Media invited to physics sessions at international meeting at UC Riverside


Subjects such as neutrinos, cosmology, and very high energy astrophysics to be discussed

Members of the media are invited to sit in on sessions of the international meeting of the American Physical Society, Division of Particles and Fields, scheduled from Thursday Aug. 26 to Tuesday Aug. 31, at the University of California, Riverside. The entire program of the meeting can be found at For details about the meeting, call the Department of Physics at 951-827- 5331, or send an email to [email protected]. Once on campus, press information will be available at the International Lounge, in the center of the University Commons (building number 21 on the campus map).

Some of the many interesting sessions include:

  • Friday Aug. 27 - Noon, a mentors' session for faculty from throughout the country involved in the Quarknet Program, which keeps high school physics teachers up to date and excited about the fields of physics. The session is scheduled for Terrace Room C (building number 69 on the campus map).
  • Friday Aug. 27 - 8 a.m., UC Riverside Chancellor France A. Córdova will welcome attendees at the University Lecture Hall (building number 76 on the campus map). Neutrino talks will follow in the University Lecture Hall at 8:10 a.m. and at 9 a.m.
  • Friday Aug. 27 - 7:30 p.m., a public lecture titled, "Neutrinos Get Under Your Skin," by Fermilab scientist Boris Kayser is scheduled at the Riverside Convention Center.
  • Saturday Aug. 28 - 10:10 a.m., a cosmology discussion is scheduled in the University Lecture Hall followed at 11 a.m. with a talk by Elizabeth Simmons of Michigan State University titled, "How to Popularize Particle Physics."
  • Monday Aug. 30 - Noon, Irvine teachers' session as part of the Quarknet program, scheduled, in Terrace Room C (building number 69 on the campus map).
  • Monday Aug. 30 - 3:40 p.m. to 6 p.m., Division of Particles and Fields Town Meeting, scheduled in the University Lecture hall, which will cover a variety of policy issues related to particle physics. A major topic will be news of the decision by the International Committee on Future Accelerators on what type of technology to use in the next linear collider. On Aug. 20, the body endorsed a superconducting cooling method rather than a room temperature method.
  • Tuesday Aug. 31 - 11:10 a.m., current trends in string theory will be the topic of discussion in the University Lecture Hall. A 3:40 p.m. talk titled "Searches for New Physics" follows with a 4:30 p.m. discussion of cosmology theory.

    Parking permits for journalists are available at the information kiosk off of University Ave. Tell the attendant you represent the media and they will issue a permit. Parking for the meeting is in lot 24 with entry off of Canyon Crest Drive. Otherwise parking is $6 per vehicle per day or $20 for the length of the meeting. Call the office of Marketing and Media Relations for further details about parking at 951-827-5185.

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