2009-2010 Conferences & Workshops

During the last academic year, the Department of Physics & Astronomy sponsored three scientific conferences/workshops in Salt Lake City centered on the research strengths in the department: astrophysics and condensed matter physics.

 

SNOWPAC 2009SPINOS 2009Workshop on Stellar Intensity Interferometry

Feb. 1-7, 2009
Snowbird Resort
Prof. Dave Kieda
100 Attendees Attendees

Subjects Covered
Particle astrophysics, dark matter, dark energy, and neutrino astrophysics.

Highlight
Banquet speaker, Prof. George Cassiday’s talk “Utah...The Early Years” describing the history of the Cosmic Ray research group, including the neutrino detector, Fly’s Eye and the Cherenkov detector.

Recurrence
SNOWPAC 2010 will be held March 23-April 2, 2010 in conjunction with the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. More information is available here.

Feb. 4-7, 2009
University of Utah
Prof. Valy Vardeny
100 Attendees

Attendees

Subjects Covered
Spin physics in devices of organic semiconductors.

Highlight
Prof. Peter Bobbert’s talk entitled “Spin Relaxation and Magnetoresistance in Disordered Organic Semiconductors” about spin diffusion in films of organic semiconductors. (Prof. Bobbert is from Eindhoven University in the Netherlands.)

Recurrence
SPINOS 2010 will take place in the Netherlands in September 2010. More information available soon.

January 29-30, 2009
University of Utah
Prof. Stephan LeBohec
18-25 Attendees

Subjects Covered
Intensity Interferometry: Methods, tools, and challenges.

Highlight
The opening presentation given by Steve Lipson on behalf of John Davis. Lipson is known for, among other things, the book: “An Introduction To Optical Stellar Interferometry”.

Recurrence
Nothing is scheduled as of yet. However, the Quantum of Quasars Workshop (related but more general) will be held in October 2009. More information is available here.