2016 Meeting – October 28-29, 2016

The WAPT annual meeting for 2016 will be at UW-Oshkosh on October 28th and 29th. Our plenary talk, Is SUSY the Guardian of Our Reality from Oblivion? will be given by Jim Gates from the University of Maryland – College Park. The meeting also includes additional talks, posters and workshops. For more information contact Mark Lattery.

Is SUSY the Guardian of Our Reality from Oblivion?
Friday, October 28, 1016, 7:30–9:00 p.m. • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Halsey Science Center

S. James Gates, Jr.Jim Gates is University System Regents Professor, Distinguished University Professor, the John S. Toll Professor of Physics, and the Center for Particle & String Theory Director, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. He received two BS degrees (mathematics & physics) in 1973 and a PhD, all from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the latter in 1977. His doctoral thesis was the first thesis at MIT to deal with supersymmetry. He also completed postgraduate studies at both Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). Gates serves on the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and the Maryland State Board of Education (MD-BoE). He is known for his work on supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstring theory. In 1984, working with M.T. Grisaru, M. Rocek, W. Siegel, Gates co-authored Superspace, the first comprehensive book on the topic of supersymmetry. In 2006, he released, the L’arte della Fisica (The Art of Physics), and has authored over 200 scientific publications.

S. James Gates, Jr.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

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