Special Events

The 4th Super-PIRE REIMEI Workshop on Frontiers of Condensed Matter Physics

As a wrap-up meeting of the Super-PIRE project and as an annual Workshop of the REIMEI project supported by JAEA, we have organized a Workshop in Vancouver during May 15-23, 2015.

This meeting is a hybrid of 13 FCMP style one-hour lectures plus 31 usual invited talks for 30 min slots each. Due to limited availability of the slots to accommodate speakers from the US, Japan, Europe and China, we have already fixed the conference program.

There is no registration fee.

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A Centennial Celebration of Samuel Devons (1914 - 2006)

Sam Devons – physicist, teacher, science historian, and creative communicator – came to Columbia in 1959.  After a distinguished professional career at Cambridge and Imperial College and important work during WW II, he had been the Langworthy Professor and Director of Physics at the University of Manchester.  A highly regarded researcher, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1955, and later received the prestigious Rutherford Medal and Prize from Britain’s Institute of Physics.  At Columbia, besides continuing his prolific nuclear physics research, he served as chair of the Columbia Physics Department.  He established the unique History of Physics Laboratory program at Barnard College, continued his lectures and writings on famous historical science figures, and actively promoted scientific literacy at all levels especially the enrichment of science teaching in secondary schools.  He continued these activities after retirement in 1984, as well as renewed involvement in many Columbia University Seminars and in broadening activities at Faculty House. Devons demonstrated imagination, wit, and limitless energy all his life to broaden the intellectual world in which he, his colleagues, and the broader community lived.

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Video of the presentations can be found here