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International Nuclear Physics Conference 2010 (INPC2010)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The International Nuclear Physics Conference 2010 (INPC 2010) was held from 4–9 July in Vancouver, Canada, hosted by TRIUMF, the Canadian National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics. The INPC is the main conference in the field of nuclear physics, endorsed and supported by IUPAP (International Union for Pure and Applied Physics) and held every three years. This year's conference

Jens Dilling

2011-01-01

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2006 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 2006 Physics Education Research Conference brought together researchers studying a wide variety of topics in physics education including transfer of knowledge, learning in upper level physics courses, pre-service education, and cross-disciplinary learning. The theme of this conference was "Discipline-Based Education Research in Other STEM Disciplines."

2009-10-25

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Major Conference Bias and the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament  

Microsoft Academic Search

The following paper examines the potential bias by the NCAA men's basketball selection committee in favor of major conferences. Employing data from the 1997 – 2006 tournaments, we find evidence for bias in the tournament seeding of teams from the six power conferences when judged against the remaining mid-major and minor conferences. More specifically, the analysis indicates members of the

Todd Kuethe; Timothy Zimmer

2008-01-01

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Umist, the solid state physics conference. Conference report  

Microsoft Academic Search

A digest of selected papers read at the Solid State Physics Conference held at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 4-6 January 1972 is given. A complete list of papers presented is included.

Condell

1972-01-01

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Scheduling a Major College Basketball Conference Revisited  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nemhauser and Trick presented the problem ofnding a timetable for the 1997\\/98Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in basketball. Their solution, found with a combinationof integer programming and exhaustive enumeration, was accepted by theACC.

Martin Henz

2002-01-01

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Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Yale Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics was held on January 18th and 19th, 2008. The conference, targeted toward undergraduates in the Northeast, was a huge success. It was well attended by both a slate of impressive speakers including Janet Conrad, Mildred Dresselhaus, Elsa Garmire, Howard Georgi, Liz Rhodes, Meg Urry and Wendy Zhang, and many interested attendees. Talks

Bonnie Fleming

2009-01-01

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2008 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 2008 Physics Education Research Conference brought together researchers studying a wide variety of topics in physics education. The conference theme was âPhysics Education Research with Diverse Student Populationsâ. Researchers specializing in diversity issues were invited to help establish a dialog and spur discussion about how the results from this work can inform the physics education research community. The organizers encouraged physics education researchers who are using research-based instructional materials with non-traditional students at either the pre-college level or the college level to share their experiences as instructors and researchers in these classes.

2009-10-25

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2003 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 2003 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings contains peer-reviewed and invited papers based on oral presentations and posters. The papers span topics including: instructional assessment, data analysis, student understanding, and issues of learning.

2009-10-13

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2004 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 2004 Physics Education Research (PER) Conference brought together researchers in how we teach physics and how it is learned. Student understanding of concepts, the efficacy of different pedagogical techniques, and the importance of student attitudes towards physics and knowledge were all discussed. These Proceedings capture an important snapshot of the PER community, containing a broad collection of research papers of work in progress.

2009-10-13

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Scheduling A Major College Basketball Conference  

Microsoft Academic Search

The nine universities in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) have a basketball competition in which each school plays home and away games against each other over a nine-week period. The creation of a suitable schedule is a very difficult problem with a myriad of conflicting requirements and preferences. We develop an approach to scheduling problems that uses a combination of

GEORGE L. NEMHAUSER; MICHAEL A. TRICK

1998-01-01

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International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP'07)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 2007 International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) was held on 2–7 September 2007 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. CHEP is a major series of international conferences for physicists and computing professionals from the High Energy and Nuclear Physics community, Computer Science and Information Technology. The CHEP conference provides an international forum to exchange information

Randall Sobie; Reda Tafirout; Jana Thomson

2007-01-01

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PREFACE: International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP'09)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 17th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) was held on 21-27 March 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic. CHEP is a major series of international conferences for physicists and computing professionals from the worldwide High Energy and Nuclear Physics community, Computer Science, and Information Technology. The CHEP conference provides an international forum to exchange information

Jan Gruntorad; Milos Lokajicek

2010-01-01

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International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2010)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) was held at Academia Sinica in Taipei from 18–22 October 2010. CHEP is a major series of international conferences for physicists and computing professionals from the worldwide High Energy and Nuclear Physics community, Computer Science, and Information Technology. The CHEP conference provides an international forum to exchange information

Simon C Lin; Stella Shen; Nico Neufeld; Oliver Gutsche; Marco Cattaneo; Ian Fisk; Bernd Panzer-Steindel; Alberto Di Meglio; Milos Lokajicek

2011-01-01

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Seventh Annual National Conference of Black Physics Students.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Conference of Black Physics Students began in 1986 when several Black physics graduate students at MIT and Harvard decided to address the 'pipeline problem' of African Americans in physics by organizing a conference for Black physics undergra...

G. M. Crawley

1993-01-01

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Teaching Physics for Biology Majors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

UCSD has a large population of students majoring in some form of biological science. These students are required to take a 3 quarter calculus level physics sequence which is offered each quarter. The students are willing to work hard to keep their GPA high but often have poor preparation for a physics class, and training that has rewarded memorization rather than logical deduction. The classes are large and many of the instructional staff give a higher priority to their research. To help students gain a better conceptual understanding we have started a ``tutorial" system where students meet in small groups to work cooperatively through prepared worksheets. The ``tutors" are primarily undergraduates from the biological sciences, the only requirements being enthusiasm, and that the tutor has passed the class with an A. The use of a standard set of worksheets (and their solutions) allows all instructors to offer tutorials with a minimum of extra effort. Students respond positively to these sessions.

Jones, Barbara

2000-04-01

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Annual Solid State Physics Conference (12th)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Twelfth Annual Solid State Physics Conference, held 6-8 January 1975 at the University of Manchester. This report outlines the talks of the twelve invited speakers. In addition, several of the invited talks for a special symposium on liquid crystals and contributed papers on semiconductors are briefly sketched. The program included topics on phase transitions superconductivity, a pendulum analog for

R. F. Potter

1975-01-01

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Physics at the FQMT'11 conference  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper deals with the recent state of the art of the following topics presented at the FQMT'11 conference: foundations of quantum physics, quantum measurement; nonequilibrium quantum statistical physics; quantum thermodynamics; quantum measurement, entanglement and coherence; dissipation, dephasing, noise, and decoherence; quantum optics; macroscopic quantum behavior; e.g. cold atoms; Bose-Einstein condensates; physics of quantum computing and quantum information; mesoscopic, nano-electro-mechanical systems and nano-optical systems; spin systems and their dynamics; biological systems and molecular motors; and cosmology, gravitation and astrophysics. The lectures and discussions at the FQMT'11 conference, as well as the contributions to the related topical issue, reveal important themes for future development. The recent literature is included.

Špi?ka, V.; Nieuwenhuizen, Th M.; Keefe, P. D.

2012-11-01

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36th International Conference on High Energy Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Australian particle physics community was honoured to host the 36th ICHEP conference in 2012 in Melbourne. This conference has long been the reference event for our international community. The announcement of the discovery of the Higgs boson at the LHC was a major highlight, with huge international press coverage. ICHEP2012 was described by CERN Director-General, Professor Rolf Heuer, as a landmark conference for our field. In additional to the Higgs announcement, important results from neutrino physics, from flavour physics, and from physics beyond the standard model also provided great interest. There were also updates on key accelerator developments such as the new B-factories, plans for the LHC upgrade, neutrino facilities and associated detector developments. ICHEP2012 exceeded the promise expected of the key conference for our field, and really did provide a reference point for the future. Many thanks to the contribution reviewers: Andy Bakich, Csaba Balazs, Nicole Bell, Catherine Buchanan, Will Crump, Cameron Cuthbert, Ben Farmer, Sudhir Gupta, Elliot Hutchison, Paul Jackson, Geng-Yuan Jeng, Archil Kobakhidze, Doyoun Kim, Tong Li, Antonio Limosani (Head Editor), Kristian McDonald, Nikhul Patel, Aldo Saavedra, Mark Scarcella, Geoff Taylor, Ian Watson, Graham White, Tony Williams and Bruce Yabsley.

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PREFACE: 31st European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This special issue of Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion comprises refereed papers contributed by invited speakers at the 31st European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics. The conference was jointly hosted by the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, by the EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion Association and by Imperial College London, where it took place from 28 June to 2 July 2004. The overall agenda for this conference was set by the Board of the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society, chaired by Friedrich Wagner (MPIPP, Garching) and his successor Jo Lister (CRPP, Lausanne). It built on developments in recent years, by further increasing the scientific diversity of the conference programme, whilst maintaining its depth and quality. A correspondingly diverse Programme Committee was set up, whose members are listed below. The final task of the Programme Committee has been the preparation of this special issue. In carrying out this work, as in preparing the scientific programme of the conference, the Programme Committee formed specialist subcommittees representing the different fields of plasma science. The chairmen of these subcommittees, in particular, accepted a very heavy workload on behalf of their respective research communities. It is a great pleasure to take this opportunity to thank: Emilia R Solano (CIEMAT, Madrid), magnetic confinement fusion; Jürgen Meyer-ter-Vehn (MPQ, Garching), laser-plasma interaction and beam plasma physics; and Jean-Luc Dorier (CRPP, Lausanne), dusty plasmas. The relatively few papers in astrophysical and basic plasma physics were co-ordinated by a small subcommittee which I led. Together with Peter Norreys (RAL, Chilton), we five constitute the editorial team for this special issue. The extensive refereeing load, compressed into a short time interval, was borne by the Programme Committee members and by many other experts, to whom this special issue owes much. We are also grateful to the Local Organizing Committee chaired by Henry Hutchinson (RAL, Chilton), and to the Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion journal team (Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol), for their work on this conference. At the 2004 European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, plenary invited speakers whose talks spanned the entire field were followed, each day, by multiple parallel sessions which also included invited talks. Invited speakers in both these categories were asked to contribute papers to this special issue (the contributed papers at this conference, and at all recent conferences in this series, are archived at http://epsppd.epfl.ch). The Programme Committee is very grateful to the many invited speakers who have responded positively to this request. Invited papers appear here in their order of presentation during the week beginning 28 June 2004; this ordering provides an echo of the character of the conference, as it was experienced by those who took part. Programme Committee 2004 Professor Richard Dendy UKAEA Culham Division, UK Chairman and guest editor Dr Jean-Luc Dorier Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas, Lausanne, Switzerland (Co-ordinator of dusty plasmas and guest editor) Professor Jürgen Meyer-ter-Vehn Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany (Co-ordinator of laser-plasma interaction and beam plasma physics and guest editor) Dr Peter Norreys Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, UK (Scientific Secretary and guest editor) Dr Emilia R Solano CIEMAT Laboratorio Nacional de Fusión, Madrid, Spain ( Co-ordinator of magnetic confinement fusion and guest editor) Dr Shalom Eliezer Soreq Nuclear Research Centre, Israel Dr Wim Goedheer FOM-Instituut voor Plasmafysica, Rijnhuizen, Netherlands Professor Henry Hutchinson Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, UK Professor John Kirk Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany Dr Raymond Koch Ecole Royale Militaire/Koninklijke Militaire School, Brussels, Belgium Professor Gerrit Kroesen Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands Dr Martin Lampe Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC,

Dendy, Richard

2004-12-01

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The 2005 National Conference of Black Physics Students  

SciTech Connect

This proposal funded the 19th Annual National Conference of Black Physics Students. This conference provided physics students with the opportunity to interact with world-class researchers and the facilities at which they work. The conference supports the well established need for the US to foster a larger and stronger scientific workforce through the recruitment and retention of science and engineering students.

David D. Reid

2006-09-26

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2002 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It is our pleasure to bring to you the Proceedings of the 2002 Physics Education Research Conference, held August 7th-8th in Boise, Idaho. As was the case with the previous Proceedings, the papers in this journal represent research presented either as a poster or in an oral session. We have tried to stay true to the original goal of the proceedings to provide a snapshot of the research being performed within our community. We hope these papers will bring you insight, data, and perhaps a touch of inspiration that you can bring to your classroom or research studio. The theme of the 2002 PERC was Alternative Approaches to Assessment in Physics Teaching and Research in Physics Learning and you will find that topic heavily covered in the papers contained herein.

2011-05-29

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2011 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The theme of the 2011 Physics Education Research (PER) Conference was "Frontiers in Assessment: Instrumentation, Goals & Practices". In a sense, assessments are the instruments of physics education research, and our understanding of teaching and learning is only as good as our understanding of what our instruments can (and cannot) tell us. Physics education researchers use assessments to probe diverse aspects of learning, such as student knowledge, reasoning processes, attitudes and beliefs, and abilities. Researchers must think deeply about the assessments that are used, including their validity and reliability; methodology; alignment with learning, teaching, and research goals; overall purpose; implicit assumptions; and how our current assessment instruments are or are not meeting our objectives as teachers, researchers and learners. PERC 2011 highlighted this theme of assessment, bringing the issue into the foreground of the PER community.

2012-05-15

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PREFACE: 1982 International Conference on Plasma Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Invited Papers: The Physics of Hot Plasmas During the last decade a dramatic evolution of plasma physics has occurred. Not only have gigantic fusion plasma machines been planned, and are now being built, and elaborate spaceships and antenna systems been constructed to explore remote parts of the cosmos; new observations have revealed fascinating structures in space, ranging from pulsar plasmas under extreme conditions in very strong magnetic fields to large-scale magnetic field and electric current systems in cosmic plasmas. X-rays from very distant sources as well as radio-waves from the plasma in the magnetosphere and in the Aurora have recently been studied with new observational techniques. Ingenious laboratory experiments are continuously being carried out to exploit new fundamental processes in plasmas. These are of great interest for the basic understanding of plasmas and also have immediate consequences for applications, like plasma heating and diagnostics. The theoretical description of new plasma phenomena, and of the plasma state in general poses challenging problems, particularly in situations where high concentration of energy is located in the plasmas. Nonlinear wave analysis and turbulence theory have accordingly been extensively developed to describe in particular the collective plasma phenomena. New concepts have been envisaged like plasma solitons, which may be thought of as excitations of local concentrations of longitudinal plasma waves which turn out to be particularly stable. More and more sophisticated structures of nonlinear nature are being revealed by means of high capacity computer facilities. Simulation experiments allow for studies of chaotic behaviour of plasma particles. Related fields of activity form new trends in the development of plasma theory. The programme of the 1982 International Conference on Plasma Physics, which was held in Göteborg, Sweden, stressed the role of the Physics of Hot Plasmas. Studies of such plasmas are essential, not only for fusion energy development, but also for astro- and space research. Plasmas in different situations often have important features in common. Results obtained under various conditions, in the laboratory or in space, should therefore be compared and interrelated. The Göteborg conference emphasized more than the previous one, which was held in Nagoya, Japan, the astro- and space aspects, but there were still more contributions from the fusion and laboratory research. The fundamental plasma theory part was, however, the most extensive one in the programme. At the conference there were seventy invited talks, including six comprehensive talks addressed to all participants. The remaining sixtyfour invited talks were topical talks. Besides, we had received about 450 contributed papers. About 300 of them were given as posters, and most of the remaining ones were presented as orals. The set of one page abstracts of these contributed papers as well as the titles of the invited talks were collected in two volumes, which were sent to all participants a month before the conference. Another set, the four page papers, which had been carefully prepared by the authors for photoreproduction to one page papers, were published in a volume of proceedings of some 460 pages available at the conference. When trying to classify the contributions, it turned out that they fell naturally into four main categories, namely: General Theory Space and Astro Plasmas Fusion Laboratory Plasmas For practical reasons we had to divide the Abstracts into two Volumes, the first one including categories (1) and (2), and the second one the two remaining categories (3) and (4). In publishing the invited talks from the conference we had to handle a great number of extensive papers. It turned out to be natural to have also the invited papers published in two parts, as two separate numbers of Physica Scripta, the first one devoted to (1) General Theory, and (2) Space and Astro Plasmas, whereas the second one to (3) Fusion and (4) Laboratory Plasmas. The 1982 International Conference on Pl

Wilhelmsson, Hans

1982-01-01

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2001 Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

There are several areas of interest that can be used to characterize the work of physics education researchers. These areas include conceptual learning/conceptual difficulties, problem solving skills, epistemological issues, individual and social issues (including teaming, learning styles, gender, race and ethnicity) and the role of context in learning. This conference will focus on research that explicitly crosses over the "boundaries" of two or more of these areas. An example is the role of conceptual understanding in successful quantitative problem solving. Another example is the importance of epistemological considerations in teaching for conceptual understanding.

2010-07-11

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EPS Euroconference XIX Nuclear Physics Divisional Conference: New Trends in Nuclear Physics Applications and Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the European Physical Society it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Conference: NEW TRENDS IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY This is the 19th International Nuclear Physics Divisional Conference of the Nuclear Physics Board of the EPS. It is a relatively new experience for the Board to support a Conference in an

R C Johnson

2006-01-01

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Asilomar conference on managing complexity in high energy physics: A summary and renaming of the conference  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Even if it was not either concious or deliberate, physicists at the Asilomar Conference on Computing in High Energy Physics, probably for the first time, focussed a conference on the multitude of problems associated with the new scale of complexity in high energy physics experiments. This summary of the conference emphasizes issues of managing this complexity with new computer techniques. It also points to the emerging relevance of Artificial Intelligence subjects to particle physics.

Nash, Thomas

1987-08-01

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Physics Careers, Employment and Education. AIP Conference Proceedings, No. 39.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication contains the proceedings of a Conference on Changing Career Opportunities for Physicists, held at the Pennsylvania State University, August 1-3, 1977. The purpose of the conference was to study present and future manpower problems in the physics profession. The breadth and depth of the conference is demonstrated by these…

Perl, Martin L., Ed.

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Report on the Conference on Tradition and Change in Physics Graduate Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report the major thrust of the Conference on Tradition and Change in Physics Graduate Education, held at Pennsylvania State University on 19-23 August 1974. %Most of the dialogue dealt with the employment problems of the physics community, particularly of its younger members, and with measures which might be taken at the graduate school level to alleviate these problems. %These

Alex E. S. Green

1975-01-01

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Dance Education for Undergraduate Physical Education Majors.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Survey examined dance education for undergraduate physical education majors in programs nationwide, investigating dance forms taught, hours required, professional preparation, and instructional methods. Results indicated almost one-third did not offer dance education. Those which required it had a narrow range of dance forms and mandated very few…

Mehrhof, Joella H.; Ermler, Kathy

1992-01-01

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14th Young Scientists Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The present Proceedings of Contributed Papers include 21 papers presented during 14th Young Scientists Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics which was held in Kyiv, at Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Faculty of Physics, from April, 23 to April 28, 2007. The aim of the annual Open Young Scientists Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics is to provide young scientists a possibility to communicate and present their scientific work. The conference is intended for participation of students, PhD students and young researches who are involved in research in one of the following fields: astrometry and geophysics, plasma physics and physics of the near space, planetary systems, small bodies of the solar system, solar physics and physics of heliosphere, stellar astrophysics, interstellar medium, extragalactic astrophysics, high-energy astrophysics, cosmology, history of astronomy and related to the mentioned above.

Ivashchenko, G.; Golovin, A.

2007-12-01

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16th Young Scientists' Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The present Proceedings of Contributed Papers include 23 papers presented during 16th Young Scientists' Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics which was held at the Faculty of Physics of National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, from April 27 till May, 2, 2009. The aim of the annual Open Young Scientists' Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics is to provide young scientists a possibility to communicate and present their scientific work. The conference is intended for participation of students, PhD students and young researches who are involved in research in one of the following fields: positional astronomy and astronomical equipment, atmospheric studies and geophysics, plasma physics and physics of the near space, planetary systems and small bodies, solar physics and physics of heliosphere, stellar astrophysics, interstellar and intergalactic medium, extragalactic astrophysics, high-energy astrophysics, cosmology, computers in astronomy and related to the mentioned above.

Choliy, V. Ya.; Ivashchenko, G.

2009-12-01

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EPS Euroconference XIX Nuclear Physics Divisional Conference: New Trends in Nuclear Physics Applications and Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

It was with great pleasure that the Department of Nuclear and Theoretical Physics of the University of Pavia and the INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) Structure of Pavia organised the XIX Nuclear Physics Divisional Conference of the European Physical Society, which was held in the historical buildings of the University of Pavia from 5–9 September 2005. The Conference was

2006-01-01

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PREFACE: 3rd International Conference on Hadron Physics (TROIA'11)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 3rd International Conference on Hadron Physics, TROIA'11 was held at Canakkale, Turkey on 22-25 August 2011. Ozyegin University, Middle East Technical University, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University and HadronPhysics2 Consortium sponsored the conference. Its aim was to bring together the experts and young scientists working on experimental and theoretical hadron physics. About 60 participants from 12 countries attended the conference. The topics covered included: Chiral Perturbation Theory QCD Sum Rules Effective Field Theory Exotic Hadrons Hadron Properties from Lattice QCD Experimental Results and Future Perspectives Hadronic Distribution Amplitudes The conference presentations were organized such that the morning sessions contained invited talks and the afternoon sessions were devoted to contributed talks and poster presentations. The speakers of the invited talks were: D Melikhov, M Nielsen, M Oka, E Oset, S Scherer, T T Takahashi and R Wanke. The conference venue was a resort hotel near Canakkale. As a social program, a guided full-day excursion to the excavation site of the ancient town of Troia and Assos was organized. We believe that this conference provided a medium for young scientists and experts in the field to effectively communicate and share ideas. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all participants for their contributions and stimulating discussions. We are also grateful to the Scientific Secretary, Kadir Utku Can, and all other members of the Organizing Committee for their patience and efforts. 13 February 2012 The Editors Güray Erkol Ay?e Küçükarslan Altu? Özpineci Conference photograph

Erkol, Güray; Küçükarslan, Ay?e; Özpineci, Altu?

2012-03-01

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MEETING REPORT: Conference on Medical Physics and its Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Zarka-Jordan, 24-26 April 2000 This, the first conference on medical physics topics to be held in Jordan, was enthusiastically attended by scientists and research students mainly from Jordan and some of the surrounding Arabic-speaking nations: Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Syria. Generous sponsorship of the Conference was received from the Jordanian Government (Higher Council for Science

D. E. Watt

2000-01-01

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Cost of health benefits becoming major business issue, conference told.  

PubMed Central

As governments attempt to off-load health care costs in an attempt to cut budgets, the bills are being passed to businesses that provide supplementary health care coverage. Business representatives attending a recent conference heard that employers experienced a 26% increase in the cost of providing supplementary health and dental benefits between 1990 and 1994.

Silversides, A

1996-01-01

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Cost of health benefits becoming major business issue, conference told.  

PubMed

As governments attempt to off-load health care costs in an attempt to cut budgets, the bills are being passed to businesses that provide supplementary health care coverage. Business representatives attending a recent conference heard that employers experienced a 26% increase in the cost of providing supplementary health and dental benefits between 1990 and 1994. PMID:8873646

Silversides, A

1996-10-15

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PREFACE: IUPAP C20 Conference on Computational Physics (CCP 2011)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Increasingly, computational physics stands alongside experiment and theory as an integral part of the modern approach to solving the great scientific challenges of the day on all scales - from cosmology and astrophysics, through climate science, to materials physics, and the fundamental structure of matter. Computational physics touches aspects of science and technology with direct relevance to our everyday lives, such as communication technologies and securing a clean and efficient energy future. This volume of Journal of Physics: Conference Series contains the proceedings of the scientific contributions presented at the 23rd Conference on Computational Physics held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA, in November 2011. The annual Conferences on Computational Physics (CCP) are dedicated to presenting an overview of the most recent developments and opportunities in computational physics across a broad range of topical areas and from around the world. The CCP series has been in existence for more than 20 years, serving as a lively forum for computational physicists. The topics covered by this conference were: Materials/Condensed Matter Theory and Nanoscience, Strongly Correlated Systems and Quantum Phase Transitions, Quantum Chemistry and Atomic Physics, Quantum Chromodynamics, Astrophysics, Plasma Physics, Nuclear and High Energy Physics, Complex Systems: Chaos and Statistical Physics, Macroscopic Transport and Mesoscopic Methods, Biological Physics and Soft Materials, Supercomputing and Computational Physics Teaching, Computational Physics and Sustainable Energy. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors: International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), IUPAP Commission on Computational Physics (C20), American Physical Society Division of Computational Physics (APS-DCOMP), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Center for Defect Physics (CDP), the University of Tennessee (UT)/ORNL Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS) and Cray, Inc. We are grateful to the committees that helped put the conference together, especially the local organizing committee. Particular thanks are also due to a number of ORNL staff who spent long hours with the administrative details. We are pleased to express our thanks to the conference administrator Ann Strange (ORNL/CDP) for her responsive and efficient day-to-day handling of this event, Sherry Samples, Assistant Conference Administrator (ORNL), Angie Beach and the ORNL Conference Office, and Shirley Shugart (ORNL) and Fern Stooksbury (ORNL) who created and maintained the conference website. Editors: G Malcolm Stocks (ORNL) and M Claudia Troparevsky (UT) http://ccp2011.ornl.gov Chair: Dr Malcolm Stocks (ORNL) Vice Chairs: Adriana Moreo (ORNL/UT) James Guberrnatis (LANL) Local Program Committee: Don Batchelor (ORNL) Jack Dongarra (UTK/ORNL) James Hack (ORNL) Robert Harrison (ORNL) Paul Kent (ORNL) Anthony Mezzacappa (ORNL) Adriana Moreo (ORNL) Witold Nazarewicz (UT) Loukas Petridis (ORNL) David Schultz (ORNL) Bill Shelton (ORNL) Claudia Troparevsky (ORNL) Mina Yoon (ORNL) International Advisory Board Members: Joan Adler (Israel Institute of Technology, Israel) Constantia Alexandrou (University of Cyprus, Cyprus) Claudia Ambrosch-Draxl (University of Leoben, Austria) Amanda Barnard (CSIRO, Australia) Peter Borcherds (University of Birmingham, UK) Klaus Cappelle (UFABC, Brazil) Giovanni Ciccotti (Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', Italy) Nithaya Chetty (University of Pretoria, South Africa) Charlotte Froese-Fischer (NIST, US) Giulia A. Galli (University of California, Davis, US) Gillian Gehring (University of Sheffield, UK) Guang-Yu Guo (National Taiwan University, Taiwan) Sharon Hammes-Schiffer (Penn State, US) Alex Hansen (Norweigan UST) Duane D. Johnson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US) David Landau (University of Georgia, US) Joaquin Marro (University of Granada, Spain) Richard Martin (UIUC, US) Todd Martinez (Stanford University, US) Bill McCurdy (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US) Ingrid Mertig (Martin Luther University, Ger

Troparevsky, Claudia; Stocks, George Malcolm

2012-12-01

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PREFACE: 1982 International Conference on Plasma Physics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Invited Papers: The Physics of Hot Plasmas During the last decade a dramatic evolution of plasma physics has occurred. Not only have gigantic fusion plasma machines been planned, and are now being built, and elaborate spaceships and antenna systems been constructed to explore remote parts of the cosmos; new observations have revealed fascinating structures in space, ranging from pulsar plasmas

Hans Wilhelmsson

1982-01-01

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WELCOME SPEECH: EPS Euroconference XIX Nuclear Physics Divisional Conference: New Trends in Nuclear Physics Applications and Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ladies and gentlemen, On behalf of the European Physical Society it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Conference: NEW TRENDS IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY This is the 19th International Nuclear Physics Divisional Conference of the Nuclear Physics Board of the EPS. It is a relatively new experience for the Board to support a Conference in an

R. C. Johnson

2006-01-01

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Planning Facilities for Physically Handicapped Children. Fifth Annual Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The conference report on planning usable, accessible educational facilities for physically handicapped (orthopedically, visually, and aurally impaired) children features guidelines for eliminating indoor and outdoor architectural barriers. In developing and evaluating the guidelines, the Tennessee School Planning Laboratory analyzed plans of other…

Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. School Planning Lab.

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Innovative Physics Teaching Conferences in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Even today, with all of the instant communication technologies available, we are still often unaware of all that happens in other parts of the world. In the middle of Europe, in the Czech Republic, physics teachers have created a couple of innovative conferences--or "workshops" might be a better term. Having attended two of each, I think they're…

Milbrandt, Rod

2010-01-01

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11 International Conference on Radiation Physics (ISRP-11)  

Microsoft Academic Search

“Radiation Physics” covers a very broad spectrum of research. It certainly includes everything done with synchrotron radiation but extends far beyond that. Thus this conference, which attracted nearly 200 participants from all over the world to the University of Melbourne (Australia) on September 20–25, 2009, not only embraced synchrotron radiation's close family relatives, such as neutron scattering studies, but also

Malcolm Cooper; Dudley Creagh

2010-01-01

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PREFACE: 15th Russian Youth Conference on Physics and Astronomy (PhysicA.SPb)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The fifteenth Russian Youth Conference on Physics and Astronomy PhysicA.SPb was held 23-24 October 2012 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The Conference continues the tradition of Saint-Petersburg Seminars on Physics and Astronomy originating from the mid-90s. The main feature of PhysicA.SPb since then, remains the combination of both scientific and educational quality of the contributions delivered to the young audience. This feature makes it possible to combine the whole spectrum of modern Physics and Astronomy within one conference. PhysicA.SPb 2012 has brought together more than 150 students, young scientists and their professors from many universities and research institutes across Russia, as well as from Belarus, Ukraine, Finland, France and the United Kingdom. Oral and poster presentations were combined into a few well-defined sections among which one should name Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics of semiconductors, Physics of solid state, Physics and technology of the alternative energetics, Nanostructured and thin-film materials, THz and UHF materials and devices, and Physics of the quantum-sized structures. This issue of the Journal of Physics: Conference Series presents the extended contributions from participants of PhysicA.SPb 2012 that were peer-reviewed by expert referees through processes administered by the Presiders of the Organising and Programme Committees to the best professional and scientific standards. Grigorii S. Sokolovskii and Nikita S. Averkiev Editors

Sokolovskii, Grigorii; Averkiev, Nikita

2013-08-01

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Careers in Patent Law for Physics Majors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|An important question that many undergraduate physics students ask is, "What can one do with a physics degree?" Of course there are many answers to this question. Often a general reference to becoming a lawyer is given as a possible answer. This paper is intended to explain the field of patent law and how a physics degree can lead to an…

Oliver, Douglas L.

2010-01-01

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PREFACE International Conference on Theoretical Physics Dubna-Nano 2010  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Conference on Theoretical Physics 'Dubna-Nano2010' was held on 5-10 July 2010, at the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Moscow region, Russia. The previous conference of this series was at Dubna in 2008. The conference provided the opportunity for the presentation and discussion of theoretical and experimental advances in the rapidly growing area of nanophysics, with the accent on its theoretical aspects. The multidisciplinary character of the conference allowed an effective exchange of ideas between different areas of nanophysics. The following topics were covered: carbon nanosystems (graphene, nanotubes, fullerenes), quantum dots, quantum transport, spectroscopy and dynamics of atomic clusters, Josephson junctions, modelling, applications and perspectives. Approximately 120 scientists from 26 countries participated in the conference. The program included 63 oral talks and 70 posters. The 62 contributions are included in these proceedings. We would like to express our gratitude to all participants for their presentations and discussions, which made the conference indeed successful. We are deeply indebted to the members of the International Advisory Committee (Professors T Ando, J Fabian, F Guinea, P Hawrylak, K Kadowaki, T Koyama, Yu I Latushev, Yu E Lozovik, M Machida, B K Nikolic, N F Pedersen, P-G Reinhard, J M Rost, A Ya Vul') and the Local Organizing Committee for their fruitful work. The financial support of BLTP JINR, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Heisenberg-Landau Program and Bogoliubov-Infeld Program was of a great importance. Additional information about 'Dubna-Nano2010' is available at the homepage http://theor.jinr.ru/~nano10. Vladimir Osipov, Valentin Nesterenko and Yury Shukrinov Editors

Osipov, Vladimir; Nesterenko, Valentin; Shukrinov, Yury

2010-11-01

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Relevance of Physics to the Pharmacy Major  

PubMed Central

Objective To offer a physics course that is relevant to pharmacy students, yet still contains many of the fundamental principles of physics. Design The course was modified over a period of several years to include activities and examples that were related to other courses in the curriculum. Assessment Course evaluations were given to assess student attitudes about the importance of physics in the pharmacy curriculum. Conclusion Students' attitudes have changed over time to appreciate the role that physics plays in their studies. Students gained confidence in their ability to learn in other courses.

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PREFACE: International Nuclear Physics Conference 2010 (INPC2010)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Nuclear Physics Conference 2010 (INPC 2010) was held from 4-9 July in Vancouver, Canada, hosted by TRIUMF, the Canadian National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics. The INPC is the main conference in the field of nuclear physics, endorsed and supported by IUPAP (International Union for Pure and Applied Physics) and held every three years. This year's conference was the 25th in the series and attracted over 750 delegates (150 graduate students) from 43 countries. The conference's hallmark is its breadth in nuclear physics; topics included structure, reactions, astrophysics, hadronic structure, hadrons in nuclei, hot and dense QCD, new accelerators and underground nuclear physics facilities, neutrinos and nuclei, and applications and interdisciplinary research. The conference started with a public lecture 'An Atom from Vancouver' by L Krauss (Arizona), who gave a broad perspective on how nuclear physics is key to a deeper understanding of how the Universe was formed and the birth, life, and death of stars. The conference opened its scientific plenary program with a talk by P Braun-Munzinger (GSI/EMMI Darmstadt) who highlighted the progress that has been made since the last conference in Tokyo 2007. The presentation showcased theoretical and experimental examples from around the world. All topics were well represented by plenary sessions and well attended afternoon parallel sessions where over 250 invited and contributed talks were presented, in addition to over 380 poster presentations. The poster sessions were among the liveliest, with high participation and animated discussions from graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Many opportunities were found to connect to fellow nuclear physicists across the globe and, particularly for conferences like the INPC which span an entire field, many unexpected links exist, often leading to new discussions or collaborations. Among the scientific highlights were the presentations in the fields of Hot and Dense QCD reporting on experimental and theoretical progress at the RHIC facility. The Nuclear Reactions session provided highlights from the many new and exciting facilities including the RIKEN RIBF in Japan, and an outlook of what we can expect from FAIR (Germany) and FRIB (USA). The quest towards the 'Island of Stability' for the Superheavy Element community is still on, and new progress was reported with the identification of element 114. Impressive progress in the theoretical sector, in particular with ab-initio approaches, was presented as well. Applications of these methods and progress in the nucleon-nucleon interactions were presented in the Nuclear Structure session, where 3-body forces interactions are now considered state of the art. Predictions of such calculations can then be tested by experiments, as presented, for example, for ground state properties of exotic nuclei with laser experiments and ion trap measurements. In-beam or in-flight experiments pave the way to even more exotic isotopes where new magic numbers for the nuclear shell model are appearing. This will also prove relevant for Nuclear Astrophysics, where significant progress was achieved experimentally with new direct capture reaction measurements with rare beams and background suppressed facilities located in underground laboratories. Neutron star research and new modeling results of core-collapse supernovae were presented, which clearly indicated the need for neutrino interactions. Neutrinos also played a large role in other sessions such as the New Facilities and Instrumentation session where, among other new exciting projects, the deep underground facilities were presented. The first beam results from long-baseline oscillation experiments showed progress in this field, and double-beta decay experiments are nearing their first possible results, something that the community of nuclear physicists, but also others, are keenly waiting for. The Standard Model Tests and Fundamental Symmetries session is always one of the conference highlights. There, progress on Standard Model te

Dilling, Jens

2011-09-01

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Are Physical Education Majors Models for Fitness?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) (2002) has taken a firm stance on the importance of adequate fitness levels of physical education teachers stating that they have the responsibility to model an active lifestyle and to promote fitness behaviors. Since the NASPE declaration, national initiatives like Let's Move…

Kamla, James; Snyder, Ben; Tanner, Lori; Wash, Pamela

2012-01-01

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PREFACE: International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP'09)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 17th International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) was held on 21-27 March 2009 in Prague, Czech Republic. CHEP is a major series of international conferences for physicists and computing professionals from the worldwide High Energy and Nuclear Physics community, Computer Science, and Information Technology. The CHEP conference provides an international forum to exchange information on computing experience and needs for the community, and to review recent, ongoing and future activities. Recent conferences were held in Victoria, Canada 2007, Mumbai, India in 2006, Interlaken, Switzerland in 2004, San Diego, USA in 2003, Beijing, China in 2001, Padua, Italy in 2000. The CHEP'09 conference had 600 attendees with a program that included plenary sessions of invited oral presentations, a number of parallel sessions comprising 200 oral and 300 poster presentations, and an industrial exhibition. We thanks all the presenters, for the excellent scientific content of their contributions to the conference. Conference tracks covered topics on Online Computing, Event Processing, Software Components, Tools and Databases, Hardware and Computing Fabrics, Grid Middleware and Networking Technologies, Distributed Processing and Analysis and Collaborative Tools. The conference included excursions to Prague and other Czech cities and castles and a banquet held at the Zofin palace in Prague. The next CHEP conference will be held in Taipei, Taiwan on 18-22 October 2010. We would like thank the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic and the EU ACEOLE project for the conference support, further to commercial sponsors, the International Advisory Committee, the Local Organizing Committee members representing the five collaborating Czech institutions Jan Gruntorad (co-chair), CESNET, z.s.p.o., Prague Andrej Kugler, Nuclear Physics Institute AS CR v.v.i., Rez Rupert Leitner, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Milos Lokajicek (co-chair), Institute of Physics AS CR, v.v.i., Prague Vojtech Petracek, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering and especially the Programme Committee for their careful choice of conference contributions and their enormous work with organization of 340 post conference proceedings paper review Ludek Matyska (chair), CESNET Online Computing Volker Gülzow, DESY Jiri Masik, University of Manchester/on leave from Institute of Physics AS CR, Prague Event Processing Elizabeth Sexton-Kennedy, FNAL Tomas Davidek, Charles University, Prague Software Components, Tools and Databases Paolo Calafiura, LBNL Julius Hrivnac, LAL Track 4 Hardware and Computing Fabrics Takashi Sasaki, KEK Jiri Chudoba, Institute of Physics AS CR, Prague Grid Middleware and Networking Technologies Francesco Giacomini, CERN Ales Krenek, Masaryk University, Brno/CESNET Distributed Processing and Analysis Latchezar Betev, CERN Simon Lin, ASGC, Taipei Dagmar Adamova, Nuclear Physics Institute AS CR, Prague Collaborative Tools Eva Hladka, Masaryk University, Brno/CESNET Thank you to all who made CHEP'09 a success. Jan Gruntorad and Milos Lokajicek CHEP'09 Conference Chairs Prague, March 2010 The PDF and HTML files contain a list of all CHEP'09 contributions.

Gruntorad, Jan; Lokajicek, Milos

2010-11-01

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Proceedings of the conference on health physics. Future development of health physics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This booklet presents nine talks given at the Conference on Health Physics, which was held on March 20, 1990, at Research Reactor Institute of Kyoto University (KURRI), Japan. The first talk discusses future trends in health physics, focusing on the appli...

T. Tsujimoto M. Mizuma

1991-01-01

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PREFACE: International Conference on Recent Trends in Physics (ICRTP 2012)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Conference on Recent Trends in Physics (ICRTP2012) took place in Indore, India, on 4-5 February 2012. The conference was hosted by the School of Physics, Devi Ahilya University, Indore - 452001. The objective of the conference was to provide a platform for interaction among scientists, teachers, researchers and students, and to share their ideas, thoughts and scientific findings in various areas of physics. ICRTP2012 attracted a total of 130 abstracts submitted by scientists from 7 different countries. The conference included an inaugural talk and 13 Invited talks. Aside from regular oral contributions, 118 posters were presented. A particular highlight of the conference was a special session for oral presentations by young PhD students. The aim of this session was to provide a platform for the budding scientists to present their recent findings in the presence of their community. The two best oral presentations, judged by a special three-member committee, were awarded prizes. Similarly the two best posters, judged by a committee of five experts, were also awarded prizes. It is our pleasure to thank the members of the International Advisory Committee and Local Organizing Committee for their invaluable help, especially for their proposals for invited talks. A total of 82 papers were submitted to be considered for publication and 59 papers were accepted for inclusion in the proceedings. All the papers were reviewed, and we wish to thank to all the referees for their support. We are grateful to the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India for their financial support of the organization of ICRTP2012. Support from Marketing Centre (India), Indore and Transolutions, Indore is also appreciated. Finally, we express our sincere thanks to our university administration for their continuous support. Special thanks go to all the faculty members, administrative staff and students of the School of Physics for their tireless efforts in organizing ICRTP2012. Indore, 30 April 2012 Shashank N. Kane Ashutosh Mishra Anup Kumar Dutta Pratima Sen Guest Editors School of Physics, Devi Ahilya University, Indore - 452001, India *e-mail address: kane_sn@yahoo.com

Kane, S. N.; Mishra, A.; Dutta, A. K.; Sen, P.

2012-05-01

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PREFACE: The Anglo-French Physical Acoustics Conference  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Anglo-French Physical Acoustics Conference (AFPAC) had its 8th annual meeting at Arcachon in France, between 8 to 10 December 2008. This series of meetings is a successful collaboration between the Physical Acoustics Group (PAG) of the Institute of Physics and the Groupe d'Acoustique Physique, Sous-marine et UltraSonore (GAPSUS) of the Société Française d'Acoustique. First established in 2001, the aim of this annual conference is to provide a forum where the most recent research developments in the field of Physical Acoustics in the UK and France are reviewed. AFPAC alternates between venues in the UK and France and the format has been designed to be 'small and friendly'. The conference attracts the main research leaders in the two countries and likes to encourage research students in particular to have their debut presentations at this event. Every year the organisers also invite a number of keynote speakers who are leading international authorities in their fields. For the meeting in Arcachon, the invited speakers included Dame Anne Dowling of Cambridge University, Anthony Kent of Nottingham University, Michel Bruneau of Université du Maine, Richard Hazelwood, Jérôme Vasseur of Institut d'Electronique, de Micro électronique et de Nanotechnologie and Michel Castaings of Laboratoire de Mécanique Physique of Université Bordeaux 1. The scope of the conference is kept intentionally wide so as to encourage cross-fertilisation of ideas across different application areas in the field of Physical Acoustics. Presentations in the past have covered non-destructive evaluation and material characterisation, medical ultrasound, underwater acoustics and ultrasonic sensors. This is the first time the proceedings of AFPAC are being published in the event's history and the participants were invited to submit manuscripts for publication. As a result there are 9 peer reviewed papers from a total of 34 that were presented at the meeting. In view of the high standard of refereeing that the editors have applied to the received manuscripts, it is hoped that in future years the number of papers submitted for publication in the conference proceedings will grow. Alain Lhemery Nader Saffari Christophe Aristegui

Lhemery, Alain; Saffari, Nader; Aristegui, Christophe

2009-11-01

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Causal Attributions of Physical Education Majors and Mentally Retarded Adults.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This descriptive study examined the interaction between 25 mentally retarded (MR) adult participants in a physical education setting and 51 physical education majors. The study was designed to identify and analyze the causal attributions of physical education majors concerning MR adults' motor performance, to identify and analyze the causal…

Boswell, Boni; Arbogast, Gary

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PREFACE: 15th International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This issue contains papers presented at the 15th International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions, HCI2010. The conference was held at Fudan University, Shanghai, 29 August-3 September 2010. HCI is a biannual conference series going back to the very first conference held in Stockholm, Sweden in 1982. Previous editions in this millennium were held in Berkeley, USA, 2000;

Yaming Zou; Roger Hutton

2011-01-01

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PREFACE: 30th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 30th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics took place in St Petersburg, Russian Federation, on 7th--11th July 2003. It was jointly organized by the Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, the St Petersburg State Polytechnical University and Technical University Applied Physics Ltd, on behalf of the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society (EPS). The members of the local organizing committee were drawn from these institutions: B Kuteev, Chair, Polytechnical University S Lebedev, Vice-Chair, Ioffe Institute A Lebedev, Scientific Secretary, Ioffe Institute V Bakharev, TUAP Ltd V Grigor'yants, Ioffe Institute V Sergeev, Polytechnical University N Zhubr, Ioffe Institute Over the years, the annual conference of the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society has widened its scope. Contributions to the present conference covered widely diversified fields of plasma physics, ranging from magnetic and inertial fusion to low temperature plasmas. Plasma sizes under investigation ranged from tiny to astronomical. The topics covered during the conference were distributed over the following categories: tokamaks, stellarators, high intensity laser produced plasmas and inertial confinement, alternative magnetic confinement, plasma edge physics, plasma heating and current drive, diagnostics, basic plasma physics, astrophysical and geophysical plasmas and low temperature plasmas. The scientific programme and paper selection were the responsibility of the Programme Committee appointed by the Board of the EPS Plasma Physics Division. The committee was composed of: R Koch, Chairman, ERM/KMS Brussels, Belgium E Ascasibar, CIEMAT Madrid, Spain S Atzeni, Università di Roma, Italy G Bonhomme, LPMI Nancy, France C Chiuderi, Università di Firenze, Italy B Kuteev, St Petersburg State Polytechnical,University, Russian Federation M Mauel, Contact person APS-DPP, Columbia University New York, USA R A Pitts, EPFL/CRPP Lausanne, Switzerland R Salomaa, Helsinki University, Finland B Sharkov, ITEP Moscow, Russian Federation V Smirnov, Kurchatov Institute Moscow, Russian Federation W Suttrop, IPP Garching, Germany C Varandas, IST Lisbon, Portugal F Wagner, Chair EPS-PPD, IPP Greifswald, Germany H R Wilson, UKAEA Abingdon, UK This committee selected 30 invited talks, in which the speakers were asked to address the general audience of plasma physicists and to exert their didactic skills. Out of the contributed papers, in total, 92 oral presentations were selected and distributed over parallel topical sessions. The other contributed papers (743) were presented as posters. The conference was attended by more than 700 participants from 41 countries. A major event during the conference was the award of the Hannes Alfv\\'en Prize to Professor V E Fortov who gave a spectacular lecture on non-ideal plasmas. The associated paper is included in this special issue. Following the tradition of this conference series, four-page summaries of the contributed papers are published as the Europhysics Conference Abstracts series, volume 27A. The publication is in the form of a CD-ROM sent free of charge to all participants and is also accessible via the website: http://www.ioffe.ru/EPS2003/. This special issue of Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion contains papers of the invited talks at this conference. These papers have been assessed according to the standards of the journal and examined by referees selected from or by the members of the International Programme Committee. We are proud to provide, in this special issue, an overview of the forefront research in all major fields of plasma physics, through a set of papers accessible to the general audience of plasma physicists. The selection of this set of papers has been the work of the Programme Committee, and we would like to express our gratitude to all of its members for this successful selection. We are grateful to all authors for their efforts in providing high quality papers combining didactic introductions and accurate reports on recent developments in their field, a combina

Koch, R.; Lebedev, S.

