2016 Meeting

Thanks to everyone for making this year’s WAPT meeting a success! See you next year for the Joint Meeting of the WAPT and the Illinois Section of the AAPT in Rockford, IL!

wapt-logo_sm_frThe Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers meeting will be held this fall, October 28th and 29th, on the beautiful campus of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Please join us for workshops, posters, and oral presentations on physics and physics education from educators across Wisconsin. For more information about the WAPT meeting, please contact Mark Lattery (Program Chair and Vice President).


UW Oshkosh is proud to welcome Dr. Jim Gates from the University of Maryland to give our Friday evening plenary talk.

Is SUSY the Guardian of Our Reality from Oblivion?
Friday evening, October 28, 2016 • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Reeve Memorial Ballroom

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