DPF-2011 to be held at Brown University

The DPF 2011 meeting will be hosted by the Physics Department of Brown University and will take place August 9-13, 2011 in Providence, RI.

Settled in 1636, Providence is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Today it is the capital of Rhode Island. The city proper has a population of 170,000 and anchors a metropolitan area of 1.6 million people that includes parts of Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts.

Brown University, founded in 1764, is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution with 6,000 undergraduate students, 2,400 graduate and medical school students, and nearly 700 faculty members. Brown is a leading research university that maintains a commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction within a unique curriculum that seeks to foster responsibility and exploration.

The Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence will host the first four days of the 2011 DPF Meeting with a mix of plenary sessions with invited speakers to survey the highlights of our field and parallel sessions that will explore each area in more depth. On Saturday we will conclude the meeting on the Brown University campus with the closing plenary sessions. The program will include two town-hall style meetings: one, to discuss a proposal for a coherent R&D program to serve the need of our community to develop state of the art instrumentation, and another to discuss the physics of lepton colliders and the potential of such future facilities.

Accommodations will be provided in blocks of rooms reserved in several fine downtown hotels and in newly renovated, air-conditioned Brown University dormitories. T.F.Green Airport is only 15 minutes from downtown Providence and the Amtrak station on the Boston-Washington line is in the center of town. The downtown area is small and walkable. The distance between the downtown Convention Center and Brown University on College Hill is less than a mile.

For more details see http://brown.edu/dpf2011