2003-12-01

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High School Physics, Two-Year Colleges, and Physics Majors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We have just completed the data collection for our 2012-13 Nationwide Survey of High School Physics and expect to have results to report in the spring. In the interim, we will take a look at physics in two-year colleges (TYCs). In 2007, we surveyed undergraduate seniors in degree-granting physics departments, and we asked these students if they had begun the post-secondary career at a TYC. Nine percent of the physics undergraduate seniors in 2007 had started their college education at a TYC, and these students differ significantly from those who did not start at a TYC. The two graphs at right depict the high school physics experience for these two groups of students. More than one-fourth of those who started at a TYC did not take physics in high school, and only 18% took AP physics. The 6% of those who did not start at a TYC and did not take physics is consistent with the 5% of high school seniors who attend a school where physics is not offered. Their apparent difference of interest in physics in high school is also evident from their knowledge about AP physics offerings: 25% of those who started at a TYC did not know if AP physics was offered at their high school versus only 5% of those who did not start at a TYC. Since their high school physics experiences were so different, it is likely that something happened in their physics courses at the TYC that captured these students' interest in physics.

White, Susan C.

2013-09-01

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The impact of social media on a major international emergency medicine conference.  

PubMed

OBJECTIVE: To report on the presence and use of social media by speakers and attendees at the International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM) 2012, and describe the increasing use of online technologies such as Twitter and podcasts in publicising conferences and sharing research findings, and for clinical teaching. METHODS: Speakers were identified through the organising committee and a database constructed using the internet to determine the presence and activity of speakers on social media platforms. We also examined the use of Twitter by attendees and non-attendees using an online archiving system. Researchers tracked and reviewed every tweet produced with the hashtag #ICEM2012. Tweets were then reviewed and classified by three separate authors into different categories. RESULTS: Of the 212 speakers at ICEM 2012, 41.5% had a LinkedIn account and 15.6% were on Twitter. Less than 1% were active on Google+ and less than 10% had an active website or blog. There were over 4500 tweets about ICEM 2012. Over 400 people produced tweets about the conference, yet only 34% were physically present at the conference. Of the original tweets produced, 74.4% were directly related to the clinical and research material of the conference. CONCLUSIONS: ICEM 2012 was the most tweeted emergency medicine conference on record. Tweeting by participants was common; a large number of original tweets regarding clinical material at the conference were produced. There was also a large virtual participation in the conference as multiple people not attending the conference discussed the material on Twitter. PMID:23423992

Neill, Andrew; Cronin, John J; Brannigan, Domhnall; O'Sullivan, Ronan; Cadogan, Mike

2013-02-19

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PREFACE: International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2012)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) was held at New York University on 21- 25 May 2012. CHEP is a major series of international conferences for physicists and computing professionals from the High Energy and Nuclear Physics community and related scientific and technical fields. The CHEP conference provides a forum to exchange information on computing progress and needs for the community, and to review recent, ongoing and future activities. CHEP conferences are held at roughly 18-month intervals, alternating between Europe, Asia, the Americas and other parts of the world. Recent CHEP conferences have been held in Taipei, Taiwan (2010); Prague, Czech Republic (2009); Victoria, Canada (2007); Mumbai, India (2006); Interlaken, Switzerland (2004); San Diego, United States (2003); Beijing, China (2001); Padova, Italy (2000). CHEP 2012 was organized by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and co-sponsored by New York University. The organizational structure for CHEP consists of an International Advisory Committee (IAC) which sets the overall themes of the conference, a Program Organizing Committee (POC) that oversees the program content, and a Local Organizing Committee (LOC) that is responsible for local arrangements (lodging, transportation and social events) and conference logistics (registration, program scheduling, conference site selection and conference proceedings). There were over 500 attendees with a program that included plenary sessions of invited speakers, a number of parallel sessions comprising around 125 oral and 425 poster presentations and industrial exhibitions. We thank all the presenters for the excellent scientific content of their contributions to the conference. Conference tracks covered topics on Online Computing, Event Processing, Distributed Processing and Analysis on Grids and Clouds, Computer Facilities, Production Grids and Networking, Software Engineering, Data Stores and Databases and Collaborative Tools. We would like to thank Brookhaven Science Associates, New York University, Blue Nest Events, the International Advisory Committee, the Program Committee and the Local Organizing Committee members for all their support and assistance. We also would like to acknowledge the support provided by the following sponsors: ACEOLE, Data Direct Networks, Dell, the European Middleware Initiative and Nexsan. Special thanks to the Program Committee members for their careful choice of conference contributions and enormous effort in reviewing and editing the conference proceedings. The next CHEP conference will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 14-18 October 2013. Conference Chair Michael Ernst (BNL) Program Committee Daniele Bonacorsi, University of Bologna, Italy Simone Campana, CERN, Switzerland Philippe Canal, Fermilab, United States Sylvain Chapeland, CERN, Switzerland Dirk Düllmann, CERN, Switzerland Johannes Elmsheuser, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany Maria Girone, CERN, Switzerland Steven Goldfarb, University of Michigan, United States Oliver Gutsche, Fermilab, United States Benedikt Hegner, CERN, Switzerland Andreas Heiss, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Peter Hristov, CERN, Switzerland Tony Johnson, SLAC, United States David Lange, LLNL, United States Adam Lyon, Fermilab, United States Remigius Mommsen, Fermilab, United States Axel Naumann, CERN, Switzerland Niko Neufeld, CERN, Switzerland Rolf Seuster, TRIUMF, Canada Local Organizing Committee Maureen Anderson, John De Stefano, Mariette Faulkner, Ognian Novakov, Ofer Rind, Tony Wong (BNL) Kyle Cranmer (NYU) International Advisory Committee Mohammad Al-Turany, GSI, Germany Lothar Bauerdick, Fermilab, United States Ian Bird, CERN, Switzerland Dominique Boutigny, IN2P3, France Federico Carminati, CERN, Switzerland Marco Cattaneo, CERN, Switzerland Gang Chen, Institute of High Energy Physics, China Peter Clarke, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom Sridhara Dasu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States Günter Duckeck, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germ

Ernst, Michael; Düllmann, Dirk; Rind, Ofer; Wong, Tony

2012-12-01

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PREFACE: 12th Conference on ''Theoretical Nuclear Physics in Italy''  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

These Proceedings contain the invited and contributed papers presented at the 12th Conference on Theoretical Nuclear Physics in Italy held in Cortona, Italy, from 8-10 October 2008. As usual, the meeting was held at il Palazzone, a 16th century castle owned by the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. The aim of this biennal conference is to bring together Italian theorists working in various fields of Nuclear Physics to discuss their latest results and confront their points of view in a lively and informal way. This offers the opportunity to promote collaborations between different groups. There were about 50 participants at the conference, coming from 14 Italian Universities (Cagliari, Catania, Ferrara, Firenze, Genova, Lecce, Milano, Napoli, Padova, Pavia, Pisa, Roma, Trento, Trieste). The program of the conference, prepared by the Organizing Committee (Ignazio Bombaci, Aldo Covello, Laura Elisa Marcucci and Sergio Rosati) focused on six main topics: Few-Nucleon Systems, Nuclear Matter and Nuclear Dynamics, Nuclear Astrophysics, Structure of Hadrons and Hadronic Matter, Nuclear Structure, Nuclear Physics with Electroweak Probes. Winfried Leidemann, Maria Colonna, Marcello Lissia, Elena Santopinto, Silvia Lenzi and Omar Benhar took the burden of giving general talks on these topics and reviewing the research activities of the various Italian groups. In addition, 19 contributed papers were presented, most of them by young participants. In the last session of the Conference there were two invited talks related to experimental activities of great current interest. Gianfranco Prete from the Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro spoke about the Italian radioactive ion beam facility SPES and the status of the European project EURISOL, while Nicola Colonna from the INFN, Bari, gave an overview of the perspectives of development of fourth-generation nuclear reactors. We would like to thank the authors of the general reports for their hard work in reviewing the main achievements in the various fields as well as our experimental colleagues for having kindly agreed to talk to an audience consisting only of theoretical physicists. I Bombaci, A Covello, L E Marcucci and S Rosati

Bombaci, I.; Covello, A.; Marcucci, L. E.; Rosati, S.

2009-07-01

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PREFACE: International Conference on Theoretical Physics: Dubna-Nano 2012  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Conference 'Dubna-Nano2012' was held on 9-14 July 2012 at the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Moscow region, Russia. The conference was the third one in the series started in 2008. 'Dubna-Nano2012' provided an opportunity for presentations and discussions about theoretical and experimental advances in the rapidly growing area of nanophysics. The multidisciplinary character of the conference allowed an effective exchange of ideas between different areas of nanophysics. The following topics were covered: graphene and other carbon nanostructures, topological insulators, quantum transport, quantum dots, atomic clusters, Josephson junctions and applications of nanosystems. About 100 scientists from 22 countries participated in the conference. The program included 38 oral talks and 39 posters. This volume contains 35 contributions. We would like to express our gratitude to all participants for their presentations and discussions. We are deeply indebted to the members of the International Advisory Committee Professors K S Novoselov, T Ando, T Chakraborty, J Fabian, V M Galitski, F Guinea, M Z Hasan, P Hawrylak, K Kadowaki, R Kleiner, T Koyama, Yu I Latyshev, Yu E Lozovik, M Machida, B K Nikolic, N F Pedersen, P-G. Reinhard, J M Rost and A Ya Vul. Financial support from BLTP JINR, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Heisenberg-Landau Program and Bogoliubov-Infeld Program was of a great importance. Further information about 'Dubna-Nano2012' is available on the homepage http://theor.jinr.ru/~nano12. Vladimir Osipov, Valentin Nesterenko and Yury Shukrinov Editors

Osipov, Vladimir; Nesterenko, Valentin; Shukrinov, Yury M.

2012-11-01

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PREFACE: International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2010)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP) was held at Academia Sinica in Taipei from 18-22 October 2010. CHEP is a major series of international conferences for physicists and computing professionals from the worldwide High Energy and Nuclear Physics community, Computer Science, and Information Technology. The CHEP conference provides an international forum to exchange information on computing progress and needs for the community, and to review recent, ongoing and future activities. CHEP conferences are held at roughly 18 month intervals, alternating between Europe, Asia, America and other parts of the world. Recent CHEP conferences have been held in Prauge, Czech Republic (2009); Victoria, Canada (2007); Mumbai, India (2006); Interlaken, Switzerland (2004); San Diego, California(2003); Beijing, China (2001); Padova, Italy (2000) CHEP 2010 was organized by Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre. There was an International Advisory Committee (IAC) setting the overall themes of the conference, a Programme Committee (PC) responsible for the content, as well as Conference Secretariat responsible for the conference infrastructure. There were over 500 attendees with a program that included plenary sessions of invited speakers, a number of parallel sessions comprising around 260 oral and 200 poster presentations, and industrial exhibitions. We thank all the presenters, for the excellent scientific content of their contributions to the conference. Conference tracks covered topics on Online Computing, Event Processing, Software Engineering, Data Stores, and Databases, Distributed Processing and Analysis, Computing Fabrics and Networking Technologies, Grid and Cloud Middleware, and Collaborative Tools. The conference included excursions to various attractions in Northern Taiwan, including Sanhsia Tsu Shih Temple, Yingko, Chiufen Village, the Northeast Coast National Scenic Area, Keelung, Yehliu Geopark, and Wulai Aboriginal Village, as well as two banquets held at the Grand Hotel and Grand Formosa Regent in Taipei. The next CHEP conference will be held in New York, the United States on 21-25 May 2012. We would like to thank the National Science Council of Taiwan, the EU ACEOLE project, commercial sponsors, and the International Advisory Committee and the Programme Committee members for all their support and help. Special thanks to the Programme Committee members for their careful choice of conference contributions and enormous effort in reviewing and editing about 340 post conference proceedings papers. Simon C Lin CHEP 2010 Conference Chair and Proceedings Editor Taipei, Taiwan November 2011 Track Editors/ Programme Committee Chair Simon C Lin, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Online Computing Track Y H Chang, National Central University, Taiwan Harry Cheung, Fermilab, USA Niko Neufeld, CERN, Switzerland Event Processing Track Fabio Cossutti, INFN Trieste, Italy Oliver Gutsche, Fermilab, USA Ryosuke Itoh, KEK, Japan Software Engineering, Data Stores, and Databases Track Marco Cattaneo, CERN, Switzerland Gang Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Stefan Roiser, CERN, Switzerland Distributed Processing and Analysis Track Kai-Feng Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan Ulrik Egede, Imperial College London, UK Ian Fisk, Fermilab, USA Fons Rademakers, CERN, Switzerland Torre Wenaus, BNL, USA Computing Fabrics and Networking Technologies Track Harvey Newman, Caltech, USA Bernd Panzer-Steindel, CERN, Switzerland Antonio Wong, BNL, USA Ian Fisk, Fermilab, USA Niko Neufeld, CERN, Switzerland Grid and Cloud Middleware Track Alberto Di Meglio, CERN, Switzerland Markus Schulz, CERN, Switzerland Collaborative Tools Track Joao Correia Fernandes, CERN, Switzerland Philippe Galvez, Caltech, USA Milos Lokajicek, FZU Prague, Czech Republic International Advisory Committee Chair: Simon C. Lin , Academia Sinica, Taiwan Members: Mohammad Al-Turany , FAIR, Germany Sunanda Banerjee, Fermilab, USA Dario Barberis, CERN & Genoa University/INFN, Switzerland Lothar Bauerdick, Fermilab, USA Ian Bird, CERN, Switzerland

Lin, Simon C.; Shen, Stella; Neufeld, Niko; Gutsche, Oliver; Cattaneo, Marco; Fisk, Ian; Panzer-Steindel, Bernd; Di Meglio, Alberto; Lokajicek, Milos

2011-12-01

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Improving Learning for Underrepresented Groups in Physics for Engineering Majors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Extended Analytical Physics course at Rutgers University was crafted to improve learning in the first-year physics course for students mathematically under-prepared for engineering physics. It is a core course in the engineering curriculum and has contributed to the increase in success of underrepresented groups in physics and in subsequently in STEM majors. This article describes the evolution of this course, its current structure, the successes measured and the future plans.

Brahmia, Suzanne

2008-09-15

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PREFACE: XIV International Conference on Calorimetry in High Energy Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Conferences on Calorimetry in High Energy Physics (also known as the Calor Conference series, started in October 1990 at Fermilab) address all aspects of calorimetric particle detection and measurement, with an emphasis on high energy physics experiments. The XIV International Conference on Calorimetry in High Energy Physics (Calor 2010) was held at the campus of the Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing, China, from May 10-14, 2010. This conference brought together more than 110 participants from 20 countries, including senior scientists and young physicists. During the five days of the conference, 98 presentations were given in seven plenary sessions. The attendees had in-depth discussions on the latest developments and innovations in calorimetry, including the exciting new LHC results. From the presentations, 83 papers were published in this proceedings. The success of the conference was due to the participants' enthusiasm and the excellent talks given by the speakers, and to the conveners for organizing the individual sessions. We would like to thank the International Advisory Committee for giving us the opportunity to host this Conference in Beijing. Finally we would like to thank all the people involved in the organization of the Conference, who have provided valuable local support. Yifang WangChair of Local Organizing Committee International Advisory Committee M DanilovITEP Moscow M DiemozINFN Roma I A EreditatoBern F L FabbriINFN Frascati T KobayashiICEPP Tokyo M LivanPavia University & INFN P LubranoINFN Perugia S MagillANL Argonne A MaioLIPP Lisbon H OberlackMPI Munich A ParaFermilab R WigmansTTU Lubbock R YoshidaANL Argonne R ZhuCaltech Local Organizing Committee Y WangIHEP (Chair) Y GaoTshinghua University T HuIHEP (Scientific secretary) C LiUSTC W LiIHEP J LuIHEP P WangIHEP T XuIHEP L ZhouIHEP Session Conveners 1) Materials and detectors - Junguang Lu (IHEP), Francesca Nessi (CERN) 2) Algorithm and simulation - Nural Akchurin (Texas Tech University), Weidong Li (IHEP) 3) Readout techniques - Gerald Eigen (University of Bergen), Zheng Wang (IHEP) 4) Operating calorimeters and calibration - Marat Gataullin (CERN), Francesco Lanni (BNL) 5) Future calorimetry - Tohru Takeshita (Shinshu University), Lei Xia (Argonne National Laboratory) 6) Astrophysics and neutrino calorimetry - Giuliana Fiorillo (INFN), Hiro Tajima (SLAC) List of Participants AKCHURIN, NuralTexas Tech University AN, ZhenghuaIHEP AUFFRAY, EtiennetteCERN BANFI, DaniloUniversità degli Studi di Milano, INFN BASHARINA-FRESHVILLE, AnastasiaUniversity College London BEAUCHEMIN, Pierre-HuguesUniversity of Oxford BENAGLIA, Andrea DavideUniversity of Milano - Bicocca and INFN BIAN, JianminIHEP BIINO, CristinaINFN BILKI, BurakUniversity of Iowa BLAHA, JanLAPP BOUDRY, VincentLLR / CNRS-IN2P3 CAI, XiaoIHEP CAPONE, AntonioPhysics Department University "La Sapienza" and INFN CAVALLARI, FrancescaCERN and INFN Rome CECCHI, ClaudiaUniversity di Perugia e INFN CHANG, JinfanIHEP CHEN, HuchengBrookhaven National Laboratory CHILDERS, TaylorUniversität Heidelberg - Kirchhoff-Institut für Physik DAO, ValerioGeneva University - DPNC DE LA TAILLE, ChristopheIN2P3/OMEGA-LAL DIEMOZ, MarcellaINFN Roma DOTTI, AndreaCERN EIGEN, GeraldUniversity of Bergen EPIFANOV, DenisBudker Institute of Nuclear Physics FAIVRE, JulienLPSC Grenoble France FANG, JianIHEP FANG, ShuangshiIHEP FANTONI, AlessandraINFN - LNF FERRI, FedericoCEA/Saclay Irfu/SPP FERRONI, FernandoSapienza University & INFN Roma FISK, Henry EugeneFermilab GABALDON, CarolinaCERN GARUTTI, ErikaDESY GAUDIO, GabriellaIstituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Sezione di Pavia GILLBERG, DagCarleton University GIOVANNINI, PaolaMax-Planck-Institut für Physik GLAZOV, AlexanderDESY GRACHOV, OlegUniversity of Kansas HAPPACHER, FabioINFN HE, MiaoIHEP HORI, YasutoUniversity of Tokyo, CNS HU, TaoIHEP HULTH, Per-OlofStockholm University JUN, Soon YungCarnegie Mellon University JURK, StefanISEG Spezialelektronik gmbH KAVATSYUK, MyroslavKVI, University of Groningen KHRAMOV, EvgenyJoint Institute

Wang, Yifang

2011-03-01

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Design Conference for the Evaluation of the Talent Search Program: Synthesis of Major Themes and Commissioned Papers Prepared for the Conference (Washington, D.C., September 30, 1992).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report gathers papers prepared for a design conference for the evaluation of the Federal Talent Search Program, an early intervention program to identify gifted and talented financially needy students and connect them with discretionary grants for higher education. An introductory paper synthesizes major conference themes. These include: (1)…

Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.

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PREFACE: EPS Euroconference XIX Nuclear Physics Divisional Conference: New Trends in Nuclear Physics Applications and Technology  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It was with great pleasure that the Department of Nuclear and Theoretical Physics of the University of Pavia and the INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) Structure of Pavia organised the XIX Nuclear Physics Divisional Conference of the European Physical Society, which was held in the historical buildings of the University of Pavia from 5-9 September 2005. The Conference was devoted to the discussion of the most recent experimental and theoretical achievements in the field of Nuclear Physics applications, as well as of the latest developments in technological tools related to Nuclear Physics research. The University of Pavia has a long tradition in Physics and in Applied Physics, being the site where Alessandro Volta developed his "pila", the precursor of the modern battery. This is the place where the first experiments with electricity were conducted and where the term "capacitance" used for capacitors was invented. Today the University hosts a Triga Mark II nuclear reactor, which is used by the Departments of the University of Pavia and by other Universities and private companies as well. Moreover, Pavia is the site selected for the construction of the CNAO complex "Centro Nazionale di Adroterapia Oncologica" (National Centre for Oncological Hadrontherapy), planned for 2005-2008 which represents a unique facility in Italy and will be among the first complexes of this type in Europe. The Conference has gathered together experts in various fields from different countries and has been the occasion to review the present status and to discuss the new emerging trends in Nuclear Physics and its applications to multidisciplinary researches and the development of new technologies. The following topics were treated: Nuclear Techniques in Medicine and Life Sciences (Cancer Therapy, new Imaging and Diagnostics Tools, Radioisotope production, Radiation Protection and Dosimetry). Applications of Nuclear Techniques in Art, Archaeometry and other Interdisciplinary fields. Role of Nuclear Techniques in Environment Problems. Applications of Nuclear Techniques relevant for Civil Security (contraband and explosive detection, search for Weapons of Mass Destruction, Nuclear Safeguards). Nuclear Applications in Space Research. Material and Structure Testing in Research and Industry. New contributions of Nuclear Techniques to the solution of the Energy Production problems and Nuclear Waste Transmutation. Emerging experimental techniques, new detectors and new modeling tools. During the Monday morning Session of the Conference, the 2005 IBA-EUROPHYSICS PRIZE for Applied Nuclear Science and Nuclear Methods in Medicine, sponsored by the Belgian company IBA, was awarded to the two laureates Werner Heil (Mainz) and Pierre Jean Nacher (Paris) for the development of spin polarized 3He targets by optical pumping and their applications in nuclear science and medicine. The meeting was a real success, with 18 invited talks, 66 contributed talks and 31 posters and an overall participation, during five full days, of around 150 scientists from different European and non-European countries. It also hosted a three day industrial exhibition of a selection of Companies that sponsored the event. The Organisers take thos opportunity to thank the University of Pavia, the Amministrazione Comunale di Pavia and the Provincia di Pavia, as well as all exhibitors (Ametek, Ansaldo Superconduttori, Caen, Else, Hamamatsu, IBA, Micos, Micron Semiconductor), for their support of the Conference. The Organisers finally wish to thank the Scientific Secretary of the Conference, Dr Andrea Fontana of INFN Pavia, for the huge amount of work done in preparing the Conference, Mr Claudio Casella of the Department of Nuclear and Theoretical Physics of the University of Pavia for technical support and the Conference staff, Dr Gaia Boghen and the graduate students Federica Devecchi and Silvia Franchino, for their invaluable help. The very effective and professional work of the staff of PRAGMA Congressi, who took charge of all the administrative and a

2006-06-01

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Seventh annual National Conference of Black Physics students. Summary report, February 12--13, 1993.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 1993 conference hosted a wide variety of presentations and activities. Continuing the NCBPS tradition, we offered technical physics presentations, tours of physics research facilities, a career and educational fair, technical presentations by students...

1993-01-01

67

International Topical Conference on Plasma Physics: New Perspectives of Collective Effects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The “International Topical Conference on Plasma Physics: New Perspectives of Collective Effects” (ITCPP-97) was held at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ASICTP), Trieste, Italy, during the period 10 – 14 November 1997 and was sponsored by the ASICTP (Trieste) and the IUPAP. The conference was organized by us with the help of an international advisory board and

P K Shukla; L Stenflo; R Bingham

1998-01-01

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2012 CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS OF GRAPHITIC CARBON MATERIALS GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE, JUNE 17-22, 2012  

SciTech Connect

This conference will highlight the urgency for research on graphitic carbon materials and gather scientists in physics, chemistry, and engineering to tackle the challenges in this field. The conference will focus on scalable synthesis, characterization, novel physical and electronic properties, structure-properties relationship studies, and new applications of the carbon materials. Contributors

Fertig, Herbert

2012-06-22

69

PREFACE: 7th International Conference on Applications of Physics in Financial Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This volume contains contributed papers from the 7th international conference on 'Applications of Physics in Financial Analysis (APFA)' held at Tokyo on 1-5 March 2009. The conference was organized jointly by Tokyo Institute of Technology and Hitotsubashi University with support from the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI), Physical Society of Japan, Japanese Economic Association, Information Processing Society

M. Takayasu; T. Watanabe; Y. Ikeda; H. Takayasu

2010-01-01

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Summarized proceedings of a conference on solid state physics - Melbourne, August 1959  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Australian Branch of The Institute of Physics held a conference on solid state physics in Melbourne from 17-21 August, 1959. This conference was the first of its kind to be held in Australia and attracted an attendance of about one hundred and thirty. In all, 46 papers, ranging over a wide field, were presented and these are summarized; they

J F Nicholas

1960-01-01

71

PREFACE: 8th International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions (HCI96)  

Microsoft Academic Search

These proceedings contain the papers presented at the Eighth International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions (HCI-96) which was held on September 23-26, 1996 in Omiya, Saitama, Japan, hosted by the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN). The first conference of this series was held in Stockholm, Sweden in 1982. The subject was the \\

Yohko Awaya; Tadashi Kambara

1997-01-01

72

Proceedings of the conference on numerical methods in high temperature physics  

SciTech Connect

These proceedings contain full papers presented at the Los Alamos Conference on High Temperature Physics. This conference discussed many aspects of high temperature physics including hydrodynamics, radiation and particle transport and some computational issues important for efficient calculations. The meetings was held between researchers from Los Alamos and the French Commissariat a L'Energy Atomique (CEA).

Alcouffe, R.E.; Holm, D.D.; O'Rourke, P.J. (comps.)

1988-11-01

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Recruiting and Retaining Physics Majors at Brigham Young University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Brigham Young University has had a steadily increasing number of graduates over the past ten years during a period of national decline in undergraduate physics majors. I will discuss what we do in our department to attract and retain majors. In particular I will highlight orientation activities, advisement, promoting student-student interactions, faculty mentoring, undergraduate research, teaching emphasis, and department culture. We have assessed the effectiveness of our recruiting and retention efforts by looking at profiles of our students and surveys of current and former students. The majors come to us well prepared, with high school GPA's (3.6) and natural science ACT scores (30) that have remained fairly constant over a recent five year period. Most say they chose physics because it was interesting or they thought it would fulfill a desire to understand the world or universe better. About half of the students decided to major in physics in primary or secondary school. One fifth selected physics as their major during their first year of college. The principle reasons current students gave for remaining in physics included a continuing interest in the subject, relationships with faculty, a satisfaction with meeting the challenge, and achieving personal goals. Alumni report positive or very positive experiences in the classroom (88%), in discussions and associations with faculty (81%), and in discussions and associations with other students (87%). About half the students plan to go into graduate physics programs after graduation. The rest are principally planning on graduate school in other disciplines, industrial or government employment, physics teaching, or professional schools.

Turley, R. Steven

2001-04-01

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Report from the Third IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Third IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) International Conference on Women in Physics was held in Seoul, South Korea from October 8-10, 2008 with 283 participants from 57 countries. Topics discussed included personal and professional development, attracting girls to physics, site visits for assessing and improving the climate for women, fundraising and leadership, and organizing women in physics working groups. Resolutions unanimously passed by the conference assembly recommend (1) the formation of additional regional or national working groups for women in physics, (2) promotion of site visits as an effective tool for improving the climate of the physics workplace, (3) increased professional development opportunities and outreach activities associated with conferences, and (4) a global survey of physicists in 2009 to assess the status of women in physics. See http://www.icwip2008.org/ for the text of the resolutions and the conference program. In this poster, AAS members who participated will report on this conference as well as resolutions from the first (Paris, 2002) and second (Rio de Janeiro, 2005) conferences. The next IUPAP Conference on Women in Physics is expected to occur in South Africa in 2011.

Freeland, Emily E.; Murphy, N.; Jang-Condell, H.; Gomez Maqueo Chew, Y.

2009-12-01

75

Ninth International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, Columbus, August-September 1964  

Microsoft Academic Search

A brief survey is given of papers read at the Ninth International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT9). The main topics dealt with are superfluidity, quantization and vortices in superconductors and liquid helium, quantum liquids, Fermi surfaces, low temperature transitions, and dilute alloys with transition metals. Some remarks are made about the value of the `LT' conferences.

D F Brewer; A D C Grassie; J M Radcliffe; B L Smith; R E Turner

1965-01-01

76

Investigating the Conceptual Variation of Major Physics Textbooks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The conceptual problem content of the electricity and magnetism chapters of seven major physics textbooks was investigated. The textbooks presented a total of 1600 conceptual electricity and magnetism problems. The solution to each problem was decomposed into its fundamental reasoning steps. These fundamental steps are, then, used to quantify the distribution of conceptual content among the set of topics common to the texts. The variation of the distribution of conceptual coverage within each text is studied. The variation between the major groupings of the textbooks (conceptual, algebra-based, and calculus-based) is also studied. A measure of the conceptual complexity of the problems in each text is presented.

Stewart, John; Campbell, Richard; Clanton, Jessica

2008-04-01

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News Conference: Physics brings the community together Training: CERN trains physics teachers Education: World conference fosters physics collaborations Lecture: Physics education live at ASE Prize: Physics teacher wins first Moore medal Festival: European presidents patronize Science on Stage festival Videoconference: Videoconference brings Durban closer to the classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Conference: Physics brings the community together Training: CERN trains physics teachers Education: World conference fosters physics collaborations Lecture: Physics education live at ASE Prize: Physics teacher wins first Moore medal Festival: European presidents patronize Science on Stage festival Videoconference: Videoconference brings Durban closer to the classroom

2012-03-01

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Special issue: Invited papers from the 29th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 29th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion took place in Montreux, Switzerland, from June 17th to 21st 2002. It was organised by the Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas (CRPP) of the Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, on behalf of the Plasma Physics Division of the European Physical Society (EPS). The local organising committee

C Varandas; R Behn

2002-01-01

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Report from the Third IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Third IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) International Conference on Women in Physics was held in Seoul, South Korea from October 8-10, 2008 with 283 participants from 57 countries. Topics discussed included personal and professional development, attracting girls to physics, site visits for assessing and improving the climate for women, fundraising and leadership, and organizing women in

Emily E. Freeland; N. Murphy; H. Jang-Condell; Y. Gomez Maqueo Chew

2009-01-01

80

Proceedings of the sixth international conference on electronics for particle physics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Sixth Conference on Electronics for Particle Physics continued the LeCroy tradition of providing a unique forum for the leaders in the field to meet, report and compare notes on what has become one of the most important (and expensive) components of a particle physics physics experiments today. As our field continues to depend on special electronics developed for particle

G. J. Blanar; R. L. Sumner

1997-01-01

81

The 13th International Conference on B-Physics at Hadron Machines (BEAUTY 2011)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of the Beauty 2011 conference is to review results in the field of B-physics and CP-violation, as well as to explore the physics potential of upcoming B-physics experiments, with a focus on hadron machines.

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Biological Physics major as a means to stimulate an undergraduate physics program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In an effort to stress the cross-disciplinary nature of modern physics we added a Biological Physics major. Drawing from coursework in physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and related disciplines, it combines a broad curriculum with physical and mathematical rigor in preparation for careers in biophysics, medical physics, and biomedical engineering. Biological Physics offers a new path of studies to a large pool of life science students. We hope to grow our physics majors from 70-80 to more than 100 students and boost our graduation rate from the mid-teens to the mid-twenties. The new major brought about a revision of our sophomore curriculum to make room for modern topics without sidelining fundamentals. As a result, we split our 1-semester long Contemporary Physics course (4 cr hrs) into a year-long sequence Contemporary Physics Foundations and Contemporary Physics Frontiers (both 3 cr hrs). Foundations starts with relativity, then focuses on 4 quantum mechanics topics: wells, spin 1/2, oscillators, and hydrogen. Throughout the course applications are woven in whenever the opportunity arises, e.g. magnetism and NMR with spin 1/2. The following semester Frontiers explores scientific principles and technological advances that make quantum science and resulting technologies different from the large scale. Frontiers covers enabling techniques from atomic, molecular, condensed matter, and particle physics, as well as advances in nanotechnology, quantum optics, and biophysics.

Jaeger, Herbert; Eid, Khalid; Yarrison-Rice, Jan

2013-03-01

83

Evidence for a dominant major gene conferring predisposition to hepatitis C virus infection in endemic conditions.  

PubMed

Hepatitis C virus (HCV), infecting 170 million people worldwide, is a major public health problem. In developing countries, unsafe injections and blood transfusions are thought to be the major routes of transmission. However, our previous work in a population from Egypt, endemic for HCV, revealed highly significant familial correlations, strongly suggesting the existence of both familial transmission of the virus and genetic predisposition to HCV infection. We investigated the hypothesis of genetic predisposition by carrying out a segregation analysis of HCV infection in the same population. We used a logistic regression model simultaneously taking into account a major gene effect, familial correlations and relevant risk factors. We analyzed 312 pedigrees (3,703 subjects). Overall HCV seroprevalence was 11.8% and increased with age. The main associated risk factors were previous parenteral treatment for schistosomiasis and blood transfusions. We found strong evidence for a dominant major gene conferring a predisposition to HCV infection. The frequency of the predisposing allele was 0.013, reflecting a strong predisposition to HCV infection in 2.6% of the subjects, particularly those under the age of 20. This study provides evidence for the involvement of host genetic factors in susceptibility/resistance to HCV infection in endemic conditions. PMID:19629529

Laouénan, Cédric; Plancoulaine, Sabine; Mohamed, Mostafa Kamal; Arafa, Naglaa; Bakr, Iman; Abdel-Hamid, Mohamed; Rekacewicz, Claire; Obach, Dorothée; Fontanet, Arnaud; Abel, Laurent

2009-07-23

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Advances in Astronomy and Space Physics, Proceedings of the 17th Young Scientists' Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The present volume of Advances in Astronomy and Space Physics includes 29 papers presented during the 17th Young Scientists' Conference on Astronomy and Space Physics which was held at the Faculty of Physics of National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, from April 26 till May 1, 2010. The conference is intended for participation of students, PhD students and young researches who are involved in research in one of the following fields: positional astronomy and astronomical equipment, atmospheric studies and space geophysics, plasma physics and physics of the near space, planetary systems and small bodies, solar physics and physics of heliosphere, stellar astrophysics, interstellar and intergalactic medium, extragalactic astrophysics, high-energy astrophysics, cosmology, computers in astronomy.

Editors: Choliy, V.; Ivashchenko, G.; Ivaniuk, O.

2011-01-01

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Physics for the 1990s. AAPT Conference of Department Chairs in Physics. (February 19-20, 1988).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book contains the proceedings of the Third Topical Conference of Department Chairs in Physics. Topics of the papers summarized include: (1) research centers sponsored by the National Science Foundation; (2) physics programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels; (3) the use of accelerators in education and research; (4) approaches to…

McDermott, Mark N., Ed.; Wilson, Jack M., Ed.

86

A report on the first conference on physiological and physical employment standards, Canberra, Australia November 27 to 28, 2012.  

PubMed

This is a report of the First Conference on Physiological and Physical Employment Standards. This was the first conference of its kind, attended by scientists, physicians, occupational medics, high-ranking politicians and military personal from ten nations. PMID:23849690

Milligan, Gemma S; Tipton, Michael J

2013-05-01

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Summary of the Eighth Irvine Conference on High Energy Physics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The two day conference was attended by 260 physicists with about half from the western states and the others from the rest of the country and abroad. The funding was provided by the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, and the Univers...

1984-01-01

88

The Washington Conference on Theoretical Physics: Bringing the Spirit of Copenhagen to Foggy Bottom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

When George Gamow was offered a position at George Washington University in 1934, one of the conditions he set for acceptance was the establishment of an annual physics conference at that university, co-sponsored by the Carnegie Institution. Foggy Bottom, the Washington neighborhood where GWU is located, was not particularly known for physics. Gamow, however, wished to bring the ``spirit of Copenhagen'' to that locale and attract an international group of theorists. The Washington Conference on Theoretical Physics first convened in 1935 and assembled annually until 1947, except for a three year break during the war. Ironically, just like the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Copenhagen itself, the conference was galvanized the most by Bohr's actual presence. In its fifth, and best known meeting, held in 1939, Bohr stunned the audience when he announced the successful completion of nuclear fission. After the tenth meeting in 1947, Gamow's focus had been turning from nuclear physics to cosmology, he had begun to work more closely with graduate students and local collaborators and, in light of diminished interest, the conference was no longer held. In this talk I will delineate the successes and limitations of the Washington Conference on Theoretical Physics. )

Halpern, Paul

2010-02-01

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Investigating elementary education and physical therapy majors' perceptions of an inquiry-based physics content course  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigates why physical therapy assistant majors engage and perform better than elementary education majors in an inquiry-based conceptual physics course at Mid-Atlantic Community College. The students from each major are demographically similar, both courses are similar in depth and structure, and each course supports the students' program. However, there is an observed difference in the levels of engagement with the curriculum and performance on writing-based assessments between the two groups. To explore possible explanations for the difference, I examine students' affinity for science, their beliefs about the nature of science and scientific knowledge in the classroom, and their perception of the usefulness of science to their program. During semi-structured interviews, students from both majors displayed nearly identical weak affinities for science, epistemological beliefs, and uncertainty about the usefulness of the class. However, the physical therapy majors' ability to see the relevance of the physics course experience to their program enhanced their interest and motivation. In contrast, the elementary education students do not see connections between the course and their program, and do not see a purpose for their learning of physics content. To improve the program, I propose a two-pronged approach - designing a faded-scaffolded-inquiry approach for both classes, and developing a field-based/seminar class for the elementary education majors. The scaffolded inquiry will help both groups develop better orientations toward lab activities, and the structured observations and reflection will help the elementary group connect the material to their program.

Hilton, John Martin

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CONFERENCE REPORT: Summary of the Joint Conference of the 11th International Stellarator Conference and the 8th International Toki Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion `Helical System Research'  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

. The `International Stellarator Conference' (under the aegis of the stellarator cooperation agreement of the IEA: International Energy Agency) is held every two years. The `International Toki Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion' has been held annually at Toki-city, Japan at which a selected topic on plasma physics and fusion engineering is discussed. This year both conferences were held as a joint conference in Toki-city, September 29-October 3, 1997, that was hosted by the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) and supported by the Ministry of Education, Gifu-prefecture, Toki-city, and the Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research. The main theme was `Helical System Research'.

Toki-city, et al.

1998-03-01

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PREFACE 2nd International Conference on Materials Physics and Applications (JIPMA 2009/MATERIAUX 2009)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 'Tunisian Materials Research Society: Tu-MRS' organized the International Days on Materials Physics and Applications 'JIPMA 2009' and the National Conference on Materials 'MATERIAUX 2009' in Gafsa (Tunisia) During the period 20-24 December 2009. The first International Days on Materials Physics and Applications 'JIPMA 2007' were organized in Annaba (Algeria) in November 2007 while the first National Conference on Materials 'MATERIAUX 2006' was organized in Douz (Tunisia) in December 2006. The 'JIPMA' conference series together with the 'MATERIAUX' intend to provide an excellent opportunity for international, Maghreb and Tunisian researchers to make their own works on materials known to a wider audience and to have discussions with other participants. This conference will also be an opportunity to exchange experiences, create and consolidate cooperation between different research structures in the Maghreb countries. This conference will equally promote research development, contribute to collaboration between universities and the socio-economical milieu. More than 300 senior researchers, Professors, PhD and Master students attended this conference from Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, France, and Spain. Several researchers, engineers and managers from industrial firms also attended this scientific meeting. The conference consists of plenary and semi-plenary talks, oral contributions and poster presentations. The topics of the conference are: Nano-materials, nano-systems, thin films, surfaces and interfaces Multifonctional Materials, Magnetic Materials, Dielectric Materials, Superconducting Materials, Applications, ... Materials for Electronics, Informatics and Communications (Semi-conducting Materials, Electronic devices, Spintronic, ... Optoelectronic Materials, Sensors Ceramics, Glasses, Polymers, ... Natural Materials: Phosphates, Clay, ... Metallic Materials, alloys, ... Materials and Environment Materials and Energy Biomaterials Elaborating Methods and Characterization Techniques I want to thank the organizing committee and everyone else who participated in the organization of this meeting for their invaluable efforts to guarantee the full success of this conference. I want also to thank very warmly all the Scientific committee and all other reviewers for their hard work reviewing the submitted papers. Professor Abdelwaheb CHEIKHROUHOU Chairman of the Conference

Cheikhrouhou, Abdelwaheb

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Summary and highlights of the 14th Topical Conference on Hadron Collider Physics (HCP2002)  

SciTech Connect

First of all, I would like to thank the scientific committee, the conference organizers, the University of Karlsruhe and the Institute for Experimental Nuclear Physics, all of the speakers, and the conference secretariat, for making this an extremely well-organized and uniformly high-quality meeting. I would also like to thank all of the speakers who provided me with material for my talk before and during the conference. There is obviously no point in these proceedings in attempting to repeat all of the material from the individual contributions; by definition, these are all available earlier in this volume. In the written version, therefore, I will try to give a high level overview of the current state of hadron collider physics and to highlight the connections between the many presentations at this conference.

John Womersley

2002-11-13

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"Physics and Life" - Teachers Meet Scientists at Major EIROforum Event [  

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More than 400 selected delegates from 22 European countries will take part in "Physics on Stage 3" , organised by the EIROforum [1] research organisations (CERN, EFDA, EMBL, ESA, ESO, ESRF, ILL) at the ESA ESTEC site (Noordwijk, The Netherlands). It is the culmination of a year-long educational programme and is a central event during the EC-sponsored European Science and Technology Week (November 8-15, 2003). Following the vastly successful preceeding events in 2000 and 2002, the main theme this year is "Physics and Life", reflecting the decision to broaden the Physics on Stage activities to encompass more of the natural sciences within an interdisciplinary approach. As before, European teachers, scientists, curricula organisers and others connected to the national education systems in Europe will gather with the main goal of exploring solutions to stimulate the interest of young people in science, by means of exciting and innovative teaching methods and materials. The rich one-week programme has many components: spectacular and original performances by students and professional actors, intensive encounters at a central fair where each country will present the latest developments from its teaching community at their stands, workshops about a host of crucial themes related to the central mission of this programme, seminars where EIROforum scientists and experienced high school teachers get together to discuss new teaching opportunities based on the latest results from front-line research projects at Europe's leading science centres, as well as a publishers fair that will also serve as an international exchange for new educational materials. A mystery cultural event will surprise everyone with its originality. And last but not least, the annual European Science Teaching Awards - the highest distinction in this field - will be presented at the end of the meeting. "Physics on Stage" is a joint project organised by EIROforum, together with the European Physical Society (EPS) and the European Association for Astronomy Education (EAAE) . The project is funded in part by the European Commission and takes place under the auspices of the European Science and Technology Week 2003. It is directed by the EIROforum Working Group on Outreach that brings together key members of the seven organisations' respective outreach departments. The "Physics on Stage 3" festival will be opened on Monday, November 10, by His Royal Highness, Prince Johan Friso of the Netherlands. Among the distinguished guests will also be Her Excellency, Mrs. Maria van der Hoeven, the Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, as well as several Directors-General of the EIROforum organisations. This "Physics on Stage 3" festival is the most visible event within a year-long programme with the very active involvement of National Committees in two dozen European countries, each of which organised national events or competitions, during which the 400 delegates to the festival were selected for their outstanding projects to promote science teaching. Among the many entries, for example, two young physicists from Germany focus on the beauty of physical phenomena, producing fractals and demonstrating the "Theremin", the only musical instrument played without being touched. In another demonstration, a team from the UK explore the nature of sound and the theme of genetics through drama, music and physical theatre. In this third international festival of physics education, biological and biochemical themes will also play a major role. As usual, the colourful centrepiece of the week is the Fair. Every country has its own stand where delegates show their new, exciting and surprising projects, innovative software, elegant experiments, etc. In this highly inspiring atmosphere, the teachers exchange practical experience and insights, learning from each other and preparing themselves to bring back to their respective countries a rich harvest of new ideas and inspiration for better teaching of science. "Physics

2003-11-01

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PREFACE: 14th International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions (HCI 2008)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This volume contains the Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions (HCI2008), held at the University of Electro-Communications, Chofu, Tokyo, Japan from 1-5 September 2008. This series of conferences began in Stockholm, Sweden in 1982 and has since been held every other year; in Oxford, UK (1984), Groningen, the Netherlands (1986), Grenoble, France (1988),

Toshiyuki Azuma; Nobuyuki Nakamura; Chikashi Yamada

2009-01-01

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2nd International Conference on Particle Physics in memoriam Engin Ar?k and her Colleagues  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 2nd International Conference on Particle Physics in memoriam Engin Ar?k and her Colleagues: Fatma ?enel Boyda?, ?skender Hikmet, Mustafa Fidan, Berkol Do?an and Engin Abat was held at Do?u? University, ?stanbul, Turkey on 20–25 June 2011. The conference was organized jointly by the Do?u? and Bo?aziçi Universities, with support from CERN and the Turkish Academy of Sciences. This was

Serkant Ali Çetin; Peter Jenni; Veysi Erkcan Özcan; Vedat Nefer ?eno?uz

2012-01-01

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The computing environment A summary of the Asilomar Conference on Computing in High Energy Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Asilomar Conference on Computing in High Energy Physics took as its theme the Computing Environment. This summary paper attempts to give a broad perspective of the material presented at the conference, using a framework with an emphasis on the points of particular relevance for off-line computing by experimental high energy physicists. It can be used as an introduction and guide to the other papers or to give a relatively briefoverview of our computing environment.

Wickens, Fred

1987-08-01

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Characterizing the Evolution and Variation of Major Physics Textbooks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The linguistic and structural properties of two major physics textbooks are compared. The structure of each textbook is measured and differences in the amount of space, words, and mathematics devoted to different parts of the text are reported. The linguistic richness of each text and each textual part is measured using LEXX. The readability of each textbook is characterized using standard readability formulas. A new readability formula that corrects for mathematics is proposed. The evolution of one of the textbooks over a fifteen year (four versions of the text) time span is also investigated. The reading difficulty of the textbook increased by approximately one-half a grade level over fifteen years. The lexical richness of the textbook also increased over the same period.

Campbell, Jennifer; Stewart, John

2008-04-01

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Texas Children's Medication Algorithm Project: Update from Texas Consensus Conference Panel on Medication Treatment of Childhood Major Depressive Disorder  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: To revise and update consensus guidelines for medication treatment algorithms for childhood major depressive disorder based on new scientific evidence and expert clinical consensus when evidence is lacking. Method: A consensus conference was held January 13-14, 2005, that included academic clinicians and researchers, practicing…

Hughes, Carroll W.; Emslie, Graham J.; Crismon, M. Lynn; Posner, Kelly; Birmaher, Boris; Ryan, Neal; Jensen, Peter; Curry, John; Vitiello, Benedetto; Lopez, Molly; Shon, Steve P.; Pliszka, Steven R.; Trivedi, Madhukar H.

2007-01-01

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Texas Children's Medication Algorithm Project: Update from Texas Consensus Conference Panel on Medication Treatment of Childhood Major Depressive Disorder  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: To revise and update consensus guidelines for medication treatment algorithms for childhood major depressive disorder based on new scientific evidence and expert clinical consensus when evidence is lacking. Method: A consensus conference was held January 13-14, 2005, that included academic clinicians and researchers, practicing…

Hughes, Carroll W.; Emslie, Graham J.; Crismon, M. Lynn; Posner, Kelly; Birmaher, Boris; Ryan, Neal; Jensen, Peter; Curry, John; Vitiello, Benedetto; Lopez, Molly; Shon, Steve P.; Pliszka, Steven R.; Trivedi, Madhukar H.

