Past Meeting Topics & Locations

The past meetings of the New England Section of the American Physical Society, meeting themes and the host institutions are as listed below. See newsletters for meeting information.

1961-Spring

Mount Holyoke College (MA)

Molecular Beam Research at Harvard University

1961-Fall

Amherst College (MA)

Physical Oceanography

1962 Spring

Providence College (CT)

Superconductivity

1962-Fall

Yale University (CT)

High Energy Physics

1963-Spring

Harvard University (MA)

Research in High Energy Physics in the Cambridge Area

1963-Fall

Wesleyan University (CT)

Solid State Physics

1964-Spring

Brandeis (MA)

Atomic and Molecular Physics

1964-Fall

Amherst College (MA)

Atomic Collisions

1965-Spring

Worcester Polytechnic

Coherence and Lasers Institute (MA)

1965-Fall

Univ. of Maine at Orono

Plasma Physics

1966-Spring

Brown University (RI)

Semiconductor Physics

1966-Fall

Univ. of New Hampshire

Fields and Particles in Space

1967-Spring

UARL and Trinity College (CT)

Behavior at Surfaces

1967-Fall

Bates College (ME)

Molecular Biophysics

1968-Spring

Tufts University (MA)

High Energy Nuclear Physics

1968-Fall

Dartmouth College (NH)

Electron-Magnetic Field Interaction

1969-Spring

U. Conn. at Storrs

Atomic & Molecular Physics X-Ray Astronomy

1969-Fall

Mount Holyoke College (MA)

Astrophysics

1970-Spring

Boston University (MA)

Low Temperature Physics, General Relativity

1970-Fall

Univ. of Maine at Orono

Near Future of Physics and Amorphous State of Matter

1971-Spring

Amherst College (MA)

Physics and the Environment Non-Linear Optics

1971-Fall

Yale University (CT)

Current State of Nuclear Physics

1972-Spring

Boston College (MA)

Space Physics and Optical Properties of Ions in Crystals

1972-Fall

University of Vermont

Disordered Solids and Liquid State

1973-Spring

University of Hartford and United Aircraft (CT)

Laser Physics Fusion Power

1973-Fall

U. Mass at Amherst

Astrophysics, New Accelerator Physics

1974-Spring

Brown University (RI)

Models of Learning Oceanography

1974-Fall

Clark University (MA)

History of Physics Alternative Energy Sources

1975-Spring

Quinnipiac College (CT)

Physics in Medicine High Energy Physics

1975-Fall

Univ. Maine at Orono

Biomedical Engineering Surface Physics

1976-Spring

Southeastern Mass. Univ.

Astrophysics Nuclear Energy: Problems and Alternatives

1976-Fall

U. Conn. at Storrs

Synchrotron Radiation New Materials Technology

1977-Spring

Springfield Technical Community Coll (MA)

Physics and Computers: Applications in Research and Education

1977-Fall

Univ. of New Hampshire

The Subject I'd Like to Talk About Most, Structure of Amorphous Materials

1978-Spring

Wesleyan University (CT)

Contemporary Astrophysics & Lasers in Research and Development

1978-Fall

Williams College(MA)

High Energy Astrophysics (HEAO), Quark Dynamics

1979-Spring

University of Lowell (MA)

The Sweep of Physics, Education and Careers in Physics

1979-Fall

Bates College (ME)

Experimental Relativity, Current Applications of Physics

1980-Spring

Univ. of Rhode Island

Physical Oceanography, Physics in One and Two Dimensions

1980-Fall

M.I.T. (MA)

Terrestrial Energy Sources& Extraterrestrial Energy

1981-Spring

Worcester P.I. (MA)

Biophysics, Nonlinear Optics

1981-Fall

U. Maine at Orono (ME)

Submicron Physics Environmental Physics

1982-Spring

Boston U. (MA)

Degenerate Fermi Fluids Polymer Physics

1982-Fall

Dartmouth (NH)

Free Electron Lasers Old and New Superfluids

1983-Spring

Bowdoin Coll. (ME)

Physics of Electronic Devices for the 80's, Liquid Crystals

1983-Fall

U. Vermont (VT)

Miniaturization in Solid State Electronics, Physical Probes of Biological Systems

1984-Spring

Brown U. (MA)

Amorphous Solids Electro-Weak Interactions

1984-Fall

Northeastern U. (MA)

Biological Physics Quantum Hall Effect

1985-Spring

Clark U. (MA)

