Anacapa closes out 2013 with successful conference

The 3rd regional meeting of the Anacapa Society was held December 13-15 at Georgia Regents University (GRU). Superbly organized by Prof. Trinanjan Datta (GRU), the conference saw some three dozen participants gather for three days. The conference schedule focused on research talks, but also included additional sessions on professional issues for theorists at undergraduate institutions, […]

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Four Anacapans Awarded Grants in FQXi Large Grant Competition

Four Anacapa Society members — Ian Durham of St. Anselm College, Donald Spector of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Alexander Wilce of Susquehanna University, and William Wootters of Williams College — have been awarded grants by the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi). In this year’s grant competition, FQXi’s fourth, FQXi sought proposals addressing foundational questions in […]

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Anacapa member Prof. Lea Santos wins NSF CAREER award

Anacapa Society member Prof. Lea Santos of Yeshiva University has been awarded a presitigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. Her five-year grant will run from 2012 to 2017, with funds totaling $475,000, and will allow her and a post-doctoral researcher to conduct “Studies of Dynamics and Control of Quantum Many-Body Systems Far from […]

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Darrell Schroeter named third KITP-Anacapa Scholar, joins Datta and Small

The Anacapa Society is pleased to announce that the Anacapa Society KITP Scholar for 2011 is Darrell Schroeter of Reed College. Dr. Schroeter’s work in promoting physics research in undergraduate institutions, both broadly as well as in his own field of theoretical condensed matter physics, prepares him to aid the nation’s theoretical physics endeavors. He […]

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2012 Regional meeting a success

The 2012 regional meeting of the Anacapa Society was held May 11-12, 2012 at Hamline University. Organized by JiaJia Dong of Hamline University (now at Bucknell University) , Tonnis ter Veldhuis of Macalester College, and Arjendu Pattanayak of Carleton College, the workshop brought together around three dozen participants, with research talks by virtually everyone. A […]

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Apker winner has Anacapa member as advisor… again!

For the second time in two years, a student receiving the prestigious APS Apker award for research by an undergraduate worked with a member of the Anacapa Society. One of this year’s winners, Bilin Zhuang of Wellesley College, recieved the award for her thesis on “The Thermodynamics of Ising Systems on the Triangular Kagome Lattice […]

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Anacapa Society and Amherst College sign hosting agreement

Tuesday, June 2, 2008, marked the signing of a letter of agreement between Amherst College and the Anacapa Society. On hand to sign for the board of the Society were Herb Bernstein (Hampshire College) and Courtney Lannert (Wellesley College). Greg Call, Dean of Faculty at Amherst College represented the College and Will Loinaz, in his […]

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Anacapan Helps Bring Physics to the Theater

Anacapa member Gabriel Cwilich has been involved in two theater shows that are running now at the Ensemble Studio Theater  (EST) ,  an off-Broadway theater in midtown Manhattan; he was the science advisor on both shows as part of his long-term involvement in the advisory board of the EST/ Alfred Sloan foundation project, part of […]

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