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Physics of the Early Universe Conference

OSAPS & MAAPT Joint Meeting - Spring 2006

 

OSAPS - MAAPT

Spring 2006

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Physics of the Early Universe

The 2006 Spring meetings of Ohio Section of the American Physical Society (OSAPS) and the Michigan Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (MAAPT) will be held Friday and Saturday, March 31, April 1, 2006 at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

The theme of the meeting revolves around the physics of the early Universe. Conference topics include cosmology, big bang physics, general relativity, micro-wave background radiation, quasars, etc, as well as topics in particle and nuclear physics connected to the early universe physics such as “B” quark physics (matter/anti-matter asymmetry), study of symmetries (and symmetry breaking), search for the Higgs boson, search/study of the Quark gluon plasma, and topics in low energy nuclear physics connected to nucleo-synthesis in stars, and supernovae. Presentations on other topics are also featured.

Invited Talks:

  • Supernovae and Dark Energy
    Dr. Peter E. Nugent, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
  • How the Early Universe Informs the Formation and Long Term Evolution of Galaxies, Stars, and Planets,
    Professor Fred C. Adams, Physics Department, University of Michigan
  • QGP: The Perfect Liquid and the Early Universe
    Dr. Paul Stankus
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • MIAAPT Lecture - How Tim Slater & Ed Prather Ruined My Life
    Michael LoPresto, Henry Ford Community College

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Organization and Sponsors

This meeting is organized jointly by the Ohio Section of the American Physical Society (OSAPS) and the Michigan Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (MIAAPT).

The meeting is sponsered by OSAPS, the Wayne State University Physics and Astronomy Department, the  Wayne State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Teach Spin, and the Institute of Physics Publishing (IoP).

For additional information, please contact: Claude A Pruneau, Dept of Physics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201. (313-577-1813) pruneau@physics.wayne.edu. Also check www.miaapt.org for more Michigan Physics Teachers information.


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