2007-01-01

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International Conference on Atomic Physics (14th) Held in Boulder, Colorado on 31 July -5 August 1994, AIP Conference Proceedings 323.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 14th International Conference on Atomic Physics was held at the University of Colorado from July 31 to August 5, 1994. The Proceedings, published by AIP Press contains papers by the invited speakers.

C. E. Wieman

1995-01-01

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PREFACE: 2013 International Conference on Science & Engineering in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics (ScieTech 2013)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 2013 International Conference on Science and Engineering in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics (ScieTech 2013), was held at the Aston Rasuna Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia, on 24–25 January 2013. The ScieTech 2013 conference aims to bring together scholars, leading researchers and experts from diverse backgrounds and applications areas. Special emphasis is placed on promoting interaction between the theoretical, experimental, and applied communities, so that a high level exchange is achieved in new and emerging areas within mathematics, chemistry and physics, all areas of sciences and applied mathematics. We would like to thank the invited and plenary speakers as well as all in the Technical Program Committee who have reviewed the papers and developed a very interesting Conference Program. This year, we received 197 papers and, after rigorous review, 67 papers were accepted. The participants come from 21 countries. There are 6 (six) Plenary and Invited Speakers. It is an honour to present this volume of Journal of Physics: Conference Series and we thank the authors for their enthusiastic and high-grade contributions. Finally, we would like to thank the conference chairmen, the members of the steering committee, the organizing committee, the organizing secretariat and the financial support from the conference sponsors that allowed ScieTech 2013 be be sucyh a success. The Editors of the ScieTech 2013 Proceedings Dr Ford Lumban Gaol Dr Hoga Saragih Tumpal Pandiangan Dr Mohamed Bououdina The PDF also contains the abstracts of the Invited and Plenary talks, and some photographs taken during the conference.

Lumban Gaol, Ford

2013-03-01

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A Mathematics Entrance Exam for General (Non-Majors) Physics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a previous issue of "The Physics Teacher", John Hubisz explained how a mathematics background check has been used at three different colleges to determine the appropriate physics sequence for incoming students. Based on their performance, students are placed into either calculus-based physics (CBP), algebra-trig physics (ATP), or a year of…

Chediak, Alex

2010-01-01

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A Mathematics Entrance Exam for General (Non-Majors) Physics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In a previous issue of "The Physics Teacher", John Hubisz explained how a mathematics background check has been used at three different colleges to determine the appropriate physics sequence for incoming students. Based on their performance, students are placed into either calculus-based physics (CBP), algebra-trig physics (ATP), or a year of…

Chediak, Alex

2010-01-01

104

Proceedings of the Conference on Statistical Problems for Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology (PHYSTAT2003)  

SciTech Connect

PHYSTAT2003 was a Conference held at SLAC on September 8th-11th, 2003. Its theme was ''Statistical Problems in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology''. It followed on from the Confidence Limits Workshops held at CERN and Fermilab in 2000, and a conference in 2002 at the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology in Durham, UK. PHYSTAT2003 differed from the earlier meetings in two important respects. While the first three meetings had been attended largely by particle physicists, at SLAC there was also involvement of astrophysicists and cosmologists. Secondly, the SLAC meeting really benefited from a strong presence of statisticians. They enhanced the usefulness of the Conference in many ways: they were involved in the planning stage, gave invited and contributed talks, and were simply ''there'' to discuss statistical issues with physicists in the breaks between the sessions.

Lyons, L

2004-03-22

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IX International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The physics of highly charged ions, 'HCI': dominates the nature of the universe—where most of the matter is in a highly ionized stage—and determines the conditions in all terrestrial plasmas. Consequently, this topic has gained increasing interest within the last years and is still a rapidly developing field. The advances in this discipline have considerable impact in many areas ranging

Paul H Mokler

1999-01-01

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Request for Support for the Conference on Super Intense Laser Atom Physics  

SciTech Connect

The Conference on Super Intense Laser Atom Physics (SILAP) was held in November 2003 in Dallas, Texas. The venue for the meeting was South Fork Ranch in the outskirts of Dallas. The topics of the meeting included high harmonic generation and attosecond pulse generation, strong field interactions with molecules and clusters, particle acceleration, and relativistic laser atom interactions.

Todd Ditmire

2004-10-21

107

Contemporary Elementary and Middle School Physical Education Conference (9th, Atlanta, Georgia, January 22-24, 1987).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The conference reported in these proceedings focused on the sharing of recent innovations, successful programming and teaching concepts, and research in children's physical education. Materials are presented in three sections, one for each day of the conference. The first day's agenda included presentations by nationally known physical educators…

Jones, Margaret A., Ed.

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News Festival: Science on stage deadline approaches Conference: Welsh conference attracts teachers Data: New phase of CERN openlab tackles exascale IT challenges for science Meeting: German Physical Society holds its physics education spring meeting Conference: Association offers golden opportunity in Norway Competition: So what's the right answer then?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Festival: Science on stage deadline approaches Conference: Welsh conference attracts teachers Data: New phase of CERN openlab tackles exascale IT challenges for science Meeting: German Physical Society holds its physics education spring meeting Conference: Association offers golden opportunity in Norway Competition: So what's the right answer then?

2012-07-01

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Special Issue: International Conference on Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures III  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 3rd International Conference on Physics of Light-Matter Coupling in Nanostructures (PLMCN3) took place in Acireale, Sicily, Italy from 1-4 October 2003. The aim of this conference was to review the fundamental background for realization of a new generation of opto-electronic devices such as polariton lasers, new optical switches and emitters based on microcavities. The idea was to combine the experience of spectroscopists and theorists with that of specialists in crystals growth of wide-band semiconductors (GaN, CdTe, ZnSe, ZnO) and organic materials.

Kavokin, Alexey; Laussy, Fabrice P.

2004-04-01

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Japan - UK Conference: Trends in Physics and Chemistry Education in Secondary Schools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This conference, held in Tokyo between 3-5 April 1998, was the most recent product of a now longstanding involvement between British and Japanese physics teachers which has grown out of a personal friendship between Brenda Jennison (Cambridge University and Vice Chair of the Education Group) and Tae Ryu (Sophia University). For a number of years British teachers have hosted Japanese counterparts at the annual ASE meetings and in visits to schools following the conference. For this conference a team of four physicists, Brenda Jennison, lan Lawrence (King's School Worcester), Philip Britton (Leeds Grammar School) and Phil Scott (University of Leeds) travelled to Japan to contribute to a conference and visit schools and University Departments. Feelings on reading a conference report can too often resemble the experience of being shown a friend's holiday snaps. They are clearly very interesting but equally clearly your friend is enjoying it more than you are, because the snaps are rekindling memories and thoughts. This set of reflections is an attempt to report on just four of those memories and thoughts rather than describe the pictures. Why organize an international conference? The conference was an event that almost took more months of tireless organization than it lasted in hours. It was conceived and brought to fruition amongst a welter of e-mail communications between Brenda Jennison, Tae Ryu and Maurice Jenkins of the British Council, who sponsored the event. Given this immense organizational task, just why did we bother? What can be gained by holding such an international event? The significant benefit of discussing issues between two cultures is clarifying which are the issues that are intrinsically due to the nature of physics teaching rather than the extrinsic effects of educational systems and customs. Unsurprisingly pupil motivation, pupil numbers, relevance, `up-to-date-ness' and the role of mathematics emerged as concerns in both cultures. Also there are always benefits from gaining a wider view. Whether this is a need to see a classroom other than your own, a school other than your own or a country other than your own, the result is the same: setting challenges and discussions in context and helping to provide a sense of perspective. What we had to give to the conference During the conference the British contingent reviewed the present state of science education in Britain, particularly giving information on the Institute of Physics 16-19 Initiative and National Curriculum consultation, concentrating rather more on the principles than the detail, which by nature was not immediately relevant to the audience. To this was added a research perspective on Children's Learning in Science, focusing on the importance of discussion and conversation in reaching understanding. The central day was dominated by workshops attempting to argue why we undertake some experimental work in physics education. Four possible purposes of practical work were identified and then demonstrated by a hands-on practical circus. An investigative practical, necessarily open-ended and probably empirically messy, possibly not yielding clean results. A clearly illustrative practical intended to readily allow observation and discussion of a phenomenon with the ability to alter appropriate parameters and stimulating discussion. Practical work intended to produce clear, reproducible, reliable results if good care is taken: the `can-do' aspect of physics giving pride in obtaining a result. The demonstration intended to stimulate teacher-led class discussion. The abiding memory of this practical circus was of its role as the ultimate international ice-breaker. Previously formal conference discussion became animated and language difficulties became less important as teachers engaged in the truly international business of playing with and becoming fascinated with practical apparatus. What we gained from the conference On the Saturday evening we were treated to demonstrations by groups of physics and chemistry teachers of apparatus that they had made. T

1998-11-01

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Learning Cycles - Curricula Based on Research Learning Cycles - Curricula Based on Research Physics Education Research Conference Physics Education Research Conference  

Microsoft Academic Search

and college students were mature enough,intellectually for abstract or formal reasoning. However, McKinnon and Renner (McKinnon & Renner, 1971)focused attention on the lack of formal reasoning skills among college physics students. This study, which was repeated by many other investigators with the same results, showed clearly that students were not developing their intellectual skills at the rate that Piaget had

Dean Zollman; N. Sanjay Rebello

1998-01-01

112

Concluding remarks. International Conference on Nuclear Physics, Berkeley, California, August 1980  

SciTech Connect

Not a conference summary, these concluding remarks consider five major themes that were illuminated during the conference and the problems within them that need to be resolved in the future. The five topics considered and the following: new degrees of freedom (single-particle motion, giant resonances, nuclear molecular resonances, nuclear matter, kaon-produced hypernuclei, implications of the bag model and quantum chromodynamics), new forms of matter, new reaction mechanisms (direct vs compound-nucleus reactions, heavy-ion reactions), new aspects of the weak interactions in nuclei (weak neutral currents, P invariance), and new symmetries. 4 figures. (RWR)

Feshbach, H.

1980-10-01

113

The 3^rd International Conference on Women in Physics: Global Perspectives, Common Concerns, Worldwide Views  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 3^rd International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP), held in Seoul, Korea, in October 2008, brought together 300 participants from 57 countries, including a diverse 22-member U.S. Delegation, for a 3-day summit of stimulating discussions, thought-provoking presentations, inspirational posters, and networking. Held under the auspices of the Working Group on Women in Physics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), this meeting built on the successes of the 1^st (Paris, 2002) and 2^nd (Rio de Janeiro, 2005) Conferences and further clarified the importance of diversifying the field of physics worldwide. Although considerable progress has been made since 2002, it was clear that the global scientific workforce is still under-utilizing a large percentage of the available female talent pool. If human society is to benefit to its fullest from various contributions that the field of physics can offer in addressing global issues of economic crisis, energy, environment, water, health, poverty, and hunger, women of all races and nationalities need to become fully included and engaged in the national and international physical community. To address these and many other issues, the ICWIP unanimously approved a five-part resolution to IUPAP recommending actions to promote the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in physics and related fields.

Zastavker, Yevgeniya V.

2009-03-01

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PREFACE: IC-MSQUARE 2012: International Conference on Mathematical Modelling in Physical Sciences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The first International Conference on Mathematical Modelling in Physical Sciences (IC-MSQUARE) took place in Budapest, Hungary, from Monday 3 to Friday 7 September 2012. The conference was attended by more than 130 participants, and hosted about 290 oral, poster and virtual papers by more than 460 pre-registered authors. The first IC-MSQUARE consisted of different and diverging workshops and thus covered various research fields in which mathematical modelling is used, such as theoretical/mathematical physics, neutrino physics, non-integrable systems, dynamical systems, computational nanoscience, biological physics, computational biomechanics, complex networks, stochastic modelling, fractional statistics, DNA dynamics, and macroeconomics. The scientific program was rather heavy since after the Keynote and Invited Talks in the morning, two parallel sessions ran every day. However, according to all attendees, the program was excellent with a high level of talks and the scientific environment was fruitful; thus all attendees had a creative time. The mounting question is whether this occurred accidentally, or whether IC-MSQUARE is a necessity in the field of physical and mathematical modelling. For all of us working in the field, the existing and established conferences in this particular field suffer from two distinguished and recognized drawbacks: the first is the increasing orientation, while the second refers to the extreme specialization of the meetings. Therefore, a conference which aims to promote the knowledge and development of high-quality research in mathematical fields concerned with applications of other scientific fields as well as modern technological trends in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, economics, sociology, environmental sciences etc., appears to be a necessity. This is the key role that IC-MSQUARE will play. We would like to thank the Keynote Speaker and the Invited Speakers for their significant contributions to IC-MSQUARE. We would also like to thank the members of the International Scientific Committee and the members of the Organizing Committee. Conference Chairmen Theocharis Kosmas Department of Physics, University of Ioannina Elias Vagenas RCAAM, Academy of Athens Dimitrios Vlachos Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Peloponnese The PDF also contains a list of members of the International Scientific Committes and details of the Keynote and Invited Speakers.

Kosmas, Theocharis; Vagenas, Elias; Vlachos, Dimitrios

2013-02-01

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11th International Conference on High-Pressure Semiconductor Physics (HPSP-11), Berkeley, USA, 2-5 August 2004  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Conference Reports are meant to offer an authoritative view on a recently held scientific meeting rather than a comprehensive list of the conference presentations. Authors are invited to describe what they feel were the most interesting contributions.The Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on High-Pressure Semiconductor Physics (HPSP-11) will be published in phys. stat. sol. (b) in November 2004.

Cardona, M.

2004-10-01

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11th International Conference on High-Pressure Semiconductor Physics (HPSP-11), Berkeley, USA, 2-5 August 2004  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conference Reports are meant to offer an authoritative view on a recently held scientific meeting rather than a comprehensive list of the conference presentations. Authors are invited to describe what they feel were the most interesting contributions.The Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on High-Pressure Semiconductor Physics (HPSP-11) will be published in phys. stat. sol. (b) in November 2004.

M. Cardona

2004-01-01

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PREFACE: XIII International Conference on Calorimetry in High Energy Physics (CALOR 2008)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The XIII International Conference on Calorimetry in High Energy Physics was held in Pavia, Italy, 26-30 May 2008, picking up the baton from the 2006 Conference in Chicago. The Conference took place in the unique environment of the Theresian Room of the University Library. The attendees were surrounded by over 40 000 books of general interest and culture, and had the opportunity to see precious volumes written by such people as Galileo, Volta and Faraday. The Workshop brought together more than 120 participants, including senior scientists as well as young physicists, confirming the central and ever-growing role of calorimeters in modern particle physics. The development of these detectors, as stressed by Professor Klaus Pretzl in his lectio magistralis, has made it possible to explore new frontiers in physics, and the present scenario is no exception to this rule. With the LHC experiments almost completely installed and ready to take data, the Conference was an ideal chance to review the status of the different projects, whose development has been followed and discussed throughout the entire Calor series, and to show that they are capable of meeting the design specifications. Other highlights were the performance and physics results of calorimeters installed in currently operating experiments. In the session on astrophysics and neutrinos, the contributions confirmed the key role of calorimeters in this sector and demonstrated their growing application even beyond the field of accelerator physics. Considerable time was devoted to the state-of-the-art techniques in the design and operation of the detectors, while the session on simulation addressed the importance of a thorough understanding of the shower development to meet the demanding requirements of present experiments. Finally, on the R&D side, the particle flow and dual read-out concepts confronted the challenges issued by the next generation of experiments. This complex material was reviewed in 83 presentations, now reported in these proceedings, that were debated in stimulating and fruitful discussions. Outside of the Workshop, the participants were able to visit the historical Halls and Museum of the University, whose foundation dates back to the year 1361, and to enjoy a visit to the Certosa, a Carthusian monastery renowned for its exuberant architecture. Pavia welcomed the Conference participants by opening the doors of the Town Hall and offering a reception during which the Mayor's address underlined the importance of research and its applications in modern society. The successful organization and the smooth running of the Conference is due to many people and Institutions. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), the Department of Nuclear and Theoretical Physics and the University of Pavia, that made the Workshop possible, together with the contribution of our sponsors. The University also opened some rooms of the Chancellor's suite for the lunch and coffee breaks, and hosted the Conference Secretariat. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the INFN and Department technical staff, who helped to prepare the Hall for the Conference and to provide computer services, and to the staff of the Theresian Library, who gave us access to the Room and organized a display of the many historical books from their vast and precious collections which are of interest to physicists. Above all, the success of the meeting is due to the participants who animated it, and in particular to the speakers for their dedicated work in preparing their excellent talks and in providing the write-ups, and to the conveners for their essential role in shaping an interesting and well balanced scientific program. Finally, we wish to thank the International Advisory Committee for their unfailing support and for offering us the opportunity to organize this Conference in Pavia. Michele Livan Chairman, Organizing Committee International Advisory Commitee M Danilov, ITEP Moscow M Diemoz, INFN Roma I A Ereditato, Bern F Fabbri, I

Livan, Michele

2009-07-01

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PREFACE: 7th International Conference on Applications of Physics in Financial Analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This volume contains contributed papers from the 7th international conference on 'Applications of Physics in Financial Analysis (APFA)' held at Tokyo on 1-5 March 2009. The conference was organized jointly by Tokyo Institute of Technology and Hitotsubashi University with support from the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI), Physical Society of Japan, Japanese Economic Association, Information Processing Society of Japan, Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, and Japan Association for Evolutionary Economics. The first APFA conference (APFA1) was held in 1999 at Dublin, followed by APFA2 at Liege in 2000, APFA3 at London in 2001, APFA4 at Warsaw in 2003, APFA5 at Torino in 2006, and APFA6 at Lisbon in 2007. The 7th APFA conference, which is the first meeting held outside Europe, was attended by 223 researchers in physics and economics from 23 countries world-wide. In keeping with past APFA conferences, we paid special attention to issues in financial markets, which turned out to be very timely. The conference was held in March 2009, in the middle of the global financial crisis that originally started in the US and spread quickly to every corner of the world. The topic of the conference is 'New Approaches to the Analysis of Large Scale Business and Economic data'. The rapid development of information and communication technology has enabled financial/non-financial firms to keep detailed records of their business activities in the form of, for example, tick-by-tick data in financial markets, point-of-sale (POS) data on individual household's purchasing activity, and interfirm network data describing relationships among firms in terms of suppliers/customers transactions and ownerships. This growth in the scope and amount of business data available to researchers has led to a far-reaching expansion in research possibilities. Researchers not only in social sciences but also in physics, mathematics, and information sciences have recently become interested in such datasets, conducting empirical investigations about various aspects of economic activities. Specifically, they have searched for regularities and 'laws' akin to the ones in natural science, successfully producing fascinating results, as shown in the papers contained in this volume. Each paper submitted for publication in this volume has gone through the refereeing process, and has been revised on the basis of comments and discussion at the conference as well as comments from the anonymous referees. Finally, 19 papers were accepted for publication. The editors are very grateful to the colleagues involved in the refereeing process for their rapid and careful reviewing of the papers. We thank Takayuki Mizuno, Koji Sakai, Hiwon Yoon and Hiroki Matsui for their support for the conference. We appreciate the administrative assistance provided by Yayoi Hatano of Hitotsubashi University, and Masahiko Ozaki, Masato Yamada and Tomoko Kase of RIETI. We are most grateful to the authors for their contributions, as well as to the participants, all of whom made this conference stimulating and enjoyable. Misako Takayasu Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan Tsutomu Watanabe Hitotsubashi University, Japan RIETI, Japan Yuichi Ikeda Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd, Japan Hideki Takayasu Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc, Japan

Takayasu, M.; Watanabe, T.; Ikeda, Y.; Takayasu, H.

2010-04-01

119

Courses in Modern Physics for Non-science Majors, Future Science Teachers, and Biology Students  

Microsoft Academic Search

For the past 15 years Kansas State University has offered a course in modern physics for students who are not majoring in physics. This course carries a prerequisite of one physics course so that the students have a basic introduction in classical topics. The majors of students range from liberal arts to engineering. Future secondary science teachers whose first area

Dean Zollman

2001-01-01

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PREFACE: The International Conference on Theoretical Physics `Dubna-Nano2008'  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Conference on Theoretical Physics `Dubna-Nano2008' was held on 7-11 July 2008 at the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Moscow region, Russia. The conference provided the opportunity for the presentation and discussion of theoretical and experimental advances in the rapidly growing area of the nanophysics, with the accent on its theoretical aspects. The multidisciplinary character of the conference allowed an effective exchange of ideas between different areas of nanophysics. The following topics were covered: carbon nanosystems (fullerenes, nanotubes, graphene), quantum dots, electron and spin transport, spectroscopy and dynamics of atomic clusters, Josephson junctions, bio-complexes, and applications of nanosystems. Approximately 90 scientists from 16 countries participated in the conference. The program included 48 oral talks and 40 posters. The 51 contributions are included in this proceedings. We would like to express our gratitude to all participants for their presentations and discussions, which made the conference so successful. We are deeply indebted to the members of the International Advisory Committee (Professors T Ando, S Datta, A V Eletskii, J Fabian, F Guinea, P Hawrylak, K Kadowaki, T Koyama, Yu I Latushev, N F Pedersen, P-G Reinhard, J M Rost, A Ya Vul') and the Local Organizing Committee for their fruitful work. The financial support of BLTP JINR, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Heisenberg-Landau Program and Bogoliubov-Infeld Program was of a great importance. Additional information about `Dubna-Nano2008' is available at the homepage http://theor.jinr.ru/~nano08. Vladimir Osipov, Valentin Nesterenko and Yury Shukrinov Editors

Osipov, V. A.; Nesterenko, V. O.; Shukrinov, Y. M.

2008-07-01

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Emergency Evacuation of People with Physical Disabilities from Buildings: 2004 Conference Proceedings (Rockville, Maryland, October 13-14, 2004)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A two-day conference on Emergency Evacuation of People with Physical Disabilities from Buildings, sponsored by the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR), Interagency Subcommittee on Technology (IST), was held on October 13-14, 2004, in Rockville, Maryland. This document is meant to summarize the conference's presentations and…

US Department of Education, 2005

2005-01-01

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News Demonstrations: Lecture showcases the best of physics Astronomy: April 2011 celebrates astronomy Award: Physics project wins Guardian innovation award Teaching: Liverpool conference inspires teachers Media: Physics Education finds fame at last Conference: Network stimulates physics at ASE Lectures: University of Oxford hosts a crowd for an update on physics Materials: Goldsmiths course lets teachers get to grips with materials Workshop: Stimulating Physics workshop offers places for teachers and technicians  

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Demonstrations: Lecture showcases the best of physics Astronomy: April 2011 celebrates astronomy Award: Physics project wins Guardian innovation award Teaching: Liverpool conference inspires teachers Media: Physics Education finds fame at last Conference: Network stimulates physics at ASE Lectures: University of Oxford hosts a crowd for an update on physics Materials: Goldsmiths course lets teachers get to grips with materials Workshop: Stimulating Physics workshop offers places for teachers and technicians

2011-03-01

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Research Implications for Educational Diffusion: Major Papers Presented at National Conference on Diffusion of Educational Ideas (East Lansing, Michigan, March 26-28 1968).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A condensed synthesis of research needs on educational diffucion is provided in the five papers presented at the National Conference on Diffusion of Educational Ideas at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan on March 26-28, 1968. One major paper was presented in each of the five half-days of the conference with time for discussion…

Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.

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24th IUPAP Conference on Computational Physics (2012): Introduction, acknowledgements, program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Welcome to CCP2012, held next to the K computer site in Kobe and in Japan's best season. The Conference on Computational Physics (CCP) is organized annually under the auspices of Commission 20 of the IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics). This is the first time it has been held in Japan. I was asked to be the chairman about two and half years ago and when I accepted the request I decided to make the conference very unique and different from the traditional style of CCP. I was not satisfied when I attended big conferences where the parallel sessions are classified with the name of the research field. These days we have many opportunities to attend domestic and international conferences, where it is possible to listen to many talks on the same topics. If the topics are very new, then the conference is very useful for my research. However, I wanted to have a conference where I could listen to a variety of topics carried out with the same method. Computational science is very unique and it is easy to organize a new type of conference with the classification in the horizontal direction of the matrix made of the names of research fields and the name of numerical methods. You may be able to list the names of methods easily; finite difference, Monte Carlo, particle, molecular dynamics and so on. I was dissatisfied to find that most conferences focus solely on research fields and the method that brings to the scientific research is not highlighted as much. I wanted to listen to topics from fundamental physics to industrial science in a systematic way. In order to create such a conference, a small number of experts is not enough, so I asked for the help of more than 100 Japanese computer scientists, in a variety of fields. We called this group the Japan Advisory Board (JAB). I asked them to recommend a member of the International Advisory Board (IAB). Then, we could start making the list of plenary and invited speakers. This was almost the end of March last year. CCP2012 is organized also to celebrate the shared use of the K computer and we selected a venue next to it. Its use is of course open to the public and started on 28 September, one month earlier than had been scheduled. I hope you also enjoy the guided tour of the K computer. Throughout CCP2012, I hope new collaborations start among scientists in different fields. It would be also my great pleasure if such an inter-disciplinary conference encouraged young scientists (with their fresh energy and skills) to challenge new topics in different fields, particularly emerging ones like bio-computing, industrial applications, social sciences and so on. Finally, allow me to express my sincere thanks to all members of the local organizing committee (LOC). Twenty scientists from three universities and one institute voluntarily worked very hard to prepare CCP2012. Hideaki Takabe (Aki) The Chairman, CCP2012

Baiotti, Luca; Takabe, Hideaki

2013-08-01

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WHY TEACH PHYSICS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|THIS BOOK CONTAINS A SURVEY OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE ON PHYSICS IN GENERAL EDUCATION, HELD IN RIO DE JANEIRO IN JULY 1963. THIS WAS THE SECOND CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL UNION OF PURE AND APPLIED PHYSICS. CONFERENCE ADDRESSES, CONSTITUTING THE MAJOR PORTION OF THE TEXT, CONSIDER THE TEACHING OF SECONDARY SCHOOL GENERAL EDUCATION…

BROWN, SANBORN C.; AND OTHERS

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Using Environmental Science as a Motivational Tool to Teach Physics to Non-Science Majors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A traditional physical science course was transformed into an environmental physical science course to teach physics to non-science majors. The objective of the new course was to improve the learning of basic physics principles by applying them to current issues of interest. A new curriculum was developed with new labs, homework assignments,…

Busch, Hauke C.

2010-01-01

127

Energy and Physics--General Conference of the European Physical Society (3rd) Held in Bucharest (Romania) on 9-12 September 1975.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report covers portions of most of the plenary sessions including the opening session of the Conference, Physics and Energy; Energy Strategies; Maturity of Nuclear Energy; Use of Solar Energy; New Goals and Challenges; Photochemistry; Thermonuclear Re...

R. F. Potter

1976-01-01

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Seventh annual National Conference of Black Physics students. Summary report, February 12--13, 1993  

SciTech Connect

The 1993 conference hosted a wide variety of presentations and activities. Continuing the NCBPS tradition, we offered technical physics presentations, tours of physics research facilities, a career and educational fair, technical presentations by students, dinner speakers and a dance. New this, year were the interactive workshops (described in the section entitled ``New Features``). We included a ``celebrity`` speaker -- Col. Fred Gregory, an African-American NASA astronaut This presentation was featured on the local TV news. There were two last minute changes to the program They included: the replacement of Howard Adams and Tim Childs with Sylvia Wilson and Warren Buck, respectively. Howard Adams was ill and canceled a couple of days in advance. He recommended Sylvia Wilson, also of the GEM Program, as a replacement speaker. The substitution worked quite well, especially since our program was lacking in female speakers. Tim Childs missed his flight so Warren Buck, who attended the conference as an observer, generously filled in at the last minute. We ran a brief survey of the corporate, governmental and educational recruiters who were part of our Career/Educational Fair. Of 15 recruiters, 9 responded to the survey. All who responded said they were pleased with the conference arrangements. See Appendix C for the complete results of the Survey for Recruiters.

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1993-12-31

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A Collaborative Astronomy Project Between Multimedia and Physics Undergraduate Majors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the summer of 2004, faculty and undergraduate multimedia and physics interns from the University of North Carolina at Asheville and nearby Furman University joined together at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute to develop a new education and public outreach program of radio astronomy by utilizing the StarLab portable planetarium system. The program consists of three components: the StarLab cylinder for projection of the radio sky; display of a pulsar on the radio sky; and teaching and learning materials accessible through the Internet and CD-ROM. The multimedia and physics interns worked together to articulate and communicate aspects of their disciplines as they related to the development of the cylinder, the depiction of the pulsars and pulsar projector, and classroom activities for teachers and students. As a result, the cylinder shows both the radio sky and illustrates five distinct types of radio sources. The cylinder is augmented further through the use of an audio-visual pulsar projector, which emits pulses with sound for the audio-visually challenged. The activities present teachers with lesson plans related to radio astronomy topics. We discuss the unique development by this team needed to accomplish the program's first year goals. We acknowledge support from the NSF Internship in Public Science Education Program grant number 0324729.

Castelaz, M. W.; Walsh, L.; LaFratta, M.; Moffett, D. A.

2004-12-01

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PREFACE: 8th International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions (HCI-96)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

These proceedings contain the papers presented at the Eighth International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions (HCI-96) which was held on September 23-26, 1996 in Omiya, Saitama, Japan, hosted by the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN). The first conference of this series was held in Stockholm, Sweden in 1982. The subject was the "Production and Physics of Highly Charged Ions". The conference has since been held every other year; in Oxford, UK (1984), Groningen, the Netherlands (1986), Grenoble, France (1988), Giessen, Germany (1990), Manhattan, Kansas, USA (1992) and Vienna, Austria (1994). When the first conference of this series was held, various highly charged ions were available from many heavy ion accelerators, which had been constructed since the 1960's, and ion sources such as EBIS and ECRIS, which were then new facilities. Subsequently, many other experimental techniques have been developed to study or to control highly charged ions, such as ion traps, EBIT's, storage rings, high-brilliance synchrotron radiation, and so forth. Now the properties of highly charged ions themselves and their interactions with various kinds of materials can be studied systematically using ions of any element at various collision energies. These studies will result in a deeper insight into their nature as well as giving us important basic data for use in the fields closely related to atomic physics. About 190 scientists from 18 countries registered at the HCI-96. The number of invited talks was 21 and that of contrib- uted papers 215. In these proceedings, 20 papers of invited talks and 116 papers on contributions are included. They are classified into categories of "Structure and Spectroscopy of Highly Charged Ions and Fundamental Aspects", "Highly Charged Ions in Plasmas and Strong Fields", "Interactions of Highly Charged Ions with Atoms and Ions", "Dynamic Processes Related to Molecules and Clusters", "Interactions of Highly Charged Ions with Surfaces and Solids" and "Pro- duction and Utilization of Highly Charged Ions and Experimental Methods". The success of this HCI-96 is based on the wide-ranging experience inherited from the organizers of previous HCI conferences, the contribution of the International Advisory Committee members who decided on the invited speakers, the excellent talks by invited speakers and steering by session chairpersons as well as the considerable efforts of the chairper- sons who chose the talks and posters for "Selected Topics" and "Selected Posters", and the eager presentations and dis- cussions by all the participants. Last, but not least, we also owe much of the success of this conference to our sponsors. The impression of the HCI-96, apart from the scientific interests, may have been further emphasized by the typhoon that attacked the Tokyo area on September 22 causing considerable confusion to flights and traffic. We hope this mischief of nature was compensated for by the half-day trip to the old city of Kawagoe, which is called small Edo (the old name of Tokyo in the period of Tokugawa Shogunate), where we also enjoyed dance and music inherited from the Edo period. The next International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions will be organized by Prof. Paul Mokler of GSI and his colleagues. We hope we can all meet again in 1998 at Bensheim, Germany. Finally, we thank MS Kazuko Kobayashi of the Library Division, RIKEN, for her invaluable assistance in the prep- aration of this publication.

Awaya, Yohko; Kambara, Tadashi

1997-01-01

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PREFACE: The 19th European Sectional Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases Preface: The 19th European Sectional Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 19th Europhysics Sectional Conference on the Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases (ESCAMPIG-2008) took place in Granada (Spain) from 15 to 19 July 2008. The conference was mainly organized by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), with the collaboration and support of the University of Córdoba (UCO) and the Research Center for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT). It is already 35 years since the first ESCAMPIG in 1973. The first editions of ESCAMPIG were in consecutive years (1973 and 1974) but later on it became a biennial conference of the European Physical Society (EPS) initially focusing on the collisional and radiative atomic and molecular processes in low temperature plasmas. The successive ESCAMPIGs took place in Bratislava in 1976 (3rd), Essen in 1978 (4th), Dubrovnik in 1980 (5th) and so on until the last one organized in Granada in 2008 (19th), the first ESCAMPIG in Spain. A number of changes have taken place in the Granada edition of ESCAMPIG. First, the previous six topics that have remained unchanged for almost two decades (since 1990) have now been updated to become twelve new topics which, in the opinion of the International Scientific Committee (ISC), will enhance the opportunity for discussions and communication of new findings and developments in the field of low temperature plasmas. The new list of topics for ESCAMPIG is: • Atomic and molecular processes in plasmas • Transport phenomena, particle velocity distribution function • Physical basis of plasma chemistry • Plasma surface interaction (boundary layers, sheath, surface processes) • Plasma diagnostics • Plasma and dicharges theory and simulation • Self-organization in plasmas, dusty plasmas • Upper atmospheric plasmas and space plasmas • Low pressure plasma sources • High pressure plasma sources • Plasmas and gas flows • Laser produced plasmas Secondly, a new prize has been created, the `William Crookes' prize in Plasma Physics to be awarded biennially to a mid-career (10 to 20 years after PhD) researcher who has been judged to have made major contributions in one or more of the areas covered by ESCAMPIG. The prize was co-sponsored by the ESCAMPIG-2008 local committee, the European Physical Society (EPS) and Plasma Sources Science and Technology. The award was 1,000 Euros and a diploma along with hotel accommodation and waived fees to attend ESCAMPIG-2008 where the award was presented. The first `William Crookes' prize was awarded to Professor Dr Richard Van de Sanden from the Eindhoven University of Technology `for his major contributions to fundamental plasma-wall interaction studies and their use in plasma enhanced deposition and etching'. More than 290 scientists from 35 countries around the world attended ESCAMPIG-2008 in Granada. Also remarkable is the important number of registered students (87) that participated in the conference. The total number of abstracts submitted was over 330 with more than 300 poster presentations in the three scheduled poster sessions. The oral sessions involved 16 invited lectures and eight ISC selected hot topical presentations. In addition, two afternoon special sessions of ESCAMPIG-2008 were devoted to two workshops on: • Sprite chemistry and their impact in the upper atmosphere of the Earth, organized by Dr T Neubert and Dr F J Gordillo-Vazquez • Diagnostics of active species in plasma deposition of thin films, organized by Dr F L Tabarés Following a tradition started in previous ESCAMPIG editions, a special issue of {\\it Plasma Sources Science and Technology} (PSST) is published including peer-reviewed papers based on the invited lectures, hot topic presentations and workshop contributions. Many of the authors agreed to prepare and submit within deadline suitable articles with original results or in the form of reviews and critical overviews of their own published results. I would like to thank all the speakers for their co-operation and efforts in preparing interesting lectures and for preparing papers for the special issue of PSST devoted to ESCAMPI

Gordillo-Vazquez, F. J.

2009-07-01

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Major initiatives related to childhood obesity and physical inactivity in Canada: the year in review.  

PubMed

This commentary briefly reviews 10 significant initiatives related to childhood obesity and physical inactivity in Canada in 2007. These include: the Children's Fitness Tax Credit; CAN-PLAY research findings from the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute; resurrection of ParticipACTION; Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids report from the Standing Committee on Health; launch of the Canadian Health Measures Survey; publication of the Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Obesity in Adults and Children; Canada's food and beverage industry initiatives launch; hosting the International Conference on Physical Activity and Obesity in Children; release of the Active Healthy Kids Canada report card on physical activity for children and youth; and publication of the "advancing the future of Canada's physical activity measurement and guidelines" project. The diversity and intensity of activity addressing the childhood obesity and physical inactivity "epidemic" in Canada is encouraging and must be maintained. PMID:19039882

Tremblay, Mark S

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PREFACE: 15th International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This issue contains papers presented at the 15th International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions, HCI2010. The conference was held at Fudan University, Shanghai, 29 August-3 September 2010. HCI is a biannual conference series going back to the very first conference held in Stockholm, Sweden in 1982. Previous editions in this millennium were held in Berkeley, USA, 2000; Caen, France, 2002; Vilnius, Lithuania, 2004; Belfast, UK, 2006, and Tokyo, Japan, 2008. The physics of highly charged ions, HCIs, is of great interest due to their key role in testing quantum electrodynamics in strong fields, and possible testing of parity non-conservation. However, HCIs also play crucial roles in the physics of hot plasmas, for example those produced in tokamak fusion devices and in inertial confinement fusion experiments. Much of the diagnostics of matter under such extreme environments relies very heavily on high quality atomic data of HCIs. The field of x-ray astronomy hinges almost entirely on the use of spectral lines from HCIs to provide information from distant astrophysical plasmas and objects. Given these fundamental interests and the current rapid developments in fusion and x-ray astronomy, it is clear that the physics of HCIs is a rich area of research with strong and important connections to many important subfields of physics. New application areas of HCI physics are also under development: two examples are (a) to provide 13.5 nm—and later half of this wavelength—radiation for lithography and (b) applications in medical research. The need for high quality atomic data of HCIs is as important now as it has ever been. HCI2010 was attended by over 200 scientists from around 20 countries; see the following table. Over 70 of the participants were students, which is very encouraging for the future of HCI related physics. The academic programme was organized based on the suggestions from the International Advisory Board, and consisted of six review lectures, nine progress reports, one local report and 21 selected talks. Country Tot. Reg. Stu. Country Tot. Reg. Stu. Argentina 1 1 0 Ireland 4 3 1 Austria 4 3 1 Japan 33 18 15 Brazil 1 1 0 Jordan 1 1 0 Canada 1 1 0 The Netherlands 1 1 0 China 63 26 37 Poland 4 3 1 Egypt 1 1 0 Portugal 1 1 0 France 12 11 1 Russia 4 2 2 Germany 30 19 11 Sweden 5 3 2 Greece 1 1 0 USA 7 7 0 India 8 5 3 Tot.=Total, Reg.=Regular and Stu.=Student. The proceedings could never have been published without the diligent work of the referees and we are very grateful for their help. The order of the 69 articles follows the five classic subfields of the HCI conference: Fundamental aspects, structure and spectroscopy Collisions with electrons, ions, atoms and molecules Interactions with clusters, surfaces and solids Interactions with photons, plasmas and strong field processes Production, experimental developments and applications. The day before the official opening of HCI2010, Sunday 29 August, we welcomed the conference delegates with a reception held at the Guanghua (Fudan twin towers) 15th floor 'sky bar' restaurant. Two poster sessions were arranged for the contributed papers on the afternoons of 30 and 31 August. After a visit to the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility on the afternoon of Wednesday 1 September we enjoyed a conference dinner at the Shanghai Sea Palace restaurant. Throughout the dinner we were entertained with traditional Chinese music by members of Fudan University's folk music group. A visit to the Shanghai 2010 World Expo, the largest World Expo in history (so far), was arranged for the Thursday afternoon. Finally the conference came to a close at lunchtime on Friday 3 September. It was a very successful conference due to the contributions of all the participants, the International Advisory Committee and the Local Organization Committee. We would like to thank them all. The next edition of the HCI conference series will be held at the University of Heidelberg, Germany in 2012, under the Chairmanship of Professors Thomas Stoehlker and Joachim Ullrich. We wish them all the

Zou, Yaming; Hutton, Roger

2011-07-01

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Environmental and Energy Study Conference Special Report: Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Update on Major Bills.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Edging ever closer to adjournment, the 102nd Congress faces a final surge of major bills that will either die or become law in the days ahead, including several important pieces of legislation pertaining to the environment, energy and natural resources. T...

S. Gorman

1992-01-01

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Wilderness Leadership for Physical Education Majors: The Current National Status of Wilderness Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outdoor/adventure education is a relatively new content area required by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for students majoring in physical education. Teacher preparation programs in physical education have yet to adopt a standardized curriculum. A survey was completed by 162 of the 536 physical education programs in…

Luo, Ping; Jewell, John; Davies, Nigel; Fletcher, Sue; McLaughlin, Erin; Workman, Gayle

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PREFACE: 14th International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions (HCI 2008)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This volume contains the Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions (HCI2008), held at the University of Electro-Communications, Chofu, Tokyo, Japan from 1-5 September 2008. This series of conferences began in Stockholm, Sweden in 1982 and has since been held every other year; in Oxford, UK (1984), Groningen, the Netherlands (1986), Grenoble, France (1988), Giessen, Germany (1990), Manhattan, Kansas, USA (1992), Vienna, Austria (1994), Omiya, Japan (1996), Bensheim, Germany (1998), Berkeley, USA (2000), Caen, France (2002), Vilnius, Lithuania (2004) and Belfast, UK (2006). Highly charged ions (HCI), which are defined as highly ionized (i.e. positively charged atomic) ions here, mainly exist in hot plasmas such as the solar corona and fusion plasmas. It is true that its importance in plasma physics has driven researchers to the spectroscopic studies of HCIs, but the spectroscopy of few-electron ions is not only important for plasmas but also interesting for fundamental atomic physics. Electrons moving fast near a heavy nucleus give a suitable system to test the fundamental atomic theory involving relativistic and quantum electro-dynamic effects in a strong field. Also, the huge potential energy of a HCI induces drastic reaction in the interaction with matter. This unique property of HCIs, coupled with the recent development of efficient ion sources, is opening the possibility to utilize them in new technologies in the field such as nano-fabrication, surface analysis, medical physics, and so on. Hence, this conference is recognized as a valuable gathering place for established practitioners and also for newcomers; we exchange information, we are introduced to the subject itself, and to unexpected interfaces with other fields. On 31 August, the day before the opening of HCI2008, we welcomed the delegates at the university's restaurant—and we were greeted with an unusually heavy summer shower! The conference then opened on the morning of 1 September. In the evening we invited the foreign delegates to the Tokyo-EBIT laboratory and entertained them with sushi and YEBISU beer at the lab (YEBISU is a popular brand of beer in Japan and also the nickname of the Tokyo-EBIT project, Young Electron Beam Ion Source Unit). Cans of YEBISU beer also helped us to make the poster sessions lively, on the evenings of 2 and 4 September. The best poster of each session was selected by the vote of International Advisory Board, and two young scientists were awarded the prizes. On the afternoon of 3 September, we took an excursion to Lake Yamanaka near Mount Fuji for a conference outing. The conference dinner was then held at a hotel alongside Lake Yamanaka from where we really enjoyed the view of Mount Fuji. In the summer it is quite rare to have clear weather, but a teru-teru bozu (a Japanese paper doll with a wish for good weather) placed on the top page of the conference WEB site brought us clear skies for the dinner. About 200 scientists from 22 countries registered for the HCI2008. The number of invited talks was 18 and the contributed papers 206. These proceedings contain 9 invited talks and 107 contributed articles. Following the previous conference, they are grouped into the five categories of: (1) Fundamental aspects, structure and spectroscopy; (2) Collisions with electrons, ions, atoms and molecules; (3) Interactions with clusters, surfaces and solids; (4) Interactions with photons, plasmas and strong field processes, and (5) Production, experimental developments and applications. We are happy that the conference was completely successful, and this success owes much to the sponsors. We acknowledge the support from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), Matsuo Foundation, Iwatani Naoji Foundation, CASIO Science Promotion Foundation, and The Society for Atomic Collision Research. The next International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions will be held in Shanghai under the organization of Professor Y Zou

Azuma, Toshiyuki; Nakamura, Nobuyuki; Yamada, Chikashi

2009-07-01

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Multiple Loci within the Major Histocompatibility Complex Confer Risk of Psoriasis  

PubMed Central

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease characterized by thickened scaly red plaques. Previously we have performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) on psoriasis with 1,359 cases and 1,400 controls, which were genotyped for 447,249 SNPs. The most significant finding was for SNP rs12191877, which is in tight linkage disequilibrium with HLA-Cw*0602, the consensus risk allele for psoriasis. However, it is not known whether there are other psoriasis loci within the MHC in addition to HLA-C. In the present study, we searched for additional susceptibility loci within the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) region through in-depth analyses of the GWAS data; then, we followed up our findings in an independent Han Chinese 1,139 psoriasis cases and 1,132 controls. Using the phased CEPH dataset as a reference, we imputed the HLA-Cw*0602 in all samples with high accuracy. The association of the imputed HLA-Cw*0602 dosage with disease was much stronger than that of the most significantly associated SNP, rs12191877. Adjusting for HLA-Cw*0602, there were two remaining association signals: one demonstrated by rs2073048 (p?=?2×10?6, OR?=?0.66), located within c6orf10, a potential downstream effecter of TNF-alpha, and one indicated by rs13437088 (p?=?9×10?6, OR?=?1.3), located 30 kb centromeric of HLA-B and 16 kb telomeric of MICA. When HLA-Cw*0602, rs2073048, and rs13437088 were all included in a logistic regression model, each of them was significantly associated with disease (p?=?3×10?47, 6×10?8, and 3×10?7, respectively). Both putative loci were also significantly associated in the Han Chinese samples after controlling for the imputed HLA-Cw*0602. A detailed analysis of HLA-B in both populations demonstrated that HLA-B*57 was associated with an increased risk of psoriasis and HLA-B*40 a decreased risk, independently of HLA-Cw*0602 and the C6orf10 locus, suggesting the potential pathogenic involvement of HLA-B. These results demonstrate that there are at least two additional loci within the MHC conferring risk of psoriasis.

Soltani-Arabshahi, Razieh; Bowcock, Anne M.; Nair, Rajan P.; Stuart, Philip; Elder, James T.; Schrodi, Steven J.; Begovich, Ann B.; Abecasis, Goncalo R.; Zhang, Xue-Jun; Callis-Duffin, Kristina P.; Krueger, Gerald G.; Goldgar, David E.

2009-01-01

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Multiple Loci within the major histocompatibility complex confer risk of psoriasis.  

