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APS March Meeting Heads North to Montréal

The 2004 March Meeting will be held in lively and cosmopolitan Montréal, Canada's second largest city. The meeting runs from March 22nd through the 26th at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal.

Approximately 5,500 papers will be presented in more than 90 invited sessions and 550 contributed sessions in a wide variety of categories, including condensed matter, materials, polymer physics, chemical physics, biological physics, fluid dynamics, laser science, computational physics, and atomic, molecular, and optical physics.

There will also be forums on Industrial and Applied Physics; Physics and Society; History of Physics; International Physics; Education and Physics; and Graduate Student Affairs, as well as topical groups on Instrument and Measurement Science; Magnetism and Its Applications; Shock Compression of Condensed Matter; and Statistical and Nonlinear Physics.

An exhibit show will round out the program during which attendees can visit vendors who will be displaying the latest products, instruments and equipment, and software, as well as scientific publications related to the research and application of physics.

There will also be several special programs, including a Division of Polymer Physics Short Course on Rheology and Dynamics of Polymers & Complex Fluids, and eight half-day tutorials on specialized topics: magneto- transport; computational cell biology; semiconductor quantum dots; quantum information science; spintronics; opportunities in biological physics; Terahertz frequency spectroscopy at low temperatures; and Java programming using the Open Source Physics Library.

The Society will be organizing a host of special events, including receptions, alumni reunions, a students' lunch with the experts, and an opportunity to meet the editors of the APS and AIP journals.

For those who want to explore, there will be tours of Montréal, highlighting the city's history, cultural heritage, cosmopolitan nature, and European flavor.

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette