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The Department of Physics at the University of Arizona welcomes you to the 2011 APS 4 Corners Section Meeting.

Meeting Poster (11x17, pdf)

The meeting will be held at the UA Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719 (Union map, room info).

The registration desk will open at 8:30 am, Oct 21, outside the South Ballroom of the UA Student Union (3rd floor).

Contact Information


Meeting Program

Download pdf for a complete program and abstracts. Hardcopies are available at registration desk.

Click here for a one-page program overview.

Invited Speakers

Friday Banquet Speaker
Peter H. Smith (Phoenix Mars Mission, LPL, University of Arizona).

"Mars and an Astroid: A Search for Life in all the Wrong Places"

Plenary Sessions Speakers
(Click to open presentation as pdf)

Mike Shupe  (Univ. of Arizona)
Christoph Boehme (Univ. of Utah)
Kristen Buchanan(CSU)
Jun Ye (Univ. of Colorado) 
Richard Sonnenfeld (NM Tech)
Uwe Weierstall (ASU)
Cas Milner (LANL)
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The registration desk will open at 8:30 am, Oct 21, outside the South Ballroom of the UA Student Union (3rd floor)

On-site registration
$80 (regular)
$40 (student)
$55 (retiree, HS teacher). 
Cash or Check only.

The registration fee covers the lunch on Fri. Oct. 21.

Oct. 21 Friday Banquet: $20


Oral presentations

Contributed talks will be 10 minutes + 2 minutes for questions. 

Presentation rooms are equipped with projectors and computers (Windows) that  accept files only in PowerPoint and PDF format. Please bring your presentation on a USB memory stick for uploading on to conference computers well ahead of your session. 

Poster presentations

The poster session is from 4:30‐6:30 pm on Friday in the UA Student Union, Tucson and Catalina rooms. Presenters can start putting up posters after 3:30 pm.  Posters cannot be larger than 4 ft x 4 ft.

Lodging Information

Special rates are available at the 4 Points Sheraton and the Tucson Marriot University Park (group code: phyphya), both at walking distance.

For other lodging near the University of Arizona, click here. 

Transportation & Parking

Tucson Intnl. Airport (TUS), 8 miles.
Airport Shuttle: Arizona Stage Coach (~$24 one way).  Taxi: ~$30 (one way)

Phoenix Sky Harbor Intnl. Airport (PHX), 100 miles.
Airport Shuttle: Arizona Shuttle Service

Campus Map, Student Union
Greater Tucson Area Map

No Parking Garage Fee on Weekends. UA Parking Map

Organizing Committees

Bruce Barrett (Chair, Organizing Committee) 
Shufang Su (Chair, Program Committee)

Organizing Committee
Program Committee