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Phone: (805) 756-2448
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Chair: Robert Echols


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California APS 2012 Annual Meeting

American Physical Society, California-Nevada Section

2012 Annual Meeting

November 2-3, 2012

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The Cal Poly Physics Department is honored to host the 2012 meeting of the California-Nevada Section of the American Physical Society.

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Invited Speakers

Brian Hackney [KCBS San Francisco] "A Life Not In Physics"

Plenary Sessions  
Barbara Jones [IBM Almaden] "Surprising Behavior of Magnetic Spins"
Chetan Nayak [UCSB and Microsoft Station Q] "Quantum Matters"
Peter Schwartz [Cal Poly SLO] "Technology Summer School in Guatemala"
Steven Barwick [UC Irvine] "Search for Extremely High Energy Neutrinos from the GZK Process"
Career Panel Panelists
Careers for physicists in Aerospace

Markus J. Aschwanden [Lockheed Martin]
Jodi Christiansen [Cal Poly San Luis Obispo]
Rolf Danner [Northrop-Grumman]
Dakota Decker [SpaceX]
Sam Waldman [SpaceX]

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