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