PubMed

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease characterized by thickened scaly red plaques. Previously we have performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) on psoriasis with 1,359 cases and 1,400 controls, which were genotyped for 447,249 SNPs. The most significant finding was for SNP rs12191877, which is in tight linkage disequilibrium with HLA-Cw*0602, the consensus risk allele for psoriasis. However, it is not known whether there are other psoriasis loci within the MHC in addition to HLA-C. In the present study, we searched for additional susceptibility loci within the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) region through in-depth analyses of the GWAS data; then, we followed up our findings in an independent Han Chinese 1,139 psoriasis cases and 1,132 controls. Using the phased CEPH dataset as a reference, we imputed the HLA-Cw*0602 in all samples with high accuracy. The association of the imputed HLA-Cw*0602 dosage with disease was much stronger than that of the most significantly associated SNP, rs12191877. Adjusting for HLA-Cw*0602, there were two remaining association signals: one demonstrated by rs2073048 (p = 2 x 10(-6), OR = 0.66), located within c6orf10, a potential downstream effecter of TNF-alpha, and one indicated by rs13437088 (p = 9 x 10(-6), OR = 1.3), located 30 kb centromeric of HLA-B and 16 kb telomeric of MICA. When HLA-Cw*0602, rs2073048, and rs13437088 were all included in a logistic regression model, each of them was significantly associated with disease (p = 3 x 10(-47), 6 x 10(-8), and 3 x 10(-7), respectively). Both putative loci were also significantly associated in the Han Chinese samples after controlling for the imputed HLA-Cw*0602. A detailed analysis of HLA-B in both populations demonstrated that HLA-B*57 was associated with an increased risk of psoriasis and HLA-B*40 a decreased risk, independently of HLA-Cw*0602 and the C6orf10 locus, suggesting the potential pathogenic involvement of HLA-B. These results demonstrate that there are at least two additional loci within the MHC conferring risk of psoriasis. PMID:19680446

Feng, Bing-Jian; Sun, Liang-Dan; Soltani-Arabshahi, Razieh; Bowcock, Anne M; Nair, Rajan P; Stuart, Philip; Elder, James T; Schrodi, Steven J; Begovich, Ann B; Abecasis, Gonçalo R; Zhang, Xue-Jun; Callis-Duffin, Kristina P; Krueger, Gerald G; Goldgar, David E

2009-08-14

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The Graduate Record Examination as an indicator of learning of the curriculum taught to physics majors in US institutions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A study is described to evaluate the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) as an indicator of learning by undergraduate physics majors. Measures were obtained of the overlap of the Graduate Record Examination in physics with the curriculum as it is taught to physics majors in US colleges and universities. The output of the project, for a given subfield f and set j of institutions, was two numbers Rj, f1 and Rj, f2. These two numbers estimated the extent to which (1) for Rj, f1, the curriculum prepares students at institutions j to take that part of the GRE which covers subfield f and (2) for Rj, f2, the GRE covers the materials in subfield f taught in the curriculum of institutions j. The subfields f were mechanics, electricity and magnetism, statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, modern physics, and ``other'' (including experimental, mathematical, and solid-state physics). The institutions j were grouped into four categories: ``top graduate'' (those with the 20 best-ranked graduate programs); ``top undergraduate'' (those participating in the Oberlin Conference on College Science); ``random graduate'' (other institutions with graduate programs); and ``random undergraduate'' (other institutions without graduate programs). Generally the results show that the GRE does not cover the entire curriculum (low values of R2) for any institutional type. With regard to the coverage of the GRE by the curriculum (R1 values), there are significant differences between institutions of different types. Institutions with graduate programs have curricula that cover the modern physics and statistical mechanics aspects of the GRE significantly better than institutions without graduate programs.

Halley, J. W.; Adjoudani, Azin; Heller, Patricia; Terwilliger, James S.

1991-05-01

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REPORT FROM THE ORGANIZERS: The 25th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics  

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The 25th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics (LT25) was hosted by the Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratorium of the Leiden Institute of Physics and held in the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 6-13 August 2008. It was the second time that the Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory had the privilege of organizing an LT conference. In 1958, at LT6, 50 years of liquid helium temperatures were commemorated; in 2008 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the remarkable achievements of Heike Kamerlingh Onnes and his collaborators in Leiden. In 1958 there were 323 participants and 145 papers appeared in the proceedings; in 2008 these numbers had increased to 1390 participants and 900 papers, of which eventually 849 were accepted. This large participation required adequate conference and housing facilities. These could not be found in Leiden, but were conveniently available in Amsterdam. The triennial International Low Temperature Conferences are organized under the auspices of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) through Commission C5 on Low Temperature Physics. It is the most important global meeting that brings together the international scientific community in the broad field of Low Temperature Physics. Because the meeting is held only every third year the 11 plenary and 22 half plenary talks (of 45 or 30 min.) generally provide an overview of important new discoveries over the last few years, whereas the 161 short oral presentations (20 min.) are mainly focused on very recent developments. Since the field is broad, embracing a large section of condensed matter physics, the program is divided into five parallel program lines: A. Quantum Gases, Fluids and Solids B. Superconductivity C. Quantum Phase Transitions and Magnetism D. Electronic Quantum Transport in Condensed Matter E. Cryogenic Techniques and Applications This distinction was used both to group the 1625 accepted abstracts, and the short-oral and poster presentations; the number of oral sessions per program line was made in proportion to the number of accepted abstracts per category (A: 323, B: 526, C: 404, D: 276, and E: 96, about the same distribution as at previous LT conferences, e.g. LT22 in Helsinki). Also the papers appearing in the on-line part of the proceedings are grouped according to this classification. From the 877 submitted papers 826 were accepted, 41 rejected, and 10 were withdrawn. In the 5 poster sessions altogether 1479 posters were presented (A: 311, B: 463, C: 370, D: 249 and E: 86). Two special evening sessions were organized to address (very) recent developments. In the first place there was a romp session about the surprising discovery of high temperature superconductivity in iron-based compounds with 7 rounds of about 5 short presentations concluded with 10 min. discussion each. In a parallel session the concern about the demand for and price of liquid helium was discussed in relation to future trends in cryocoolers which may considerably reduce the need for liquid helium. In an outreach evening session, open to the general public, we had two distinguished speakers: Dr Philppe Lebrun (CERN, Geneva), who talked about the cryotechnology of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and Professor Allan Griffin (University of Toronto) about the intriguing history of superfluidity. The centenary of liquid helium and the birth of low temperature physics were celebrated at the conference excursion to Leiden on Sunday 10 August 2008. Lack of space forced us to limit the number of participants to 643, but many others went on their own initiative. They could attend 3 historical lectures in the former Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory, and visit several museums where special expositions related to '100 years of liquid helium' were arranged. The conference dinner in the center of Amsterdam on Monday evening was attended the by 555 people. Traditionally, at the opening session of the LT conferences time is reserved for prize ceremonies. The recipients of the most important prize in low temperature physics, the Fritz London Memori

Kes, Peter

2009-03-01

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16th international conference on the physics of highly charged ions  

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This volume contains the proceedings of the 16th International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions (HCI 2012) held at the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany, 2-7 September 2012 (figure 1). This conference has been part of a biannual conference series that was started in Stockholm in 1982 and, since then, has been organized at various places around the world, with recent venues in Belfast (UK, 2006), Tokyo (Japan, 2008) and Shanghai (China, 2010). The physics of highly charged ions (HCI) is a rapidly developing and attractive field of research with impact upon many other research disciplines. Apart from fundamental studies on the structure and dynamics of matter in extreme fields, or the search for physics beyond the standard model, detailed knowledge about the properties and behavior of HCI is crucial for other areas, from astro- and solar physics to hot plasma and fusion research to extreme ultra-violet and ion lithography, or even to medical research, to name just a few. In fusion research, for example, of whether tokamak, stellarator or confinement fusion facilities, most models and diagnostics deeply rely on the understanding of HCI and the (theoretical) prediction of accurate atomic data for these systems. In life science, moreover, ion therapy or the laser acceleration of ions and electrons may help save and improve the quality of life in the future. Many of these and further topics are addressed in these proceedings. After 30 years, the HCI conference series, and especially the meeting in Heidelberg, is appreciated much as a key forum for bringing together senior experts with students, young researchers and scientists from related disciplines who make use and give back impact upon the research with HCI. More than 250 scientists from 23 countries participated in HCI 2012 and presented the current status of the field. About one third of them were post-graduate students, showing that the field attracts many young and talented physicists. The conference was held in the Physics Lecture Hall at the New Campus of Heidelberg University. On the evening of 2 September, the day before the opening of HCI 2012, all participants were welcomed warmly at the foyer of this lecture hall, whose decorative glass front provides a view upon artificial ponds and water lilies at this time of the year. For many colleagues and delegates, this evening offered a hearty re-encounter with each other, along with wine and other beverages. The conference then opened on the morning of 3 September, and an exciting program was organized by the local committee with the help of the International Advisory Board, including 5 invited talks, 10 progress reports as well as 26 selected talks. In addition, more than 230 posters were presented in two sessions, with beer and brezels aside. On Tuesday evening, an exciting public lecture on Heavy ions in therapy and space was given by Marco Durante from the GSI Helmholtz Center and Technical University in Darmstadt. Moreover, many of the participants joined the guided tour through the old city of Heidelberg with its famous (ruins of the) castle, and several the Solar Boat Trip. On Thursday night, we all enjoyed the conference dinner with home-brewed beer and regional specialties at the 'Kulturbrauerei' in the historic center of Heidelberg. Finally, scientific tours were also organized to GSI Darmstadt and the Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg on the last day of the conference, and attracted much consideration. We here present the proceedings of this conference that contain a total of 104 contributions, including invited papers, progress reports and contributed papers. As previously, these papers are grouped into five categories. (1) Fundamental aspects, structure and spectroscopy. (2) Collisions with electrons, ions, atoms and molecules. (3) Interactions with clusters, surfaces and solids. (4) Interactions with photons, plasmas and strong field processes. (5) Production, experimental developments and applications. All papers were refereed by senior delegates to the

Fritzsche, Stephan; Stöhlker, Thomas; Surzhykov, Andrey

2013-09-01

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The neuronal transporter gene SLC6A15 confers risk to major depression.  

PubMed

Major depression (MD) is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders and a leading cause of loss in work productivity. A combination of genetic and environmental risk factors probably contributes to MD. We present data from a genome-wide association study revealing a neuron-specific neutral amino acid transporter (SLC6A15) as a susceptibility gene for MD. Risk allele carrier status in humans and chronic stress in mice were associated with a downregulation of the expression of this gene in the hippocampus, a brain region implicated in the pathophysiology of MD. The same polymorphisms also showed associations with alterations in hippocampal volume and neuronal integrity. Thus, decreased SLC6A15 expression, due to genetic or environmental factors, might alter neuronal circuits related to the susceptibility for MD. Our convergent data from human genetics, expression studies, brain imaging, and animal models suggest a pathophysiological mechanism for MD that may be accessible to drug targeting. PMID:21521612

Kohli, Martin A; Lucae, Susanne; Saemann, Philipp G; Schmidt, Mathias V; Demirkan, Ayse; Hek, Karin; Czamara, Darina; Alexander, Michael; Salyakina, Daria; Ripke, Stephan; Hoehn, David; Specht, Michael; Menke, Andreas; Hennings, Johannes; Heck, Angela; Wolf, Christiane; Ising, Marcus; Schreiber, Stefan; Czisch, Michael; Müller, Marianne B; Uhr, Manfred; Bettecken, Thomas; Becker, Albert; Schramm, Johannes; Rietschel, Marcella; Maier, Wolfgang; Bradley, Bekh; Ressler, Kerry J; Nöthen, Markus M; Cichon, Sven; Craig, Ian W; Breen, Gerome; Lewis, Cathryn M; Hofman, Albert; Tiemeier, Henning; van Duijn, Cornelia M; Holsboer, Florian; Müller-Myhsok, Bertram; Binder, Elisabeth B

2011-04-28

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The neuronal transporter gene SLC6A15 confers risk to major depression  

PubMed Central

Major depression (MD) is one of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders and a leading cause of loss in work productivity. A combination of genetic and environmental risk factors likely contributes to MD. We present data from a genome-wide association study revealing a neuron-specific neutral amino acid transporter (SLC6A15) as a novel susceptibility gene for MD. Risk allele carrier status in humans and chronic stress in mice were associated with a downregulation of the expression of this gene in the hippocampus, a brain region implicated in the pathophysiology of MD. The same polymorphisms also showed associations with alterations in hippocampal volume and neuronal integrity. Thus, decreased SLC6A15 expression, due to genetic or environmental factors might alter neuronal circuits related to the susceptibility for MD. Our convergent data from human genetics, expression studies, brain imaging and animal models suggest a novel pathophysiological mechanism for MD that may be accessible to drug targeting.

Kohli, Martin A.; Lucae, Susanne; Saemann, Philipp G.; Schmidt, Mathias V.; Demirkan, Ayse; Hek, Karin; Czamara, Darina; Alexander, Michael; Salyakina, Daria; Ripke, Stephan; Hoehn, David; Specht, Michael; Menke, Andreas; Hennings, Johannes; Heck, Angela; Wolf, Christiane; Ising, Marcus; Schreiber, Stefan; Czisch, Michael; Muller, Marianne B.; Uhr, Manfred; Bettecken, Thomas; Becker, Albert; Schramm, Johannes; Rietschel, Marcella; Maier, Wolfgang; Bradley, Bekh; Ressler, Kerry J.; Nothen, Markus M.; Cichon, Sven; Craig, Ian W.; Breen, Gerome; Lewis, Cathryn M.; Hofman, Albert; Tiemeier, Henning; van Duijn, Cornelia M.; Holsboer, Florian; Muller-Myhsok, Bertram; Binder, Elisabeth B.

2011-01-01

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Ad Hoc Conferences of Hospital and Community Professionals in Cases of Hospitalized Physically Abused Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report describes and assesses ad hoc multiagency conferences with varying hospital and community agency participants, each conference devoted to a single hospitalized child suspected of having been abused. Analysis of questionnaires sent to 22 conference participants found most participants reported the case-specific conferences to have been…

Jones, Jerry G.; Worthington, Toss; Hawks, Flo; Mercer, Susan O.; Jones, Beverley W.; Woon, Leleng

1998-01-01

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Telephone-Based Physical Activity Counseling for Major Depression in People with Multiple Sclerosis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objective: Physical activity represents a promising treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). We conducted a single-blind, two-arm randomized controlled trial comparing a 12-week physical activity counseling intervention delivered primarily by telephone (n = 44) to a wait-list control group (N = 48).…

Bombardier, Charles H.; Ehde, Dawn M.; Gibbons, Laura E.; Wadhwani, Roini; Sullivan, Mark D.; Rosenberg, Dori E.; Kraft, George H.

2013-01-01

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Telephone-Based Physical Activity Counseling for Major Depression in People with Multiple Sclerosis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Objective: Physical activity represents a promising treatment for major depressive disorder (MDD) in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). We conducted a single-blind, two-arm randomized controlled trial comparing a 12-week physical activity counseling intervention delivered primarily by telephone (n = 44) to a wait-list control group (N = 48).…

Bombardier, Charles H.; Ehde, Dawn M.; Gibbons, Laura E.; Wadhwani, Roini; Sullivan, Mark D.; Rosenberg, Dori E.; Kraft, George H.

2013-01-01

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Stories of Discovery Stimulate the Physics Major--A Polemic, with Examples.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides historical examples of intuitive discovery applicable to the teaching of physics for majors. Cites details for the discovery of Coulomb's law, emphasizing the roles of Joseph Priestley and Henry Cavendish. Also discusses the career of Ivar Giaever, a Nobel Prize winner of 1973 in solid state physics. (CS)|

Leitner, Alfred

1980-01-01

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Scientific Reasoning Abilities of Nonscience Majors in Physics-Based Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We have found that non-STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors taking either a conceptual physics or astronomy course at two regional comprehensive institutions score significantly lower preinstruction on the Lawson's Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning (LCTSR) in comparison to national average STEM majors. Based on…

Moore, J. Christopher; Rubbo, Louis J.

2012-01-01

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Scientific Reasoning Abilities of Nonscience Majors in Physics-Based Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We have found that non-STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) majors taking either a conceptual physics or astronomy course at two regional comprehensive institutions score significantly lower preinstruction on the Lawson's Classroom Test of Scientific Reasoning (LCTSR) in comparison to national average STEM majors. Based on…

Moore, J. Christopher; Rubbo, Louis J.

2012-01-01

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EDITORIAL: The 20th European Sectional Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases The 20th European Sectional Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This special issue consists of papers that are associated with invited lectures, workshop papers and hot topic papers presented at the 20th European Sectional Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases (ESCAMPIG XX). This conference was organized in Novi Sad (Serbia) from 13 to 17 July 2010 by the Institute of Physics of the University of Belgrade. It is important to note that this is not a conference 'proceedings'. Following the initial selection process by the International Scientific Committee, all papers were submitted to the journal by the authors and have been fully peer reviewed to the standard required for publication in Plasma Sources Science and Technology (PSST). The papers are based on presentations given at the conference but are intended to be specialized technical papers covering all or part of the topic presented by the author during the meeting. The ESCAMPIG conference is a regular biennial Europhysics Conference of the European Physical Society focusing on collisional and radiative aspects of atomic and molecular physics in partially ionized gases as well as on plasma-surface interaction. The conference focuses on low-temperature plasma sciences in general and includes the following topics: Atomic and molecular processes in plasmas Transport phenomena, particle velocity distribution function Physical basis of plasma chemistry Plasma surface interaction (boundary layers, sheath, surface processes) Plasma diagnostics Plasma and discharges theory and simulation Self-organization in plasmas, dusty plasmas Upper atmospheric plasmas and space plasmas Low-pressure plasma sources High-pressure plasma sources Plasmas and gas flows Laser-produced plasmas During ESCAMPIG XX special sessions were dedicated to workshops on: Atomic and molecular collision data for plasma modeling, organized by Professors Z Lj Petrovic and N Mason Plasmas in medicine, organized by Dr N Puac and Professor G Fridman. The conference topics were represented in the program by 16 invited lectures, 7 selected hot topics, and 191 poster presentations. The largest number of contributed papers was submitted in Topic 5: Plasma diagnostics (37). The workshop topics were addressed by 10 invited lectures, 5 oral presentations and 7 posters. A post-conference workshop with 5 invited lectures was organized, dealing with the data needs for modeling of plasma sources of light. ESCAMPIG XX was attended by 185 scientists from 31 countries. Of the participants, 30% were PhD students (55). The list includes scientists from the USA, Japan, Australia, Mexico and other non-European countries, which indicates the truly international status of the conference. We would like to thank the authors for their efforts in preparing stimulating lectures and interesting articles for the readers of PSST, and the scientific community dealing with ionized gases, plasma sources and atomic, molecular and chemical physics of low-temperature plasmas for continued interest in the field of ESCAMPIG. We would like to thank the organizers of all previous ESCAMPIG conferences for setting the standards for organization and, in particular, the organizers of ESCAMPIG XVIII and XIX for their direct help and insight. Finally the International Scientific Committee and its chairman in particular have worked hard to select the best possible program and to keep us in line with almost 40 years of tradition and standards of the conference. Most importantly this has been the 20th conference. The quality of new papers shows maturity and new vistas in the field that has produced so much fundamental understanding of complex, non-equilibrium, even nonlinear plasmas. At the same time the field has led to some of the key technologies of modern civilization and has shown that responsible science that pays attention to its societal benefits should have no fear for its future. All critical issues studied today were presented at the meeting and only a small part is represented here. For example, discharges in liquids or above liquids were covered by several lectures represented by two pa

Petrovi?, Zoran Lj; Mari?, Dragana; Malovi?, Gordana

2011-03-01

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Induction of a Major Leaf Acid Phosphatase Does Not Confer Adaptation to Low Phosphorus Availability in Common Bean1  

PubMed Central

Acid phosphatase is believed to be important for phosphorus scavenging and remobilization in plants, but its role in plant adaptation to low phosphorus availability has not been critically evaluated. To address this issue, we compared acid phosphatase activity (APA) in leaves of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in a phosphorus-inefficient genotype (DOR364), a phosphorus-efficient genotype (G19833), and their F5.10 recombinant inbred lines (RILs). Phosphorus deficiency substantially increased leaf APA, but APA was much higher and more responsive to phosphorus availability in DOR364 than in G19833. Leaf APA segregated in the RILs, with two discrete groups having either high (mean = 1.71 ?mol/mg protein/min) or low (0.36 ?mol/mg protein/min) activity. A chi-square test indicated that the observed difference might be controlled by a single gene. Non-denaturing protein electrophoresis revealed that there are four visible isoforms responsible for total APA in common bean, and that the difference in APA between contrasting genotypes could be attributed to the existence of a single major isoform. Qualitative mapping of the APA trait and quantitative trait loci analysis with molecular markers indicated that a major gene contributing to APA is located on linkage group B03 of the unified common bean map. This locus was not associated with loci conferring phosphorus acquisition efficiency or phosphorus use efficiency. RILs contrasting for APA had similar phosphorus pools in old and young leaves under phosphorus stress, arguing against a role for APA in phosphorus remobilization. Our results do not support a major role for leaf APA induction in regulating plant adaptation to phosphorus deficiency.

Yan, Xiaolong; Liao, Hong; Trull, Melanie C.; Beebe, Steve E.; Lynch, Jonathan P.

2001-01-01

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Conference Resolution  

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Since the first IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics (Paris, March 2002) and the Second Conference (Rio de Janeiro, May 2005), progress has continued in most countries and world regions to attract girls to physics and advance women into leadership roles, and many working groups have formed. The Third Conference (Seoul, October 2008), with 283 attendees from 57 countries, was dedicated to celebrating the physics achievements of women throughout the world, networking toward new international collaborations, building each participant's capacity for career success, and aiding the formation of active regional working groups to advance women in physics. Despite the progress, women remain a small minority of the physics community in most countries.

2009-04-01

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PREFACE: The Joint 16th Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases--5th International Conference on Reactive Plasmas  

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The first joint meeting of the Europhysics Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics of Ionized Gases (ESCAMPIG), the International Conference on Reactive Plasmas (ICRP) and the Symposium on Plasma Processing (SPP) was held in Grenoble, France between 14 and 18 July 2002. ESCAMPIG is an important biennial European event at which academics and industrialists working in low temperature plasma science meet. ICRP and SPP are Japanese triennial and annual meetings covering the entire field of reactive plasmas: generation, diagnostics and modelling of plasmas and their interaction with surfaces, and their applications. This ESCAMPIG 16th--ICRP 5th joint conference was organized under the sponsorship of the European Physical Society (EPS), the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP), University Joseph Fourier (UJF) and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). The scientific scope of this joint conference was focused on both experimental and theoretical aspects of physics of ionized gases and on its industrial applications. It covered the following topics: bullet atomic and molecular processes in plasmas bullet particle energy distribution functions bullet discharge physics: sheathes, transport processes and modelling bullet plasma diagnostics bullet laser and particle beam assisted plasma processes bullet physical basis of plasma chemistry and plasma--surface interactions bullet production and control of reactive plasmas bullet etching, deposition and cleaning bullet environmental and other applications. The ESCAMPIG 16th--ICRP 5th joint conference was attended by 379 scientists from 26 countries. 22 invited papers were presented. Most of these papers are published in this special issue. In addition, 16 contributed papers were selected by the joint International Scientific Committee (ISC) for oral presentation as a `hot topic'. Beside this, two workshops were held on `Recent developments in plasma monitoring for microelectronics', organized by Professor H Sugai, and `High pressure non-equilibrium plasmas and their applications', organized by Professors J-P Boeuf and H Fujiyama, and a total of 10 invited talks were given. The 337 contributed papers were presented in four poster sessions. The abstracts of all oral and poster contributions were published in two volumes of the proceedings of the conference. I would like to thank the members of the ISC of ICRP and ESCAMPIG, and particularly their respective chairs, Professors Hideo Sugai and Gerrit Kroesen, as well as the members of the Local Organizing Committee for their indispensable contributions for the success of this joint meeting. Thanks are also due to the sponsors of the conference, particularly JSAP, UJF, CNRS and the City of Grenoble. We are particularly grateful to the Editor-in-Chief of {\\it Plasma Sources Science and Technology}, Professor Noah Hershkowitz, for the opportunity to publish the invited papers in this special issue, and so bring the joint ESCAMPIG 16th--ICRP 5th meeting to a wider audience.

Sadeghi, N.

2003-11-01

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Using Environmental Science as a Motivational Tool to Teach Physics to Non-science Majors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A traditional physical science course was transformed into an environmental physical science course to teach physics to non-science majors. The objective of the new course was to improve the learning of basic physics principles by applying them to current issues of interest. A new curriculum was developed with new labs, homework assignments, worksheets, and interactive classroom learning techniques such as Peer Instruction (PI)1 and SCALE-UP.2 It was found that the new course showed an increase in students' class participation, attendance, and overall interest, with most rating their science experience as very positive.

Busch, Hauke C.

2010-12-01

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Physics of climate change, taught as a topics a course for undergraduate physics majors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

While anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change is generally accepted in the scientific community, there is considerable skepticism among the general population. Science students are often asked by their peers, family members, and others, whether they ``believe'' climate change is occurring and what should be done about it (if anything). While the pertinent material is covered in undergraduate physics courses, it helps to review the basics in order to develop an educated perspective on this topic that is very volatile (socially and politically). The basic topics are introductory quantum mechanics (discrete energy levels of atomic systems), molecular spectroscopy, blackbody radiation, and appreciation for the scientific method (particularly peer-reviewed research). These topics are usually covered in undergraduate modern physics and thermodynamics courses, but a separate course on climate change (taught in Spring 2012) helped ``put things together'' for both the students and their professor.

Sadler, Michael

2012-10-01

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Using a Research Based Procedure to Design a Physics Course - Changing Introductory Physics for Biology Majors  

Microsoft Academic Search

The curriculum of Biology majors is undergoing intense scrutiny in light of the rapid change of the biological sciences. The first step in changing any course is the establishment of a small set of achievable goals from among the many possible. Any choice of goals should reflect the needs of those disciplines as determined by their faculty. Determining which of

Kenneth Heller; Patricia Heller; Thomas Thaden-Koch; Paul Knutson; Vince Kuo

2004-01-01

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News Report: The career paths of physics graduates Education: Network day to hold workshops for teaching ideas Experiments: PhysHOME brings innovators together Meeting: Physics Education Networks collaborate at WCPE Workshop: World experts in physics education meet Training: Something for everyone at SPEED 2012 Conference: Sun, cocktails and physics create a buzz at WCPE Students: The physics paralympian 2012 Forthcoming events  

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Report: The career paths of physics graduates Education: Network day to hold workshops for teaching ideas Experiments: PhysHOME brings innovators together Meeting: Physics Education Networks collaborate at WCPE Workshop: World experts in physics education meet Training: Something for everyone at SPEED 2012 Conference: Sun, cocktails and physics create a buzz at WCPE Students: The physics paralympian 2012 Forthcoming events

2012-09-01

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PREFACE: International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP 2011)  

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The 12th edition of the International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP 2011) was held 5-9 September 2011 in Munich (and for the first time in Germany). It was organized by the Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP), the Technical University Munich (TUM) and the Cluster of Excellence 'Origin and Structure of the Universe'. The conference was held in the 'Künstlerhaus', a traditional downtown location for artistic festivities. The meeting attracted 317 participants (61 of which were women) from 29 countries, see figure below. The topics covered by the meeting were Cosmology and particle physics, Dark matter and its detection, Neutrino physics and astrophysics, Gravitational waves and High-energy astrophysics and cosmic rays, and the various interfaces between these areas. The scientific sessions consisted of five mornings of plenary talks, four afternoons of parallel sessions, and an evening poster session. The co-founder of the conference series, Alessandro Bottino, has decided to retire from the position of chairman of the TAUP Steering Committee after the completion of TAUP 2011. On behalf of all followers of this series, we thank him for having started these inspiring events and his many years of dedicated service. We thank all speakers, conveners and participants as well as the members of the organizing, steering and international advisory committee for making this a successful and memorable meeting. Lothar Oberauer, Georg Raffelt, Robert Wagner Proceedings editors Figure Committees International Advisory Committee G AntonUniversity of Erlangen E AprileColumbia University M Baldo-CeolinUniversity of Padova R BattistonUniversity of Perugia & INFN L BergströmUniversity Stockholm R BernabeiUniversity of Rome 'Tor Vergata' A BettiniLSC Canfranc P BinetruyAPC Paris J BlümerKarlsruhe Institute of Technology B CabreraStanford University A CaldwellMax Planck Institute for Physics M ChenQueens University E CocciaUniversity of Rome 'Tor Vergata' K DanzmannMax Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics S DodelsonFermilab G DomogatskyINR Moscow E FioriniUniversità di Milano Bicocca & INFN K FreeseUniversity of Michigan M FukugitaICRR Tokyo T GaisserUniversity of Delaware G GerbierCEA Saclay F HalzenUniversity of Wisconsin W HaxtonLNBL & UC Berkeley J HoughGlasgow University E KomatsuUniversity of Texas E KatsavounidisMassachusetts Institute of Technology M LindnerMax Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics K LeskoLBNL & UC Berkeley A McDonaldQueens University & SNO Laboratory H MurayamaIPMU Tokyo & UC Berkeley A OlintoUniversity of Chicago L ResvanisUniversity of Athens A RubbiaETH Zurich S SarkarUniversity of Oxford A SmirnovICTP Trieste N SmithSNO Laboratory C SpieringDESY Zeuthen N SpoonerUniversity of Sheffield Y SuzukiICRR Tokyo M TeshimaMax Planck Institute for Physics J W F ValleIFIC & University of Valencia L VotanoLNGS E WaxmanWeizmann Institute J WilkersonUniversity of North Carolina TAUP Steering Committee F T AvignoneUniversity of South Carolina B C BarishCaltech E BellottiUniversity of Milan Bicoccia & INFN J BernabeuUniversity of Valencia A BottinoUniversity of Turin & INFN (chair) N FornengoUniversity of Turin & INFN T KajitaICRR Tokyo C W KimJohns Hopkins University & KIAS V MatveevINR Moscow G RaffeltMax Planck Institute for Physics D SinclairUniversity of Carleton M SpiroCEA Saclay Parallel Session Conveners Dark Matter - Candidates and Searches J-C LanfranchiTechnische Universität München T Marrodán UndagoitiaUniversity of Zurich T BringmannUniversität Hamburg Cosmology J WellerLudwig-Maximilians-Universität München S HannestadUniversity of Aarhus Double Beta Decay, Neutrino Mass M HirschIFIC/CSIC - University of Valencia A GiulianiCNRS Orsay Neutrino Oscillations T LachenmaierUniversität Tübingen F SuekaneTohoku University Low-Energy Neutrinos (Geo, Solar, Supernova) A DigheTIFR Mumbai M ChenQueen's University M WurmUniversität Hamburg Gravitational Waves E CocciaUniversity of Rome Tor Vergata and INFN S MarkaColumbia Univ

Oberauer, Lothar; Raffelt, Georg; Wagner, Robert

2012-07-01

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Who Becomes a Physics Major? A Long-term Longitudinal Study Examining the Roles of Pre-college Beliefs about Physics and Learning Physics, Interest, and Academic Achievement  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this paper, we examine the correlation between studentsâ beliefs upon entering college and their likelihood of continuing on to become a physics major. Since 2004, we have collected CLASS survey and self-reported level-of-interest responses from students in the first-term, introductory calculus-based physics course (N>2500). Here, we conduct a retrospective analysis of studentsâ incoming CLASS scores and level of interest, comparing those students who go on to become physics majors with those who do not. We find the incoming CLASS scores and reported interest of these future physics majors to be substantially higher than the class average, indicating that these students enter their first college course already having quite expert-like beliefs. The comparative differences are much smaller for grades, SAT score, and university predicted-GPA.

Perkins, Katherine K.; Gratny, M.

2010-12-31

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Essential concepts and underlying theories from physics, chemistry, and mathematics for "biochemistry and molecular biology" majors.  

PubMed

Over the past two years, through an NSF RCN UBE grant, the ASBMB has held regional workshops for faculty members from around the country. The workshops have focused on developing lists of Core Principles or Foundational Concepts in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a list of foundational skills, and foundational concepts from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics that all Biochemistry or Molecular Biology majors must understand to complete their major coursework. The allied fields working group created a survey to validate foundational concepts from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics identified from participant feedback at various workshops. One-hundred twenty participants responded to the survey and 68% of the respondents answered yes to the question: "We have identified the following as the core concepts and underlying theories from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics that Biochemistry majors or Molecular Biology majors need to understand after they complete their major courses: 1) mechanical concepts from Physics, 2) energy and thermodynamic concepts from Physics, 3) critical concepts of structure from chemistry, 4) critical concepts of reactions from Chemistry, and 5) essential Mathematics. In your opinion, is the above list complete?" Respondents also delineated subcategories they felt should be included in these broad categories. From the results of the survey and this analysis the allied fields working group constructed a consensus list of allied fields concepts, which will help inform Biochemistry and Molecular Biology educators when considering the ASBMB recommended curriculum for Biochemistry or Molecular Biology majors and in the development of appropriate assessment tools to gauge student understanding of how these concepts relate to biochemistry and molecular biology. © 2013 by The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 41(5):302-308, 2013. PMID:24019240

Wright, Ann; Provost, Joseph; Roecklein-Canfield, Jennifer A; Bell, Ellis

2013-09-10

161

The effects of classwide peer tutoring on correct cardiopulmonary resuscitation performance by physical education majors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research conducted on the effectiveness of basic life support skills courses has reported that participants typically do not achieve correct performance of life support skills. We used a multiple baseline design across subjects to assess the effects of a classwide peer tutoring intervention on the correct cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills of ten physical education majors. The classwide peer tutoring intervention

Phillip Ward; Marie C. Ward

1996-01-01

162

Spatial Variations in Major U.S. Hurricane Activity: Statistics and a Physical Mechanism  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors provide a statistical and physical basis for understanding regional variations in major hurricane activity along the U.S. coastline on long timescales. Current statistical models of hurricane activity are focused on the frequency of events over the entire North Atlantic basin. The exception is the lead author's previous work, which models the occurrence of hurricanes over the Caribbean Sea,

James B. Elsner; Kam-Biu Liu; Bethany Kocher

2000-01-01

163

Impact of Physical Inactivity on the World's Major Non-Communicable Diseases  

PubMed Central

Summary Background Strong evidence shows that physical inactivity increases the risk of many adverse health conditions, including the world’s major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) of coronary heart disease (CHD), type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancers, and shortens life expectancy. Because much of the world’s population is inactive, this presents a major public health problem. We aimed to quantify the impact of physical inactivity on these major NCDs by estimating how much disease could be averted if those inactive were to become active and to estimate gain in life expectancy, at the population level. Methods Using conservative assumptions, we calculated population attributable fractions (PAF) associated with physical inactivity for each of the major NCDs, by country, to estimate how much disease could be averted if physical inactivity were eliminated, and used life table analysis to estimate gains in life expectancy of the population. Findings Worldwide, we estimate that physical inactivity is responsible for 6% of the burden of disease from CHD (range: 3.2% in South-east Asia to 7.8% in the Eastern Mediterranean region); 7% of type 2 diabetes (3.9% to 9.6%), 10% of breast cancer (5.6% to 14.1%), and 10% of colon cancer (5.7% to 13.8%). Inactivity is responsible for 9% of premature mortality (5.1% to 12.5%), or >5.3 of the 57 million deaths that occurred worldwide in 2008. If inactivity were not eliminated, but decreased instead by 10% or 25%, >533,000 and >1.3 million deaths, respectively, may be averted each year. By eliminating physical inactivity, life expectancy of the world’s population is estimated to increase by 0.68 (0.41 to 0.95) years. Interpretation Physical inactivity has a major health impact on the world. Elimination of physical inactivity would remove between 6% and 10% of the major NCDs of CHD, type 2 diabetes, and breast and colon cancers, and increase life expectancy.

Lee, I-Min; Shiroma, Eric J; Lobelo, Felipe; Puska, Pekka; Blair, Steven N; Katzmarzyk, Peter T

2012-01-01

164

Chemistry vs. Physics: A Comparison of How Biology Majors View Each Discipline  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A student's beliefs about science and learning science may be more or less sophisticated depending on the specific science discipline. In this study, we used the physics and chemistry versions of the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey (CLASS) to measure student beliefs in the large, introductory physics and chemistry courses, respectively. We compare how biology majors - generally required to take both of the courses - view these two disciplines. We find that these students' beliefs are more sophisticated about physics (more like the experts in that discipline) than they are about chemistry. At the start of the term, the average % Overall Favorable score on the CLASS is 59% in physics and 53% in chemistry. The students' responses are statistically more expert-like in physics than in chemistry on 10 statements (P <= 0.01), indicating that these students think chemistry is more about memorizing disconnected pieces of information and sample problems, and has less to do with the real world. In addition, these students' view of chemistry degraded over the course of the term. Their favorable scores shifted -5.7% and -13.5% in `Overall' and the `Real World Connection' category, respectively, in the physics course, which used a variety of research-based teaching practices, these scores shifted 0.0% and +0.3%, respectively. The chemistry shifts are comparable to those previously observed in traditional introductory physics courses.

Perkins, K. K.; Barbera, J.; Adams, W. K.; Wieman, C. E.

2007-01-01

165

Environmental and policy interventions to promote physical activity a a This work was prepared for the CIAR Conference on Physical Activity Promotion: An ACSM Specialty Conference  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background:Because most adults in industrialized countries do not meet physical activity guidelines, population-wide interventions are needed. Environmental and policy interventions are based on ecological models of behavior and have the potential to influence entire populations. Ecological models are particularly applicable to physical activity because the behavior must be done in specific physical settings. Cross-sectional data indicate that environmental and policy

JamesF Sallis; Adrian Bauman; Michael Pratt

1998-01-01

166

Physical activity interventions targeting older adults a a This paper was a background paper for the Cooper Institute Conference Series Physical Activity Interventions, an ACSM Specialty Conference  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Although many of the chronic conditions plaguing older populations are preventable through appropriate lifestyle interventions such as regular physical activity, persons in this age group represent the most sedentary segment of the adult population. The purpose of the current paper was to provide a critical selected review of the scientific literature focusing on interventions to promote physical activity among

Abby C King; W. Jack Rejeski; David M Buchner

1998-01-01

167

Conference on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water (3rd) Held in West Dover, Vermont on October 16-19, 2008 (Abstracts).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 3rd Annual Conference on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water was held in West Dover, Vermont October 16th thru 19th, 2008. The conference was organized by Vermont Photonics Technologies Corporation of Bellows Falls, Vermont, and was attended b...

T. Lowell

2008-01-01

168

News Event: UK to host Science on Stage Travel: Gaining a more global perspective on physics Event: LIYSF asks students to 'cross scientific boundaries' Competition: Young Physicists' tournament is international affair Conference: Learning in a changing world of new technologies Event: Nordic physical societies meet in Lund Conference: Tenth ESERA conference to publish ebook Meeting: Rugby meeting brings teachers together Note: Remembering John L Lewis OBE  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Event: UK to host Science on Stage Travel: Gaining a more global perspective on physics Event: LIYSF asks students to 'cross scientific boundaries' Competition: Young Physicists' tournament is international affair Conference: Learning in a changing world of new technologies Event: Nordic physical societies meet in Lund Conference: Tenth ESERA conference to publish ebook Meeting: Rugby meeting brings teachers together Note: Remembering John L Lewis OBE

2013-03-01

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Vigorous-intensity leisure-time physical activity and risk of major chronic disease in men  

PubMed Central

Purpose Although studies have shown health benefits for moderate-intensity physical activity, there is limited evidence to support beneficial effects for high amounts of vigorous activity among middle-aged and older men. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between vigorous-intensity physical activity, compared to moderate-intensity activity, and risk of major chronic disease in men. Methods We prospectively examined the associations between vigorous- and moderate-intensity physical activity and risk of major chronic disease among 44,551 men aged 40–75 years in 1986. Leisure-time physical activity was assessed biennially by questionnaire. During 22 years of follow-up, we documented 14,162 incident cases of major chronic disease, including 4769 cardiovascular events, 6449 cancer events, and 2944 deaths from other causes. Results The hazard ratio (HR) of major chronic disease comparing ? 21 to 0 MET-hours/week of exercise was 0.86 (95% CI: 0.81, 0.91) for vigorous-intensity activity and 0.85 (95% CI: 0.80, 0.90) for moderate activity. For CVD, the corresponding HR were 0.78 (95% CI: 0.70, 0.86) and 0.80 (95% CI: 0.72, 0.88), respectively. When examined separately, running, tennis, and brisk walking were inversely associated with CVD risk. Furthermore, more vigorous activity was associated with lower disease risk; the HR comparing >70 to 0 MET-hours/week of vigorous-intensity exercise was 0.79 (95% CI: 0.68, 0.92; P <0.0001 for trend) for major chronic disease and 0.73 (95% CI: 0.56, 0.96; P <0.0001 for trend) for CVD. Conclusions Vigorous- and moderate-intensity physical activity were associated with lower risk of major chronic disease and cardiovascular disease. Increasing amounts of vigorous activity remained inversely associated with disease risk, even among men in the highest categories of exercise.

Chomistek, Andrea K.; Cook, Nancy R.; Flint, Alan J.; Rimm, Eric B.

2012-01-01

170

Walk on the Bright Side: Physical Activity and Affect in Major Depressive Disorder  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although prescribed exercise has been found to improve affect and reduce levels of depression, we do not know how self-initiated everyday physical activity influences levels of positive affect (PA) and negative affect (NA) in depressed persons. Fifty-three individuals diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and 53 never-depressed controls participated in a seven-day experience sampling study. Participants were prompted randomly eight

Jutta Mata; Renee J. Thompson; Susanne M. Jaeggi; Martin Buschkuehl; John Jonides; Ian H. Gotlib

2012-01-01

171

An Integrated Earth Science, Astronomy, and Physics Course for Elementary Education Majors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Physical World is a one-semester course designed for elementary education majors, that integrates earth science, astronomy, and physics. The course is part of a four-course set that explores science concepts, processes, and skills, along with the nature of scientific practice, that are included in state and national standards for elementary school science. Geo-science concepts, such as water and seismic waves, are used to illustrate general principles of physics, such as wave transmission, refraction, reflection, and interference. Laboratories are drawn from both introductory physics and earth science courses and have been redesigned to have a strong inquiry component. Pre-assessments were used to evaluate students' prior knowledge of key ideas. The use of pyramid tests measurably enhanced student performance. A major theme of the course is how science is represented (and misrepresented) in the media. Pedagogical challenges encountered in the course are due to various factors, two main ones being lack of previous experience with the natural world among a largely urban student body and the diversity of material that the course covers.

Plotnick, Roy E.; Varelas, Maria; Fan, Qian

2009-03-01

172

Report on the Conference on Physics Teaching Held at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, August 19-24, 1979.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report discusses the current problems in teaching physics to teachers and new techniques for teaching vibrations and waves to students with limited mathematical ability. The author summarizes the topics covered at the Conference within the two categories. (SA)|

Cox, Margaret

173

Physical activity for the prevention and treatment of major chronic disease: an overview of systematic reviews  

PubMed Central

Background The evidence that higher levels of physical activity and/or lower levels of physical inactivity are associated with beneficial health-related outcomes stems mainly from observational studies. Findings from these studies often differ from randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews currently demonstrate mixed results, due partly to heterogeneity in physical activity interventions, methodologies used and populations studied. As a result, translation into clinical practice has been difficult. It is therefore essential that an overview is carried out to compare and contrast systematic reviews, and to identify those physical activity interventions that are the most effective in preventing and/or treating major chronic disease. This protocol has been registered on PROSPERO 2013: CRD42013003523. Methods We will carry out an overview of Cochrane systematic reviews. We will search the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews for systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials that have a primary focus on disease-related outcomes. We will restrict reviews to those in selected major chronic diseases. Two authors will independently screen search outputs, select studies, extract data and assess the quality of included reviews using the assessment of multiple systematic reviews tool; all discrepancies will be resolved by discussing and reaching a consensus, or by arbitration with a third author. The data extraction form will summarise key information from each review, including details of the population(s) (for example, disease condition), the context (for example, prevention, treatment or management), the participants, the intervention(s), the comparison(s) and the outcomes. The primary outcomes of interest are the prevention of chronic disease and/or improved outcomes, in the treatment or management of chronic disease. These outcomes will be summarised and presented for individual chronic diseases (for example, any change in blood pressure in hypertension or glucose control in diabetes). Secondary outcomes of interest are to describe the structure and delivery of physical activity interventions across chronic disease conditions and adverse events associated with physical activity. Discussion We anticipate that our results could inform researchers, guideline groups and policymakers of the most efficacious physical activity interventions in preventing and/or managing major chronic disease.

2013-01-01

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Physical co-morbidity among treatment resistant vs. treatment responsive patients with major depressive disorder.  

PubMed

Co-morbid physical illness has been suggested to play an important role among the factors contributing to treatment resistance in patients with major depressive disorder. In the current study we compared the rate of physical co-morbidity, defined by ICD-10, among a large multicenter sample of 702 patients with major depressive disorder. A total of 356 of the participants were defined as treatment resistant depression (TRD) patients-having failed two or more adequate antidepressant trials. No significant difference was found between TRD and non-TRD participants in the prevalence of any ICD-10 category. This finding suggests that although physical conditions such as diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, and peptic diseases are often accompanied by co-morbid MDD, they do not necessarily have an impact on the course of MDD or the likelihood to respond to treatment. Marginally higher rates of co-morbid breast cancer, migraine and glaucoma were found among TRD participants. Possible explanations for these findings and their possible relation to TRD are discussed. PMID:23121858

Amital, D; Fostick, L; Silberman, A; Calati, R; Spindelegger, C; Serretti, A; Juven-Wetzler, A; Souery, D; Mendlewicz, J; Montgomery, S; Kasper, S; Zohar, J

2012-10-31

175

Immunization with a Single Major Histocompatibility Complex Class I-Restricted Cytotoxic T-Lymphocyte Recognition Epitope of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Confers Protective Immunity  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have evaluated the potential of conferring protective immunity to herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) by selectively inducing an HSV-specific CD81 cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) response directed against a single major histocompatibility complex class I-restricted CTL recognition epitope. We generated a recombinant vaccinia virus (rVV-ES-gB498-505) which expresses the H-2Kb-restricted, HSV-1\\/2-cross-reactive CTL recog- nition epitope, HSV glycoprotein B residues 498 to

JOSEPH E. BLANEY; ERI NOBUSAWA; MICHAEL A. BREHM; ROBERT H. BONNEAU; LAWRENCE M. MYLIN; TONG-MING FU; YOSHIHIRO KAWAOKA; SATVIR S. TEVETHIA

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Physical Education Professional Preparation: Insights and Foresights. Proceedings from the National Conference on Preparing the Physical Education Specialist for Children (2nd, Orlando, Florida October 20-23, 1984).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This volume contains the proceedings of a conference concerning the preparation of physical education teachers. Titles and authors of papers are: (1) "Action 2000: Preparing Physical Education Specialists for the Future" (M. Haberman); (2) "The Content of an Elementary School Physical Education Program and its Impact on Teacher Preparation" (K.…

Hoffman, Hubert A., Ed.; Rink, Judith E., Ed.