Computer Simulation in Physics, Instrumentation in Condensed Matter Physics

1985-Fall

U. Conn (CT)

CHAOS & Physics behind Superaccelerators

1986-Spring

Univ. of Rhode Island

The Atomic Nucleus: From Quarks to Supernovae, Physics and Climate

1986-Fall

U. New Hampshire

Probing the nucleus, Symmetries

1987-Spring

Mount Holyoke

Research at undergraduate institutions

1987-Fall

Middlebury College

Physics of Sport, Astrophys. incl SN/1987A

1988-Spring

Fairfield University

Gravity & Perturbations High-temp. superconductors

1988-Fall

Univ. of Massachusetts

Physics of Small Things

1989-Spring

Wesleyan University

Synchrotron radiation, advanced light sources, Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

1989-Fall

University of Maine

Radon in the environment Alternative energy sources

1990-Spring

University of Lowell

Optics (Applications& Joint mtg. w. OSA research, education, scattering)

1990-Fall

Yale University

Major Accelerator Facilities Test of Discrete Symmetries

1991-Spring

Smith College

Dynamics in Confined systems& News about nu's

1991-Fall

Bates College

Large-scale Universe, Lasers: Cooling & Trapping—spectroscopy, dynamics

1992-Spring

Wellesley College

Physics in Medicine Physics and the Environment

1992-Fall

Dartmouth College

Astronomy and Space Physics Planetary Magnetism

1993-Spring

Williams College

Laser cooling and Trapping of Atoms Buckyballs and other Fullerenes

1993-Fall

Amherst College

Precision Measurements, Physical Phenomena in Restricted Dimensions

1994-Spring

Harvard University

Science, Society, and Education, Quantum Mechanics at Work

1994-Fall

Brown University

Dark Matter The Search for the Top Quark

1995-Spring

Univ. of Connecticut

The Structure of the Nucleon Atom Manipulation & Nanoscience

1995-Fall

Bowdoin College

History of Physics - 100th anniversary of discovery of x-rays and radioactivity, Magnetic Recording Technologies

1996-Spring

M.I.T. (MA)

Relativity in Astrophysics: General and Applied Imaging (medical and otherwise)

1996-Fall

Univ. of Vermont

Biophysics Quantum Devices & Nanostructures

1997-Spring

Univ. of Maine

Tribology – Modern Perspectives on Friction & Related Phenomena

1997-Fall

Hanscom AFB

Physics in Industry and Government

1998-Spring

Clark University

Granular Matter and Pattern Formation, Magnetism and Superconductivity

1998-Fall

Univ. of New Hamp.

Advances in Condensed Matter& Undergraduate Education

1999-Spring

Yale Univ.

History of Physics, Physics of water

1999-Fall

Colby College (ME)

Quantum Technology, Novel Semiconductors

2000-Spring

Rhode Island College

Physics, Industry, and Society, Teaching Physics

2000-Fall

Central Connecticut State Univ.

Photonics and Electroactive materials, Industrial Roundtable, General Physics

2001-Spring Middlebury College Chaos, Complexity, and Self - Organization
2001-Fall Keene State College Confluence of Physics & Chemistry
2002-Spring Brandeis University Expanding Horizons of Physics
2002-Fall Bridgewater State College Exploring the Physics of the Big and Small
2003-Spring Williams College Quantum Bits, Ultrafast Pulses, Beyond the Visible Spectrum, and Teaching Physics
2003-Fall Bates College "Physics We Haven't Told You Yet" and "Passing The Torch: Helping new Physics Teachers without getting burned (out)"
2004-Spring

Philips Exeter Academy Astronomy and Space Physics
2004 - Fall

Pratt & Whitney Corporation Climate and Filght
2005-Spring

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Einstein
2005 - Fall

University of Vermont Nano and Soft Matter Physics
2006 - Spring

Boston University Physics and Cosmology - at the interface
2006 - Fall

The College of the Holy Cross The Physics of Sports
2007 - Spring

University of Maine, Orono Statistical Physics and Applications
2007 - Fall

University of Connecticut, Storrs CT Carbon in the 21st Century
2008 - Spring

 The United States Coast Guard Academy, New London CT The Science of Homeland Security
2008 - Fall University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Out of Equilibrium

2009 - Spring Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Elementary Particle Physics in the 21st Century

2009 - Fall

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

 Our Universe – 400 Years After Galileo

2010 - Spring

Union College, Schenectady, NY

Modern Nuclear Applications

2010 - Fall

Brown University, Providence, RI

Nanobiophysics in the 21st Century
2011 - Spring

University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA

Materials: The Foundation of Our Future

2011 - Fall

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

Climate Change and the Future of Nuclear Power

2012 - Fall

Williams College

From the Nanoscale to the Tevascale

2013 - Fall

Bridgewater State University

Biophysics and Optics

2014 - Spring

Boston College

Energy Matters

2014 - Fall

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Physics at the Extremes