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Prairie Section of the American Physical Society


Annual Meeting, Friday, November 21 and Saturday November 22, 2014

Host: Monmouth College in Monmouth, IL

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Welcome to the PSAPS Meeting Page

The annual meeting of the Prairie Section of the American Physical Society will be held at the Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois on Friday evening November 21 and Saturday November 22. Be sure to visit this page for updates, registration and programmatic information.

We encourage you to submit an abstract via the link above. Both oral and poster abstracts may be submitted via this link

---->Update: All abstracts that have been submitted have been accepted. All talks will be on Saturday. Please contact C. Fasano at if you have questions or to submit a post-deadline abstract.

------>Update: Banquet on Friday night will begin at 7:30. Check-in for the conference will begin at 6:00 at the main entrance of the CSB (Center for Science and Business. You are welcome to relax after traveling before the banquet in our lovely new building. A WiFi password will be available at check-in.

------->Update: Contact C. Fasano at for post-deadline registration.

-------->Update: Just received abstracts back from the APS! Working on the program now. Stay tuned! (11/18)

---------->Update: Program now available at link on menu bar!


Notes for Presenters
Speakers A computer, LCD projector, and microphone will be available for the presentations. Acceptable file formats are PowerPoint and PDF. Please ensure that fonts are embedded. In order to minimize delays between talks, please transfer your talk to the computer provided. This should be done before the beginning of your session. If a presentation contains movies, then you may use your own laptop.
Posters Maximum poster size is 4 ft. Wide x 4 ft Tall
updated 9/25/14


Invited Speakers
Session Speaker
Plenary (Friday)--Following Banquet. Jasper Halekas (U. of Iowa): "Small but Surprising: The Curious Magnetic Fields of the Moon".
Particle/Nuclear Pushpalatha Bhat (Fermilab): The Discovery of the Higgs Boson and the Future of Particle Physics
Christopher White(IIT): A Brief History of Neutrino Physics
Condensed Matter Ashwani Kumar (Monmouth College): "Fractional Quantum Hall Effects in Second Landau Level"
Ryan Gordon (Western Illinois University): London Penetration Depth Measurements in Iron-Based Superconductors Utilizing a Tunnel Diode Resonator Circuit.
Astrophysics/Cosmology James Chisholm (Sauk Valley Community College): The Cosmology of Primordial Black Holes
Interdisciplinary Kishor T. Kapale(Western Illinois University): Super-Resolved Microscopy: Brief History and Recent Results
updated 11/15/14


2014 Fall Meeting Quick Facts
Item   Notes
Registration (Begin/End) Soon-Walk-up For on-site registration: Checks or Credit Cards please.
Submit Abstracts (Begin/End) 9/25/14-11/15/14  
Undergraduate Student Registration Fee $10.00


Graduate Student Registration Fee $10.00
Regular Registration Fee/Walk-up $40.00
Retired/Teacher $15.00
Banquet Fee (Friday Night) $20.00


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