NYSAPPS 2016
 

For NYSS APS information, contact:
Dr. Erica Simoson 
erica.simoson@fredonia.edu
716-673-4625

AGENDA / PROGRAM
Friday November 10:
  8:30 - 9:00  
APS Executive Board Breakfast (Reamer Cafeteria)
  9:00 - Noon  
APS Executive Board Meeting (Reamer 410)
  12:00 -             Registration (Olin Rotunda - outside of Olin 115)
  1:00 - 1:15   Opening Remarks (Olin 115)
Session I   Olin 115
    1:15 - 2:00   Saul Teukolsky, Cornell University - “Testing general relativity with LIGO”
  2:00 - 2:45   Manuela Campanelli, RIT - “Numerical Relativity in the Multimessenger Era”
  2:45 - 3:00   Coffee Break (Olin Rotunda)
Session II   Olin 115
    3:00 - 3:45   Zsuzsa Marka, Columbia University
“Gravitational waves, neutrinos and photons”
    3:45 - 4:30   Stefan Ballmer, Syracuse University
“Next generation gravitational wave detectors”
  4:30 - 6:00   Poster Session I: NYSS-APS poster session
Networking and refreshments plus cash bar (Everest lounge)
  6:00 - 7:15   Banquet (Hale House)
  7:30 - 8:15  
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Rainer Weiss, MIT (Olin 115)
"The remarkable gamble the National Science Foundation took with LIGO"

Saturday November 11:
  8:30 - 9:00  
Breakfast - Bagels, Fruit, Coffee, Juice ( Olin rotunda)
Session III   Olin 115
    9:00 - 9:45   Ryan Fisher, Syracuse University -“LIGO searches and status”
    9:45 - 10:30   Maura McLaughlin, West Virginia University
A Galactic Scale Gravitational Wave Observatory”
    10:30 - 10:45  
Coffee Break (Olin Rotunda)
Session IV   Olin 115
    10:45 - 11:30   Richard O’Shaughnessy, RIT
“Compact object astrophysics and gravitational wave astronomy”
    11:30 - 12:15   Steven Penn, Hobart and William Smith Colleges - “From Thin Films to Black Holes: the impact of Thermal Noise in Gravitational Wave Astronomy”
  12:15 - 1:30   Lunch and Poster Session II: ASNY poster session
(Olin Rotunda and Wold Atrium)
ASNY Session   Olin 115
1:30 - 2:00   ASNY Graduate Student Prize Talk:
Sarah Pearson, Columbia
"The Milky Way’s Galactic bar can punch holes in stellar streams"
2:00 – 2:30   ASNY Undergraduate Student Prize Talk:
Briley Lewis, Columbia - "Direct Imaging of Exoplanets with Project 1640"
2:30- 2:45   Break
2:45-3:00   Yashashree Jadhav, RIT - "Monsters on the move: Gravitational wave recoiling supermassive black hole candidates"
3:00 – 3:15   Joe Patterson, Columbia
"Gravitational radiation as the driver in ultracompact binaries"
3:15 – 3:30   Kevin Cooke, RIT - "Ancestors of the Brightest Cluster Galaxies"
3:30 – 3:45   Chi Nguyen, RIT - "Cosmic Background Infrared ExpeRiment 2: Probing Structure Formation with Near-Infrared Fluctuations"
3:45 - 4:00   Phil Nicholson, Cornell - "Cassini’s Grand Finale"

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