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25th Annual Saint Joseph's University Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium - Register by March 21, 2014

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The 25th Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Undergraduate and graduate students working in the areas of Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, the Natural, and the Social Sciences are invited and encouraged to present the results of their work in the poster sessions.

The 25th Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Undergraduate and graduate students working in the areas of Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, the Natural, and the Social Sciences are invited and encouraged to present the results of their work in the poster sessions.  We expect, as in previous years, over 100 students from the region’s colleges and universities to attend.

 

The Symposium will commence at 9:00 AM on the Saint Joseph's University Campus in Philadelphia, PA.  It will open with the keynote address in the Wolfington Teletorium in Mandeville Hall. The poster sessions will start at 10:15 AM in the Campion Student Center.

 

This year’s keynote speaker is Paul J. Steinhardt, the Albert Einstein Professor in Science and Director of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Science at Princeton University, where he is also on the faculty of both the Department of Physics and the Department of Astrophysical Sciences. He received his B.S. in Physics at Caltech in 1974; his M.A. in Physics in 1975 and Ph.D. in Physics in 1978 at Harvard University. He was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows from 1978-81 and on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania from 1981-98, where he was Mary Amanda Wood Professor from 1989-98. He is a Fellow in the American Physical Society and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He shared the P.A.M. Dirac Medal from the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in 2002 for his contribution to the development of the inflationary model of the universe; the Oliver E. Buckley Prize of the American Physical Society in 2010 for his contribution to the theory of quasicrystals; and the John Scott Award in 2012 for his contributions to both fields. In 2012, he was named Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics; Radcliffe Institute Fellow at Harvard; and Moore Fellow at Caltech.  He is the author of over 200 refereed articles, six patents, two patents pending, three technical books, numerous popular articles, and, in 2007, co-authored Endless Universe: The Big Bang and Beyond, a popular book on contemporary theories of cosmology.  He is one of the co-discoverers of the first natural quasicrystal and, in 2011, led a geological expedition to Chukotka in Far Eastern Russia to find new information about its origin and search for more samples.

 

 

The registration fee for the symposium is $40 for students and $50 for faculty members. This includes lunch and coffee breaks.  Registration and abstracts are due by Friday March 21th, 2014 at 5 p.m.  For more information including online registration for the symposium, please visit http://www.sju.edu/srs.  Please share this announcement with any potentially interested students or faculty. We look forward to seeing you and your students this April.

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