177

CTLA-4 confers a risk of recurrent schizophrenia, major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder in the Chinese Han population  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous studies have reported that the cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) gene, which is related to immunological function such as T-cell regulation, is associated with psychiatric disorders. In this study, we studied the relationship between CTLA-4 and three major psychiatric disorders, schizophrenia, major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder in the Chinese Han population. We recruited 1140 schizophrenia patients, 1140 major

Jie Liu; Junyan Li; Tao Li; Ti Wang; You Li; Zhen Zeng; Zhiqiang Li; Peng Chen; Zhiwei Hu; Lingqing Zheng; Jue Ji; He Lin; Guoyin Feng; Yongyong Shi

2011-01-01

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Because physics majors have conceptual difficulties too: Development of a tutorial approach to teaching intermediate mechanics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ongoing research in physics education has demonstrated that physics majors often do not develop a working knowledge of basic concepts in mechanics, even after standard instruction in upper-level mechanics courses.1 A central goal of this work has been to explore the ways in which students make--- or do not make---appropriate connections between physics concepts and the more sophisticated mathematics (e.g., differential equations, vector calculus) that they are expected to use. Analysis of results from pretests (ungraded quizzes), written exams, and informal classroom observations will be presented to illustrate examples of specific conceptual and reasoning difficulties that students typically encounter. This work has motivated the need for alternative approaches to instruction in intermediate mechanics, and evidence of the effectiveness of a tutorial approach (using Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials2) will be presented. (These tutorial materials will also serve as the focus of a workshop to be offered later in the day.) 1. B.S. Ambrose, ``Investigating student understanding in intermediate mechanics: Identifying the need for a tutorial approach to instruction,'' Am. J. Phys. 72, 453- 459 (2004). 2. Supported by NSF grants DUE-0441426 and DUE-0442388.

Ambrose, Brad

2009-04-01

179

TWO MAJOR RESISTANCE GENES CONFER RESISTANCE TO RACE SHIFT ISOLATES OVERCOMING BLAST RESISTANCE GENC PI-TA  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

One of the major challenges for blast disease management is that major resistance genes are often defeated by new virulent isolates. The goal of this project is to identify and characterize blast resistance genes to facilitate the development of blast resistant US cultivars by marker-assisted selec...

180

The General Conference Mennonites.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

General Conference Mennonites and Old Order Amish are compared and contrasted in the areas of physical appearance, religious beliefs, formal education, methods of farming, and home settings. General Conference Mennonites and Amish differ in physical appearance and especially in dress. The General Conference Mennonite men and women dress the same…

Ediger, Marlow

181

The General Conference Mennonites.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|General Conference Mennonites and Old Order Amish are compared and contrasted in the areas of physical appearance, religious beliefs, formal education, methods of farming, and home settings. General Conference Mennonites and Amish differ in physical appearance and especially in dress. The General Conference Mennonite men and women dress the same…

Ediger, Marlow

182

Proceedings from Statewide Conference on Physical Education for Handicapped Children and Youth (1st, Ithaca, New York, October 1-3, 1972).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The conference attempted to improve experiences in physical education and recreation for all children, regardless of handicap, through the preparation and demonstration of model instructional units. The 38 units reported are in the areas of perceptual-motor development, physical fitness, aquatics, basic conditioning exercises for gymnastics,…

Ithaca Coll., NY.

183

National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education Annual Conference Proceedings (San Diego, CA, January 8-10, 1982). Volume III.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book contains 26 papers delivered at the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (NAPEHE) Annual Conference (1982). Section 1, "NAPEHE's Image," contains two papers, one by Don Hellison, the other by Celeste Ulrich. "The Splintering of Physical Education" is the topic of the next section, and it contains papers by…

Gedvilas, Leo L., Ed.; And Others

184

Physics of space plasmas (1985-7); SPI Conference Proceedings and Reprint Series, No. 6  

SciTech Connect

The conference presents papers on the plasma universe, the magnetosphere of Uranus, magnetospheric convection at Uranus, and observations of electron precipitation induced by whistler mode waves. Other topics include lower hybrid ion conics, low-altitude tranverse ion acceleration, and ion acoustic double layers in the laboratory. Consideration is also given to the glow of spacecraft in LEO, measurements of bursts of intense broadband electrostatic noise in the source regions of auroral kilometric radiation, and bending waves and warps of current disks.

Chang, T.; Belcher, J.; Crew, G.B.; Jasperse, J.R.

1987-01-01

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EDITORIAL: Theory Meets Data Analysis at Comparable and Extreme Mass Ratios Conference (NRDA\\/Capra 2010), Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada, 20-26 June 2010 Theory Meets Data Analysis at Comparable and Extreme Mass Ratios Conference (NRDA\\/Capra 2010), Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada, 20-26 June 2010  

Microsoft Academic Search

This special issue of Classical and Quantum Gravity contains articles submitted in relation to the 'Theory Meets Data Analysis at Comparable and Extreme Mass Ratios' conference held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada, 20-26 June 2010. This conference, organized by S Fairhurst, G Gonzalez, L Lehner, Y Liu, H Pfeiffer, and E Poisson brought together researchers from

L. Lehner; H. Pfeiffer; E. Poisson

2011-01-01

186

Physics of High Energy Particle Accelerators. AIP Conference Proceedings No. 127.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Topics covered in this workshop include accelerator physics, particle physics, and new acceleration methods. Eighteen lectures were presented. Individual abstracts were prepared separately for the data base. (ERA citation 10:024247)

M. Month P. F. Dahl M. Dienes

1985-01-01

187

Presented at the International Nuclear Physics Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 20-26 August 1989  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nuclear physics has provided one of two critical observational tests of all Big Bang cosmology, namely Big Bang Nucleosynthesis. Furthermore, this same nuclear physics input enables a prediction to be made about one of the most fundamental physics questions of all, the number of elementary particle families. The standard Big Bang Nucleosynthesis arguments are reviewed. The primordial He abundance is

1989-01-01

188

Texas Children's Medication Algorithm Project: Update From Texas Consensus Conference Panel on Medication Treatment of Childhood Major Depressive Disorder  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveTo revise and update consensus guidelines for medication treatment algorithms for childhood major depressive disorder based on new scientific evidence and expert clinical consensus when evidence is lacking.

CARROLL W. HUGHES; GRAHAM J. EMSLIE; M. LYNN CRISMON; KELLY POSNER; BORIS BIRMAHER; NEAL RYAN; PETER JENSEN; JOHN CURRY; BENEDETTO VITIELLO; MOLLY LOPEZ; STEVE P. SHON; STEVEN R. PLISZKA; MADHUKAR H. TRIVEDI

2007-01-01

189

Special issue containing the Proceedings of the Applied Statistical Physics Molecular Engineering Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 24--29 August 2003  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Second International Conference on Applied Statistical Physics: Molecular Engineering (ASTATPHYSMEX-2003) was held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on 24–29 August 2003. The aim of the Conference was to gather together applied and basic scientists interested in the design and understanding of nano-structures, nano-circuits and nano-biotechnology, with self-assembly of supramolecular materials and molecular confinement as a common theme. Particular applications in

2004-01-01

190

PREFACE: Tenth International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP2007)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The tenth meeting of the TAUP Workshop Series, TAUP 2007, was organized by the Research Center for Neutrino Science, Tohoku University. In TAUP 2007 all the various aspects of Astroparticle Physics have been covered, from Cosmology and Dark Constituents, to Gravitational Waves, to Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, to High Energy Astrophysics, to Cosmic Rays and Gamma-Rays Astronomy. New and important

Kunio Inoue; Atsuto Suzuki; Tadao Mitsui

2008-01-01

191

Vaccination with DNA Encoding the Immunodominant LACK Parasite Antigen Confers Protective Immunity to Mice Infected with Leishmania major  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary To determine whether DNA immunization could elicit protective immunity to Leishmania ma- jor in susceptible BALB\\/c mice, cDNA for the cloned Leishmania antigen LACK was inserted into a euykaryotic expression vector downstream to the cytomegalovirus promoter. Susceptible BALB\\/c mice were then vaccinated subcutaneously with LACK DNA and challenged with L. major promastigotes. We compared the protective efficacy of LACK

Sanjay Gurunathan; David L. Sacks; Daniel R. Brown; Steven L. Reiner; Hughes Charest; Nicolas Glaichenhaus; Robert A. Seder

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Identification of the HIV-1 packaging RNA sequence (?) as a major determinant for the translation inhibition conferred by the HIV-1 5' UTR.  

PubMed

The HIV-1 5' untranslated region (UTR) contains conserved sequences and unique structural motifs associated with many steps in virus replication. Because unspliced HIV mRNA containing the full-length UTR serves as a template for replication and transcription as well as packaging genomic RNA into virion, it has been postulated that the UTR may play a role in translational regulation. However, the effect and the region(s) responsible for translation control remain controversial. We used deletion mutations of the 5' UTR region in both cell-based and in vitro assays to determine if secondary structural elements within the 5' UTR confer translation inhibition, and to identify which of these elements are involved. The results indicate clearly that the entire HIV-1 5' UTR confers translation inhibition in vitro and in cells; the Psi (?) region specifically has the most translation inhibitory activity among the highly-structured elements in the HIV-1 5' UTR. Moreover, it was found that the SL4 structure in the Psi (?) region is the major determinant of translation inhibition, and that elimination of the SL4 RNA sequence led to increased translation. The results suggest a functional role for the Psi element and the SL4 structure in the translational control of HIV-1 full-length mRNA. PMID:22166215

Ka, Won Hye; Jeong, Yu Young; You, Ji Chang

2011-12-07

193

CONFERENCE REPORT: Report on the 6th European Fusion Physics Workshop  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 6th European Fusion Physics Workshop took place in December 1998 at Cadarache in France. It was hosted by the Association CEA-Euratom, Cadarache and was sponsored by the European Commission. Within an overall theme of plasma edge physics and its relation to core plasma behaviour, four topics of importance to the future development of magnetically confined plasmas were discussed in detail: the role of turbulence in edge and scrape-off layer physics, the relation between edge physics and core confinement, the influence of divertor geometry on plasma behaviour and transient and steady-state effects in plasma-wall interactions. In addition, an extended review of JET experiments on advanced modes of operation was presented. The main issues discussed in each session and the areas identified as requiring further study are summarized here.

Cadarache; France; Campbell, 9-11 December 1998 D. J.; Hidalgo, C.; Monk, R. D.; Philipps, V.; Suttrop, W.; Thomas, P. R.

1999-06-01

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Semiconductor heterojunctions at the Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Semiconductor Interfaces: A device physicist`s perspective  

SciTech Connect

After a very slow start, heterojunctions have emerged as one of the central topics of the Conference on the Physics and Chemistry of Semiconductor Interfaces. The presentation describes this emergence, starting from such items as the electron affinity rule of conduction band offsets, Dingle`s first determination of the GaAs-(Al,Ga)As band lineups, and the first lineup theories. Some of the blind alleys in this development (85:15 Rule, Common-Anion Rule, and others) are retold by one of the participants. The treatment then turns to a few of the most recent developments, such as the emerging role of ab initio computations as a quasiexperimental tool, plus a few developments this writer finds worth speculating about. The treatment is from the perspective of a device physicist, rather than a surface scientist, and some thoughts are offered on why there is not more commonality between heterojunctions and Schottky barriers. 28 refs., 3 figs.

Kroemer, H. [Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States)

1993-07-01

195

Mini-conference and Related Sessions on Laboratory Plasma Astrophysics  

SciTech Connect

This paper provides a summary of some major physics issues and future perspectives discussed in the Mini-Conference on Laboratory Plasma Astrophysics. This Mini-conference, sponsored by the Topical Group on Plasma Astrophysics, was held as part of the American Physical Society's Division of Plasma Physics 2003 Annual Meeting (October 27-31, 2003). Also included are brief summaries of selected talks on the same topic presented at two invited paper sessions (including a tutorial) and two contributed focus oral sessions, which were organized in coordination with the Mini-Conference by the same organizers.

Hantao Ji

2004-02-27

196

Regulatory mutations conferring constitutive synthesis of major outer membrane proteins (OmpC and OmpF) in Escherichia coli.  

PubMed Central

An ompB strain of Escherichia coli K-12 lacking major outer membrane proteins OmpC and OmpF was used to isolate a pair of mutants that have restored the ability to synthesize either OmpC or OmpF protein. These mutants were found to produce the respective proteins constitutively under the several conditions where the synthesis in the wild-type strain was markedly repressed; namely, in the absence of the ompB gene function, under restrictive medium conditions, or upon lysogenization with phage PA-2. The mutations ompCp1 and ompFp9 responsible for such synthesis were shown to be located in the close vicinity of the corresponding structural genes, ompC and ompF. Moreover, the mutations affect the expression of these genes in a cis-dominant fashion. Taken together with other evidence, it was suggested that ompCp1 and ompFp9 represent regulatory site mutations occurring at the promoter regions of ompC and ompF respectively. Relevance of these findings to the genetic control of outer membrane protein synthesis is discussed. Images

Sato, T; Yura, T

1981-01-01

197

Emerging New Physics with Major Implications for Energy Technology, Biology, and Medicine  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the past 15 years, reproducible experiments and prototype technological devices have emerged that may revolutionize much of physics and chemistry(despite the common perception that modern physics is on very solid ground and is nearing a \\

Eugene F. Mallove

2003-01-01

198

Education Majors' Expectations and Reported Experiences with Inquiry-Based Physics: Implications for Student Affect  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To address a perennial need to provide K-8 teachers with a solid foundation in science, there are many physics content courses throughout the United States. One such course is Physics and Astronomy for Teachers (PAT), which relies heavily on active-learning strategies. Although PAT is successful in teaching physics content, students sometimes…

Gaffney, Jon D. H.

2013-01-01

199

FOREWORD: TAUP 2005: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ninth meeting of the TAUP Workshop Series, TAUP 2005, was organized by the University of Zaragoza and Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc, jointly with the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso of the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). It was dedicated to the memory of professor Angel Morales, co-founder of the TAUP Series and a central figure in the scientific

Alessandro Bottino; Eugenio Coccia; Julio Morales; Jorge Puimedónv

2006-01-01

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International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, 18th, Kyoto, Japan, Aug. 20-26, 1987, Proceedings. Parts 1, 2, & 3  

Microsoft Academic Search

Theoretical and experimental investigations in low-temperature physics and scientific and engineering applications of low-temperature phenomena are examined in reviews and reports. The major subject areas covered are quantum liquids and solids, the low-temperature properties of solids, superconductivity, and techniques and applications. Sections are devoted to liquid He-4 and (He-3)(He-4), superfluid flow, superfluid He-3, polarized systems, He in restricted geometries, He

Y. Nagaoka

1987-01-01

201

1990 Conference on Cloud Physics, San Francisco, CA, July 23-27, 1990, Preprints  

SciTech Connect

Various papers on cloud physics are presented. Some of the individual topics addressed are: lake effect snow storm microphysics, origin of ice in strong convective cells, ice in New Mexican cumulus clouds, observed versus diagnosed ice production rates in warm-based midwestern cumuli, factors affecting the structure and stability of boundary-layer clouds, multifractal model of entrainment into a stratocumulus cloud top, Lagrangian development of a cloud-topped boundary layer in a turbulence closure model, entrainment and detrainment across a stratified interface, droplets in cloud edge downdrafts, water supersaturation in convective clouds, retention of ice crystal structure and habit during diffusional growth, crystallization of highly supersaturated solutions. Also discussed are: fractional cloudiness at the top of the marine boundary layer, mixing rate analysis of the stratocumulus-topped marine atmospheric boundary layer, 3D simulations of buoyancy reversal, experimental studies of two stage ice accretions, cloud structure and turbulent transport in the cloud-capped marine boundary layer, cloud-aerosol interactions in the marine atmosphere, physically based fractional cloudiness parameterization.

Not Available

1990-01-01

202

Physical Activity Patterns of PETE Majors: Do They Walk the Talk?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is well established and supported by research that regular physical activity has positive benefits to health. Currently, there is much concern about the decreasing amount of physical activity in adults and children with a corresponding increase in obesity and morbidity/ mortality rates. This study was designed to investigate the activity…

LaVine, Mary E.; Ray, Cortney

2006-01-01

203

SPIN-UP and Preparing Undergraduate Physics Majors for Careers in Industry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Seven years ago, the Strategic Programs for Innovations in Undergraduate Physics (SPIN-UP) Report produced by the National Task Force on Undergraduate Physics identified several key characteristics of thriving undergraduate physics departments including steps these departments had taken to prepare students better for careers in industry. Today statistical data from AIP shows that almost 40% of students graduating with a degree in physics seek employment as soon as they graduate. Successful undergraduate physics programs have taken steps to adapt their rigorous physics programs to ensure that graduating seniors have the skills they need to enter the industrial workplace as well as to go on to graduate school in physics. Typical strategies noted during a series of SPIN-UP workshops funded by a grant from NSF to APS, AAPT, and AIP include flexible curricula, early introduction of undergraduates to research techniques, revised laboratory experiences that provide students with skills they need to move directly into jobs, and increased emphasis on "soft" skills such as communication and team work. Despite significant success, undergraduate programs face continuing challenges in preparing students to work in industry, most significantly the fact that there is no job called "physicist" at the undergraduate level.

Howes, Ruth

2011-03-01

204

Physical Mechanisms Responsible for the Major Synoptic Systems in the Eastern Canadian Arctic in the Winter and Summer of 1973.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this study the physical processes producing the major centers of synoptic activity in the eastern Canadian Arctic are examined. The author chose the total vertical velocity at 85 centibars as an indicator of the intensity of the synoptic activity. A di...

E. F. LdDrew

1976-01-01

205

Identification of a major locus conferring resistance to powdery mildew (Erysiphe polygoni DC) in mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek) by QTL analysis.  

PubMed

A major locus conferring resistance to the causal organism of powdery mildew, Erysiphe polygoni DC, in mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek) was identified using QTL analysis with a population of 147 recombinant inbred individuals. The population was derived from a cross between 'Berken', a highly susceptible variety, and ATF 3640, a highly resistant line. To test for response to powdery mildew, F7 and F8 lines were inoculated by dispersing decaying mungbean leaves with residual conidia of E. polygoni amongst the young plants to create an artificial epidemic and assayed in a glasshouse facility. To generate a linkage map, 322 RFLP clones were tested against the two parents and 51 of these were selected to screen the mapping population. The 51 probes generated 52 mapped loci, which were used to construct a linkage map spanning 350 cM of the mungbean genome over 10 linkage groups. Using these markers, a single locus was identified that explained up to a maximum of 86% of the total variation in the resistance response to the pathogen. PMID:14608390

Humphry, M E; Magner, T; McIntyre, C L; Aitken, E A B; Liu, C J

2003-10-01

206

National Society of Black Physicists XXV Annual Day of Scientific Lectures and 21st Annual Meeting - NSBP '98: The Next Generation\\/12th Annual National Conference of Black Physics Students - NCPBS '98: Physics\\/Life in Motion  

Microsoft Academic Search

The 12th Annual National Conference of Black Physics Students (NCBPS) was held jointly with the Annual Meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) March 4-8, 1998 in Lexington, Ky. The Proceedings consists of scientific talks and abstracts given by NSBP members and students attending the NCBPS meeting. One joint session of general scientific interest was held, with NCBPS

MacKellar

1999-01-01

207

Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Calorimetry in Particle Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Pamela silicon tungsten calorimeter / G. Zampa -- Design and development of a dense, fine grained silicon tungsten calorimeter with integrated electronics / D. Strom -- High resolution silicon detector for 1.2-3.1 eV (400-1000 nm) photons / D. Groom -- The KLEM high energy cosmic rays collector for the NUCLEON satellite mission / M. Merkin (contribution not received) -- The electromagnetic calorimeter of the Hera-b experiment / I. Matchikhilian -- The status of the ATLAS tile calorimeter / J. Mendes Saraiva -- Design and mass production of Scintillator Pad Detector (SPD) / Preshower (PS) detector for LHC-b experiment / E. Gushchin -- Study of new FNAL-NICADD extruded scintillator as active media of large EMCal of ALICE at LHC / O. Grachov -- The CMS hadron calorimeter / D. Karmgard (contribution not received) -- Test beam study of the KOPIO Shashlyk calorimeter prototype / A. Poblaguev -- The Shashlik electro-magnetic calorimeter for the LHCb experiment / S. Barsuk -- Quality of mass produced lead-tungstate crystals / R. Zhu -- Status of the CMS electromagnetic calorimeter / J. Fay -- Scintillation detectors for radiation-hard electromagnetic calorimeters / H. Loehner -- Energy, timing and two-photon invariant mass resolution of a 256-channel PBWO[symbol] calorimeter / M. Ippolitov -- A high performance hybrid electromagnetic calorimeter at Jefferson Lab / A. Gasparian -- CsI(Tl) calorimetry on BESHI / T. Hu (contribution not received) -- The crystal ball and TAPS detectors at the MAMI electron beam facility / D. Watts -- Front-end electronics of the ATLAS tile calorimeter / R. Teuscher -- The ATLAS tilecal detector control system / A. Gomes -- Performance of the liquid argon final calibration board / C. de la Taille -- Overview of the LHCb calorimeter electronics / F. Machefert -- LHCb preshower photodetector and electronics / S. Monteil -- The CMS ECAL readout architecture and the clock and control system / K. Kloukinas -- Test of the CMS-ECAL trigger primitive generation / N. Regnault -- Optical data links for the CMS ECAL / J. Grahl (contribution not received) -- CMS ECAL off-detector electronics / R. Alemany Fernandez -- Performance of a low noise readout ASIC for the W-Si calorimeter physics prototype for the future linear collider / C. de la Taille -- Properties of a sampling calorimeter with warm-liquid ionization chambers / S. Plewnia -- Calorimetry and the DO experiment / R. Zitoun (contribution not received) -- Data quality monitoring for the DØ calorimeter / V. Shary -- Status of the construction of the ATLAS electromagnetic liquid argon calorimeter, overview of beam test performance studies / L. Serin -- Uniformity of response of ATLAS liquid argon EM calorimeter / O. Gaunter -- Status of the ATLAS liquid argon hadronic endcap calorimeter construction / M. Vincter -- Results from particle beam tests of the ATLAS liquid argon endcap calorimeters / M. Lefebvre -- First results of the DREAM project / R. Wigmans -- Electron and muon detection with a dual-readout (DREAM) calorimeter / N. Akchurin -- The neutron zero degree calorimeter for the ALICE experiment / M. Gallio -- The liquid xenon scintillation calorimeter of the MEG experiment: operation of a large prototype / G. Signorelli -- Detection of high energy particles using radio frequency signals / C. Hebert -- Hadronic shower simulation / J.-P. Wellisch -- E.M. and hadronic shower simulation with FLUKA / G. Battistoni -- Simulation of the LHCb electromagnetic calorimeter response with GEANT4 / P. Robbe -- Comparison of beam test results of the combined ATLAS liquid argon endcap calorimeters with GEANT3 and GEANT4 simulations / D. Salihagi? -- GEANT4 hadronic physics validation with LHC test-beam data / C. Alexa -- The full simulation of the GLAST LAT high energy gamma ray telescope / F. Longo -- Response of the KLOE electromagnetic calorimeter to low-energy particles / T. Spadaro -- Calorimeter algorithms for DØ; / S. Trincaz-Duvoid -- Identification of low P[symbol] muon with the ATLAS tile calorimeter / G. Usai -- Electron and photon reconstruction

Cecchi, Claudia

208

Literacy in the World and Its Major Regions. Ensuring Universal Rights to Literacy and Basic Education. A Series of 29 Booklets Documenting Workshops Held at the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education (Hamburg, Germany, July 14-18, 1997).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet, which was produced as a follow-up to the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education, examines literacy in the world and its major regions. After a brief overview of the workshop from which the booklet emerged, the need to reconceptualize literacy as a tool for learning throughout life is emphasized. Discussed next are the…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.

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News Teaching Support: New schools network launched Competition: Observatory throws open doors to a select few Festival: Granada to host 10th Ciencia en Acción Centenary: Science Museum celebrates 100 years Award: Queen's birthday honour for science communicator Teacher Training: Training goes where it's needed Conference: Physics gets creative in Christchurch Conference: Conference is packed with ideas Poster Campaign: Bus passengers learn about universe Forthcoming events  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Teaching Support: New schools network launched Competition: Observatory throws open doors to a select few Festival: Granada to host 10th Ciencia en Acción Centenary: Science Museum celebrates 100 years Award: Queen's birthday honour for science communicator Teacher Training: Training goes where it's needed Conference: Physics gets creative in Christchurch Conference: Conference is packed with ideas Poster Campaign: Bus passengers learn about universe Forthcoming events

2009-09-01

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Evolution of Cosmic Objects through their Physical Activity, Proceedings of the Conference dedicated to Viktor Ambartsumian's 100th anniversary  

Microsoft Academic Search

The book presents papers of the Proceedings of the conference dedicated to Viktor Ambarstumian's 100 anniversary held in 2008 in Yerevan and Byurakan. It is divided into 5 parts related to the sessions held during the conference: Stars and Nebulae, Pulsars \\/ Neutron Stars, Activity in Galaxies, Cosmology, Light Scattering and Radiative Transfer, and Miscellanea. All these fields reflect extremely

H. A. Harutyunian; A. M. Mickaelian; Y. Terzian

2010-01-01

211

Teacher Training: Effects of Directed Rehearsal on the Teaching Skills of Physical Education Majors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Directed rehearsal was used to improve the teaching skills of six preservice elementary physical education teachers during a teaching practicum. The teaching skills lesson introduction, lesson closure, task presentation, and general and specific subject-matter feedback were assessed using a multiple baseline design across behaviors for each teacher. Social validity, in the form of the acceptability of directed rehearsal as a

Phillip Ward; Shannon Smith; Kemal Makasci

1997-01-01

212

Memory for emotional faces in major depression following judgement of physical facial characteristics at encoding  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the present study was to establish if patients with major depression (MD) exhibit a memory bias for sad faces, relative to happy and neutral, when the affective element of the faces is not explicitly processed at encoding. To this end, 16 psychiatric out-patients with MD and 18 healthy, never-depressed controls (HC) were presented with a series of

Nathan Ridout; Barbara Dritschel; Keith Matthews; Maureen McVicar; Ian C. Reid; Ronan E. OCarroll

2009-01-01

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Recreational Physical Activity Ameliorates Some of the Negative Impact of Major Depression on Health-Related Quality of Life  

PubMed Central

Background: Major depressive episodes have a negative effect on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The objective of this study was to determine whether recreational physical activity can ameliorate some of this negative impact. Methods: The data source for the study was the Canadian National Population Health Survey (NPHS). The NPHS is a longitudinal study that has collected data from a representative cohort of 15,254 community residents. Sixteen years of follow-up data are available. The NPHS included: an instrument to assess MDE (the Composite International Diagnostic Interview Short Form for Major Depression), an inventory of recreational activities (each associated with hours of participation and estimated metabolic expenditures), and a HRQoL instrument (the Health Utility Index, Mark 3, or HUI3). Proportional hazard and linear regression models were used in this study to determine whether MDE-related declines in HRQoL were lessened by participation in an active recreational lifestyle. Results: Consistent with expectation, major depression was associated with a significant decline in HRQoL over time. While no statistical interactions were observed, the risk of diminished HRQoL in association with MDE was reduced by physical activity. In a proportional hazards model, the hazard ratio for transition to poor HRQoL was 0.7 (95% CI: 0.6–0.8, p?physical activity was significantly associated with more positive HRQoL (??=?0.019, 95% CI 0.004 to ?0.034, p?=?0.02). Conclusion: Recreational physical activity appears to ameliorate some of the decline in HRQoL seen in association with MDE. Physical activity may be an effective tertiary preventive strategy for this condition.

Patten, Scott B.; Williams, Jeanne V. A.; Lavorato, Dina H.; Bulloch, Andrew G. M.

2013-01-01

214

Chemical and physical weathering in New Zealand’s Southern Alps monitored by bedload sediment major element composition  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Haast and Clutha rivers drain opposing flanks of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Major element analyses of grain size fractions (2–1mm, 1mm–355?m, 355–63?m, and <63?m) from bedload sediments collected throughout the reach of each river suggest that weathering is strongly partitioned between the chemical weathering of carbonates and the physical weathering of silicates. Sand size fractions from both rivers are

Christopher Q. Kautz; Candace E. Martin

2007-01-01

215

Research and Teaching: A Teaching Intervention to Increase Achievement of Hispanic Nonscience Majors Taking Physical Science Courses  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This quasi-experimental pilot study of nonscience majors taking a physical science course at a university in South Texas was conducted on Hispanic undergraduate students, and is theory based--an application of attribution theory. That the treatment group outperformed the comparison group provides evidence of the positive effect of having students reflect on controllable reasons for their grades and on their subsequent planning of strategies to maintain or improve those grades.

Poelzer, G. H.; Zeng, Liang

2008-09-01

216

Creation and validation of the self-efficacy instrument for physical education teacher education majors toward inclusion.  

PubMed

The purpose was to validate a self-efficacy (SE) instrument toward including students with disability in physical education (PE). Three scales referring to intellectual disabilities (ID), physical disabilities (PD), or visual impairments (VI) were administered to 486 physical education teacher education (PETE) majors. The sample was randomly split, and exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses (EFA and CFA, respectively) were conducted. After deleting items that did not meet inclusion criteria, EFA item loadings ranged from 0.53 to 0.91, and Cronbach's alpha reliability was high (for ID = .86, PD = .90, and VI = .92). CFA showed that the ID scale demonstrated good goodness-of-fit, whereas in the PD and in the VI scales demonstrated moderate fit. Thus, the content and construct validity of the instrument was supported. PMID:23520246

Block, Martin E; Hutzler, Yeshayahu; Barak, Sharon; Klavina, Aija

2013-04-01

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Conference Calendar.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Lists upcoming conferences (taking place during the months of March through July 2002): Florida Educational Technology Conference; Mid-South Instructional Technology Conference Teaching, Learning, and Technology; Georgia Educational Technology Conference; e-Learning Conference and Expo; International Conference on Software Engineering; National…

Burmeister, Marsha L.

2001-01-01

218

Education majors' expectations and reported experiences with inquiry-based physics: Implications for student affect  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To address a perennial need to provide K-8 teachers with a solid foundation in science, there are many physics content courses throughout the United States. One such course is Physics and Astronomy for Teachers (PAT), which relies heavily on active-learning strategies. Although PAT is successful in teaching physics content, students sometimes report dissatisfaction with the course. Such instances of poor affect are worrisome because they may influence how teachers present science in their own classrooms. Therefore, this study investigates students’ affect in terms of their pedagogical expectations and potential personal learning outcomes with respect to PAT. Two sections of PAT, each containing approximately 40 students, were observed. Students in those sections were surveyed, and a sample were interviewed (N=10). An analysis of the data in terms of an expectancy violation framework shows that while students’ expectations regarding the hands-on and interactive components of PAT were met, they received substantially fewer lectures, class discussions, and opportunities to make class presentations than they had expected, even after they had been presented with the course syllabus and informed about the specific nature of the course. Additionally, students expected PAT to be more directly linked with their future teaching careers and therefore expected more opportunities to practice teaching science than they reported receiving. This investigation serves as a case study to provide insight into why students are sometimes frustrated and confused when first encountering active-learning classes, and it implies that instructors should be cognizant of those feelings and devote resources toward explicit orientation that emphasizes the purpose of the course and reasons behind their pedagogical choices.

Gaffney, Jon D. H.

2013-06-01

219

Science on the Table: Motivating Non-Science Majors to Learn Physical Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Most undergraduates in non-scientific fields view personal science knowledge as both irrelevant and unnecessary for their future well-being. Attempts by universities to address the problem of an increasingly scientifically illiterate citizenry through the incorporation of science requirements in the general education curriculum are viewed by students as one more obstacle in their quest for an undergraduate degree, not as an opportunity to develop the skills needed for personal and civic decision making related to scientific and technologic issues. We have modified the laboratory portion of our existing Physical Science course (previously a catch-all course intended to cover concepts in physics, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy in one semester) to incorporate activities that draw attention to the impact of science on society and individuals. These activities include classroom debates on current issues with scientific content as well as experiments that draw attention to the science of everyday materials and phenomena. We will discuss these activities and the skills students are expected to develop from them.

Weller, Martha; Iriarte-Gross, Judith

2006-03-01

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[Summary of the World Conference on Education for All.] The Major Project in the Field of Education in the Latin American and Caribbean Region. Bulletin 21.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bulletin features four papers, a summary of the World Conference on Education for All held in Jomtien, Thailand in March of 1990, the World Declaration on Education for All, and a framework for action to meet basic learning needs. The four presentations include: "Educational Planning in the Future" (Jesus M. Gurriaran); "An Analysis of…

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and Caribbean.

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Physical, chemical, and enzymatic studies on the major sucrase of honey bees (Apis mellifera).  

PubMed

A sucrase from honey bees (Apis mellifera) which precipitates between ammonium sulfate saturations of 50 and 70% (5 mg protein per millilitre) and which makes up the major portion of the sucrases of honey bees was purified to homogeneity as shown by several criteria. A large part of the sucrase was found in the head while most of the rest was in the abdomen (a small amount was in the thorax). The enzyme precipitated between the same values of ammonium sulfate saturation as did the sucrase in honey and honey sucrase exhibited kinetics very similar to those of this enzyme. The enzyme was found to be a relatively nonspecific alpha-glucosidase and was shown to have transglucosidase activity. The production of glucose from sucrose was rectilinear when plotted by the Hofstee method at low substrate concentrations but decreased at high sucrose concentrations. The production of fructose was rectilinear throughout the concentration range used. The production of both glucose and rho-nitrophenol when rho nitrophenyl alpha-D-glucoside was the substrate was linear by the Hofstee plot. These effects were found to be due to transglucolysis and a mechanism of action is proposed. Amino acid and amino sugar analyses indicated that the sucrase was a glycoprotein. The molecular weight was found to be between 51000 and 82000 by three different methods and an so20.w value of 4.0 S was obtained. There was no evidence for subunit structure. Tests of the enzyme under various denaturation conditions did not reveal any unusual stabilities. The sucrase bound very tightly to a hydrophobic column. Iodoacetic acid decreased the activity of the sucrase but a large concentration was needed to bring about a 50% activity loss. Reducing agents caused some activity declines. Diethyl pyrocarbonate activated the enzyme. PMID:4203

Huber, R E; Mathison, R D

1976-02-01

222

The Social Support Experiences of Major Junior Ice Hockey Players in a Physically Removed Region of Canada  

PubMed Central

The present report from a larger project overviews the sources and types of social support resourced by 10 major junior athletes while they performed out of one physically removed Canadian region. Retrospective interviews and content analysis were conducted during three stages (3, 3, and 4 respondents). The data were segmented into meaning units, coded into a hierarchy of themes, and verified by each respondent and an expert panel (former athlete, coach, parent of former athlete). The respondents sought out three types of social support from four different sources (providers) that were adapted to their remote location, including teachers and general community support. Implications are considered in terms of applied research and practice with aspiring adolescent athletes located in removed locations. Key pointsThe study extends knowledge about the sources and types of social support resourced by elite major junior ice hockey players located in one physically removed Canadian region.From the respondents’ views, three types of social support were sought from four different sources.Implications are considered in terms of sport psychology research and applied practice.

Dube, Timothy V.; Schinke, Robert J.; Hancock, David J.; Dubuc, Nicole G.

2007-01-01

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Attracting Girls to Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In most countries the number of girls studying physics, as well female physicists in academic positions, is still low. Active recruitment at all levels is essential to change this situation. In some countries a large proportion of students are female, but career progression is difficult. Highlighting the broad spectrum of career opportunities for those with physics qualifications is a major approach in attracting girls to physics. This paper presents findings, examples of best practices, and recommendations resulting from the workshop, Attracting Girls to Physics, organized as part of the Third IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, Seoul, 2008.

Sandow, Barbara; Marks, Ann; Borg, Anne

2009-04-01

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The 4th International Conference on Calorimetry in High Energy Physics, and visit LEP detectors and the European CP-Violation Experiment at CERN  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The scientific program for the Elba conference was aimed at outlining the state of the art in all aspects of calorimetry applied to high energy physics. A number of lectures were presented at the Elba conference covering the general topics of calorimetry for large experiments, sampling and precision calorimetry, calorimetry with crystals, computer simulations, electronics, and radiation damage of scintillating fibers and materials. There were also reports on the expected performance of particular types of calorimeters in ongoing and future experiments. The Central European Laboratory for Particle Physics Research (CERN) has been engaged in colliding beams, as well as fixed target experiments for a number of years. Some of the exceptional results from the LEP detectors is a testament to the efficient planning and details necessary for today's larger and more complex detectors. Preparation for the next run with these detectors and tests of new fixed target detectors were observed during this visit. In addition, I discussed plans for the operation and use of the CERN (SPS) test beams during the CY-1994.

White, H. B., Jr.

1994-01-01

225

Proceedings of the 34th International Conference in High Energy Physics (ICHEP08), Philadelphia, PA, 2008, eConf C080730, [hep-ph/0809.xxx  

SciTech Connect

In 2004 a team from the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and the Institute for Advanced Study proposed to host the 2008 International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP) on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The proposal was approved later that year by the C-11 committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. The Co-Chairs were Nigel S. Lockyer (U. Penn/TRIUMF) and A.J. Stewart Smith (Princeton); Joe Kroll of U. Penn served as Deputy Chair from 2007 on. Highlights of the proposal included 1. greatly increased participation of young scientists, women scientists, and graduate students 2. new emphasis on formal theory 3. increased focus on astrophysics and cosmology 4. large informal poster session (170 posters) in prime time 5. convenient, contiguous venues for all sessions and lodging 6. landmark locations for the reception and banquet. The conference program consisted of three days of parallel sessions and three days of plenary talks.

Lockyer, Nigel S.; Smith, AJ Stewart,; et. al.

2008-09-01

226

Publisher's Note: Spin Effects in High Energy Scattering in a Simple Constituent Model [AIP Conference Proceedings 624, Cosmology and Elementary Particle Physics, edited by B. N. Kursunoglu et al., pp. 201-210, 2002  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper was originally published without the accompanying figures. The complete paper is published in the Appendix of AIP Conference Proceedings 672, Short Distance Behavior of Fundamental Interactions, edited by B. N. Kursunoglu et al., pp. 210-219, 2003. The correct citation to be used for this paper is AIP Conference Proceedings 624, Cosmology and Elementary Particle Physics, edited by B. N. Kursunoglu et al., pp. 201-210, 2002. The online version of this paper has been corrected.

Kursunoglu, N.

2003-06-01

227

A physical map across chromosome 11q22-q23 containing the major locus for ataxia telangiectasia  

SciTech Connect

The authors have constructed a long-range physical map for 12 markers, including genes for GRIA3, IL1BC, and ACAT, across 9 MB of chromosome 11q22-q23 in the region of the major locus for ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T). The markers fall into the proximal and distal groups with respect to the centromere. They have linked the proximal and distal groups by hybridization to a 2.7-Mb NotI fragment and and 4.6-Mb MluI fragment. The following locus order was obtained: centromere-CJ52.75-J12.1C2-Y11B11R-IL1BC-hbcDNA-GRIA4-CJ52.3-Y11B29L-ACAT-CJ52.193-J12.8-Y11B06R-telomere. They show that hbcDNA/GRIA4 and CJ52.3 are very closely linked to each end, respectively, of the 2.7-Mb NotI fragment, thereby fixing the position of the complete contig. The results indicate that the gene for A-T is flanked by the markers GRIA4 and J12.8, which are no more than 3 Mb apart, on a 4.6-Mb MluI fragment. The physical map allows rapid positioning of markers, and this will facilitate the construction of a YAC contig across the region. 25 refs., 4 figs., 4 tabs.

Ambrose, H.J.; Byrd, P.J.; McConville, C.M. [Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)] [and others

1994-06-01

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Characterization and physical mapping of 18S and 5S ribosomal genes in Indian major carps (Pisces, Cyprinidae).  

PubMed

Characterization of the major (18S) and minor (5S) ribosomal RNA genes were carried out in three commercially important Indian major carp (IMC) species, viz. Catla catla, Labeo rohita and Cirrhinus mrigala along with their physical localizations using dual colour fluorescence in situ hybridization. The diploid chromosome number in the above carps was confirmed to be 50 with inter-species karyo-morphological variations. The 18S rDNA signals were observed on 3 pair of chromosomes in C. catla and L. rohita, and two pairs in C. mrigala. The 5S rDNA signal was found on single pair of chromosome in all the species with variation in their position on chromosomes. The sequencing of 18S rDNA generated 1804, 1805 and 1805 bp long fragments, respectively, in C. catla, L. rohita and C. mrigala with more than 98% sequence identity among them. Similarly, sequencing of 5S rDNA generated 191 bp long fragments in the three species with 100% identity in coding region and 23.2% overall variability in non-transcribed spacer region. Thus, these molecular markers could be used as species-specific markers for taxonomic identification and might help in understanding the genetic diversity, genome organization and karyotype evolution of these species. PMID:23587674

Ravindra Kumar; Kushwaha, Basdeo; Nagpure, Naresh S

2013-03-16

229

Assessment To Promote Deep Learning: Insight from AAHE's 2000 and 1999 Assessment Conferences. Major Addresses from "Rising Expectations for Assessment: Can We Deliver?" AAHE Assessment Conference (Charlotte, North Carolina, June 14-18, 2000) [and] Highlights of Plenary Addresses from "Assessment as Evidence of Learning: Serving Student and Society," AAHE Assessment Conference (Denver, Colorado, June 13-16, 1999).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers from two conferences explore efforts to meet rising expectations for higher education through fair and honest assessment. The papers from the 2000 conference are: (1) "A Conversation with Jorge Klor de Alva" (interviewed by Gail Mellow); (2) "Promoting Deep Learning through Teaching and Assessment" (Noel Entwistle); (3) "Developing a…

Suskie, Linda, Ed.

230

MESON2000 Conference Summary.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This short contribution is a lite MESON2000 conference summary. As appropriate for the 600th anniversary of the Jagellonian University, it begins with a brief summary of the last 600 years of European history and its place in hadron physics. Next a physic...

T. Barnes

2001-01-01

231

Crime in Public Housing. A Review of Major Issues and Selected Crime Reduction Strategies. Volume II: A Review of Two Conferences and an Annotated Bibliography.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This second volume of a two - volume report on ''Crime in Public Housing: A Review of Major Issues and Selected Crime Reduction Strategies'' includes a summary of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) / HUD Anti - Crime C...

W. V. Rouse H. Rubenstein

1978-01-01

232

EDITORIAL: Theory Meets Data Analysis at Comparable and Extreme Mass Ratios Conference (NRDA/Capra 2010), Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada, 20-26 June 2010 Theory Meets Data Analysis at Comparable and Extreme Mass Ratios Conference (NRDA/Capra 2010), Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada, 20-26 June 2010  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This special issue of Classical and Quantum Gravity contains articles submitted in relation to the 'Theory Meets Data Analysis at Comparable and Extreme Mass Ratios' conference held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada, 20-26 June 2010. This conference, organized by S Fairhurst, G Gonzalez, L Lehner, Y Liu, H Pfeiffer, and E Poisson brought together researchers from three gravitational wave communities: experiment, theory and data analysis, who discussed the latest advances and challenges for detecting and exploiting gravitational waves. Approximately 60 talks spread over one week, together with many lively discussions provided an excellent atmosphere for debate. With so much packed in over seven days there were too many highlights to list specifics here. However, several common themes could be clearly discerned: the tremendous progress achieved in the detector level; the understanding of key comparable-mass systems and the data analysis techniques required for searching for their signals; the significant progress achieved in obtaining predictions in extreme mass ratio scenarios and the understanding of remaining challenges; as well as several new efforts towards making multi-messenger astronomy a reality. This issue contains research articles presented at this conference which, together with online talks (all of which can be found at pirsa.org/C10015), illustrate the level of maturity the field has reached. Many challenges still remain and the communities involved are actively working towards addressing them.

Lehner, L.; Pfeiffer, H.; Poisson, E.

2011-07-01

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The Texas Children's Medication Algorithm Project: Report of the Texas Consensus Conference Panel on Medication Treatment of Childhood Major Depressive Disorder  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectivesTo develop consensus guidelines for medication treatment algorithms for childhood major depressive disorder (MDD) based on scientific evidence and clinical opinion when science is lacking. The ultimate goal of this approach is to synthesize research and clinical experience for the practitioner and to increase the uniformity of preferred treatment for childhood MDD. A final goal is to develop an approach

CARROLL W. HUGHES; GRAHAM J. EMSLIE; M. LYNN CRISMON; KAREN DINEEN WAGNER; BORIS BIRMAHER; BARBARA GELLER; STEVEN R. PLISZKA; NEAL D. RYAN; MICHAEL STROBER; MADHUKAR H. TRIVEDI; MARCIA G. TOPRAC; ANDREW SEDILLO; MARIA E. LLANA; MOLLY LOPEZ; A. JOHN RUSH

1999-01-01

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May the Circle Be Unbroken: A New Decade. Final Report on the National Indian Conference on Aging (3rd, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 8-10, 1980).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Focusing on six major topics to be addressed at the 1981 White House Conference (economic security, physical and mental health, social well being, older Americans as a national resource, creating an age-integrated society, and research), the National Indian Conference attracted 1,165 persons from more than 140 tribes (592 being Indian elders over…

National Indian Council on Aging, Albuquerque, NM.

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ACTIVATED CARBONS' PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES IN RELATION TO THEIR MERCURY ADSORPTION: SYMPOSIUM/CONFERENCE  

EPA Science Inventory

SYMPOS/CONF NRMRL-RTP-P-597 Li*, Y.H., Lee*, C.W., and Gullett*, B.K. Characterization of Activated Carbons' Physical and Chemical Properties in Relation to their Mercury Adsorption. Carbon '01, Lexington, KY, 7/14-19/01. 2001. EPA/600/A-01/075 (NTIS PB2002- 100291). 04/05/200...

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CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA: Extragalactic astronomy (Scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 28 October 2009)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), "Extragalactic astronomy", was held in the Conference Hall of the Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems, RAS, on 28 October 2009. The following reports were put on the session agenda posted on the web site www.gpad.ac.ru of the Physical Sciences Division, RAS: (1) Varshalovich D A, Ivanchik A V, Balashev S A (Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, RAS) "Big Bang nucleosynthesis of deuterium and HD/H2 molecular abundances in interstellar clouds of 12 Gyr ago"; (2) Aptekar R L, Golenetskii S V, Mazets E P (Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, RAS). "Studies of cosmic gamma-ray bursts and gamma repeaters with the Ioffe Institute Konus experiments"; (3) Beskin G M, Karpov S V (Special Astrophysical Observatory, RAS), Bondar S V (Scientific Research Institute of Precision Instrument Making) "Discovery of the fast optical variability of the GRB 080319B gamma burst and the prospects for wide-angle high time resolution optical monitoring"; (4) Starobinskii A A (Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, RAS) "Experimental and theoretical investigation of dark matter in the Universe"; (5) Zasov A V, Sil'chenko O K (Shternberg State Astronomical Institute, Lomonosov Moscow State University) "Galactic disks and their evolution"; (6) Burdyuzha V V (Astro-Space Center of the Lebedev Physics Institute) "Dark components of the Universe". Papers based of reports 1-3, 5, and 6 are published below. A A Starobinskii's extended report will be presented in the form of a review, which is planned for publication in one of the forthcoming issues of Physics-Uspekhi. • Big Bang nucleosynthesis of deuterium and HD/H2 molecular abundances in interstellar clouds of 12 Gyr ago, D A Varshalovich, A V Ivanchik, S A Balashev, P Petitjean Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 4, Pages 397-401 • Cosmic gamma-ray bursts and gamma repeaters studies with Ioffe Institute Konus experiments, R L Aptekar, S V Golenetskii, E P Mazets, V D Pal'shin, D D Frederiks Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 4, Pages 401-406 • Discovery of the fast optical variability of GRB 080319B and the prospects for wide-field optical monitoring with high time resolution, G M Beskin, S V Karpov, S F Bondar, V L Plokhotnichenko, A Guarnieri, C Bartolini, G Greco, A Piccioni Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 4, Pages 406-414 • Galactic disks and their evolution, A V Zasov, O K Sil'chenko Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 4, Pages 415-419 • Dark components of the Universe, V V Burdyuzha Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 4, Pages 419-424

2010-07-01

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CONFERENCE REPORT: Report on the 11th European Fusion Physics Workshop (Heraklion, Crete, 8 10 December 2003)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 11th EFPW took place in December 2003 at Heraklion in Crete, hosted by the Association EURATOM-Greece and the FORTH Institute, Heraklion and sponsored by the European Commission. Within the overall theme of 'plasma-wall interactions (PWI) and their implications for impurity generation and transport', four topics of importance to the future development of magnetically confined fusion were discussed in detail. Key PWI issues for ITER were also reviewed, the programmes of the two European physics task forces, on PWI and on integrated tokamak modelling, were discussed, and several topical reviews on key physics R&D issues for ITER were presented. The main issues discussed and the areas identified as requiring further study are summarized here.

