JUNE 27, 2013

Come for the Past, Stay for the Future

REUNION - DUE TO A LACK OF SUFFICIENT PARTICIPATION, THE CMP ALUMNI EVENT SCHEDULED BELOW FOR SEPT. 26 - 27 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED BY THIS CHANGE IN PLANS.

JUNE 27, 2013

In 2011 Physics and Astronomy initiated a series of events to bring alumni of the department back to campus to view the significant changes in the program over the last 15 years, to encourage alumni and friends of Physics and Astronomy to renew and/or expand their association with the Department, and to contribute to future improvements in the Department. The first regional reunion took place in November 2011 and proved highly successful in the opinion of the attendees. For the second reunion, NOW scheduled for September 26-27, 2013, we have decided to piggyback on to the 57th Regional Condensed Matter Physics Conference, taking place in Lawrence from Saturday Sept. 28 to Sunday Sept. 29, 2013. We are inviting all alumni associated in any way with the solid state physics, condensed matter physics, or nanophysics research groups at KU over the last 50 years (or greater!) to come back to campus to return, reconnect, and remember their experiences at KU while taking an in-depth look at the current research group, including five full-time faculty as of January 2013. It is hoped that returning alumni will remain for the weekend and take part in the CMP conference to gain insight into and to contribute to what the field has to offer now and in the near future.

As a first step, we would like to hear from anyone who would consider attending and, if you believe you are likely to attend, would consider taking part in the organization and planning of the reunion. For our immediate purposes, if you are considering attending, please fill out the on-line form for the Reunion which can be accessed via the link at the top of the page or in the menu list at right (Submit Reunion Info). If you are considering attending and are in communication with other Physics and Astronomy classmates, let them know and invite them to join you. We will be sending invitations by letter, but the more avenues of communication we have, the higher the likelihood that no alumnus will be overlooked.

If you prefer, you are also welcome to contact the Department regarding the Reunion by sending email to Bruce Twarog at btwarog@ku.edu. Please check back with this page periodically for updates regarding the Reunion as we move closer to the date of the event. Thanks, as always, for your interest and consideration.


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