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Policies and Guidelines American Physical Society
The Annual Fall Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society will return to Santa Fe, 2-6 November 2010 after a more than 10 year absence. Three associated topical workshops will be held on Tuesday afternoon, 2 November, and Wednesday morning, 3 November. The general plenary session will take place on Wednesday afternoon, starting at 3:00 p.m., so that those traveling from the east coast and not attending the workshops can fly that day. A reception at the New Mexico History Museum and the Palace of the Governors will be held immediately following the plenary session. The parallel scientific sessions -- invited session, mini-symposia, and contributed paper sessions -- will be held Thursday and Friday morning and afternoon as well as Saturday morning.
The format will follow that of the Oakland meeting, with two sessions in the morning, a long lunch break, and two sessions in the afternoon.
The CEU poster session and Physical Review drop-in will be scheduled on Thursday afternoon. The Business/Town Meeting will be Friday afternoon, prior to a reception and the banquet.
Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the United States, celebrating its 400th anniversary in March of this year. It is unique in blending Native American, Hispanic, and Anglo culture. The center of the city is the Plaza, a tree lined park surrounded by businesses and historic churches, much like in traditional European and Latin American cities. The conference will take place at the Conference Center located just northeast of the plaza. The Hilton, the main conference hotel is located just west of the Plaza. At an elevation of 7,000 feet, Santa Fe is located in the high desert of the mountains of northern New Mexico. The Sangre de Cristo mountains, the southern end to the Rocky Mountain range that extends north into Canada, rise just to the north of the city. Santa Fe is surrounded by more than a million acres of National Forest land, which makes it a perfect jumping off point for day hikes, fly- fishing trips, downhill and Nordic skiing, white water rafting, back packing, and mountain biking -- depending upon the season. There are eight Indian Pueblos in Northern New Mexico, many located less than an hour from Santa Fe by automobile. For those interested in testing the laws of probability, several Indian casinos are also in the immediate area. During the late fall season the weather can be variable, with highs typically around 60F and lows in the upper 30s.