Campbell, D. J.; Bécoulet, A.; Counsell, G.; Federici, G.; Imbeaux, F.; Kirschner, A.; Krieger, K.; Ortolani, S.; Pitts, R.; Philipps, V.; Zastrow, K.-D.

2005-08-01

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Conference scene: 2nd cancer epigenetics conference.  

PubMed

The GTC Cancer Summit: Novel Approaches to Drug Discovery was divided into two parallel tracks: the 2nd Cancer Epigenetics Conference, and the Protein Kinases and Drug Design Conference. The 2nd Cancer Epigenetics Conference focused on exciting changes in drug discovery that include an unprecedented private and public collaboration on drug discovery in epigenetics through the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), which has led to several major breakthroughs including: the development of small-molecule inhibitors that interfere with protein interactions, especially bromodomain-containing protein acetylation readers; the indirect but successful targeting of the elusive MYC oncogene; and the identification of epigenetic drugs that are disease-specific. Also reported were the development of clinically useful DNA methylation assays; cell, peptide and protein arrays for testing antibody- and protein-binding specificity; and tools for chromatin capture and DNA modification analysis. Several groups reported on the lack of specificity of some commercial, but unnamed, antibodies used for epigenetic studies. PMID:23566090

Smith, Cassandra L

2013-04-01

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CONFERENCE REPORT: Report on the 8th European Fusion Physics Workshop, Leysin, Switzerland, 13-15 December 2000  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 8th European Fusion Physics Workshop took place in December 2000 at Leysin in Switzerland. It was hosted by the Association CRPP-Euratom, Lausanne and sponsored by the European Commission. Within an overall theme of Transport in Magnetic Fusion Plasmas, five topics of importance to the future development of magnetically confined fusion were discussed in detail. In addition, a review of the first year of JET experiments under the European Fusion Development Agreement and the results of the ITER Technology Research and Development programme were presented. The main issues discussed in each session and the areas identified as requiring further study are summarized here.

Campbell, D. J.; Garbet, X.; Hogeweij, G. D. M.; Mantica, P.; Peeters, A.; Saibene, G.; Shimomura, Y.; Watkins, M. L.

2001-07-01

240

Dave Van Domelen's Conference Notes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page links to a series of reports made by the author on national conferences, colloquia, and symposia from 1997-present. These notes are primarily on talks presented at the AAPT National Conferences and meetings dealing with Physics Education Research or the scholarship of teaching.

Van Domelen, David

2006-09-10

241

Science Conferences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Would you like to know what professional conferences are being held around the world at any specific time? AllConferences.net provides this free service. Over thirty science categories are represented and include everything from the 2002 Geological Society of America Annual meeting in Denver to the upcoming Environmental Flows for River Systems Conference & Fourth Ecohydraulics Symposium in Cape Town, South Africa. Each entry includes a description of the event, times, locations, contact information, and relevant links. Users can search or browse the events by category and even submit a conference of their own. Now all you need is funding for the trip.

2000-01-01

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CONFERENCE REPORT: Report on the 5th European Fusion Physics Workshop, Sesimbra, Portugal, 10-12 December 1997  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 5th EFPW took place in December 1997 at Sesimbra in Portugal. It was hosted by the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon and sponsored by the European Commission. Within an overall theme of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) phenomena in magnetically confined plasmas, four topics of importance to the future development of magnetic confinement fusion were discussed in detail: integrated control of fusion plasmas, MHD in advanced scenarios, neoclassical modes and disruptions. In addition, an extended review of the results of the recent JET deuterium-tritium experiments was presented and the physics research opportunities which would be made available by ITER operation were discussed. The main issues discussed in each session and the areas identified as requiring further study are summarized here.

Campbell, D. J.; de Blank, H. J.; Gruber, O.; Hender, T. C.; Jacquinot, J.; Perkins, F. W.; Watkins, M. L.; Zabiégo, M.

1999-01-01

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CONFERENCE REPORT: Report on the 7th European Fusion Physics Workshop, Kloster Seeon, Germany, 8-10 December 1999  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 7th EFPW took place in December 1999 at Kloster Seeon in Germany. It was hosted by the Association IPP-Euratom, Garching and sponsored by the European Commission. Within an overall theme of plasma heating and current drive systems, four topics of importance to the future development of magnetically confined fusion were discussed in detail: the injection of heating, current and momentum; the interplay between heating systems and transport barriers; MHD control issues for heating and current drive systems; and energetic particle physics. In addition, a review of recent JET experiments, the organization of the JET scientific programme under EFDA and the new ITER design were presented. The main issues discussed in each session and the areas identified as requiring further study are summarized here.

Campbell, D. J.; Buttery, R.; Challis, C. D.; Günter, S.; Nguyen, F.

2001-04-01

244

Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Report: Major Suffers Sudden Cardiac Death During Physical Fitness Training in Kentucky.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On January 17, 2010, a 51-year-old male volunteer Major responded to a reported residential fire. The reported fire turned out to be steam from a shower. Three hours after returning home, the Major went to exercise at a local fitness facility with his tra...

T. Baldwin T. Hales

2010-01-01

245

2002 NASPSA Conference Abstracts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contains abstracts from the 2002 conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. The publication is divided into three sections: the preconference workshop, "Effective Teaching Methods in the Classroom;" symposia (motor development, motor learning and control, and sport psychology); and free…

Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 2002

2002-01-01

246

Several Regions in the Major Histocompatibility Complex Confer Risk for Anti-CCP-Antibody Positive Rheumatoid Arthritis, Independent of the DRB1 Locus  

PubMed Central

Recent evidence suggests that additional risk loci for RA are present in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), independent of the class II HLA-DRB1 locus. We have now tested a total of 1,769 SNPs across 7.5Mb of the MHC located from 6p22.2 (26.03 Mb) to 6p21.32 (33.59 Mb) derived from the Illumina 550K Beadchip (Illumina, San Diego, CA, USA). For an initial analysis in the whole dataset (869 RA CCP + cases, 1,193 controls), the strongest association signal was observed in markers near the HLA-DRB1 locus, with additional evidence for association extending out into the Class I HLA region. To avoid confounding that may arise due to linkage disequilibrium with DRB1 alleles, we analyzed a subset of the data by matching cases and controls by DRB1 genotype (both alleles matched 1:1), yielding a set of 372 cases with 372 controls. This analysis revealed the presence of at least two regions of association with RA in the Class I region, independent of DRB1 genotype. SNP alleles found on the conserved A1-B8-DR3 (8.1) haplotype show the strongest evidence of positive association (P ~ 0.00005) clustered in the region around the HLA-C locus. In addition, we identified risk alleles that are not present on the 8.1 haplotype, with maximal association signals (P ~ 0.001–0.0027) located near the ZNF311 locus. This latter association is enriched in DRB1*0404 individuals. Finally, several additional association signals were found in the extreme centromeric portion of the MHC, in regions containing the DOB1, TAP2, DPB1, and COL11A2 genes. These data emphasize that further analysis of the MHC is likely to reveal genetic risk factors for rheumatoid arthritis that are independent of the DRB1 shared epitope alleles.

Lee, Hye-Soon; Lee, Annette T; Criswell, Lindsey A; Seldin, Michael F; Amos, Christopher I; Carulli, John P; Navarrete, Cristina; Remmers, Elaine F; Kastner, Daniel L; Plenge, Robert M; Li, Wentian; Gregersen, Peter K

2008-01-01

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NewsMars: Express journey to Mars ASE 2003: Knocked out by meteorites Events: Sun-Earth Day ASE 2003: Fun Physics - popular as ever Appointments: Sykes to bring science to the people UK Science Education: The future's bright, the future's science ASE 2003: A grand finale for Catherine Teaching Resources: UK goes to the planets Cambridge Physics Update: Basement physics Conferences: Earth Science Teachers' Association Conference 2003 New Website: JESEI sets sail GIREP: Teacher education seminar Malaysia: Rewards for curriculum change Cambridge Physics Update: My boomerang will come back! Teaching Resources: Widening particiption through ideas and evidence with the University of Surrey Wales: First Ffiseg Events: Nuna: Solar car on tour Physics on Stage: Physics on Stage 3 embraces life Symposium: In what sense a nuclear 'debate'? Gifted and Talented: Able pupils experiencing challenging science Australia: ISS flies high Down Under  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mars: Express journey to Mars ASE 2003: Knocked out by meteorites Events: Sun-Earth Day ASE 2003: Fun Physics - popular as ever Appointments: Sykes to bring science to the people UK Science Education: The future's bright, the future's science ASE 2003: A grand finale for Catherine Teaching Resources: UK goes to the planets Cambridge Physics Update: Basement physics Conferences: Earth Science Teachers' Association Conference 2003 New Website: JESEI sets sail GIREP: Teacher education seminar Malaysia: Rewards for curriculum change Cambridge Physics Update: My boomerang will come back! Teaching Resources: Widening particiption through ideas and evidence with the University of Surrey Wales: First Ffiseg Events: Nuna: Solar car on tour Physics on Stage: Physics on Stage 3 embraces life Symposium: In what sense a nuclear 'debate'? Gifted and Talented: Able pupils experiencing challenging science Australia: ISS flies high Down Under

2003-03-01

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An Examination of Variables Which Influence High School Students to Enroll in an Undergraduate Engineering or Physical Science Major  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this study was to examine the variables which influence a high school student to enroll in an engineering discipline versus a physical science discipline. Data was collected utilizing the High School Activities, Characteristics, and Influences Survey, which was administered to students who were freshmen in an engineering or…

Porter, Christopher H.

2011-01-01

249

Educational Telecommunications. Cable Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Michigan Department of Education sponsored a conference which brought educational administrators and cable television (CATV) entrepreneurs together for a common exploration of their respective concerns in order that they might develop a working relationship leading to the effective utilization of CATV by educators. Major topics dealt with: 1)…

Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.

250

BEAUTY'99 Conference Summary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Investigations of B hadrons are expected to break new ground in measuring CP-violation effects. This series of BEAUTY conferences, originating from the 1993 conference in Liblice, has contributed significantly in developing ideas of CP-violation measurements using B hadrons and formulating and comparing critically the B-physics experiments. In the '99 conference in Bled we saw the ripening of the field and the first fruit emerging - Tevatron have produced beautiful B-physics results and more are expected to come with the next run, while the B-physics experiments at DESY, SLAC and KEK are starting their operation. The longer-term projects at LHC and Tevatron have taken their shape and detailed prototyping work is going on. Meanwhile, on the phenomenological side, there has been impressive theoretical progress in understanding deeper the `standard' measurements and proposing new signatures. In this summary, I will highlight the status of the field as presented in the conference, concentrating on signatures, experiments and R&D programmes.

Eerola, P.

2000-05-01

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Conference Committees: Conference Committees  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

International Programm Committee (IPC) Harald Ade NCSU Sadao Aoki University Tsukuba David Attwood Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/CXRO Christian David Paul Scherrer Institut Peter Fischer Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Adam Hitchcock McMaster University Chris Jacobsen SUNY, Stony Brook Denis Joyeux Lab Charles Fabry de l'Institut d'Optique Yasushi Kagoshima University of Hyogo Hiroshi Kihara Kansai Medical University Janos Kirz SUNY Stony Brook Maya Kiskinova ELETTRA Ian McNulty Argonne National Lab/APS Alan Michette Kings College London Graeme Morrison Kings College London Keith Nugent University of Melbourne Zhu Peiping BSRF Institute of High Energy Physics Francois Polack Soleil Christoph Quitmann Paul Scherrer Institut Günther Schmahl University Göttingen Gerd Schneider Bessy Hyun-Joon Shin Pohang Accelerator Lab Jean Susini ESRF Mau-Tsu Tang NSRRC Tony Warwick Lawrence Berkeley Lab/ALS Local Organizing Committee Christoph Quitmann Chair, Scientific Program Charlotte Heer Secretary Christian David Scientific Program Frithjof Nolting Scientific Program Franz Pfeiffer Scientific Program Marco Stampanoni Scientific Program Robert Rudolph Sponsoring, Financials Alfred Waser Industry Exhibition Robert Keller Public Relation Markus Knecht Computing and WWW Annick Cavedon Proceedings and Excursions and Accompanying Persons Program Margrit Eichler Excursions and Accompanying Persons Program Kathy Eikenberry Excursions and Accompanying Persons Program Marlies Locher Excursions and Accompanying Persons Program

2009-09-01

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Physical linkage of a guanine nucleotide-binding protein-related gene to the chicken major histocompatibility complex.  

PubMed Central

Several genes were found closely associated with major histocompatibility class I and class II beta-chain genes in chicken genomic DNA clusters by hybridizing tissue-specific cDNA probes to cosmid clones. A cDNA probe for one of these genes, probe C12.3 isolated from a chicken liver cDNA library, was used to clone the homologous sequence H12.3 from a human B-lymphoblastoid cell line cDNA library. C12.3 and H12.3 encode exactly the same 317-residue-long protein. The sequence of 12.3 shows significant homology with the two known guanine nucleotide-binding protein beta subunits (GP beta 1 and GP beta 2) and other proteins that all share the same segmented structure with seven internal homologous repeats about 45 residues in length. Unlike the chicken gene, the human H12.3 gene and its mouse counterpart are not located on the same chromosome as the major histocompatibility complex. A possible involvement of the C12.3 gene product in major histocompatibility complex-linked control of lymphocyte proliferation in chickens is discussed. Images

Guillemot, F; Billault, A; Auffray, C

1989-01-01

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The Human Cytomegalovirus 86-Kilodalton Major Immediate-Early Protein Interacts Physically and Functionally with Histone Acetyltransferase P/CAF  

PubMed Central

The major immediate-early proteins of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) play a pivotal role in controlling viral and cellular gene expression during productive infection. As well as negatively autoregulating its own promoter, the HCMV 86-kDa major immediate early protein (IE86) activates viral early gene expression and is known to be a promiscuous transcriptional regulator of cellular genes. IE86 appears to act as a multimodal transcription factor. It is able to bind directly to target promoters to activate transcription but is also able to bridge between upstream binding factors such as CREB/ATF and the basal transcription complex as well as interacting directly with general transcription factors such as TATA-binding protein and TFIIB. We now show that IE86 is also able to interact directly with histone acetyltransferases during infection. At least one of these factors is the histone acetyltransferase CBP-associated factor (P/CAF). Furthermore, we show that this interaction results in synergistic transactivation by IE86 of IE86-responsive promoters. Recruitment of such chromatin-remodeling factors to target promoters by IE86 may help explain the ability of this viral protein to act as a promiscuous transactivator of cellular genes.

Bryant, L. A.; Mixon, P.; Davidson, M.; Bannister, A. J.; Kouzarides, T.; Sinclair, J. H.

2000-01-01

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Expression of HLA-C molecules confers target cell resistance to some non-major histocompatibility complex-restricted T cells in a manner analogous to allospecific natural killer cells  

PubMed Central

Specific HLA molecules have recently been shown to confer target cell resistance to lysis by some CD3- natural killer (NK) cells. For certain NK clones, resistance is governed by two specificities (NK1 and NK2) that are associated with particular HLA-C alleles: in general, target cells expressing Cw1, Cw3, Cw7, or Cw8 are susceptible to NK1 but resistant to NK2 clones, whereas target cells expressing Cw2, Cw4, Cw5, or Cw6 are susceptible to NK2 and resistant to NK1 cells. These two clusters of HLA-C alleles are distinguished by a dimorphism in the alpha 1 helical region, localized at amino acid positions 77 and 80. In this report, we show that highly enriched CD3+/CD56- cytotoxic T cell sublines and CD3-/CD56+ NK sublines derived from the same donor have identical cytolytic specificities when tested against a panel of allogeneic LCL and various HLA-B and -C transfectant cell lines. The lysis pattern of the allogeneic cells appeared to be related to the NK2 specificity for both effector cells: LCL expressing HLA-Cw2, Cw4, Cw5, or Cw6 alleles were lysed, while LCL expressing HLA-Cw1, Cw3, or Cw7 molecules were resistant. Resistance to lysis could be conferred to susceptible target cells by transfection with a Cw*0702 gene, while expression of a Cw*0602 gene did not provide protection. Similar patterns of HLA-C-mediated resistance were also found with two polyclonal T cell lines generated from the peripheral blood lymphocytes of unrelated donors. Thus, major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules that induced resistance to particular NK cells also regulated target cell resistance to lysis by these non-MHC-restricted effector T cells. For both types of effector cells, direct binding to HLA-C molecules was necessary to achieve inhibition since preincubation with mAb specific for class I molecules destroyed the protection from lysis of HLA-Cw7 expressing target cells. mAbs specific for CD3 and CD8 molecules had no influence on lysis or inhibition of the NK-like T cells. Formation of MHC complexes with particular peptides did not appear to be essential to confer resistance, since a cell line with defective peptide transporter genes (TAP genes), when transfected with an appropriate HLA-C allele, was as resistant to lysis as HLA-C transfectant lines with normal TAP function. These results suggest that HLA-C molecules may deliver negative regulatory signals to some non-MHC- restricted T cells in a manner similar to that described previously for particular NK cells.

1995-01-01

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PREFACE: Quark Matter 2006 Conference  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Quark Matter 2006 conference was held on 14 20 November 2006 at the Shanghai Science Hall of the Shanghai Association of Sciences and Technology in Shanghai, China. It was the 19th International Conference on Ultra-Relativistic Nucleus Nucleus Collisions. The conference was organized jointly by SINAP (Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)) and CCNU (Central China Normal University, Wuhan). Over 600 scientists from 32 countries in five continents attended the conference. This is the first time that China has hosted such a premier conference in the field of relativistic heavy-ion collisions, an important event for the Chinese high energy nuclear physics community. About one half of the conference participants are junior scientists—a clear indication of the vigor and momentum for this field, in search of the fundamental nature of the nuclear matter at extreme conditions. Professor T D Lee, honorary chair of the conference and one of the founders of the quark matter research, delivered an opening address with his profound and philosophical remarks on the recent discovery of the nature of strongly-interacting quark-gluon-plasma (sQGP). Professor Hongjie Xu, director of SINAP, gave a welcome address to all participants on behalf of the two hosting institutions. Dr Peiwen Ji, deputy director of the Mathematics and Physics Division of the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), also addressed the conference participants and congratulated them on the opening of the conference. Professor Mianheng Jiang, vice president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), gave a concise introduction about the CAS as the premier research institution in China. He highlighted continued efforts at CAS to foster international collaborations between China and other nations. The Quark Matter 2006 conference is an example of such a successful collaboration between high energy nuclear physicists in China and other nations all over the world. The scientific program of the conference began with an overview of high energy nuclear physics in China by Professor Wenqing Shen, vice president of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Professor Shen highlighted many contributions made by the Chinese scientists in both theory and experiment. Dr Nick Samios, former director of Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), gave a vivid account of the early years of RHIC and recent accomplishments. Highlights of the conference include new results from RHIC at BNL and SPS (Super Proton Synchrotron) at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research). Many experimental results reported at the conference support the notion that the quark-gluon matter at RHIC behaves like a perfect liquid with minimum viscosity to entropy ratio. There were 15 plenary sessions which covered 54 plenary talks, 12 parallel sessions and 1 poster session. A total of 320 abstracts were submitted to the conference out of which 124 were selected for oral presentation and the rest were assigned to the poster session. Talks and posters in the conference covered a broad range of experimental and theoretical progress in ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions, which includes new evidence of sQGP, jet quenching and heavy quark energy loss, heavy-ion collision phenomenology, quantum field theory at finite temperature and/or density, and relevant areas of astrophysics and plasma physics. The Quark Matter 2006 conference coincided with the 80th birthday of Professor T D Lee. A special reception was held in the banquet hall of the Shanghai Grand Theatre to celebrate Professor Lee's birthday and to honor his great contributions to physics, in particular, to the development of high energy nuclear physics research in China. We would like to thank the members of the International Advisory Committee for providing valuable advice on a variety of matters, from the general structure of the conference to the selection of the plenary speakers and selection of abstracts for oral presentations. Professors T Hemmick, H Satz, D T Son and N Xu gave excellent pedagogical

Ma, Yu-Gang; Wang, En-Ke; Cai, Xu; Huang, Huan-Zhong; Wang, Xin-Nian; Zhu, Zhi-Yuan

2007-07-01

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Comparison of the Effectiveness of Collaborative Groups and Peer Instruction in a Large Introductory Physics Course for Science Majors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

We report on an experiment comparing examinations of concepts using slightly modified peer instruction (MPI) interventions with a conceptual conflict strategy based on collaborative groups (CG). Four interventions were utilized in two sections of an introductory physics course for science students. Both instructors and strategies were alternated in the two classes so that instructor dependence could be factored out and so that each class could serve as both an experimental and a control group. The gain on the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) used as a pre- and post-test is essentially the same in both classes. The instructors were experienced in use of MPI, but this was the first time that these instructors had used a collaborative group activity in their classes and only used it for the two interventions in each class described in this paper. CG appears to be more effective as a teaching method than PI. It also should be noted that the effectiveness of both teaching methods seems to be instructor independent as long as the instructors followed the same protocol.

Kalman, Calvin S.; Milner-Bolotin, Marina; Antimirova, Tetyana

2013-02-26

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Conference reports  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Ultrasonic Electronics Branch Society of the China Acoustics Society, and the Electronics Countermeasure Branch Society of the China Electronics Society held and All-China Applications Conference of Ultrasonic Electronics Devices in Electronic Countermeasures, Radar and Military Communication Technology. A total of 66 papers was received by the conference with contents relating to surface acoustic wave devices, high-frequency acoustic wave devices, acousto-optical devices, applications of devices in radar, applications of devices in electronic countermeasures, and applications of devices in military communication systems.

Dongpei, Chen; Yulong, Ma

1994-12-01

258

9. international mouse genome conference  

SciTech Connect

This conference was held November 12--16, 1995 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The purpose of this conference was to provide a multidisciplinary forum for exchange of state-of-the-art information on genetic mapping in mice. This report contains abstracts of presentations, focusing on the following areas: mutation identification; comparative mapping; informatics and complex traits; mutagenesis; gene identification and new technology; and genetic and physical mapping.

NONE

1995-12-31

259

Proceedings: Geomagnetically induced currents conference  

SciTech Connect

EPRI held a conference on GIC from 8--10 November 1989 to help define the problem and develop ideas for needed research and development. Speakers reported on our present knowledge of the physics and engineering involved and on what was the experience of several utilities during the severe magnetic storm of 13 March 1989. All papers presented at the conference are included together with the discussions that followed each presentation.

Not Available

1992-06-01

260

MESON2000 Conference Summary  

SciTech Connect

This short contribution is a lite MESON2000 conference summary. As appropriate for the 600th anniversary of the Jagellonian University, it begins with a brief summary of the last 600 years of European history and its place in hadron physics. Next a ''physicist chirality'' order parameter PC is introduced. When applied to MESON2000 plenary speakers this order parameter illustrates the separation of hadron physicists into disjoint communities. The individual plenary talks in MESON2000 are next sorted according to the subconference associated with each of the 36 plenary speakers. Finally, I conclude with a previously unreported Feynman story regarding the use of models in hadron physics.

Barnes, T.

2001-04-26

261

LEAP 1992: Conference summary  

SciTech Connect

We present a summary of the many new results in antiproton ([bar p]) physics presented at the LEAP '92 conference, in the areas of meson spectroscopy, [bar N]N scattering, annihilation and spin observables, strangeness and charm production, [bar N] annihilation in nuclei, atomic physics with very low energy [bar p]'s, the exploration of fundamental symmetries and interactions with [bar p] (CP, T, CPT, gravitation), and the prospects for new [bar p] facilities at ultralow energies or energies above the LEAR regime ([ge] 2 GeV/c).

Dover, C.B.

1992-12-01

262

Efficacy of Duloxetine on Painful Physical Symptoms in Major Depressive Disorder for Patients With Clinically Significant Painful Physical Symptoms at Baseline: A Meta-Analysis of 11 Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trials  

PubMed Central

Objective: To review efficacy of duloxetine for physical symptoms and depressive illness in patients with at least mild to moderate major depressive disorder (MDD; DSM-IV) and clinically significant painful physical symptoms at baseline. Data Sources: Global database of duloxetine clinical trials (Eli Lilly and Company). Study Selection: All 11 acute, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies of duloxetine (7 with duloxetine 60-mg doses and 4 with non–60-mg doses) in the database that used a scale to measure painful physical symptoms and were completed before March 17, 2011. Data Extraction: For each study, patients with clinically significant pain levels at baseline (Visual Analog Scale overall pain rating ? 30, Numerical Rating Scale score ? 3, or Brief Pain Inventory 24-hour average pain rating ? 3) were selected in order to determine the effect sizes of duloxetine (compared with placebo for each trial) on the pain and depression measures. Overall effect sizes for both painful physical symptoms and MDD were obtained from the mean of individual-trial effect sizes, and each effect size was weighted relative to the number of patients within each study. Data Synthesis: The overall mean effect sizes were as follows: painful physical symptoms—60-mg trials, 0.29 (95% CI, 0.06 to 0.52); non–60-mg trials, 0.13 (95% CI, ?0.19 to 0.45); MDD—60-mg trials, 0.29 (95% CI, 0.18 to 0.40); non–60-mg trials, 0.16 (95% CI, 0.00 to 0.32). Across the 11 studies, the weighted effect size for painful physical symptoms was 0.26 (95% CI, 0.00 to 0.51) and for MDD, 0.25 (95% CI, 0.16 to 0.34). Conclusions: According to this meta-analysis, duloxetine 60 mg once daily is as effective in improving painful physical symptoms as it is for depression in patients with MDD and clinically significant painful physical symptoms. The results of this meta-analysis indicate that duloxetine has small effect sizes in reducing painful physical symptoms and depressive symptoms in patients with MDD and clinically significant pain levels at baseline. Thus, the results of the study permit one to conclude that duloxetine has a clinically significant impact on painful physical symptoms and in reducing the severity of depressive symptoms. However, the results do not address its efficacy compared to other alternatives, as in all studies the comparator was placebo.

Desaiah, Durisala; Spann, Melissa E.; Zhang, Qi; Russell, James M.; Robinson, Michael J.; Demyttenaere, Koen

2011-01-01

263

IEEE conference record -- Abstracts  

SciTech Connect

This conference covers the following areas: computational plasma physics; vacuum electronic; basic phenomena in fully ionized plasmas; plasma, electron, and ion sources; environmental/energy issues in plasma science; space plasmas; plasma processing; ball lightning/spherical plasma configurations; plasma processing; fast wave devices; magnetic fusion; basic phenomena in partially ionized plasma; dense plasma focus; plasma diagnostics; basic phenomena in weakly ionized gases; fast opening switches; MHD; fast z-pinches and x-ray lasers; intense ion and electron beams; laser-produced plasmas; microwave plasma interactions; EM and ETH launchers; solid state plasmas and switches; intense beam microwaves; and plasmas for lighting. Separate abstracts were prepared for 416 papers in this conference.

Not Available

1994-01-01

264

Transforming the Preparation of Physics Teachers: A Call to Action  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The joint APS-AAPT-AIP Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics (T-TEP) outlined their findings and recommendations from the T-TEP Report in this presentation made at the 2010 Physics Teacher Education Coalition Conference. The two-year effort investigated the current status of physics teacher education in the United States, collected relevant research findings, and identified major local strengths, as well as significant systemic challenges.

Vokos, Stamatis

2010-02-23

265

The 2009 National Environmental Public Health Conference: one model for planning green and healthy conferences.  

PubMed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry committed to making their 2009 National Environmental Public Health Conference a model for green and healthy conferences. The conference included increased opportunities for physical activity, both as part of conference events and for transportation to the conference. In addition, conference meals were healthy and sustainably sourced. The conference also implemented intuitive, accessible recycling; online scheduling and evaluation to minimize hard-copy materials; and the purchase of carbon offsets to reduce the unwanted environmental impact of the conference. Public health professionals have an opportunity and obligation to support healthy behaviors at their events and to serve as leaders in this area. Facilitating healthy and sustainable choices is in alignment with goals for both public health and broader social issues-such as environmental quality-that have a direct bearing on public health. PMID:21563713

Ruckart, Perri Zeitz; Moore, Cory; Burgin, Deborah; Byrne, Maggie Kelly

266

Sports Safety II, Proceedings of the National Sports Safety Conference (2nd, Chicago, Illinois, October 15-17, 1976).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this conference on safety and sports, conducted by the American School and Community Safety Association, five major topics were discussed. The first item concerned injuries in physical activities, the prevention of injuries in sports and a report on a survey of athletic injuries and deaths. The second item covered was the subject of injury…

Morehouse, Chauncey A., Ed.

267

Construction of a BAC library and a physical map of a major QTL for CBB resistance of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.).  

PubMed

A major quantitative trait loci (QTL) conditioning common bacterial blight (CBB) resistance in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) lines HR45 and HR67 was derived from XAN159, a resistant line obtained from an interspecific cross between common bean lines and the tepary bean (P. acutifolius L.) line PI319443. This source of CBB resistance is widely used in bean breeding. Several other CBB resistance QTL have been identified but none of them have been physically mapped. Four molecular markers tightly linked to this QTL have been identified suitable for marker assisted selection and physical mapping of the resistance gene. A bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library was constructed from high molecular weight DNA of HR45 and is composed of 33,024 clones. The size of individual BAC clone inserts ranges from 30 kb to 280 kb with an average size of 107 kb. The library is estimated to represent approximately sixfold genome coverage. The BAC library was screened as BAC pools using four PCR-based molecular markers. Two to seven BAC clones were identified by each marker. Two clones were found to have both markers PV-tttc001 and STS183. One preliminary contig was assembled based on DNA finger printing of those positive BAC clones. The minimum tiling path of the contig contains 6 BAC clones spanning an estimated size of 750 kb covering the QTL region. PMID:20419470

Liu, S Y; Yu, K; Huffner, M; Park, S J; Banik, M; Pauls, K P; Crosby, W

2010-04-25

268

Nordic Conference in Theoretical High Energy Astrophysics  

Microsoft Academic Search

These proceedings contain papers presented at the Nordic Conference in Theoretical High Energy Astrophysics, held in Copenhagen 14–16 September, 1997. The conference was organised jointly by the Danish Space Research Institute (DSRI) and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (NORDITA). Financial support was also received from the Nordic Academy for Advanced Study (Nordisk Forskerutdanningsakademi, NORFA).The aim of the meeting was

Niels Jørgen Westergaard; Osmi Vilhu; Roland Svensson

1998-01-01

269

National Conference on Weights and Measures (70th), 1985  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The proceedings of the 70th Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures are given. Reports by the several standing and annual committees of the Conference comprise the major portion of the publication. Included also are papers presented by Conference officials and others. Major issues discussed at the Conference included a new Scales Code to be effective January 1, 1986, method of sale of commodities, labeling of gasoline-alcohol blends, national type evaluation, and development of training materials.

Tholen, A. D.; Barbrow, L. E.; Heffernan, A. P.

1985-11-01

270

The Role of Physical Activity in the Prevention and Management of Obesity  

Microsoft Academic Search

The United States is facing 2 major lifestyle-related epidemics that are intricately linked: an epidemic of obesity and an epidemic of inactivity. Multiple interactions exist between lack of physical activity and obesity. Increased physical activity lowers the risk of obesity, may favorably influence distribution of body weight, and confers a variety of health-related benefits even in the absence of weight

JAMES M RIPPE; STACEY HESS

1998-01-01

271

PR^2EPS: Preparation, recruitment, retention and excellence in the physical sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

The PR^2EPS program is a multidisciplinary effort to increase the number of majors attending (and graduating) from SUNY Oneonta with degrees in physics, chemistry, secondary physics or chemistry education and related areas. Components of the program include a walk-in tutoring center, a free, weeklong summer science camp, scholarship opportunities, professional conference experiences, and an equipment loan program for regional secondary

Hugh Gallagher; Sunil Labroo; John Schaumloffel; Paul Bischoff; Nancy Bachman

2007-01-01

272

SIS as an International Conference Information System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Summit Conference of Major Cities of the World held by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government was over successfully. The Secretariat of the Summit Conference developed and operated Summit Information System (SIS) as a model of information processing system for international conference. This article describes background, objectives of its construction and the system outline showing actual usage of documentation, filing system and others which were processed at the Secretariat. Effectiveness of SIS and some problems to be solved are also mentioned.

Kitani, Masamichi

273

What Good Are Conferences, Anyway?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to Frederick Herzberg's studies of employee motivation, humans are driven by motivating factors that allow them to grow psychologically and hygiene factors that help them meet physical needs. Good education conferences can enhance both factors by helping principals refocus their energies, exchange ideas with trusted colleagues, and view…

Pietro, David C.

1996-01-01

274

High Temperature Superconductivity. AIP Conference Proceedings, 483.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This volume contains the proceedings of the 1999 University of Miami Conference on High Temperature Superconductivity. In addition to addressing physical properties, microscopic theory and mechanisms for high-temperature superconductivity, included are re...

F. Zuo J. Ashkenazi J. L. Cohn S. E. Barnes

1999-01-01

275

A BACTERIAL ARTIFICIAL CHROMOSOME CONTIG SPANNING THE MAJOR DOMESTICATION LOCUS Q IN WHEAT AND IDENTIFICATION OF A CANDIDATE GENE  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The Q locus played a major role in the domestication of wheat because it confers the free-threshing character and influences many other agronomically important traits. We constructed a physical contig spanning the Q locus using a Triticum monococcum BAC library. Four chromosome walking steps were ...

276

IEEE International conference on plasma science: Conference record--Abstracts  

SciTech Connect

The conference covered the following topics: basic plasma physics; vacuum electronics; gaseous and electrical gas discharges; laser-produced plasma; space plasmas; computational plasma science; plasma diagnostics; electron, ion and plasma sources; intense electron and ion beams; intense beam microwaves; fast wave M/W devices; microwave-plasma interactions; magnetic fusion; MHD; plasma focus; ultrafast z-pinches and x-ray lasers; plasma processing; fast-opening switches; EM and ETH launchers; solid-state plasmas and switches; plasmas for lighting; ball lightning and spherical plasma configurations; and environmental/energy issues. Separate abstracts were prepared for 379 items in this conference.

Not Available

1993-01-01

277

Physical Trauma as an Etiological Agent in Mental Retardation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The conference on Physical Trauma as a Cause of Mental Retardation dealt with two major areas of etiological concern - postnatal and perinatal trauma. Following two introductory statements on the problem of and issues related to mental retardation (MR) after early trauma to the brain, five papers on the epidemiology of head trauma cover…

Angle, Carol R., Ed.; Bering, Edgar A., Jr., Ed.

278

PREFACE: International Conference on Modern Perspectives of Cosmology and Gravitation (COSGRAV 12)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This volume of Journal of Physics: Conference Series is dedicated to the International Conference on Modern Perspectives of Cosmology and Gravitation (COSGRAV 12) organized by Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, held on 7-11 February 2012. The conference, which focused exclusively on recent trends of research in Cosmology and Gravitation, was the first in the series held in this institute of great repute. The ultimate plan is to make it a regular event every two or three years based on the very positive response we received which was beyond our expectation. The immediate purpose of this conference was to bring together experienced as well as young scientists who are interested in working actively on various aspects of Cosmology and Gravitation. The lectures addressed major theoretical issues, current and forthcoming observational data as well as upcoming ideas in both theoretical and observational sectors. Keeping in mind the 'academic exchange first' approach the lectures were arranged in such a way that the young researchers had ample scope to interact with the stalwarts who are internationally leading experts in their respective fields of research. The major topics covered in the conference are: Early Universe: Inflation, Alternatives and Links to Fundamental Physics Present Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Alternatives Observational Cosmology: CMB, Supernovae, Lensing, Galaxies and Clusters Quantum Aspects of Gravity Black Hole Physics Interface of Gravitation with Information Theory and Condensed Matter Physics. Besides the invited talks a good proportion of the participants also presented their work through contributory talks and posters on this big platform. This was particularly encouraging and of benefit to the young participants, given that there were a number of scientists of international repute among the participants, the feedback from whom could guide them in the right direction. All the contributions were refereed by experts. This set a standard of its own. We are indebted to the Indian Statistical Institute for providing us with generous funding that covered all the expenses required to organize such a huge conference, and for providing us with the support staff facilities. We gratefully acknowledge encouragement from Professor Bimal K Roy, Director, Indian Statistical Institute, and his constant support in all aspects of the conference which made the program function so well. We thank the Scientific Advisory Committee for their valuable suggestions on technical aspects of the conference. We thank all the members of Local Organizing Committee as well as the volunteering students who contributed their hard labour to make the conference a great success. Special thanks to Sudipta Das, Barun Kumar Pal and Sayantan Choudhury for their help during every stage of the conference. We sincerely thank IOP Publishing and the staff of Journal of Physics: Conference Series for the publication of this issue. Last but not least, we thank all the speakers and participants without whom the program would not have been such as success. We hope we will your active participation in future versions of the conference as well. Supratik Pal and Banasri Basu (Editors) Physics and Applied Mathematics Unit Indian Statistical Institute 203 B.T.Road Kolkata 700108 INDIA Conference photograph

Pal, Supratik; Basu, Banasri

2012-12-01

279

FASEB Summer Research Conferences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website provides information regarding summer research conferences hosted internationally by FASEB. The conferences spread a wide range of scientific specialties and serve academics and health professionals.

2012-07-24

280

SIAM conference on applications of dynamical systems  

SciTech Connect

A conference (Oct.15--19, 1992, Snowbird, Utah; sponsored by SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Activity Group on Dynamical Systems) was held that highlighted recent developments in applied dynamical systems. The main lectures and minisymposia covered theory about chaotic motion, applications in high energy physics and heart fibrillations, turbulent motion, Henon map and attractor, integrable problems in classical physics, pattern formation in chemical reactions, etc. The conference fostered an exchange between mathematicians working on theoretical issues of modern dynamical systems and applied scientists. This two-part document contains abstracts, conference program, and an author index.

Not Available

1992-01-01

281

Relationship between major depressive disorder and associated painful physical symptoms: analysis of data from two pooled placebo-controlled, randomized studies of duloxetine.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between painful physical symptoms (PPS) and outcomes in major depressive disorder (MDD). Post-hoc analysis of two identically designed 8-week trials compared the efficacy of 60 mg/day duloxetine (N=523) with that of placebo (N=532) in treating PPS associated with MDD. The Montgomery-Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) total score, the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) average pain score, and the Sheehan Disability Scale global functional impairment score assessed depression symptoms, pain, and functioning, respectively. Remission was defined as a MADRS score of 10 or less, and the BPI response subgroup was defined as a 50% or greater reduction from baseline. Path analyses assessed relationships among variables. Duloxetine-treated patients who had a 50% or greater reduction in BPI score at endpoint had higher rates of remission. Path analysis indicated that 16% of likelihood of remission in depression symptoms was because of the direct effect of treatment, 41% because of pain reduction, and 43% because of functional improvement. Path analysis also indicated that 51% of improvement in functioning was attributed to pain improvement and 43% to mood improvement. Results demonstrate that improvement in pain and mood contributes to functional improvement, and pain reduction and functional improvement increase the likelihood of remission of depressive symptoms with duloxetine treatment in patients with both MDD and PPS at baseline. PMID:23873291

Robinson, Michael J; Sheehan, David; Gaynor, Paula J; Marangell, Lauren B; Tanaka, Yoko; Lipsius, Sarah; Ohara, Fumihiro; Namiki, Chihiro

2013-11-01

282

Calendar of Conferences  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

8 - 18 August 1996 International Summer School on Plasma Physics and Technology La Jolla, CA, USA Contact: Mr V Stefan, Institute for Advanced Physics Studies, PO Box 2964, La Jolla, CA 92038, USA. Tel +1-619-456-5737. 26 - 30 August 1996 Joint Varenna - Lausanne International Workshop on Theory of Fusion Plasmas Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy Contact: Centro di Cultura Villa Monastero, 1 Piazza Venini, 22050 Varenna (Lecco), Italy. Tel +39-341-831261, Fax +39-341-831281. Application and abstract deadline: 15 June 1996. 2 - 5 September 1996 EU - US Workshop on Transport in Fusion Plasmas Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy Further information: G Gorini, ISPP, 16 Via Celoria, I-20133 Milano, Italy. Tel +39-2-2392637, Fax +39-2-2392205, E-mail ggorini@mi.infn.it. Administrative contact: Centro di Cultura Villa Monastero, 1 Piazza Venini, 22050 Varenna (Lecco), Italy. Tel +39-341-831261, Fax +39-341-831281. Application and abstract deadline: 15 June 1996. 9 - 13 September 1996 International Conference on Plasma Physics Nagoya, Japan Contact: Conference Secretariat, c/o Prof. Hiromu Momota, National Institute for Fusion Science, Nagoya 464-01, Japan. Tel +81-52-789-4260, Fax +81-52-789-1037, E-mail icpp96@nifs.ac.jp. Abstract deadline: 31 March 1996. 16 - 20 September 1996 19th Symposium on Fusion Technology Lisbon, Portugal Contact: Professor Carlos Varandas, Centro de Fusão Nuclear, 1096 Lisboa Codex, Portugal. Fax +351-1-8417819, E-mail cvarandas@cfn.ist.utl.pt. General information will be available via WWW with URL http://www.cfn.ist.utl.pt. 25 - 29 September 1996 Summer University of Plasma Physics Garching, Germany Contact: Ms Ch Stahlberg, Max-Planck-Institut für PlasmaPhysik, Boltzmannstr 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany. Tel +49-89-3299-2232, Fax +49-89-3299-1001. 11 - 15 November 1996 38th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics, APS Denver, CO, USA Contact: Dr Richard Hazeltine, University of Texas, Institute for Fusion Studies, RLM 11.314, Austin, TX 78712. Tel +1-512-471-1322, E-mail stewart@hagar.ph.utexas.edu. 17 - 18 February 1997 Plasma '97: 21st Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering Plasma Science and Technology Conference Sydney, Australia Contact: Margaret Lanigan, Conference Manager, PMB 1, MENAI NSW 2234, Australia. Fax +61-(0)2-439-6561, E-mail ainse@ansto.gov.au. 6 - 11 April 1997 10th Joint Workshop on Electron Cyclotron Emission and Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating Ameland, The Netherlands Contact: J Hamers-Smit, FOM - Instituut voor Plasmafysica 'Rijnhuizen', Postbus 1207, 3430 BE Nieuwegein. Tel +31-30-6096999, Fax +31-30-6031204, E-mail ec10@rijnh.nl. Application and abstract deadline: 17 January 1997. 8 - 12 September 1997 12th International Conference on Gas Discharges and their Applications Greifswald, Germany Contact: Dr G Babucke, Inst. f. Niedertemperatur-Plasmaphysik, Robert-Blum-Str. 8 - 10, 17489 Greifswald, Germany. Tel +49-3834-554411, Fax +49-3834-554301, E-mail gd97@public.inp.uni-greifswald.de.

1996-08-01

283

Physics at LHC 2008  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This is the fourth conference in the series started in Prague in 2003 and held in Wiena (2004) and Cracow (2006). The conference is dedicated to the physics at LHC. Topics: Higgs Boson, Supersymmetry, Standard Model and Beyond, Beauty and Heavy-Ion Physics

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CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA: Scientific Session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences dedicated to the centenary of L D Landau's birth (22-23 January 2008)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences dedicated to the centenary of L D Landau's birth was held in the Conference Hall of the Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, on 22 and 23 January 2008. An Opening Address by A F Andreev and the following reports were presented at the session: (1) Andreev A F (Kapitza Institute of Physical Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences) "Supersolidity of quantum glasses" (2) Kagan Yu M (Russian Research Center Kurchatov Institute, Moscow) "Formation kinetics of the Bose condensate and long-range order"; (3) Pitaevskii L P (Kapitza Institute of Physical Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences; Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Trento and BDC Center, Trento, Italy) "Superfluid Fermi liquid in a unitary regime"; (4) Lebedev V V (Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Chernogolovka, Moscow Region) "Kolmogorov, Landau, and the modern theory of turbulence"; (5) Khalatnikov I M (Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow), Kamenshchik A Yu (Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; Dipartimento di Fisica and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Bologna, Italy) "Lev Landau and the problem of singularities in cosmology"; (6) Ioffe B L (Russian State Scientific Center Alikhanov Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow) "Axial anomaly in quantum electro- and chromodynamics and the structure of the vacuum in quantum chromodynamics"; (7) Okun L B (Russian State Scientific Center Alikhanov Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow) "The theory of relativity and the Pythagorean theorem"; (8) Lipatov L N (St. Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Gatchina, St. Petersburg) "Bjorken and Regge asymptotics of scattering amplitudes in QCD and in supersymmetric gauge models." A brief presentation of the Opening Address by A F Andreev and reports 2, 3, and 5 — 8 is given below. • L D Landau: 100th anniversary (Introductory talk), A F Andreev Physics-Uspekhi, 2008, Volume 51, Number 6, Pages 601-602 • Formation kinetics of the Bose condensate and long-range order, Yu M Kagan Physics-Uspekhi, 2008, Volume 51, Number 6, Page 603 • Superfluid Fermi liquid in a unitary regime, L P Pitaevskii Physics-Uspekhi, 2008, Volume 51, Number 6, Pages 603-608 • Lev Landau and the problem of singularities in cosmology, I M Khalatnikov and A Yu Kamenshchik Physics-Uspekhi, 2008, Volume 51, Number 6, Pages 609-616 • Axial anomaly in quantum electro- and chromodynamics and the structure of the vacuum in quantum chromodynamics, B L Ioffe Physics-Uspekhi, 2008, Volume 51, Number 6, Pages 616-622 • The theory of relativity and the Pythagorean theorem, L B Okun Physics-Uspekhi, 2008, Volume 51, Number 6, Pages 622-631 • Bjorken and Regge asymptotics of scattering amplitudes in QCD and in supersymmetric gauge models, L N Lipatov Physics-Uspekhi, 2008, Volume 51, Number 6, Pages 631-636

Andreev, A. F.; Kagan, Yu M.; Pitaevskii, L. P.; Khalatnikov, I. M.; Kamenshchik, A. Yu; Ioffe, B. L.; Okun, L. B.; Lipatov, L. N.

