 is available to cover registration and travel expenses for students presenting at the meeting.
Invited Speakers (list will be updated):
Local organizing committee:
On-site registration will be available (excluding Friday's banquet) on Friday, March 16 from 12-1pm in Sargent Hall.
On-site registration for Saturday, March 17 will be held 8-9am in 20 Somerset.
Please visit APS to find guidelines for abstract submission and to upload your abstract through their abstract manager system. The deadline to submit an abstract for the March 2018 New England Section Meeting is Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
Suffolk's campus is in the heart of Downtown Boston. Visit our Area Hotels site for convenient lodging options.
A limited supply of discounted parking vouchers ($16 for the day) are available on Friday, March 16 for the 6 Avery Street garage (Central Parking System). Please notify conference staff at check-in that you need a parking voucher.
Central Parking System (Friday, March 16 - Discounted Parking: $16/day)
6 Avery Street (adjacent to the Ritz Carlton)
Other convenient parking facilities close to Sargent Hall (Friday’s location) and 20 Somerset (Saturday’s location) include:
Center Plaza Garage (Weekend Rate - $11/day)
Entrance at 75 Somerset Street
Boston, MA 02108
Boston Common Garage (Weekend Rate - $18/day)
Entrance on Charles Street (between the Boston Common and Public Garden parks)
Zero Charles Street
Boston, MA 02116