AAAS Annual Meeting
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|Meeting Date||Meeting Location|
|February 12-16, 2009
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601
Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists who study topics ranging from new
strategies for addressing our nation's energy needs to subatomic interactions in
physics to mysteries of the art world will present their work in three separate
symposia at the world's largest scientific gathering, the annual meeting of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science, February 12-16, 2009, Chicago.
For details on these symposia, follow the links below.
Basic Research for Global Energy Security:
A Call to Action
Friday, February 13, 2009, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | HRC Grand F
A discussion of innovations in producing, converting, transmitting,
storing, and using energy, and how basic research — particularly in the
emerging field of nanoscience — is enabling advances in catalysis,
superconductivity, artificial photosynthesis, and other areas.
Quest for the Perfect Liquid:
Connecting Heavy Ions, String Theory, and Cold
Sunday, February 15, 2009, 10:30 a.m. - Noon | HRC Regency C
Experts from Brookhaven Lab's Relativistic Heavy Ion
Collider (RHIC), string theory, and atomic physics will explore exciting
connections between their seemingly unrelated fields, including the surprise
finding of similar physics at opposite extremes of temperature, and the use
of string theory as a tool for understanding these phenomena.
Casting New Light on Ancient Secrets
Monday, February 16, 2009, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | HRC Grand C North
The fascinating secrets of our ancient world are being
uncovered with the assistance of state of the art, non-destructive x-ray
techniques. This symposium presents an insight into the capabilities of the
many light source research facilities located around the world in relation
to archaeology, paleontology, and anthropology.