2008-06-01

285

Europhysics Conference on Control Systems for Experimental Physics to Learn about Developments in Controls Architecture, Villars-Sur-Ollon, Switzerland, September 26-October 5, 1987: Foreign Trip Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The architecture of the next generation of controls system for experimental physics are built around workstations rather than large main frame computers. The choice of network interconnecting the workstations does not appear critical; however, some of the...

B. Oerter

1987-01-01

286

PREFACE: 6th International Conference on Aperiodic Crystals (APERIODIC'09)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Aperiodic Logo Aperiodic'09, the sixth International Conference on Aperiodic Crystals, took place in Liverpool 13-18 September 2009. It was the first major conference in this interdisciplinary research field held in the UK. The conference, which was organised under the auspices of the Commission on Aperiodic Crystals of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), followed on from Aperiodic'94 (Les Diablerets, Switzerland),

Uwe Grimm; Rónán McGrath; Olga Degtyareva; Hem Raj Sharma

2010-01-01

287

The 2012 School Psychology Futures Conference: Accomplishments and next Steps  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The major national and international school psychology organizations hosted the 2012 School Psychology Futures Conference during the fall of 2012. The conference was designed to provide an opportunity for school psychologists to plan their future roles in better supporting children, families, and schools. The 2012 conference, titled "School…

Jamruz-Smith, Susan; Harrison, Patti L.; Cummings, Jack A.

2013-01-01

288

CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA: Commemoration of the centenary of the birth of S.M. Rytov (Scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 26 November 2008)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) was held in the Conference Hall of the P N Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS on November 26, 2008. The session was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Mikhailovich Rytov. The following reports were presented at the session: (1) Gulyaev Yu V (V A Kotel'nikov Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics, RAS, Moscow) "Sergei Mikhailovich Rytov (Opening address)"; (2) Barabanenkov Yu N (V A Kotel'nikov Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics, RAS, Moscow) "Asymptotic limit of the radiative transfer theory in problems of multiple wave scattering in randomly inhomogeneous media"; (3) Kaplan A E, Volkov S N (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA) "Local fields in nanolattices of strongly interacting atoms: nanostrata, giant resonances, 'magic numbers', and optical bistability"; (4) Klyatskin V I (A M Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric Physics, RAS, Moscow) "Modern methods for the statistical description of dynamical stochastic systems"; (5) Dolin L S (Institute of Applied Physics, RAS, Nizhny Novgorod) "Development of the radiative transfer theory as applied to instrumental imaging in turbid media". An abridge version of the reports is given below. • Sergei Mikhailovich Rytov (Opening address), Yu V Gulyaev Physics-Uspekhi, 2009, Volume 52, Number 5, Pages 499-502 • Asymptotic limit of the radiative transfer theory in problems of multiple wave scattering in randomly inhomogeneous media, Yu N Barabanenkov Physics-Uspekhi, 2009, Volume 52, Number 5, Pages 502-506 • Local fields in the nanolattices of strongly interacting atoms: nanostrata, giant resonances, 'magic numbers', and optical bistability, A E Kaplan, S N Volkov Physics-Uspekhi, 2009, Volume 52, Number 5, Pages 506-514 • Modern methods for the statistical description of dynamical stochastic systems, V I Klyatskin Physics-Uspekhi, 2009, Volume 52, Number 5, Pages 514-519 • Development of the radiative transfer theory as applied to instrumental imaging in turbid media, L S Dolin Physics-Uspekhi, 2009, Volume 52, Number 5, Pages 519-526

Gulyaev, Yurii V.; Barabanenkov, Yurii N.; Kaplan, Alexander E.; Volkov, S. N.; Klyatskin, Valery I.; Dolin, Lev S.

2009-05-01

289

FUSE Conference Summary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this conference summary, it is appropriate to reflect on the scientific accomplishments of FUSE during its first five years of operations, in comparison with what the mission was ``sold to do". Many of its major results were anticipated in the late 1980s: spectroscopic studies of D/H, O VI, H2 and observations of hot stars, cool stars, quasars, and interstellar/intergalactic gas. However, owing to its 104-fold increase in sensitivity over the Copernicus mission, FUSE brought several pleasant surprises -- the detection of vast O VI reservoirs in the Galactic halo and intergalactic medium, planetary transits, and infalling comets in young stellar disks. Serendipity nearly always accompanies major increases in observing capability, a fact that should be remembered in strategic planning for the next generation of astronomical missions.

Shull, J. M.

2006-06-01

290

Summary of 1984 conference  

Microsoft Academic Search

The First International Conference on Injuries in the Workplace was held in New York City, 1984. That conference was sponsored, as is the present conference, by the Occupational and Industrial Orthopaedic Center of the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute and The World Rehabilitation Fund; and co-sponsored by the World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization. The first conference

Margareta Nordin

1987-01-01

291

The effects of changes in physical activity on major cardiovascular risk factors, hemodynamics, sympathetic function, and glucose utilization in man: a controlled study of four levels of activity.  

PubMed

The effects of four levels of activity on heart rate, blood pressure, cardiac index, total peripheral resistance index (TPRI), norepinephrine (NE) spillover rate, insulin sensitivity, and levels of lipids and some hormones were studied in 12 normal subjects. The randomized periods were (1) 4 weeks of below-sedentary activity, (2) 4 weeks of sedentary activity, (3) 4 weeks of 40 min of bicycling three times per week, and (4) 4 weeks of similar bicycling seven times per week. Exercise three times per week reduced resting blood pressure by 10/7 mm Hg (p less than .01) and it was reduced by 12/7 mm Hg after exercise seven times per week (both p less than .01). This was associated with reduction in TPRI, an increase in cardiac index, and cardiac slowing. At the highest level of activity, NE spillover rate, an index of sympathetic activity, fell to 35% of the sedentary value (p less than .001) in eight of 10 subjects. In two other subjects NE spillover rate rose, although blood pressure and TPRI were reduced. Metabolic changes included lowering of total cholesterol, but high-density lipoprotein level was unchanged. Insulin sensitivity rose by 27% after exercise three times per week, but declined to sedentary levels with seven times per week exercise. Maximum oxygen uptake increased linearly with activity. Exercise performed three times per week lowers blood pressure and should reduce cardiovascular risk. The same exercise seven times per week enhances physical performance with little further reduction in cardiovascular risk factors. Exercise is potentially a major nonpharmacologic method of lowering blood pressure. PMID:3510088

Jennings, G; Nelson, L; Nestel, P; Esler, M; Korner, P; Burton, D; Bazelmans, J

1986-01-01

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Role of Midlife and Older Consumers in Promoting Physical Activity Through Health Care Settings Conference. Held in Washington, DC. on October 2, 2002.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

To address some of the challenges related to physical activity and mid-life and older adults, in October 2002, 31 health, behavior, public health and marketing professionals met to discuss how health care settings, providers and older adult consumers can ...

2002-01-01

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Awareness of and changing perceptions of physical activity guidelines among delegates at the Australian conference of science and medicine in sport  

Microsoft Academic Search

Health and exercise professionals have an important role to play in the promotion of physical activity (PA), in that they can provide PA advice to their patients and clients. In order for them to do this, they must be aware of, and understand, current PA guidelines and messages. This study aimed to compare levels of awareness and understanding of the

Shannon L. Ferney; Gary E. Moorhead; Adrian E. Bauman; Wendy J. Brown

2009-01-01

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Eighth national passive solar conference. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Eighth National Passive Solar Conference was held near Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Glorieta Conference Center on September 5 to 11, 1983. Nearly 900 people from all across the nation and the world attended the conference. Close to 200 technical papers were presented, 50 solar product exhibits were available; 34 poster sessions were presented; 16 solar workshops were conducted; 10 renowned solar individuals participated in rendezvous sessions; 7 major addresses were delivered; 5 solar home tours were conducted; 2 emerging architecture sessions were held which included 21 separate presentations; and commercial product presentations were given for the first time ever at a national passive solar conference. Peter van Dresser of Santa Fe received the prestigious Passive Solar Pioneer Award, posthumously, from the American Solar Energy Society and Benjamin T. Buck Rogers of Embudo received the prestigious Peter van Dresser Award from the New Mexico Solar Energy Association. This report reviews conference organization, attendance, finances, conference evaluation form results, and includes press coverage samples, selected conference photos courtesy of Marshall Tyler, and a summary with recommendations for future conferences. The Appendices included conference press releases and a report by the New Mexico Solar Industry Development Corporation on exhibits management.

Owen, A.; Zee, R.

1983-12-01

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CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA: P N Lebedev Physical Institute RAS --- 75 years(Joint session of the P N Lebedev Physical Institute Research Council and the Scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the United Physical Society of the Russian Federation, 6 April 2009)  

Microsoft Academic Search

A Joint session of the P N Lebedev Physical Institute Research Council of the Academy of Sciences and the Scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the United Physical Society of the Russian Federation was convened on 6 April 2009 to mark the 75th anniversary of the P N Lebedev Physical Institute of

Gennadii A. Mesyats; Boris M. Bolotovskii; Yurii V. Kopaev; Nikolai S. Kardashev; Georgii T. Zatsepin; Tat'yana M. Roganova; Anatolii V. Masalov; Mikhail A. Gubin; Vladimir L. Velichansky; Rustam D. Dagkesamanskii

2009-01-01

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PREFACE: International Conference on Fundamentals and Applications of HIPIMS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Thin film technology and surface engineering are nowadays key components for numerous innovative products like efficient windows, flat screens, sensors or hard coatings used in tool coating and automotive applications, as well as products for everyday life. In line with the demands of surface technology, coating technology is also evolving and improving. The latest major technology jump was the introduction of pulse technology in physical vapor deposition. High power impulse magnetron sputtering is the most recent development of pulse sputtering. After approximately a decade of intense academic investigation and development we observe today a transfer of this new technology towards industrial processes. As well as several international activities the international conference on fundamentals and applications of HIPIMS continues the success story of the HIPIMS days, initiated in 2004 at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Becoming the only international conference especially dedicated to HIPIMS the HIPIMS conference is a venue for industrial and academic exchange on the latest developments in this fast evolving new technology. As a joint undertaking of Sheffield Hallam University SHU, Network of Competence for Industrial Plasma Surface Technology INPLAS and Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST the HIPIMS conference was launched in 2010 in Sheffield, UK. With 120 delegates the impact of the new conference was underlined. The growing importance of HIPIMS technology was connected with a growth by nearly 35% to 160 participants in 2011 at the second HIPIMS conference in Braunschweig, DE. The participants were made up of equal numbers from research and development (university and research institutes) and industry. Being a global conference representatives from 25 different countries from all continents attended. The HIPIMS conference is also in joint collaboration with the COST Action MP0804 Highly Ionized Pulse Plasma Processes (www.hipp-cost.eu). COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is one of the longest-running European frameworks supporting cooperation among scientists and researchers across Europe (www.cost.eu). The COST Action MP0804 HIPP processes focuses on the fundamentals and the industrial implementation of highly ionized pulse plasmas, where HIPIMS is the most prominent and most mature technology, today. Over 50 high level contributions, divided in 37 oral and 14 poster presentations were highly appreciated by the professional audience. The message from 2011 was that HIPIMS technology has now reached industry. In the opening session of the conference representatives from different companies reported on the latest developments in industrialization. Using HIPIMS technology, the lifetime of mills using a state of the art coating can be extended by 50%. Comparable deposition rates for coating cutting inserts on the different faces are reported. The ice-free window for automotive application is one solution just becoming available by HIPIMS technology. The talks from international experts covered a range from fundamental physics, experimental investigations, theoretically modeling to several applications and made the international conference on fundamentals and applications a success story to be continued in the following years. Arutiun Ehiasarian and Ralf Bandorf (Conference Chairmen of HIPIMS 2010 and 2011, respectively) Organising Committee (2010 and 2011) - Affiliations Professor Dr Papken Hovsepian (Sheffield Hallam University, Nanotechnology Center for PVD Research, UK) Professor Dr Günter Bräuer (Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST/ Network of Competence INPLAS, Braunschweig, DE) Professor Dr Arutiun P. Ehiasarian (Sheffield Hallam University, Materials Research Institute, UK) Dr Ralf Bandorf (Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, Braunschweig, DE) Main Sponsor Society of Vacuum Coaters SVC Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Sponsors Ionbond Netherlands BV Venlo, NL Hauzer Techno Coating BV Venlo, NL Hüttinger Elektronik G

Ehiasarian, Arutiun; Bandorf, Ralf

2012-09-01

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United Nations Diplomatic Conferences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The United Nations has been involved with eight significant diplomatic conferences since their creation in 1945. Diplomatic conferences of this type serve as the traditional method for the negotiation of treaties, and there were a number of notable examples of such conferences decades before the United Nations, including the Hague Conferences of 1899 and 1907. Diplomatic conferences are less frequent occurrences these days, but they remain important when multilateral treaties need to be negotiated and adopted. On this site, visitors can look over the official records of a series of diplomatic conferences convened by the United Nations. The conferences included here include the 1963 Conference on Consular References and the 1983 Conference on Succession of States in Respect of State Property, Archives and Debts. Legal scholars and others will find this collection most useful, and they may wish to pass this link along to colleagues.

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CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA: Seventy years of the Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Waves Propagation (IZMIRAN) (Scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 25 November 2009)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A scientific session of the Physical Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IZMIRAN) (Troitsk, Moscow region) was held in the conference hall of IZMIRAN on 25 November 2009. The following reports were put on the session agenda posted on the web site www.gpad.ac.ru of the Physical Sciences Division, RAS: (1) Gurevich A V (Lebedev Physical Institute RAS, Moscow) "The role of cosmic rays and runaway electron breakdown in atmospheric lightning discharges"; (2) Aleksandrov E B (Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, RAS, St. Petersburg) "Advances in quantum magnetometry for geomagnetic research"; (3) Dorman L I (IZMIRAN, Troitsk, Moscow region, CR & SWC, Israel) "Cosmic ray variations and space weather"; (4) Mareev E A (Institute of Applied Physics, RAS, Nizhnii Novgorod) "Global electric circuit research: achievements and prospects"; (5) Tereshchenko E D, Safargaleev V V (Polar Geophysical Institute, Kola Research Center, RAS, Murmansk) "Geophysical research in Spitsbergen Archipelago: status and prospects"; (6) Gulyaev Yu V, Armand N A, Efimov A I, Matyugov S S, Pavelyev A G, Savich N A, Samoznaev L N, Smirnov V V, Yakovlev O I (Kotel'nikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics RAS, Fryazino Branch, Fryazino, Moscow region) "Results of solar wind and planetary ionosphere research using radiophysical methods"; (7) Kunitsyn V E (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow) "Satellite radio probing and the radio tomography of the ionosphere"; (8) Kuznetsov V D (IZMIRAN, Troitsk, Moscow region) "Space Research at the Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation, Russian Academy of Sciences." Papers based on reports 2-8 are published below. The main contents of report 1 are reproduced in A V Gurevich's review, "Nonlinear effects in the ionosphere" [Phys. Usp. 50 1091 (2007)] and in the paper by A V Gurevich et al., "Nonlinear phenomena in the ionospheric plasma. Effects of cosmic rays and runaway breakdown on thunderstorm discharges" [Phys. Usp. 52 735 (2009)]. • Advances in quantum magnetometry for geomagnetic research , E B Aleksandrov Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 5, Pages 487-496 • Cosmic ray variations and space weather, L I Dorman Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 5, Pages 496-503 • Global electric circuit research: achievements and prospects, E A Mareev Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 5, Pages 504-511 • Geophysical research in Spitsbergen Archipelago: status and prospects, V V Safargaleev, E D Tereshchenko Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 5, Pages 511-517 • Results of solar wind and planetary ionosphere research using radiophysical methods, N A Armand, Yu V Gulyaev, A L Gavrik, A I Efimov, S S Matyugov, A G Pavelyev, N A Savich, L N Samoznaev, V M Smirnov, O I Yakovlev Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 5, Pages 517-523 • Satellite radio probing and radio tomography of the ionosphere, V E Kunitsyn, E D Tereshchenko, E S Andreeva, I A Nesterov Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 5, Pages 523-528 • Space research at the Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation, Russian Academy of Sciences , V D Kuznetsov Physics-Uspekhi, 2010, Volume 53, Number 5, Pages 528-534

2010-08-01

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Gender Differences in Learning Constructs, Shifts in Learning Constructs, and Their Relationship to Course Achievement in a Structured Inquiry, Yearlong College Physics Course for Life Science Majors  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigated differences and shifts in learning and motivation constructs among male and female students in a nonmajors, yearlong structured inquiry college physics course and examined how these variables were related to physics understanding and course achievement. Tests and questionnaires measured students' learning approaches,…

Cavallo, Ann M. L.; Rozman, Michelle; Potter, Wendell H.

2004-01-01

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Major depression  

MedlinePLUS

Depression - major; Unipolar depression; Major depressive disorder ... The exact cause of depression is not known. Many researchers believe it is caused by chemical changes in the brain. This may be due to ...

301

National Council of Organizations for Children and Youth Bicentennial Conference on Children (Washington, D. C., February 1-4, 1976). Conference Summary.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This summary of the National Council of Organizations for Children and Youth (NCOCY) Bicentennial Conference on Children contains the text of the major addresses presented at the conference and summary reports of the conference discussion groups. The major topics discussed were family income support, child health, child care, and legislation…

National Council of Organizations for Children and Youth, Washington, DC.

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Conference Abstracts: AEDS '82.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Abstracts from nine selected papers presented at the 1982 Association for Educational Data Systems (AEDS) conference are provided. Copies of conference proceedings may be obtained for fifteen dollars from the Association. (MP)|

Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1982

1982-01-01

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Distance learning conference proceedings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document reflects the content of the Distance Learning Conference sponsored by the Cognitive Systems Engineering Group, Analysis and Assessment Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory. The conference participants -- highly respected representatives ...

J. B. Alexander A. E. Andrews N. D. Hamer J. W. Keller M. S. Trainor

1990-01-01

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DATA VALIDATION CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS  

EPA Science Inventory

The proceedings document technical presentations made at a 1-day conference on Data Validation for environmental data. The conference was hosted and sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park Interlaboratory Quality Assurance Coordinating Commit...

305

Spring Technical Conferences  

SciTech Connect

It's that time of year again! I want to call your attention to and urge your participation in two excellent and very important films technical conferences, the 46th Annual SVC Technical Conference (San Francisco, May 2-8, 2003) and ICMCTF2003 (San Diego, April 27 - May 2, 2003). Before I describe these conferences and try to peak your interest, I'd like to take a few minutes to explain why you should join professional societies and attend their technical conferences.

Martin, Peter M. (BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB))

2003-03-01

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PREFACE: 6th International Conference on Aperiodic Crystals (APERIODIC'09)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Aperiodic Logo Aperiodic'09, the sixth International Conference on Aperiodic Crystals, took place in Liverpool 13-18 September 2009. It was the first major conference in this interdisciplinary research field held in the UK. The conference, which was organised under the auspices of the Commission on Aperiodic Crystals of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), followed on from Aperiodic'94 (Les Diablerets, Switzerland), Aperiodic'97 (Alpe d'Huez, France), Aperiodic'2000 (Nijmegen, The Netherlands), Aperiodic'03 (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) and Aperiodic'06 (Zao, Japan). The next conference in the series will take place in Australia in 2012. The Aperiodic conference series is itself the successor to a series of Conferences on Modulated Structures, Polytypes and Quasicrystals (MOSPOQ), which were held in Marseilles (France) in 1984, Wroclaw (Poland) in 1986, Varanasi (India) in 1988 and Balatonszeplak (Hungary) in 1991. The remit of the conference covers two broad areas of research on aperiodic crystals, incommensurately modulated and composite crystals on the one hand, and quasicrystals on the other hand, sharing the property that they are aperiodically ordered solids. In addition, the conference also featured recent research on complex metal alloys, which are in fact periodically ordered solids. However, the term complex refers to their large unit cells, which may contain thousands of atoms, and as a consequence complex metal alloys share some of the properties of quasicrystalline solids. Aperiodic'09 attracted about 110 participants from across the world, including 20 UK-based scientists (the second largest group after Japan who sent 21 delegates). A particular feature of the conference series is its interdisciplinary character, and once again the range of disciplines of participants included mathematics, physics, crystallography and materials science. The programme started with three tutorial lectures on Sunday afternoon, presenting introductory overviews on quasicrystals (Eiji Abe), complex metal alloys (Alessandra Beni) and incommensurately modulated structures (Gervais Chapuis). While these were mainly aimed at younger researchers in the field, the lectures were very well attended and appreciated by the participants. The main programme ran from Monday morning until Friday lunchtime. It comprised 13 invited and 40 contributed plenary talks, and more than 40 posters, which were presented at two afternoon/evening poster sessions. The topics covered in the programme range from mathematical foundations, mathematical models, new materials, sample preparation, structure determination, physical properties and surface properties to industrial applications. Every presenter was invited to submit an article for this proceedings volume, and the 36 peer-reviewed papers in this volume present a cross-section of the range of presentations at the conference. They have been arranged into four categories, (i) quasicrystals, (ii) modulated structures, (iii) mathematical and theoretical aspects of aperiodic order, and (iv) approximants and complex phases. Prizes for best student presentations were awarded to Heinrich Orsini-Rosenberg (ETH Zurich) for his poster Tailor-made sevenfold approximants: ab-initio investigations on formation and stability and to Holger Euchner (Universität Stuttgart) for his contributed talk on Lattice dynamics in complex metallic alloys - vibrational properties of Zn11Mg2. In addition to a cash prize, Heinrich Orsini-Rosenberg received an icosahedral teapot, which was manufactured and donated by David Warrington, and Holger Euchner received a book prize. The meeting started with a welcome reception in the University's recently refurbished Victoria Gallery and Museum. A public lecture Simple sets of shapes that tile the plane but cannot ever repeat by Professor Sir Roger Penrose FRS attracted a wide audience and gave a fascinating insight into the discovery of the Penrose tiling, which is still the paradigm of aperiodic order in two dimensions and used in modelling quasicrystalline materials, some ten ye

Grimm, Uwe; McGrath, Rónán; Degtyareva, Olga; Sharma, Hem Raj

2010-04-01

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Women's Game Conference 2005  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Game Initiative's Women's Game Conference focuses on women in the computer and video game industry. The conference program includes career paths for women in the industry, gender inclusive game design and women and girls as consumers of games.The 2005 Women's Game Conference takes place October 26-27, 2005 - the day before and the first day of - the Austin

Newton Lee

2005-01-01

308

Sixteenth DOE nuclear air-cleaning conference  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Sixteenth DOE Nuclear Air-Cleaning Conference was held on October 20-23, 1980, in San Diego, Calif. The 350 air-cleaning specialists who attended were affiliated with governmental agencies, educational institutions, national laboratories, and many sectors of the nuclear industry, representing the United States and 11 foreign countries. Major topics discussed during the conference were waste treatment including volume reduction and storage,

R. R. Bellamy; D. W. Moeller; D. W. Underhill; M. W. First

1981-01-01

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Increased expression of the major heat shock protein Hsp72 in human prostate carcinoma cells is dispensable for their viability but confers resistance to a variety of anticancer agents  

Microsoft Academic Search

The major heat shock protein Hsp72 is expressed at high levels in various types of cancer. Here we attempt to clarify the role of Hsp72 in prostate cancer cells by studying the effects of specific downregulation of this protein using siRNA and antisense RNA approaches. Contrary to previous reports, specific depletion of Hsp72 did not reduce viability of the prostate

Vladimir L Gabai; Karine R Budagova; Michael Y Sherman

2005-01-01

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Development of a Core-Course for College Science Majors Combining Material from Introductory Courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Final Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is the development of a course that combines subject matter from introductory courses in biology, chemistry, and physics. The syllabus was written by four college science teachers, three of whom taught the course at Portland State College to 32 freshmen and sophomores. To evaluate the course, achievement tests and attitude surveys were…

Pickar, Arnold D; And Others

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Pre-Student Teaching Laboratory Experiences for Students Majoring in Physical Education and in Elementary Education. The Children's Motor Development Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report of the 1972 Distinguished Achievement Award Entry from the University of Wisconsin describes the Children's Motor Development Program which is designed to give student teachers experience in elementary physical education methods through volunteer laboratory training. After a review of the development of the program, the following…

Wisconsin Univ., Stevens Point. Dept. of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OF THE OLDER ADULTS IN BANGKOK WEE POOLSAWAT 4636796 PHPH\\/M M.Sc. (PUBLIC HEALTH) MAJOR IN PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING  

Microsoft Academic Search

This descriptive correlational study was conducted to examine physical activity and its related factors among the older adults who lived in Bangkok. Three hundred and fifteen older adults were voluntary recruits from two communities, located in Bangkok metropolitan. Each subject was interviewed by the researcher using questionnaires during October 2005 to March 2006. Data analysis was performed with descriptive statistics,

SOMJAI TOONKUL; ARPAPORN POWWATTANA

313

Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics held  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Third Latin American Conference on Space Geophysics was held in Havana, Cuba, November 1-5, 1993, to promote cooperation among Latin American scientists on topics of space geophysics and to foster their participation in international research projects.The conference was sponsored by the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the Center for Pedagogical Conventions of the Ministry of Education with financial support from the Latin American Center of Physics; the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization; the International Centre for Theoretical Physics; and the Committee on Space Research of the International Council of Scientific Unions, Paris.

Galicia, José Valdés

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The 'help' question doesn't help when screening for major depression: external validation of the three-question screening test for primary care patients managed for physical complaints  

PubMed Central

Background Major depression, although frequent in primary care, is commonly hidden behind multiple physical complaints that are often the first and only reason for patient consultation. Major depression can be screened by two validated questions that are easier to use in primary care than the full Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV) criteria. A third question, called the 'help' question, improves the specificity without apparently decreasing the sensitivity of this screening procedure. We validated the abbreviated screening procedure for major depression with and without the 'help' question in primary care patients managed for a physical complaint. Methods This diagnostic accuracy study used data from the SODA (for 'SOmatisation Depression Anxiety') cohort study conducted by 24 general practitioners (GPs) in western Switzerland that included patients over 18 years of age with at least a single physical complaint at index consultation. Major depression was identified with the full Patient Health Questionnaire. GPs were asked to screen patients for major depression with the three screening questions 1 year after inclusion. Results Of 937 patients with at least a single physical complaint, 751 were eligible 1 year after index consultation. Major depression was diagnosed in 69/724 (9.5%) patients. The sensitivity and specificity of the two-question method alone were 91.3% (95% CI 81.4 to 96.4) and 65.0% (95% CI 61.2 to 68.6), respectively. Adding the 'help' question decreased the sensitivity (59.4%; 95% CI 47.0 to 70.9) but improved the specificity (88.2%; 95% CI 85.4 to 90.5) of the three-question method. Conclusions The use of two screening questions for major depression was associated with high sensitivity and low specificity in primary care patients presenting a physical complaint. Adding the 'help' question improved the specificity but clearly decreased the sensitivity; when using the 'help' question, four out of ten patients with depression will be missed, compared to only one out of ten with the two-question method. Therefore, the 'help' question is not useful as a screening question, but may help discussing management strategies.

2011-01-01

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Conference Handbook. Australian Istitute of Nuclear Science and Engineering Radiation Biology Conference (11th), Held in Lucas Heights, Australia on August 24-25, 1987.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Topics covered by the conference include food irradiation, mutagenesis, mammalian radiation biology, biological and physical dosimetry and radiation responses in nuclear medicine. (Atomindex citation 20:044636)

1987-01-01

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Major Programs  

Cancer.gov

The Division of Cancer Prevention supports major scientific collaborations and research networks at more than100 sites across the United States; investigator-initiated grants; postdoctoral training; and specialized resources for researchers.

317

DeepTalk: A complete conference in a picture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Particle physics conferences lasting a week (like CHEP) can have 100's of talks and posters presented. Current conference web interfaces (like Indico) are well suited to finding a talk by author or by time-slot. However, browsing the complete material in a modern large conference is not user friendly. Browsing involves continually making the expensive transition between HTML viewing and talk-slides

Gordon Watts

2010-01-01

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The Physics Laboratory in Honduras.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper, presented at the conference on the role of the laboratory in physics education, which was held in Oxford, England in July 1978, describes the role of the laboratory in school and university physics in Honduras. (HM)|

Zuniga, M. A.

1979-01-01

319

Topical Conference on Oportunities in Biology for Physicists II  

SciTech Connect

In 2002, the American Physical Society (APS) organized and held the first topical conference in Boston, MA, as a way of informing physicists, particularly those just entering the field, of opportunities emerging at the interface of physics and biology. Because of the tremendous success of the first conference, it was decided to organize a second conference, similar in nature and focus, but with different presentation topic areas. Again the intended audience would be graduate students and postdocs considering applying methods of physics to biological research, and those who advise others on such opportunities.

Franz, Judy R.

2004-02-01

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Eighth International Conference on Paleoceanography  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Every three years since 1983, the paleoceanographic community has come together at a different venue to share new data and discoveries at the International Conference on Paleoceanography (ICP). For the recent ICP-8, France was the host country for a conference focused on the theme of “An Ocean View of Global Change.” The Environnements et Paleoenvironnement Oceanique (EPOC) paleoceanography group of the University Bordeaux I acted as the local organizing committee.Scientific presentations at ICP-8 addressed the latest discoveries in paleoceanography and highlighted both emerging and as-yet-unsolved questions on global climate change. Thirty-five speakers, invited by the ICP-8 Science Committee, gave overview talks during morning sessions organized around five major scientific themes. These themes were Cenozoic-Mesozoic Oceans; Carbonate and Silica Systems of the Pleistocene Ocean; Biogeochemical Cycles of the Past; High-Frequency Climate Variability; and Interhemispheric Ocean-Continent-Climate Linkages.

Grousset, Francis; Peterson, Larry; Delaney, Peggie; Elderfield, Harry; Emeis, Kay; Haug, Gerald; Stocker, Thomas; Wang, Pinxian

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Construction of a BAC library and a physical map of a major QTL for CBB resistance of common bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris L.)  

Microsoft Academic Search

A major quantitative trait loci (QTL) conditioning common bacterial blight (CBB) resistance in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) lines HR45 and HR67 was derived from XAN159, a resistant line obtained from an interspecific cross between common bean\\u000a lines and the tepary bean (P. acutifolius L.) line PI319443. This source of CBB resistance is widely used in bean breeding. Several other

S. Y. Liu; K. Yu; M. Huffner; S. J. Park; M. Banik; K. P. Pauls; W. Crosby

2010-01-01

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The level of recognition of physical symptoms in patients with a major depression episode in the outpatient psychiatric practice in Puerto Rico: An observational study  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: This study was designed to evaluate the psychiatrists' level of recognition of somatic symptoms associated to a major depressive episode (MDE) (DSM-IV-TR criteria) and the impact of those somatic symptoms on the treatment effectiveness. METHODS: This non-interventional study was conducted in 25 medical offices in Puerto Rico from February to December 2003. It had 2 visits separated by 8

Jorge M Tamayo; Karis Román; Juan J Fumero; María Rivas

2005-01-01

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17th International Conference on Microscopy of Semiconducting Materials 2011  

Microsoft Academic Search

This volume contains invited and contributed papers from the 17th international conference on ‘Microscopy of Semiconducting Materials’ held at Churchill College, University of Cambridge, on 4–7 April 2011. The meeting was organised under the auspices of the Institute of Physics and supported by the Royal Microscopical Society as well as the Materials Research Society of the USA. This conference series

T Walther; P A Midgley

2011-01-01

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Views from the 1995 ECC conference  

SciTech Connect

The Engineering and Construction Contracting Division (ECC) of the AIChE held its 27th Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, Sept. 7--8, 1995. Each year the conference is attended by management representatives from manufacturers, producers, engineering and construction contractors, consultants and major equipment suppliers. The 1995 conference theme was, Applying Advanced Methodology to Improve Project Execution. What were the issues and recommendations resulting from the conference? Here are the composite results from the annual workshops, as well as some perspectives from three selected participants. The paper discusses modularization in the process industry, innovative construction practices, creation and use of 3-D models for the plant`s life cycle, alliances and pay-for-performance contracting, and new workshop formats, and ends with general views from selected participants.

Lowry, J.C. [Kerr-McGee Coal Corp., Oklahoma City, OK (United States); Haegelin, J.K. [Texaco, Houston, TX (United States); Underwood, J.K. [Monsanto Co., St. Louis, MO (United States)

1995-12-01

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Polyolefins 2007 International Conference  

Microsoft Academic Search

Polyolefins 2007 International Conference was held in Houston (Texas, USA), February 25?28, 2007, under the motto “After Globalization—What’s Next for You, Your Company, the Polyolefins Industry?” The Conference was organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). The main sponsor was the SPE South Texas Section. The Conference participants were about 300 researchers and engineers representing 80 research centers of

G. E. Zaikov; M. I. Artsis

2007-01-01

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Nineteenth DOE\\/NRC Nuclear Air-Cleaning Conference  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conference was held Aug. 18-21, 1986, in Seattle, Washington. Major topics discussed during the conference were accident analyses, including fires and explosions; iodine retention on activated carbon, zeolites, and other sorbent media; particulate filtration; treatment of off-gases from chemical- and fuel-reprocessing systems; noble gas retention; laboratory and in-place testing techniques; and the development of standards and regulations. The conference showed

R. R. Bellamy; D. W. Moeller; M. W. First

2009-01-01

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World Conference against Racism  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The eight-day World Conference against Racism is drawing to a close today, and while some strides have been made in resolving the differences that have marked this as a contentious gathering, the conference seems to have proven, above anything else, that the issues that divide the world can not be easily addressed. Much of the conference has been dominated by two issues: the language equating Zionism and racism in the draft declaration and the desire on the part of some African states for an formal apology and reparations for slavery. Israel and the United States left the conference earlier in the week in protest over the former issue.

Koplow, Travis.

2001-01-01

328

International Solar Wind 8 Conference  

SciTech Connect

The Eighth International Solar Wind Conference brought together scientists from the various disciplines of solar wind research to present and discuss results from new and old missions (e.g., Pioneer, Voyager, and IMP-8), and to address recent advances in space physics theory. Abstracts of the oral presentations and poster session papers are presented. The presentations addressed one of four session topics: Corona and Solar/Stellar Wind Acceleration; Solar Wind Composition and Internal State; Solar Wind Structure, Dynamics, and Evolution; and Outer Heliosphere, Boundaries, and Interactions with the Local Interstellar Medium. Separate abstracts have been submitted to the database for some articles from this proceedings.

NONE

1995-06-01

329

10 CFR 501.32 - Conferences (other than prepetition conferences).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 2009-01-01 false Conferences (other than prepetition conferences). 501.32 Section 501.32 Energy... Written Comments, Public Hearings and Conferences During Administrative Proceedings §...

2009-01-01

330

10 CFR 501.32 - Conferences (other than prepetition conferences).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Conferences (other than prepetition conferences). 501.32 Section 501.32 Energy... Written Comments, Public Hearings and Conferences During Administrative Proceedings §...

2010-01-01

331

10 CFR 501.32 - Conferences (other than prepetition conferences).  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Conferences (other than prepetition conferences). 501.32 Section 501.32 Energy... Written Comments, Public Hearings and Conferences During Administrative Proceedings §...

2013-01-01

332

Second topical conference on high-temperature plasma diagnostics  

SciTech Connect

This report contains the program and abstracts of papers presented at the Second American Physical Society Topical Conference on High Temperature Plasma Diagnostics, March 1-3, 1978, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Jahoda, F.C.; Freese, K.B. (comps.)

1978-02-01

333

Libraries and Literacy: A Theme Conference Summary. White House Conference on Library and Information Services: Pre-Conference Meetings on Special Themes, April 1-4, 1979.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Literacy being a major concern at state level preconferences, a theme conference was held to develop recommendations as to how libraries, in cooperation with other concerned agencies, can work toward solving the continuing problems of illiteracy in the U....

M. C. Bellassai

1979-01-01

334

Physics Formulary  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Provided by physicist Johan Wevers and written at the undergraduate to postgraduate level, the Physics Formulary provides 108 pages of physics formulas. According to the authors, the Formulary âÂÂis intended to be a short reference for anyone who works with physics and often needs to look up equations.â The Formulary is available in a number of formats, including Adobe PDF, and presents formulas relating all major areas of physics including mechanics, electricity & magnetism, relativity, oscillations, waves, optics, statistical physics, thermodynamics, transport phenomena, quantum physics, plasma physics, solid state physics, theory of groups, nuclear physics, quantum field theory & particle physics, and astrophysics. This is a great resource for students and teachers of both introductory and advanced physics.

Wevers, Johan

2007-04-18

335

Sixth International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB 2005)  

SciTech Connect

This grant supported the Sixth International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB 2005), held in Boston, Massachusetts from October 19th to 22nd, 2005. The ICSB is the only major, annual, international conference focused exclusively on the important emerging field of systems biology. It draws together scientists with expertise in theoretical, computational and experimental approaches to understanding biological systems at many levels. Previous ICSB meetings have been held in Tokyo (2000), at Caltech (2001), at the Karolinska Institute (2002), at Washington University in St. Louis (2003), and in Heidelberg (2004). These conferences have been increasingly successful at bringing together the growing community of established and junior researchers with interests in this area. Boston is home to several groups that have shown leadership in the field and was therefore an ideal place to hold this conference . The executive committee for the conference comprised Jim Collins (Biomedical Engineering, Boston University), Marc Kirschner (chair of the new Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School), Eric Lander (director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard), Andrew Murray (director of Harvard’s Bauer Center for Genomics Research) and Peter Sorger (director of MIT’s Computational and Systems Biology Initiative). There are almost as many definitions of systems biology as there are systems biologists. We take a broad view of the field, and we succeeded in one of our major aims in organizing a conference that bridges two types of divide. The first is that between traditional academic disciplines: each of our sessions includes speakers from biology and from one or more physical or quantitative sciences. The second type includes those that separate experimental biologists from their colleagues who work on theory or computation. Here again, each session included representatives from at least two of these three categories; indeed, many of the speakers combined at least two of the categories in their own research activities. We define systems biology as a widening of focus in biology from individual genes or proteins to the complex networks of these molecules that allow cells and organisms to function. In the same way that conscious thought cannot be said to reside in any single neuron in the brain, simpler biological functions such as cell division arise from the interactions among many components in a network or ‘functional module’. For us, systems biology is characterized by the recognition that a higher-order description of biological function, accompanied by quantitative methods of analysis — often borrowed from disciplines such as physics, engineering, computer science or mathematics — can lead to the identification of general principles that underlie the structure, behavior, and evolution of cells and organisms. The heart of the conference were sessions on six topics: intracellular dynamics (featuring measurements on single cells, and their interpretation); biology by design (synthetic biology); intracellular networks (signal transduction and transcriptional regulation); multicellular networks (development and pattern formation); mechanics and scale in cellular behavior (featuring work on cytoskeletal mechanics, and on scaling relationships in biology); and evolution in action (including experimental evolution, of both real and artificial life-forms). Each session had four invited speakers; 23 of the 24 invited speakers attended (see below). We have selected these speakers not only for the interest of their research, but for their skills as communicators, thereby giving us the best chance of bridging the divides mentioned above. We also made a point of including women, younger investigators and people from outside the United States among the speakers. In addition to the invited speakers, we allotted time in the program for at least five contributed talks, which were selected from the poster submissions. Our aim in selecting these contributors showcased work that is “hot off the bench” (or computer) at t

Professor Andrew Murray

2005-10-22

336

Conferences on Career Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Educational Testing Service sponsored two conferences for the purpose of further defining and assessing the impact of career education. Presentations indicating its widespread interest and importance made during the conference were: (1) "Introduction" by William W. Turnbull, (2) "Federal Initiatives and Career Education" by Peter P. Muirhead, (3)…

1972

337

Anonymous Mobile Conference Calls  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes an architecture and protocol for making anonymous mobile conference calls. A number of examples exist where multiple users may wish to communicate in an anonymous manner, such as anonymous virtual support groups (e.g Alcoholics Anonymous). Anonymous group identification schemes coupled with the novel idea of Virtual Numbers, allows for identification to a conference call facility where access

N. J Croft; M. S Olivier

338

Wendy Warr Conferences: 1998  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Wendy Warr and Associates maintains a listing of conferences occurring in a variety of fields of chemistry. Represented subjects include combinatorial chemistry, knowledge management, and chemometrics. Contact information is provided, along with email address and web site if available. Conferences are listed by date, not subject, so be patient as you scroll through the list.

339

Gateway Energy Conference  

Microsoft Academic Search

This book presents the papers given at a conference whose purpose was to provide a forum for the exchange of energy information between leaders in business, industry, labor, government, and education. Topics considered at the conference included the economics of energy, agriculture and changing natural gas prices, the economics of superinsulation in the rehabilitation of historic buildings, energy conservation in

H. J. Sauer; B. E. Hegler

1983-01-01

340

From Conference to Journal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Revising and extending conference articles for journal publication benefits both authors and readers. The new articles are more complete, and benefit from peer review, feedback from conference presentation, and greater editorial consistency. For those articles that are appropriate, we encourage authors to do this, and present two examples of such…

McCartney, Robert; Tenenberg, Josh

2008-01-01

341

The women's game conference  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Women's Game Conference focuses on women in the computer and video game industry. The conference will focus on a variety of women's topics in the computer and video game industry including examining career paths for women in the industry and issues related to working in the industry as women as well as how women are portrayed in games and

Newton Lee

2004-01-01

342

Facilitating Learning at Conferences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The typical conference consists of a series of PowerPoint presentations that tend to render participants passive. Students of learning have long abandoned the transfer model that underlies such one-way communication. We propose an alternative theory of conferences that sees them as a forum for learning, mutual inspiration and human flourishing.…

Ravn, Ib; Elsborg, Steen

2011-01-01

343

Coal production and transportation: eighth annual conference, 1982  

SciTech Connect

A conference dealing with coal mining, coal transportation, exports, and economics is presented. The majority of the papers presented deal with coal produced in the western United States. Sixteen papers from the conference have been abstracted and indexed for the Energy Data Base. (JMT)

Not Available

1982-01-01

344

Issues in Measurement and Methodology: CSE's 1978 Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Abstracts are presented of the major conference papers and thematic discussions delivered at the 1978 Measurement and Methodology Conference. The titles of the presentations are: Policy-Responsive Evaluation (Wiley); When Educators Set Standards (Glass); Comments on Wiley and Glass (Schutz); Key Standard-Setting Considerations for Minimal…

Burry, James, Ed.; Quellmalz, Edys S., Ed.

1978-01-01

345

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis: Summary of an AASLD Single Topic Conference  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fatty liver disease that develops in the absence of alcohol abuse is recognized increasingly as a major health burden. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions at a Single Topic Conference held September 20-22, 2002, and sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. The conference focused on fatty liver disorders. Estimates based on imaging and autopsy

Brent A. Neuschwander-Tetri; Stephen H. Caldwell

2003-01-01

346

Antipoverty Policy: Past and Future. Special Issue: Conference at Williamsburg.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarized in this report are the proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Institute for Research on Poverty and the Department of Health and Human Services, and entitled "Poverty and Policy: Retrospect and Prospects." Each section of the report contains a summary of one conference session. Major themes include: (1) the effects of market…

Focus, 1985

1985-01-01

347

BIOSIS Conference Calendar for Zoology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Maintained by the publisher of Biological Abstracts, this Conference Calendar contains current and upcoming national and international conference announcements as well as archived conference announcements from 1996 to the present.

1998-01-01

348

PREFACE: SQM2008International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter SQM2008International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter  

Microsoft Academic Search

The International Conference on `Strangeness in Quark Matter' (SQM2008) was held from 5-10 October 2008 at the Tsinghua University campus, Beijing, China. The Department of Physics, Tsinghua University and the School of Physics, Central China Normal University (CCNU) shared the organizational duties of this conference. SQM2008 was attended by more than 200 participants from approximately 20 countries. The SQM2008 scientific

Feng Liu; Zhigang Xiao; Pengfei Zhuang

2009-01-01

349

International Conference on Harmonisation - Safety  

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)

... International Conference on Harmonisation - Safety. Below is a sortable list of the International Conference on Harmonisation ... More results from www.fda.gov/drugs/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/guidances

350

Physical mapping of the major early-onset familial Alzheimer`s disease locus on chromosome 14 and analysis of candidate gene sequences  

SciTech Connect

Genetic studies of kindreds displaying evidence for familial AD (FAD) have led to the localization of gene defects responsible for this disorder on chromosomes 14, 19, and 21. A minor early-onset FAD gene on chromosome 21 has been identified to enode the amyloid precursor protein (APP), and the late-onset FAD susceptibility locus on chromosome 19 has been shown to be in linkage disequilibrium with the E4 allele of the APOE gene. Meanwhile, the locus responsible for the major form of early-onset FAD on chromosome 14q24 has not yet been identified. By recombinational analysis, we have refined the minimal candidate region containing the gene defect to approximately 3 megabases in 14q24. We will describe our laboratory`s progress on attempts to finely localize this locus, as well as test known candidate genes from this region for either inclusion in the minimal candidate region or the presence of pathogenic mutations. Candidate genes that have been tested so far include cFOS, heat shock protein 70 member (HSF2A), transforming growth factor beta (TGFB3), the trifunctional protein C1-THF synthase (MTHFD), bradykinin receptor (BR), and the E2k component of a-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase. HSP2A, E2k, MTHFD, and BR do not map to the current defined minimal candidate region; however, sequence analysis must be performed to confirm exclusion of these genes as true candidates. Meanwhile, no pathogenic mutations have yet been found in cFOS or TGFB3. We have also isolated a large number of novel transcribed sequences from the minimal candidate region in the form of {open_quotes}trapped exons{close_quotes} from cosmids identified by hybridization to select YAC clones; we are currently in the process of searching for pathogenic mutations in these exons in affected individuals from FAD families.

Tanzi, R.E.; Romano, D.M.; Crowley, A.C. [Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA (United States)] [and others

1994-09-01

351

Conference on Surfaces of Biomaterials Biotechnology - Biointeractions '87 Held in Cambridge, United Kingdom on 6-8 July 1987,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Presentations given at this conference, held in July 1987 in Cambridge, UK, are discussed. The conference was focused on the ways in which biotechnological products and man-made materials interact physically and chemically with biological environments. Th...

C. E. Zomzely-Neurath

1987-01-01

352

Fourth International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials  

Microsoft Academic Search

The proceedings from International Conference on Fusion Reactor Materials (ICFRM-4) is presented, along with the results of several workshops, planning meetings, and laboratory visits made by the travelers. The ICFRM-4 is the major forum to present and exchange information on materials research and development in support of the world's fusion development efforts. About 360 papers were presented by the 347

E. E. Bloom

1990-01-01

353

Proceedings: Tenth EPRI Substation Equipment Diagnostics Conference  

SciTech Connect

Advanced monitoring and diagnostic sensors and systems are needed to provide reliable and accurate information for determining the condition of major transmission substation equipment. The tenth EPRI Substation Equipment Diagnostics Conference highlighted the work of researchers, universities, manufacturers, and utilities in producing advanced monitoring and diagnostic equipment for substations.

