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Please make plans to attend. Note that there are several concurrent events in Waco on the weekend of the conference, and we would suggest making motel reservations as soon as possible.
The conference banquet will be held at the Baylor McLane Stadium on Friday, October 30, from 6:30-8:30 pm, in the 4th floor Suite Lounge. The attendance will be limited to 200, and the deadline for registration is October 16. The entrance is on the east side of the stadium, nearest the interstate. The cost for the banquet is $35 for all but students; the student cost is $25. There should be spectacular night-time views of the surrounding area from the banquet venu. The banquet speaker is Dr. James Kakalios, the Taylor Distinguished Professor in the school of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota, a condensed matter experimentalist who studies complex and disordered systems. He has developed his interest in comic books as a means to teach concepts in physics. This point of view has led him to write the acclaimed The Physics of Superheros and The Physics of Superheros: A Specacular Second Edition books, as well as The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics. He will be presenting an engaging and entertaining talk about some of our favorite superheros from a physicist’s point of view. Come learn about the physics of Spiderman’s swing and Antman’s ability to shrink!