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2017 - Pittsburgh

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Poster Session
Group Pictures
Ice Cream Social
Graduate School Information Session


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DNP 2017 Fall meeting

Pittsburgh, PA
25 - 28 October 2017

The Annual Fall Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society will be held in Pittsburgh, PA 25 - 28 October 2017, the CEU program (CEU17) will run in parallel. Students should plan on attending the plenary session and reception on Wednesday afternoon. The CEU poster session will be scheduled on Thursday afternoon with other student activities planned during the conference. For more information about the meeting, please visit the website DNP2017

Local Information

There is no shuttle service from the airport to our hotel, The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh DowntownNote: Do NOT contact the hotel regarding your reservations. Instead please email Dr. Lesher with all requests and questions. You can reach the hotel in one of the following ways:

  1. Super Shuttle: The hotel is listed on the website as "Double Tree by Hilton Hotel & Sites Pittsburgh Downtown, Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh, PA, United States"
    Price: $24 one way/ $46 return
  2. Bus Service: The stop is "Seventh Ave at William Penn Pl" and the hotel is about a 5-minute walk.
    Price: ~$3.00
  3. Taxi: I have set up a doodle poll for rideshare and emailed you the link. Put in your email and the time you are arriving. Other students can email you if they are arriving around the same time.
    Price: ~$45 total

CEU 2017 Schedule

All meeting functions will be held at the Marriott "City Center" in downtown Pittsburgh. This location is close to our hotel as shown in the attached map.

Included in the schedule below are events of interest to CEU students and CEU specific events. For a full event schedule visit the Bulletin of the American Physical Society 2017 Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics. You can also download the full Bulletin using the "APS Meeting" app on your Smartphone.


24 October

4:00 - 5:30 pm

"The Future of Fundamental Physics" by Prof. David Gross
University Club, Ballroom B, University of Pittsburgh
(not official conference lecture)


25 October

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Topical Workshops

3:00 - 6:00 pm

DNP Plenary Session - Grand Ballroom
Featuring Nobel Laureate David Gross and CEU Alumni

6:30 - 8:00 pm DNP Welcome Reception - Ballroom Foyer
6:30 pm Women in Science Social - Ten Penny
Preregistration Required $35/person (financial assistance possible)
Thursday 26 October
9:00 -10:15 am CEU Group Meeting - Marquis Ballroom C
10:30 - 11:15 am

CEU Nuclear Physics Seminar I - Marquis Ballroom C
Fatiha Benmokhtar (Duquesne University)

11:15 am CEU Poster Placement
2:00 - 3:45 pm CEU Poster Session - City Center A & Ballroom Foyer
3:45 - 4:00 pm CEU Group Picture - Backside of the hotel, near empty fountain
8:00 - 9:00 pm CEU Ice Cream Social - Marquis Ballroom C

27 October

9:30 - 10:15 pm

Applying to Graduate School - Marquis Ballroom C
Mark Caprio (Univ. of Notre Dame)

10:30 - 11:15 am

CEU Physics Seminar II - Marquis Ballroom C
Kelly A. Chipps (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

12:30 - 1:45 pm

Graduate School Information Session - Marquis Ballroom C

2:00 - 4:00 pm Mini-Symposium on the CEU 20th Anniversary - Salon 3
7:00 - 9:30 pm

Conference Banquet & Invited Speaker Marcel Adam Just
(additional fee applies)

 A special thanks to Duquesne University for local support.

CEU 2017 Timeline

01 Aug - APS abstract & CEU application deadline
~29 Aug - Student award notifications
20 Sept - Registration deadline
25 - 28 Oct - DNP Conference
22 Dec - Travel Reimbursement deadline

CEU 2017 Application

All application materials can be found under the Forms link on the sidebar. (Now Closed)

Deadline: The deadline for CEU2017 is Tuesday 01 August 2017 at 5 pm (EST)

Please Note: CEU will have a special registration link so do not register for the conference at this time. Accepted CEU participants will need to register and pay the registration fee by 20 September 2017.