Abstract Submission CLOSED

For NYSS APS information, contact:
Dr. Erica Simoson 

Due to large registration, the locations for Friday afternoon, Friday evening and Saturday morning have been moved to College Park Hall (bldg # 163)

Gravitational Waves

The 117th Topical Symposium of
The New York State Section of The American Physical Society

joint with

The 2017 Fall Meeting of The Astronomical Society of New York

November 10-11, 2017

Congratulations Prof Rainer Weiss
on Winning the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics!

Union College is hosting a joint meeting of the New York State Section of The American Physical Society (NYSSAPS) and The Astronomical Society of New York (ASNY) on November 10 & 11, 2017. This topical symposium will focus on the current and future trends in the field of Gravitational Waves.

Invited speakers will deliver lectures on: “Testing general relativity with LIGO”, “Numerical Relativity in the Multimessenger Era”, Gravitational waves, neutrinos and photons, “Next generation gravitational wave detectors”, “LIGO searches and status”, A Galactic Scale Gravitational Wave Observatory”; “Compact object  astrophysics and gravitational wave astronomy, and “From Thin Films to Black Holes: the impact of Thermal Noise in Gravitational Wave Astronomy”. Prof. Rainer Weiss (MIT) will give a keynote speech Friday evening on "The remarkable gamble the National Science Foundation took with LIGO".

There will be two contributed poster sessions. The NYSSAPS poster session will be held on Friday afternoon and an ASNY poster session will be held on Saturday. We especially encourage undergraduates to attend and submit posters. Abstracts for NYSSAPS posters (Friday session) should be submitted during registration. Abstracts for ASNY posters (Saturday session) should be submitted via email to koopmanr@union.edu. However, all attendees must register for our head count.

This event is sponsored in part by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Union College

For program, contact:  
Dr. Heather Watson – watsonh@union.edu
Dr. Nelia Mann – mannn@union.edu
Dr. Samuel Amanuel – amanuels@union.edu
Ms. Lynnette Stec – stecl@union.edu
Phone: 518-388-6254
Fax: 518-388-6947
Department of Physics & Astronomy, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308