Charles W. Myles, Chair, Local Organizing Committee
Department of Physics, Mail Stop 1051, Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-1051. Telephone: (806) 742-3767, Fax: (806) 742-1182
The Joint Fall Meeting of the Texas Sections of the AAPT, APS, and
Zone 13 of SPS will be hosted by
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, October 23-25, 2003.
This will be a general meeting. Contributed papers from any area of physics
are welcome and encouraged. However, an area of emphasis for this meeting is
materials physics. All sessions will be held on the Texas Tech University
campus. Most of the sessions will be in the Science Building. The Plenary
Sessions will be in the Physics Auditorium (SC 007). The Friday lunch as well as the
Friday evening banquet will be held in the Frazier Alumni Pavilion near the
football stadium. The Friday lunch will be Soup and Sandwich du Jour ($10
for non-student members, free for registered students). Banquet tickets at
$22 ($12 for registered students) are available for Choice New York Strip
Steak. Business meetings for the Texas Sections of the APS and AAPT
will be held at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion following the Friday lunch.
Plenary and Invited Presentations
Confirmed plenary presentations include:
Lawrence Cranberg, Consulting Physicist, "Experiences of a Physicist Running for the US
Alex Demkov, Motorola-Austin, "Epitaxial Oxides and Semiconductors:
Applications of Condensed Matter Theory in Industry".
Stefan K. Estreicher, Texas Tech University, "The Forgotten Entropies of Defects in Semiconductors".
Jack Hirsch, Shell Oil, "Why Physicists are Well-Suited for Industry".
Terry A. Michalske, Sandia National Laboratory, "Integrated
Nanotechnology: Putting Small Things to Work".
Otto F. Sankey, Arizona State University, "Conduction Through Molecules".
Eicke R. Weber, University of California at Berkeley, "Understanding Defects in Semiconductors".
Additional invited speakers include:
Zameer Hasan, Temple University, "Exactly How Small Can A 'bit' Be? --
From Classical to Quantum".
Alan Wright, Sandia National Laboratories, "The Behavior of Hydrogen
in Wurtzite GaN".
M. Suhail Zubairy, Texas A&M University, "Quantum Computing
Algorithms: Cavity QED Based Implementation".
Fred Zutavern, Sandia National Laboratories, "Electron-Hole Plasmas in GaAs".
The Banquet speaker will be Frederick Suppe, Professor of Philosophy at Texas Tech University. He will speak about the philosophy of science.
Special topics sessions with invited speakers are planned. Please
check our web page for more
information as it becomes available.
Contributed Paper Sessions
There will be parallel oral and poster APS, AAPT and SPS contributed paper
sessions as needed to accommodate the papers submitted. Students note: There
is as good a chance to get a presentation award in the poster sessions as in
the oral sessions. Remember to indicate your choice of presentation style on
the abstract. The AAPT will also be offering several workshops for
More information will be posted
as it becomes available.
Tours of several research laboratories are being arranged.
There will be an SPS Welcome Reception Thursday evening at the Lubbock Inn
(see Conference Hotel information below). After the banquet Friday evening
there will be a "Star Party" hosted by TTU Physics and the
South Plains Astronomy Club at the Texas Tech Museum and Planetarium.
Check for additional events
as the meeting dates approach.
Everyone is encouraged to pre-register in order to
guarantee lunch and banquet tickets and to get the lowest registration charge.
Students must indicate on the
student registration form
if they want to enter the Student Presentation Competition, apply
for a travel award, receive a free lunch ticket, and purchase a banquet
ticket at a reduced price. Registration fees will increase after the
pre-registration deadline of October 3, 2003.
For those who do not pre-register, there will be on-site registration
available. This will take place in the lobby of the Lubbock Inn
(see Conference Hotel information below) on
Thursday evening starting at 6 p.m. and in the Physics Conference Room (Room 101) in the
Science Building on Friday and Saturday.
Especially for Students
Special programs to encourage and support student participation:
Abstract submission instructions.
The deadline for receipt of abstracts on the electronic form is September 26, 2003.
Proof-read your abstract carefully before submission!
Submitting Abstracts Via The Web
To submit an APS abstract using the online web submission process, two things are
The number and ordering of authors and collaborations.
The abstract content.
The web page will guide you through the rest. Try a test submission before
submitting your abstract. Log onto
http://abstracts.aps.org and select the
meeting TEST. Follow the directions online to create your own practice
abstract. When ready to submit your abstract online, select the meeting
(TSF03) by clicking on the appropriate button. A
form will be created for you. Simply enter the information.
Publishing Your Abstract
All abstracts will be available on the WEB before the meeting. Links to APS
abstracts on the WEB site are maintained as an archive of meeting abstracts.
This will continue indefinitely into the future so that later you can look up
or reference the URL of your abstract. You may still choose to have your abstract
published in traditional print. To have your abstract(s) published in the
Fall, 2003 Supplement issue of the APS Bulletin, please fill out the
Publication Form, print it off and mail it (with payment $35 per
abstract, made out to Texas Section APS) to Walter Borst by October 20, 2003.
So far, four workshops are planned, two on Friday, October 24, and two on
Saturday, October 25. The contact person for detailed information regarding
the Teacher Workshops is Tom O'Kuma, Physical
Science Department, Lee College, P.O. Box 818, Baytown, TX 77522.
Phone: (281) 425-6522.
CONFERENCE HOTELS: Reserved for APS October 23-25, 2003. Ask for the
rate for the Texas Section of APS. The cutoff date for conference rates is
October 9, 2003.
La Quinta Inn West, 4115 Brownfield Highway, Lubbock, TX 79407.
Phone: (800) 531-5900 or (806) 792-0065. 100 Rooms.
Rate: $55 + tax (1-4 people per room).
Lubbock Inn, 3901 19th Street (19th Street & Brownfield Highway), Lubbock, TX 79410.
Phone: (800) 545-8226 or (806) 792-5181. 110 Rooms.
Rate $57 + tax (1-2 people per room) + $7 each additional person in
Barcelona Courts, 5215 Loop 289, Lubbock, TX. Phone: (806) 794-5353.
Rate: $59 + tax (1-4 people per room). Full cooked breakfast and shuttle
Holiday Inn Park Plaza, 3201 South Loop 289, Lubbock, TX. Phone: (806) 797-3241.
Rate: $80 + tax.
Travelers Inn, 714 Avenue Q, Lubbock, TX. Phone: (806) 765-8847.
Rate: $45 + tax (1-2 people per room).
Village Inn, 4925 Brownfield Highway, Lubbock, TX. Phone (806) 795-5281.
Rate: $45 + tax (1-2 people per room).
Parking will be available for the Friday conference sessions at the commuter
lot near the Texas Tech football stadium. Parking for the Saturday sessions
will be in the reserved lot near the Science Building. Please see the campus map for directions.