2013 Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields (DPF 2013)
Second Bulletin: July 8, 2013
The DPF 2013 divisional meeting will take place August 13-17, hosted by the Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics on the campus of the University of California, Santa Cruz. The city of Santa Cruz, situated on picturesque Monterey Bay, is renowned for its mild climate, seaside amusement park, and historic surfing tradition.
We are planning two days of plenary sessions that will present the findings from the DPF Snowmass Community Planning Study as well as recent advances in the energy, intensity, and cosmic frontiers as well as in accelerators, detectors, and computing. Two days of parallel sessions, including a dedicated poster session, will feature important new results in a broad range of areas listed below. A final day of summary plenary talks on the status of the field, emphasizing results presented at the meeting, will complete the program.
We have scheduled nearly 300 contributions for oral presentations and posters. A typical talk will be allocated 15-20 minutes, including time for questions. The abstract submission period is now closed.
The timetable for the scientific program can be found on the DPF 2013 Indico page. Please check this page to find out when your contribution has been scheduled during the sessions.
All of the sessions will be convened in large lecture halls or classrooms on the UC Santa Cruz campus. There are a number of meeting rooms available for discussion or organized panels. The DPF 2013 Map shows the locations of the main venues for the meeting. All rooms are equipped with projectors and wireless access points. UC Santa Cruz is a member of the eduroam consortium for wireless network access; if your institute is an eduroam member, please complete your registration at your home institute before coming to UCSC.
Participants are strongly encouraged to stay in our on-campus housing, located within walking distance to the meeting rooms. The on-campus apartment suites have 3-5 single or double bedrooms with common living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. Please see the DPF accommodations page for more details. The 5 night package (Monday through Saturday) is $418 for a single room and $353 for a shared room. Campus apartments are also available Saturday evening for $84 for a single room and $71 for a shared room. Please be aware that summer hotel accommodations off-campus are typically more than $200 per night.
- Registration fee: $470.00
- One day registration: $250.00
Conference registration must be completed by July 30. On-site registration will not be available. The conference registration and on-campus housing registration must be completed at the same time. The conference registration form is available on the DPF 2013 website. The conference registration fee includes 3 meals and 2 coffee breaks per day during the conference period August 13-16, and 2 meals and 1 coffee break on August 17.
The two closest airports to the UC Santa Cruz campus are San Jose (SJC) [35 miles] and San Francisco (SFO) [70 miles]. The following companies operate airport shuttles between both airports and Santa Cruz:
- Santa Cruz Flyer: $40 from SJC and $55 from SFO, with fixed shuttle times.
- Santa Cruz Airport Shuttles: $50 for a shuttle from SJC and $80 from SFO (Extra $10 for each additional passenger)
- Early Bird Shuttles: $75 from SJC and $115 from SFO (Extra $10 for each additional passenger after the first 3)
Most visitors and students find they do not need a rental car if they are staying on campus. Santa Cruz has an excellent public transit system, with several buses per hour linking the campus and downtown Santa Cruz. Tour bus transportation will be provided to the group dinner on Thursday. Parking will be available in the East Remote Parking Lot, within walking distance of the conference venue, for a charge of $27 for the duration of the conference. Please see the DPF travel page for more transportation information.
The DPF 2013 conference will include a public lecture featuring Professor Hitoshi Murayama. The lecture, titled “The Quantum Universe,” will be held at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday evening, August 14. Admission is free for conference registrants and busing will be provided from the UCSC campus.
A welcome reception will take place on Tuesday night on the Cowell College terrace. There will be a public lecture on Wednesday evening. A group dinner will be held on Thursday at the Cocoanut Grove ballroom on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
Shakespeare Santa Cruz is a nationally recognized, professional theatre company operating in collaboration with UCSC Theater Arts. Performances are held in the UCSC Festival Glen, an outdoor theatre amongst the redwoods. Tickets for the Friday evening performance of Taming of the Shrew are offered to DPF participants at a reduced rate. For more information, please see their website. To purchase tickets, please use this special link and use the promotion code “particles”.
The UC Santa Cruz campus includes a natural reserve with many hiking and mountain biking trails. Maps of favorite trails are posted on the DPF 2013 website.
The APS will provide a limited number of child care grants. To apply for an APS child care grant, please fill out the online application form.
DPF 2013 Organizing Committee
Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics
University of California
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064