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Spring 2017 AAPT CPS Conference & PTRA Workshop

Prliminary Conference Program:    2017_AAPTCPS_Program.pdf

Date: Friday/Saturday 21-22-April-2017
Location: Univeristy of Scranton
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Abstract Submissions
Talks and Poster Presentations
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Preliminary Schedule

8:00-8:30 PTRA Registration (coffee and muffins provided)
8:30-3:00 PTRA Workshop (lunch provided)
4:00-6:00 General Registration and Poster Viewing
5:00-6:30 Open Wine, Beer, and Soda Bar for Banquet Dinner Attendees
6:00-7:30 Banquet Dinner
7:30-8:30 Keynote Address by Dr. Matthew Farrar
(open to the public)
8:00-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-12:00 Oral presentations (physics equipment demos during breaks)
12:00-2:00 Lunch break and AAPT-CPS Business Meeting
2:00-4:30 Oral presentations and demo show
4:30-5:00 Wrap-up and raffle drawing

Keynote Address :
Seeing Anew: How Advances in Microscopy are Changing the Life Sciences

Biological organisms are complex systems in which dynamic processes take place at cellular (micrometer) and sub-cellular (nanometer) length scales. An understanding of these processes and interactions in both physiological and pathological states necessarily requires instruments capable of providing time-resolved measurements in a living organism (in vivo). Owing to its resolution and non-destructive nature, light microscopy has been a staple of biologists for over 300 years. However, the last twenty years have seen a veritable explosion in forms of advanced microscopy, offering unprecedented levels of resolution in biological systems. This talk will survey the physics of these advances and their significance for discovery in the biological sciences.

Dr. Matthew Farrar
Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics, Messiah College

Contact Person:
(organizing the conference)
Nicholas P. Truncale
Phone: 570-941-6289
Contact Person:
(organizing the PTRA Workshop)
Dave McCachren
Conference Announcement 2017_AAPTCPS_Scranton_Announcement.pdf
PTRA Workshop Announcement PTRA_announcement_Spring2017.pdf

PTRA Topic: Hands on Electricity Lessons for High School Physics