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The New York State Sections of the

American Physical Society

and the

American Association of Physics Teachers

Joint Topical Symposium on Accelerator-Based Science

April 18-19, 2008

Cornell University

Robert Purcell Community Center and Appel Commons


Click poster to download.

Keynote Speaker
Persis Drell, Director
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center


  • Superconducting Radio Frequency Technology
  • Synchrotron Radiation Science
  • High Energy Particle Physics
  • Teacher Workshps
  • Poster Session
  • Tours of Cornell Facilities

Poster Session
The APS poster session for will be held late afternoon Friday with prizes awarded to top posters detailing undergraduate and graduate student research. Please let us know the title of your poster when you complete our online registration form. Easels will be provided, but posters must be no bigger than 3' by 4' and presenters are responsible for mounting the poster on a rigid backboard.

Student Support
The NYSS APS has financial support available for undergraduate students. Please contact Prof. Sunil Labroo or visit the NY Section Web Page for details. Students do not have to present a poster to attend the symposium and receive support. (Get Student Flyer here)

Teacher Support and Programs
K-12 teachers receive registration support from CLASSE, CIPT and the NYSS AAPT. Please see our online registration for more information.
Several centers at Cornell are preparing specific programs for teachers for Saturday afternoon. Please see the agenda pages for further details and please indicate in which one of these you will participate on the online registration form. (Get Teacher Flyer here)

Symposium Dinner
The symposium dinner will be Friday evening with Prof. Drell, Director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, as the guest speaker. Space will be limited to 150 people, so registration in advance is requested. As noted on the online registration form, there will be a choice of three entrees. Please indicate any further dietary restrictions when completing that portion of the online registration. Registration for meals closes the week before the symposium.