None

2002-06-01

354

Proceedings: Substation Equipment Diagnostics Conference IX  

SciTech Connect

Advanced monitoring and diagnostic sensors and systems are needed to provide reliable and accurate information for determining the condition of major transmission substation equipment. The ninth EPRI Substation Equipment Diagnostics Conference highlighted the work of researchers, universities, manufacturers, and utilities in producing advanced monitoring and diagnostic equipment for substations.

None

2001-09-01

355

Proceedings: Substation Equipment Diagnostics Conference VIII  

SciTech Connect

Advanced monitoring and diagnostic sensors and systems are needed to provide reliable and accurate information for determining the condition of major transmission substation equipment. The eighth EPRI Substation Equipment Diagnostics Conference highlighted the work of researchers, universities, manufacturers, and utilities in producing advanced monitoring and diagnostic equipment for substations.

None

2000-06-01

356

Support for Post-conference Publications  

SciTech Connect

The main conference goal was to review our understanding of the arctic system in a time of rapid environmental and socio-economic change. There were 4 major science themes: (1) advances in arctic system understanding; (2) arctic change; (3) linkages to the Earth system; and (4) translating research into solutions.

Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S.

2012-03-01

357

Report on the AIDS Vaccine 2008 Conference.  

PubMed

The "AIDS Vaccine 2008" Conference was held in Cape Town, South Africa (October 13 to 16, 2008) and organized, under the aegis of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, by Dr. Lynn Morris (Chair of the Conference) National Institute of Communicable Diseases; Dr. Koleka Mlisana from CAPRISA, University KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, Dr. Glenda Gray from Perinatal HIV Research Unit, University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and Dr. Carolyn Williamson from Institute of Infectious Diseses. and Molecular Medicine, UCT, Cape Town (Co-Chairs of the Conference). Since the first AIDS Vaccine conference, organized in Paris in 2000, this was the first time it was held outside of the U.S. and Europe, and involved nearly 1,000 participants. Besides three Plenary Sessions with ten state-of-the-art plenary lectures and one Keynote Lecture given by Dr. A.S. Fauci (Director of NIAID, NIH, USA), the Conference was organized in nine oral sessions, four poster discussion groups covering a wide spectrum of scientific information relating to HIV vaccine research and development. Moreover three Symposia, two Special Sessions, one Roundtable as well as two Debates were held, the latter focusing on current controversial topics. The conference opening was memorable for a number of reasons: among these was the presence of South Africa's new Minister of Health, Barbara Hogan who, in her first speech in a major forum as a senior member of the SA Government, affirmed that HIV causes AIDS, and that the search for a vaccine is of paramount importance to SA and the rest of the world. A scientific summary of the Conference is reported in the present article, divided into four major topics: (1) vaccine concepts and design; (2) T-cell immunology and innate immunity; (3) B-cell immunology, neutralizing antibodies and mucosal immunology; and (4) clinical trials. PMID:19202348

Alter, Galit; Ananworanich, Jintanat; Pantophlet, Ralph; Rybicki, Ed P; Buonaguro, Luigi

2009-03-08

358

1985 oil spill conference  

SciTech Connect

This 1985 Oil Spill Conference, our ninth biennial meeting, presents another unique opportunity fo industry, government, and academic representatives to meet and exchange ideas to enhance our knowledge and understanding of the prevention, behavior, control, and cleanup of oil spills. Growing international and domestic participation, and the continued worldwide use of the Proceedings of past oil spill conferences as valuable reference sources affirms the importance and quality of these conferences. It is my firm belief, furthermore, that the conferences have contributed substantially to the reduction in the number of marine oil spills, and to our increased cleanup capabilities. The sponsoring organizations--the United States Coast Guard, the American Petroleum Institute, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency--have combined their efforts to provide a program of timely technical content which affords the opportunity to review the state-of-the-art accomplishments since our last conference in 1983. Finally, I hope that the knowledge and associations developed at this conference will influence your decision to participate in the 1987 Oil Spill Conference, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland.

Not Available

1985-02-01

359

CONFERENCE NOTE: 1986 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 1986 CPEM—the next in the series of biennial international conferences on electromagnetic metrology and related fundamental physical constants— will be held on June 23 through June 27, 1986, at the National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA. Sponsors are: NBS, the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and the Union Radio Scientifique Internationale. Papers describing original work, not previously published or presented, covering the theory, design, performance, simulation, or application of electromagnetic standards, measurements, techniques, instruments, or systems, are sought for presentation at CPEM '86. Papers on absolute electrical measurements and the use of quantum phenomena as electrical standards are especially sought in preparation for the meeting late in 1986 of the Comité Consultatif D'Electricité of the CIPM to decide on the adoption of international values for the constants 2e/h and h/e2 for the definition of the volt and the ohm, respectively. All papers concerned with electromagnetic measurements and standards and with related fundamental physics will be considered. Papers in the following fields are considered to be especially appropriate: EM-related fundamental constants and standards Direct current, low frequency, and RF Time, time interval, and frequency Antennas and fields Microwaves and millimeter waves Infrared, visible, and ultraviolet radiation Lasers Electro- and fibre optics Cryo-electronics Automated measurements Technical calibration services. The Conference language will be English. Authors should request an author's kit for the submission of a summary (500 to 1000 words) and abstract (maximum of 50 words) to be used to facilitate paper selection by the Program Committee. The summary must describe clearly the new and significant results and their importance. Summaries must be received on or before 1 February 1986 and should be sent to: Mr Norman B Belecki, Technical Program Chairman, CPEM '86, National Bureau of Standards, B146, METROLOGY, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA. Authors will be notified before 15 March 1986 whether their papers have been accepted and informed of the type of session to which they have been assigned and of the publication of their full papers in the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement conference issue. Only papers actually presented at the Conference will be published! For further technical information contact: John R Sorrells, National Bureau of Standards, (301) 921-2727 or Norman B Belecki, National Bureau of Standards, (301) 921-2715. For further general information contact: Judy Wilson, National Bureau of Standards, (301) 921-2721.

1985-01-01

360

Editorial: Papers from the 7th International Conference on ...  

Treesearch

The conference was a major international gathering which included almost 300 ... applications); the biological basis of tree rings (including physiology, biology, ... use of dendrochronology to better understand changing global environments ...

361

The Beijing Conference on Women as Seen by Three International News Agencies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Of the seven major United Nations conferences on global issues in the last decade, only one took place in Asia. However, the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in September 1995 was one of the largest multinational gatherings ever held, with 17,000 participants from 189 countries. In hosting the conference, China hoped to overcome the negative publicity it had

C. Anthony Giffard

1999-01-01

362

PREFACE: International Conference on Magnetism (ICM 2009)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The International Conference on Magnetism 2009 (ICM 2009) was held in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 26-31 July 2009. Previous conferences in this series were organized in Edingburgh, United Kingdom (1991), Warsaw, Poland (1994), Cairns, Australia (1997), Recife, Brazil (2000), Rome, Italy (2003) and Kyoto, Japan (2006). As with previous ICM conferences, the annual Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems (SCES) was integrated into ICM 2009. Conference photograph Participants of ICM 2009 in front of the Stadthalle Karlsruhe. Topics of ICM 2009 were: Strongly Correlated Electron Systems; Quantum and Classical Spin Systems; Magnetic Structures and Interactions; Magnetization Dynamics and Micromagnetics; Spin-Dependent Transport; Spin Electronics; Magnetic Thin Films, Particles, and Nanostructures; Soft and Hard Magnetic Materials and their Applications; Novel Materials and Device Applications; Magnetic Recording and Memories; Measuring Techniques and Instrumentation, as well as Interdisciplinary Topics. We are grateful to the International Advisory Committee for their help in putting up an attractive program encompassing practically all aspects of magnetism, both experimentally and theoretically. The program committee comprised A Loidl, Germany (Chair), M A Continentino, Brazil, D E Dahlberg, USA, D Givord, France, G Güntherodt, Germany, H Mikeska, Germany, D Kaczorowski, Poland, Ching-Ray Chang, South Korea, I Mertig, Germany, D Vollhardt, Germany and E F Wassermann, Germany was also head of the National Organizing Committee. His help is gratefully acknowledged. Photographs Left: Poster session in the Stadthalle Karlsruhe. Upper right: H v Löhneysen (Conference Chairman), Nobel Laureates A Fert and P. Grünberg, E Umbach (Chairman of the Executive Board of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe) (left to right). Lower right: Nobel Laureate P W Anderson. The scientific program started on Monday 27 July 2009 with opening addresses by the Conference Chairman, the deputy Mayor of Karlsruhe, Ms M Mergen, and the Chairman of the Executive Board of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, E Umbach. ICM 2009 was attended by the Nobel Laureates P W Anderson, A Fert and P Grünberg who gave plenary talks. A special highlight was the presentation of the Magnetism Award and Néel Medal to S S P Parkin who presented his newest results in a plenary talk as well. The IUPAP Young Scientist Award on Magnetism was given to S O Valenzuela, E Saitoh and T Kimura. The sessions were held in the Stadthalle Karlsuhe operated by the Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress-GmbH (KMK). We are grateful to Ms M Mäkelburg (KMK) for a perfect organization at the conference site. The conference was attended by 1552 participants from 48 countries, with about 50 percent from overseas (see figure). The program entailed six plenary talks (40 minutes each), with 16 half-plenary and 41 invited talks (30 minutes) and 298 contributed talks (15 minutes). Extended lunch breaks and evenings were devoted to the poster sessions, with a total of 1632 posters presented. Attendance breakdown All submitted papers were reviewed in order to meet the standards of Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter and Journal of Physics: Conference Series. The referees made every effort possible to ensure that the manuscripts submitted for publication in the proceedings reach a high standard. The tremendous work in organizing the paper classification and refereeing procedures was carried out by the Publication Committee which was headed by J Wosnitza, and comprised, in addition, Th Pruschke, M Richter and L Schultz. We also thank G Douglas, IOP Publishing, for his efficient support with the preparation of these proceedings. We gratefully acknowledge the help of L Behrens, E Maass and B Schelske in preparing the conference. The conference would not have been possible without G Goll (conference secretary) and C Sürgers (finance). I thank them for their great help. Thanks go to the many students in blue T-shirts who helped to run the conference. We are grateful for financial support to Universität Karlsruhe (TH)

Goll, Gernot; Löhneysen, Hilbert v.; Loidl, Alois; Pruschke, Thomas; Richter, Manuel; Schultz, Ludwig; Sürgers, Christoph; Wosnitza, Jochen

2010-11-01

363

CONFERENCE REPORT: Engineering offshore  

Microsoft Academic Search

Report on 3rd international offshore mechanics and arctic engineering symposium (part of Energy sources technology conference and exhibition), ASME and others, 12-16 February 1984 in New Orleans, USA.

Tony Blakeborough

1984-01-01

364

Lunar & Planetary Science Conference.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Summaries of different topics discussed at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference are presented to provide updated information to nonplanetologists. Some topics include Venus, isotopes, chondrites, creation science, cosmic dust, cratering, moons and rings, igneous rocks, and lunar soil. (DC)|

Warner, Jeffrey L.; And Others

1982-01-01

365

PREFACE: Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group Conference 2009  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The latest biennial conference of the Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group (EMAG) of the Institute of Physics was held at the University of Sheffield on 9-11 September, 2009. In addition, the Advanced School associated with the conference was run at the University of Sheffield on 8 September. It was particularly pleasing to return to Sheffield after ten years, the successful and memorable EMAG 99 having been held here too. The subject areas covered at EMAG 2009 were advanced electron microscopy techniques; investigating structure-property relationships in advanced materials; nanophysics and nanotechnology. The EMAG 2009 conference attracted 172 delegates while the Advanced School had a full complement of eighteen attendees. Three plenary lectures were given to the whole conference and invited contributions were presented within the theme of each of nine parallel sessions. There were 54 contributed oral presentations within these parallel Sessions and a further 89 poster presentations. All authors were invited to contribute a paper to this Proceedings volume and 108 papers are presented here. I thank all who presented at EMAG 2009 and those who provided a paper for this Proceedings. Each paper was peer reviewed by two reviewers and I also want to thank those colleagues who helped with this essential task. In this volume, the plenary papers are presented first followed by all papers presented in each themed session. These sessions are ordered alphabetically. Within each Session, the invited presentations are presented first, followed by oral and poster contributions together. Another activity of EMAG which is directed primarily at less experienced scientists is the Advanced School. This year, this was on Nanofabrication and Nanomanipulation and I want to thank Guenter Moebus and his colleagues at th University of Sheffield for putting on such an excellent Advanced School. The EMAG series of conferences are well-known not only for the academic conference but also for the major trade exhibition which runs in parallel. This requires a great deal of additional planning and effort on the part of the conference department of the IoP but particularly by representatives of the exhibiting companies. This year there were 29 exhibitors, several of whom brought major items of equipment to demonstrate to delegates. Here I want to thank all the exhibitors, Jill Cowlard and Nicola Deedman of CEM and Pete Lander of JEOL for their efforts in making the trade exhibition such a success. Finally, sincere thanks to the other members of the EMAG committee, especially Pete Nellist for his work on the scientific programme, and Guenter Moebus, Thomas Walther and colleagues for their invaluable work 'on the ground' at Sheffield, and also to Claire Garland and Lisa Cornwell at IoP for all their hard work and for keeping the academics under control! Richard Baker University of St Andrews EMAG Chair and EMAG 2009 Proceedings Editor Session Editors Richard Brydson Stephen Donnelly Ian MacLaren David McComb Günter Möbus Peter Nellist Dogan Ozkaya Thomas Walther

Baker, Richard

2010-04-01

366

PREFACE: The International Conference on Science of Friction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The first international conference on the science of friction in Japan was held at Irago, Aichi on 9-13 September 2007. The conference focused on the elementary process of friction phenomena from the atomic and molecular scale view. Topics covered in the conference are shown below.:

  • Superlubricity and friction
  • Electronic and phononic contributions to friction
  • Friction on the atomic and molecular scales
  • van der Waals friction and Casimir force
  • Molecular motor and friction
  • Friction and adhesion in soft matter systems
  • Wear and crack on the nanoscale
  • Theoretical studies on the atomic scale friction and energy dissipation
  • Friction and chaos
  • Mechanical properties of nanoscale contacts
  • Friction of powder
  • The number of participants in the conference was approximately 100, registered from 11 countries. 48 oral and 29 poster talks were presented at the conference. This volume of Journal of Physics: Conference Series includes 23 papers devoted to the above topics of friction. The successful organization of the conference was made possible by the contribution of the members of the Organizing Committee and International Advisory Committee. The conference was made possible thanks to the financial support from Aichi University of Education and the Taihokogyo Tribology Research Foundation (TTRF), and moreover thanks to the approval societies of The Physical Society of Japan, The Surface Science Society of Japan, The Japanese Society of Tribologists and Toyota Physical and Chemical Research Institute. The details of the conference are available at http://www.science-of-friction.com . Finally we want to thank the speakers for the high quality of their talks and all participants for coming to Irago, Japan and actively contributing to the conference. Kouji Miura and Hiroshi Matsukawa Editors

    Miura, Kouji; Matsukawa, Hiroshi

    2007-07-01

    367

    Mentoring Women in Physical Oceanography  

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    MPOWIR Pattullo Conference; Charleston, South Carolina, 23-26 May 2010; Initiated in 2004, Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention (MPOWIR) is a community-initiated and community-led program aimed at providing mentoring to junior women in physical oceanography to improve their retention in the field. The centerpiece of the MPOWIR program is the Pattullo Conference, a two-and-a-half-day mentoring event held biannually. The second conference was held in South Carolina. The conference is named for June Pattullo, the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in physical oceanography. The goals of the Pattullo Conference are to build community networks among junior and senior scientists, to provide junior scientists with feedback on their current and planned research projects, to provide advice to junior scientists on their career goals, to introduce both senior and junior scientists to aspects of professional development, and to raise awareness of issues confronting junior women among the senior scientist community.

    Gerber, Lisa M.; Lozier, M. Susan

    2010-08-01

    368

    Statements and Remarks Made at the White House Conference on Library and Information Services, November 15-17, 1979.  

    National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

    Remarks made by key speakers of the conference are presented, beginning with an introduction and identification of the five major themes by Charles Benton, Chairman of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, and of the conference. Ma...

    C. Benton

    1979-01-01

    369

    Conference of the World's Scientific Academies  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Held this week (May 15-18) in Tokyo, this major international conference on global sustainability brings together representatives from around the world. The conference held six half-day sessions focusing on population and health, energy, food, water, consumption, and knowledge and information. At the official site, users can listen to the meeting sessions in their entirety in RealPlayer format, and in some cases, view the full text and accompanying slides in .pdf format. In addition, each of the six sections offers a collection of related links. Users can also subscribe to receive notice of "follow up from the conference as well as updates on future activities of the InterAcademy Panel on International Issues concerning the transition to sustainability in the 21st century."

    370

    PREFACE: SQM2004 The 8th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter  

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The 8th International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter (SQM2004) was held at at the Breakwater Lodge, which is part of the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town. The architecture of the Breakwater Lodge is a stark reminder of the fact that its original purpose was to serve as a municipal jail. It appears that the spectacular background of Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront and an excellent set of speakers were sufficient to keep the lecture rooms full to capacity, despite the numerous temptations of Cape Town. This is the first time a major heavy ion conference has been held in South Africa, and the timing is fortuitous, with a long-delayed MoU between South Africa and CERN at last being signed and finalized. At last, funding is being made available for South African scientists to play a meaningful role and make contributions to the international effort in heavy ion physics. Despite the substantial distance from the major cities in the northern hemisphere, the conference was very well attended and the number of participants was about 50% larger than originally anticipated. Participants came from China, India, Japan, the United States, Brazil and many European countries. We would like to thank all of the SQM2004 participants for their efforts and, in particlular, all of the plenary and parallel speakers for their hard work in making this conference such a success. Of course, even more thanks go to all the chairpersons of the various sessions who struggled to keep the conference program on the (admittedly tight) schedule. For future conferences, we recommend keeping a bell handy! Photograph Participants gather on the UCT campus with Table Mountain in the backgound. We would like to thank Professor Tony Fairall for a most entertaining after-dinner talk about all that is unusual and fascinating about the southern hemisphere. It could not be emphasized enough that the daily working of the meeting would have ground to a halt without the efforts of the UCT graduate students: Rory Adams, Bruce Becker, Sarah Blyth, Gareth de Vaux, Heather Gray, Michael Hauer, Mark Horner, Maciej Stankiewicz, Artur Szostak and Spencer Wheaton. Finally, we would like to thank the International Advisory Committee for their often-crucial input into the content of the conference.

    Cleymans, Jean; Steinberg, Peter; Vilakazi, Zeblon

    2005-06-01

    371

    Sports and Recreational Programs for the Child and Young Adult with Physical Disability. Proceedings of the Winter Park Seminar (Winter Park, Colorado, April 11-13, 1983).  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    The proceedings from a 1983 conference on sports and recreation for students with physical disabilities are presented. The major part of the proceedings consists of state of the art analyses on five topics (sample subtopics in parentheses): (1) ability assessment (fitness norms, energy cost of walking, wheelchair kinesiology, psychology of…

    Daugherty, Kay, Ed.

    372

    Sports and Recreational Programs for the Child and Young Adult with Physical Disability. Proceedings of the Winter Park Seminar (Winter Park, Colorado, April 11-13, 1983).  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    |The proceedings from a 1983 conference on sports and recreation for students with physical disabilities are presented. The major part of the proceedings consists of state of the art analyses on five topics (sample subtopics in parentheses): (1) ability assessment (fitness norms, energy cost of walking, wheelchair kinesiology, psychology of…

    Daugherty, Kay, Ed.

    373

    Proceedings of the 2003 Particle Accelerator Conference  

    SciTech Connect

    The twentieth biennial Particle Accelerator Conference on Accelerator Science and Technology was held May 12 ? 16, 2003 at the Hilton Hotel in Portland, Oregon. The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory organized PAC 2003, and it was held under the auspices of the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Division of Physics of Beams of the American Physical Society. The attendance was 1025 registrants from 21 countries. The Program Committee was co-chaired by Alan Jackson and Ed Lee. The program they arranged had opening and closing plenary sessions that covered the most important accomplishments, opportunities, and applications of accelerators. During the remainder of the conference there were parallel sessions with oral and poster presentations. In addition, there was an industrial exhibit during the first three days. The Proceedings present a total of 1154 papers from the invited, contributed orals, and poster sessions.

    various,

    2004-03-01

    374

    A photography course for physics students  

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    This article is based upon a paper presented at the Asian Pacific Education Network (ASPEN) Conference on the Teaching of Optics. It seeks to encourage Physics Departments to seriously consider the teaching of Photography in Physics Courses.

    Logan, P.; Higinbotham, J.

    1990-11-01

    375

    Physics for Women: The Last Frontier.  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    |Presents issues discussed at the International Conference of Women in Physics held at UNESCO in Paris. Points out the disproportionate attrition of females going into graduate studies in physics and differences between developed and developing countries. (Author/YDS)|

    Tobias, Sheila; Urry, Meg; Venkatesan, Aparna

    2002-01-01

    376

    Physics for Women: The Last Frontier.  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Presents issues discussed at the International Conference of Women in Physics held at UNESCO in Paris. Points out the disproportionate attrition of females going into graduate studies in physics and differences between developed and developing countries. (Author/YDS)

    Tobias, Sheila; Urry, Meg; Venkatesan, Aparna

    2002-01-01

    377

    Proceedings: Radiation Protection Technology Conference: Providence, RI, November 2001  

    SciTech Connect

    Health physics (HP) professionals within the nuclear industry are continually upgrading their respective programs with new methods and technologies. The move to shorter outages combined with a diminishing group of contract HP technicians and demanding emergent work makes such changes even more important. The EPRI Radiation Protection Technology Conference focused on a number of key health physics issues and developments.

    None

    2002-02-01

    378

    Proceedings: 2002 Radiation Protection Technology Conference: Baltimore, MD, October 2002  

    SciTech Connect

    In response to program pressures resulting from shorter outages, combined with a diminishing group of contract health physics (HP) technicians, HP professionals must continuously upgrade their programs. Demanding emergent work also requires HP technicians in the nuclear industry to use new methods and technologies. The EPRI Radiation Protection Technology Conference was directed at highlighting a number of key health physics issues and developments.

    None

    2003-04-01

    379

    Aspen Winter Conferences on High Energy  

    SciTech Connect

    The 2011 Aspen Winter Conference on Particle Physics was held at the Aspen Center for Physics from February 12 to February 18, 2011. Ninety-four participants from ten countries, and several universities and national labs attended the workshop titled, ?New Data From the Energy Frontier.? There were 54 formal talks, and a considerable number of informal discussions held during the week. The week?s events included a public lecture (?The Hunt for the Elusive Higgs Boson? given by Ben Kilminster from Ohio State University) and attended by 119 members of the public, and a physics caf? geared for high schoolers that is a discussion with physicists. The 2011 Aspen Winter Conference on Astroparticle physics held at the Aspen Center for Physics was ?Indirect and Direct Detection of Dark Matter.? It was held from February 6 to February 12, 2011. The 70 participants came from 7 countries and attended 53 talks over five days. Late mornings through the afternoon are reserved for informal discussions. In feedback received from participants, it is often these unplanned chats that produce the most excitement due to working through problems with fellow physicists from other institutions and countries or due to incipient collaborations. In addition, Blas Cabrera of Stanford University gave a public lecture titled ?What Makes Up Dark Matter.? There were 183 members of the general public in attendance. Before the lecture, 45 people attended the physics caf? to discuss dark matter. This report provides the attendee lists, programs, and announcement posters for each event.

    multiple speakers, presenters listed on link below

    2011-02-12

    380

    Physical and Dynamic Climatology: Proceedings.  

    National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

    Papers presented at the conference are given. Topics discussed include the problems of the earth's energetic balance, physics of microclimate, local climate, numerical modelling of climates, satellite climatology, general atmospheric circulation, climate ...

    1974-01-01

    381

    Proceedings: 2003 Radiation Protection Technology Conference  

    SciTech Connect

    Health physics professionals within the nuclear industry are continually upgrading their programs with new methods and technologies. The Third Annual EPRI Radiation Protection Technology Conference facilitated this effort by communicating technical developments, program improvements, and experience throughout the nuclear power industry. When viewed from the perspective of shorter outages, diminishing numbers of contract RP technicians and demanding emergent work, this information flow is critical for the industry.

    None

    2004-04-01

    382

    Distance learning conference proceedings  

    SciTech Connect

    This document reflects the content of the Distance Learning Conference sponsored by the Cognitive Systems Engineering Group, Analysis and Assessment Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory. The conference participants -- highly respected representatives of military/government, industry, and academia -- analyzed the potential of distance learning to deal with common educational problems. The group explored the distance learning problem, media, interactivity, instructional strategies, collective learning, student performance evaluation, and implementation of a national distance learning strategy. The conferees mandated a national initiative to implement distance learning in our country. Such a focused effort may help alleviate the current global education and training crisis. 50 refs.

    Alexander, J.B.; Andrews, A.E.; Hamer, N.D.; Keller, J.W.; Trainor, M.S. (comps.)

    1990-06-01

    383

    Text Retrieval Conference (TREC)  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) is an annual event that supports "research within the information retrieval community by providing the infrastructure necessary for large-scale evaluation of text retrieval methodologies." Proceedings of the conference covering all twelve years of its history are available on the TREC homepage. As TREC has evolved, it has added several focus areas that span new and different topics in information retrieval. These tracks mainly examine methods of searching and filtering different types of data, including genomic records, digital video, and data that is given in multiple languages.

    2001-01-01

    384

    Recent advances in track physics  

    SciTech Connect

    This volume contains the texts of the 17 invited papers presented at the Track Physics Conference held on the campus of the University of Nebraska, in Lincoln, during 18--20 October 1988. The conference brought together researchers from throughout the world who specialize in the study of the structure of particle tracks and its influence upon atomic physics, particle detection, radiation chemistry and radiobiology. Each paper is indexed separately on the energy data base.

    Benton, E.V. (San Francisco Univ., CA (USA). Dept. of Physics); Starace, A.F. (eds.) (Nebraska Univ., Lincoln, NE (USA). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy)

    1989-01-01

    385

    Micro- and Mesoscale Phenomena in Space Plasmas Conference  

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    A detailed assessment of many of the important mesoscale and microscale processes in geospace was the purpose of the Chapman Conference on “Micro- and Mesoscale Phenomena in Space Plasmas,” held at Kauai, Hawaii, from February 11 to 16. The practical goals of the conference were to facilitate the exchange of information on small- and medium-scale phenomena in space plasmas and to increase awareness of the needs of experimentalists and theorists, with a certain focus toward the ongoing Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) and Space Physics Theory programs. The conference was organized by Maha Ashour-Abdalla (UCLA), Tom Chang (MIT), and Paul Dusenbery (U. Colorado).

    Burch, J. L.

    386

    Physics of iron  

    SciTech Connect

    This volume comprises papers presented at the AIRAPT Conference, June 28 to July 1993. The iron sessions at the meeting were identified as the Second Ironworkers Convention. The renewal of interest stems from advances in technologies in both diamond-anvil cell (DAC) and shock wave studies as well as from controversies arising from a lack of consensus among both experimentalists and theoreticians. These advances have produced new data on iron in the pressure-temperature regime of interest for phase diagrams and for temperatures of the core/mantle and inner-core/outer-core boundaries. Particularly interesting is the iron phase diagram inferred from DAC studies. A new phase, {beta}, with a {gamma}-{beta}-{epsilon} triple point at about 30 GPa and 1190 K, and possible sixth phase, {omega}, with an {epsilon}-{Theta}-melt triple point at about 190 GPa and 4000 K are deemed possible. The importance of the equation of state of iron in consideration of Earth`s heat budget and the origin of its magnetic field invoke the interest of theoreticians who argue on the basis of molecular dynamics and other first principles methods. While the major thrust of both meetings was on the physics of pure iron, there was notable contributions on iron alloys. Hydrogen-iron alloys, iron-sulfur liquids, and the comparability to rhenium in phase diagram studies are discussed. The knowledge of the physical properties of iron were increased by several contributions.

    Anderson, O.

    1993-10-01

    387

    Ninth International Conference on Sarcoidosis.  

    National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

    In this report on the most recent international conference on sarcoidosis, the author discusses the current status of sarcoidosis research and the latest developments in clinical treatment as they were related at the conference. He also refers to the diff...

    J. C. Rose

    1981-01-01

    388

    Annual Conference Abstracts  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Presents the abstracts of 158 papers presented at the American Society for Engineering Education's annual conference at Knoxville, Tennessee, June 14-17, 1976. Included are engineering topics covering education, aerospace, agriculture, biomedicine, chemistry, computers, electricity, acoustics, environment, mechanics, and women. (SL)

    Engineering Education, 1976

    1976-01-01

    389

    Annual Conference Abstracts  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Includes abstracts of papers presented at the 80th Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education. The broad areas include aerospace, affiliate and associate member council, agricultural engineering, biomedical engineering, continuing engineering studies, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computers, cooperative…

    Journal of Engineering Education, 1972

    1972-01-01

    390

    Forum's Primary Conference  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    This is a report of the primary school conference organized by Forum in June. Its aim was to crystallize and discuss advanced practice in the schools in the light of the current discussion of educational aims and procedures. (Editor/RK)

    Forum for the Discussion of New Trends in Education, 1977

    1977-01-01

    391

    Annual Conference Abstracts  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    |Includes abstracts of papers presented at the 80th Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education. The broad areas include aerospace, affiliate and associate member council, agricultural engineering, biomedical engineering, continuing engineering studies, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computers, cooperative…

    Journal of Engineering Education, 1972

    1972-01-01

    392

    Conference Abstracts: AEDS '84.  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    |The Association of Educational Data Systems (AEDS) conference included 102 presentations. Abstracts of seven of these presentations are provided. Topic areas considered include LOGO, teaching probability through a computer game, writing effective computer assisted instructional materials, computer literacy, research on instructional…

    Baird, William E.

    1985-01-01

    393

    The President's Conference 2005: \\  

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gunter Dombrowe, the President of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR), introduced the theme of this year's Conference, and explained its dual purpose - to highlight the contributions of medical and information technologies towards improving clinical practice, patient outcome and health economics; and to pay tribute to the pioneering work of Sir Godfrey Hounsfield, the inventor of CT scanning, perhaps

    P P Dendy

    2006-01-01

    394

    Annual Fall Conference  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Our two-day fall conference focuses on training science faculty to teach with case studies and to write their own cases. It features a track for beginners and a track for more experienced case teachers as well as a third track on Saturday for high school teachers.

    2010-01-01

    395

    APPA 2011 Conference Highlights  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    |This article presents highlights of APPA conference that was held on July 16-18, 2011. The highlights feature photos of 2011-2012 board of directors, outgoing senior regional representatives to the board, meritorious service award, APPA fellow, president's recognition and gavel exchange, and diamond business partner award.|

    Facilities Manager, 2011

    2011-01-01

    396

    Excavation for Conference Room  

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    This photo shows workers completing the excavation at the site for the conference room in the new Audubon NWR Headquarters. This project, funded by the Recovery Act, will allow the Refuge to replace the current headquarters and visitor facility, which is approximately 52 years old and has had four a...

    2009-09-16

    397

    Space law conference 2001  

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Many eminent space lawyers gathered in Singapore to attend the first space law conference to be held in South East Asia. Topics for discussion—which included commercialization of space activities and its effect on the needs of developing countries, and the legal issues of expanding communications and navigation satellite services—were of particular interest to the region. This report summarizes the presentations

    Tanja Masson-Zwaan

    2001-01-01

    398

    Grammar! A Conference Report.  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    |Papers from a conference on the teaching of grammar, particularly in second language instruction, include: "Grammar: Acquisition and Use" (Richard Johnstone); "Grammar and Communication" (Brian Page); "Linguistic Progression and Increasing Independence" (Bernardette Holmes); "La grammaire? C'est du bricolage!" ("Grammar? That's Hardware!") (Barry…

    King, Lid, Ed.; Boaks, Peter, Ed.

    399

    Conference on Censorship.  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    |In this collection of seven speeches from the University of Missouri Conference on Censorship, writers focus on the various aspects of censorship. Speeches are by (1) Milton Meltzer, who lauds those writers who were forced to battle with censors; (2) Enid Olson, who explores the censorship problems faced by teachers and school librarians; (3)…

    Meltzer, Milton; And Others

    400

    Conference Rules, Part 1  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    |Most academic conferences are preceded by some effort to make the sessions different from the usual format, but the usual format overwhelmingly prevails. That is: Each panel discussion runs no longer than two hours, during which two, three, or four specialists stand at a lectern and talk. Sometimes they will read a prepared paper; sometimes they…

    Kerber, Linda K.

    2008-01-01

    401

    A Conference of Hope.  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    |Presented are the proceedings of the First Historic Helen Keller World Conference on Services to Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, held in New York City in September, 1977 on the theme "The Deaf-Blind Person in the Community." Reports have the following titles and authors: "Definition, Demography, Causes and Prevention of Deaf-Blindness; Finding and…

    American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, KY. Dept. of Educational Research.

    402

    Extravagaria IV: photographing conferences  

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Photographing a conference is not a matter of point and shoot. And it's not just about pix to share with friends and family - the time is ripe for both serious photojournalism to capture our community's leaders, its activities, and its human face and for the use of artistry to tell stories and get people thinking. In this workshop you

    Richard P. Gabriel; Kevin J. Sullivan

    2008-01-01

    403

    Annual Conference Abstracts  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    |Presents the abstracts of 158 papers presented at the American Society for Engineering Education's annual conference at Knoxville, Tennessee, June 14-17, 1976. Included are engineering topics covering education, aerospace, agriculture, biomedicine, chemistry, computers, electricity, acoustics, environment, mechanics, and women. (SL)|

    Engineering Education, 1976

    1976-01-01

    404

    Engineering Foundation Conference on Pattern Information Processing Held at Warrenton, Va., 23-27 Feb 72.  

    National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

    The major purposes of the conference were twofold: Assess the current position of the USA in this field; force a confrontation between the major areas of pattern information processing, which are (a) robotics, (b) biomedical pattern processing, (c) pictur...

    K. S. Fu K. Preston

    1972-01-01

    405

    ALA Conference 2009: Chicago Hope  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    |There is joy among those who have the funds to go to Chicago for the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference, July 9-15. Every librarian knows there is nothing better than a Chicago gathering, with the city's wonderful haunts, museums, restaurants, and fine memories of past conferences. The conference program covers nearly every…

    Berry, John N., III

    2009-01-01

    406

    10. international mouse genome conference.  

    National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

    Ten years after hosting the First International Mammalian Genome Conference in Paris in 1986, Dr. Jean-Louis Guenet presided over the Tenth Conference at the Pasteur Institute, October 7--10, 1996. The 1986 conference was a satellite to the Human Gene Map...

    M. H. Meisler

    1996-01-01

    407

    Report on the Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods  

    SciTech Connect

    OAK B188 Report on the Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods. The Copper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods was held on April 11-16, 1999. Over 100 mathematicians from all over the world attended the meeting. The conference had two major themes: algebraic multigrid and parallel multigrid. During the five day meeting 69 talks on current research topics were presented as well as 3 tutorials. Talks with similar content were organized into sessions. Session topics included: Fluids; Multigrid and Multilevel Methods; Applications; PDE Reformulation; Inverse Problems; Special Methods; Decomposition Methods; Student Paper Winners; Parallel Multigrid; Parallel Algebraic Multigrid; and FOSLS.

    None

    2001-04-06

    408

    26th Annual offshore technology conference: 1994 Proceedings  

    SciTech Connect

    This conference represents the world's largest and most comprehensive technical conference and exhibition on offshore resource development. The four proceedings volumes have been separated by major areas of interest with this volume containing papers relative to design of offshore platforms and marine riser systems. Papers deal with design, installation, fabrication, transport systems, mooring devices, repair methods, and development of satellite production facilities. Case histories on various offshore oil and gas fills are discussed along with economics of some applications and designs.

    Not Available

    1994-01-01

    409

    Two decades of Mexican particle physics at Fermilab  

    SciTech Connect

    This report is a view from Fermilab of Mexican particle physics at the Laboratory since about 1980; it is not intended to be a history of Mexican particle physics: that topic is outside the expertise of the writer. The period 1980 to the present coincides with the growth of Mexican experimental particle physics from essentially no activity to its current state where Mexican groups take part in experiments at several of the world's major laboratories. Soon after becoming Fermilab director in 1979, Leon Lederman initiated a program to encourage experimental physics, especially experimental particle physics, in Latin America. At the time, Mexico had significant theoretical particle physics activity, but none in experiment. Following a visit by Lederman to UNAM in 1981, a conference ''Panamerican Symposium on Particle Physics and Technology'' was held in January 1982 at Cocoyoc, Mexico, with about 50 attendees from Europe, North America, and Latin America; these included Lederman, M. Moshinsky, J. Flores, S. Glashow, J. Bjorken, and G. Charpak. Among the conference outcomes were four subsequent similar symposia over the next decade, and a formal Fermilab program to aid Latin American physics (particularly particle physics); it also influenced a decision by Mexican physicist Clicerio Avilez to switch from theoretical to experimental particle physics. The first physics collaboration between Fermilab and Mexico was in particle theory. Post-docs Rodrigo Huerta and Jose Luis Lucio spent 1-2 years at Fermilab starting in 1981, and other theorists (including Augusto Garcia, Arnulfo Zepeda, Matias Moreno and Miguel Angel Perez) also spent time at the Laboratory in the 1980s.

    Roy Rubinstein

    2002-12-03

    410

    Computational Physics: A Better Model for Physics Education?  

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Computational physics provides a broader, more balanced, and more flexible education than a traditional physics major. Moreover, presenting physics within a scientific problem-solving paradigm is a more effective and efficient way to teach physics than the traditional approach.

    Landau, Rubin

    2008-06-04

    411

    2010 MICROBIAL STRESS RESPONSE GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE, JULY 18-23, 2010  

    SciTech Connect

    The 2010 Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Stress Responses provides an open and exciting forum for the exchange of scientific discoveries on the remarkable mechanisms used by microbes to survive in nearly every niche on the planet. Understanding these stress responses is critical for our ability to control microbial survival, whether in the context of biotechnology, ecology, or pathogenesis. From its inception in 1994, this conference has traditionally employed a very broad definition of stress in microbial systems. Sessions will cover the major steps of stress responses from signal sensing to transcriptional regulation to the effectors that mediate responses. A wide range of stresses will be represented. Some examples include (but are not limited to) oxidative stress, protein quality control, antibiotic-induced stress and survival, envelope stress, DNA damage, and nutritional stress. The 2010 meeting will also focus on the role of stress responses in microbial communities, applied and environmental microbiology, and microbial development. This conference brings together researchers from both the biological and physical sciences investigating stress responses in medically- and environmentally relevant microbes, as well as model organisms, using cutting-edge techniques. Computational, systems-level, and biophysical approaches to exploring stress responsive circuits will be integrated throughout the sessions alongside the more traditional molecular, physiological, and genetic approaches. The broad range of excellent speakers and topics, together with the intimate and pleasant setting at Mount Holyoke College, provide a fertile ground for the exchange of new ideas and approaches.

    Sarah Ades

    2011-07-23

    412

    PREFACE: SQM2007 International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter  

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The International Conference on `Strangeness in Quark Matter' (SQM) was held from 24-29 June 2007 at the Congress Hall of the city cultural centre in the charming mediaeval town of Levo?a in north-eastern Slovakia. The Institute of Experimental Physics of the Slovak Academy of Science and the Faculty of Science of the P J Šafárik University in Košice shared the duties of main organizers of the conference. SQM2007 was attended by more than 100 participants from about 20 countries. The natural beauty and the rich cultural and historical monuments of the surrounding Spiš (Scepusium) region created an inspiring setting for the scientific, social and cultural framework of the conference. Continuing the trend started at the SQM2006 conference, heavy flavour physics in heavy-ion collisions was a topic given equal importance in the SQM2007 programme alongside strange quark physics. The Symposium for Students, from Students, organized by Christian Klein-Boesing and Boris Tomášik on the basis of the contributed abstracts, was again an integral and successful part of the conference. The jury, drawn from the organizers, awarded William A Horowitz (Columbia University) the title of best student contribution. The good news is that many students and younger researchers attended the conference. This could not have happened without generous support from our sponsors whom we would like to thank for valuable financial support: CERN, Journal of Physics G, the Prešov self-governing region authorities and the Slovak Physical Society. The kind assistance of the mayor of the town of Levo?a is also warmly acknowledged. We would like to extend our gratitude to our colleagues and students from the organizing institutions for their diligent work prior to and during the conference, which ensured that everything worked smoothly. Our special thanks go to our secretaries, Adri Chomi?ová and Mery Šemš'aková, as well as to the management of the SATEL Hotel in Levo?a for their highly professional work in preparing and running the conference. We thank all the speakers and session chairpersons for their active contribution to the inspiring scientific atmosphere at the conference. We also thank Emanuele Quercigh for an enlightening after-dinner speech. Finally, it is our pleasure to express thanks to all members of the SQM International Advisory Committee for their valuable input to the scientific programme and conference arrangement.

    Šafa?ík, Karel; Šándor, Ladislav; Tomášik, Boris

    2008-04-01

    413

    Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health: The Current Consensus.  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    The process of a 1992 consensus conference that examined relationships among physical activity, fitness, and health variables is described. The conference involved internationally known scientists with relevant expertise. The paper discusses potential sources of physical activity, the benefits of physical activity, the possible harmful effects of…

    Shephard, Roy J.

    1995-01-01

    414

    Energy Conferences and Symposia; (USA)  

    SciTech Connect

    Energy Conferences and Symposia, a monthly publication, was instituted to keep scientists, engineers, managers, and related energy professionals abreast of meetings sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and by other technical associations. Announcements cover conference, symposia, workshops, congresses, and other formal meetings pertaining to DOE programmatic interests. Complete meeting information, including title, sponsor, and contact, is presented in the main section, which is arranged alphabetically by subject area. Within a subject, citations are sorted by beginning data of the meeting. New listings are indicated by a bullet after the conference number and DOE-sponsored conferences are indicated by a star. Two indexes are provided for cross referencing conference information. The Chronological Index lists conference titles by dates and gives the subject area where complete information they may be found. The Location Index is alphabetically sorted by the city where the conference will be held.

    Osborne, J.H.; Simpson, W.F. Jr. (eds.)

    1991-01-01

    415

    Gateway Energy Conference  

    SciTech Connect

    This book presents the papers given at a conference whose purpose was to provide a forum for the exchange of energy information between leaders in business, industry, labor, government, and education. Topics considered at the conference included the economics of energy, agriculture and changing natural gas prices, the economics of superinsulation in the rehabilitation of historic buildings, energy conservation in small industries, computer systems for power demand control, a solar absorption lumber drying system, selective absorbers for Trombe walls, daylighting, lighting control, portable heaters, unitary heat pumps, the electrochemical oxidation of coal, a slurry fuels development program, coal gasification, coal desulfurization, a waste coal recovery process, coal-fired boilers, surface mining of coal, steam gasification of wood, wood fuel use by households, fusion power, and the economic aspects of nuclear waste disposal.

    Sauer, H.J.; Hegler, B.E.

    1983-01-01

    416

    Metabolic Engineering VII Conference  

    SciTech Connect

    The aims of this Metabolic Engineering conference are to provide a forum for academic and industrial researchers in the field; to bring together the different scientific disciplines that contribute to the design, analysis and optimization of metabolic pathways; and to explore the role of Metabolic Engineering in the areas of health and sustainability. Presentations, both written and oral, panel discussions, and workshops will focus on both applications and techniques used for pathway engineering. Various applications including bioenergy, industrial chemicals and materials, drug targets, health, agriculture, and nutrition will be discussed. Workshops focused on technology development for mathematical and experimental techniques important for metabolic engineering applications will be held for more in depth discussion. This 2008 meeting will celebrate our conference tradition of high quality and relevance to both industrial and academic participants, with topics ranging from the frontiers of fundamental science to the practical aspects of metabolic engineering.

    Kevin Korpics

    2012-12-04

    417

    Mississippi Climate & Hydrology Conference  

    SciTech Connect

    The GEWEX Continental International Project (GCIP), which started in 1995 and completed in 2001, held its grand finale conference in New Orleans, LA in May 2002. Participants at this conference along with the scientists funded through the GCIP program are invited to contribute a paper to a special issue of Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR). This special JGR issue (called GCIP3) will serve as the final report on scientific research conducted by GCIP investigators. Papers are solicited on the following topical areas, but are not limited to, (1) water energy budget studies; (2) warm season precipitation; (3) predictability and prediction system; (4) coupled land-atmosphere models; (5) climate and water resources applications. The research areas cover observations, modeling, process studies and water resources applications.

    Lawford, R.; Huang, J.

    2002-05-01

    418

    Caring, Coping, Change: Challenges for the 80's. A Report of the National Indian Child Conference (4th, Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 12-16, 1982).  

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    |The report of the fourth National Indian Child Conference (1982), sponsored by Save the Children, contains a statistical portrait of the American Indian child, synopses of 7 major presentations and 64 workshops, recommendations, a conference evaluation, and lists of conference staff, presenters, and tribal representation. Topics of major

    Save the Children, Albuquerque, NM.

    419

    MHD contractors' review conference  

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The MHD Contractors' Review Conference was held at Pittsburgh, PA, February 2-4, 1993. Eleven papers were presented. Papers were related to the CDIF topping cycle, to the CFFF bottoming cycle, diagnostic techniques, heat recovery, seed recovery, design of a coal-fired MHD retrofit plant, and the design of a retrofit MHD magnet. Papers have not been entered individually in view of the rather narrow subject area.

    420

    The Role of the 1957 Chapel Hill Conference in the History of General Relativity  

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    I will examine the importance of the 1957 Chapel Hill Conference on the Role of Gravitation in Physics, placing it in the context of developments in the history of general relativity. Organized by C'ecile DeWitt-Morette and Bryce DeWitt, the conference attracted notable physicists representing a wide range of backgrounds---from quantum physicists to cosmologists. I will explore how the conference helped inspire growing interest in the subjects of general relativity and quantum gravity.

    Halpern, Paul

    2013-04-01

    421

    International Conference on Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies (FM&NT2012)  

    Microsoft Academic Search

    The International Conference Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies (FM&NT – 2012) was held in Riga, 17–20 April 2012 at the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia (ISSP UL). The conference was organised by ISSP UL in co-operation with National Research programme in Materials Science and Information Technologies of Latvia. The purpose of this series of conferences is to bring

    Andris Sternberg; Inta Muzikante; Anatolijs Sarakovskis; Liga Grinberga

    2012-01-01

    422

    PREFACE: SQM2008-International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter SQM2008-International Conference on Strangeness in Quark Matter  

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The International Conference on `Strangeness in Quark Matter' (SQM2008) was held from 5-10 October 2008 at the Tsinghua University campus, Beijing, China. The Department of Physics, Tsinghua University and the School of Physics, Central China Normal University (CCNU) shared the organizational duties of this conference. SQM2008 was attended by more than 200 participants from approximately 20 countries. The SQM2008 scientific programme comprised 49 plenary t