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2007 Annual Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society

October 10-13, 2007
Marriott Newport News at City Center
Newport News, VA USA


The room block at the Marriott is full. Check additional Lodging for information on overflow hotels.

The Annual Fall Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society will be held 11-13 October 2007 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, City Center in Newport News, Virginia. Two associated all-day topical workshops will be held on 10 October.

First referred to as 'Newportes Newes' as early as 1621, this tidal area near the mouth of the James River is purported to be the longest continuously named place in the US. Today, Newport News is Virginia's fifth largest city and home to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). The modern city was founded by Collis Huntington, a builder of the nation's first transcontinental railroad. He also launched the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, today the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two companies capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines.

Called by some "the new downtown," City Center at Oyster Point exemplifies New Urbanism at its best, with an eclectic, high-density mix of office, residential and retail areas. Unique shops and distinctive restaurants are within easy open-air walking distance - and all just a mile from Jefferson Lab.

Newport News boasts the world-renowned Mariners' Museum, home to the newly opened USS Monitor Center with its extraordinary display of artifacts from - and large sections of - the Civil War ironclad. Other nearby sites of interest include the Virginia Living Museum and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center. In addition, Newport News is 20 minutes by car from the historic triangle of Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America, with many celebratory public events planned.

Transportation & weather
Newport News is served by the Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport (about 5 minutes from the hotel), the larger Norfolk International Airport (30 minutes away) and the Richmond International Airport (60 minutes away). Information concerning ground transportation is located on the Travel and Visa link. October is Virginia's driest month, so you can expect clear blue skies and bright fall weather (but it never hurts to bring an umbrella). Evenings are sometimes cool, while daytime temperatures could easily range into the 70s or higher.

All conference meetings and sessions will be held at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. A block of rooms has been reserved for meeting participants at a rate of $115 plus tax. Information on making hotel reservations is located on the Lodging link. Hotel reservations should be made by 8 September 2007.

Conference registration is available through the Registration link. Any questions should be addressed to

Registration costs and deadlines are listed in the following table.

Early Registration
(Aug. 31)
Late Registration
(Sept. 1-Oct. 1)
On-site Registration$300$500$150$100

A banquet will be held at the Marriott on Friday evening. Tickets will be available through the conference registration link for an additional $55 fee.

Meeting Structure
The meeting will follow the traditional structure with a plenary session on the morning of Thursday, 11 October. Invited and contributed talks as well as mini-symposia will be presented from Thursday through Saturday afternoons.

Two all-day workshops will be held in parallel on Wednesday, 10 October. More information on these workshops will be forthcoming.

Satellite Meetings
It is expected that a number of user group meetings and other satellite meetings will occur in conjunction with the DNP meeting. Please contact the organizers at to make arrangements for satellite meetings. The deadline for arranging satellite meetings is 15 August 2007.

The deadline for electronic submission of abstracts is 2 July 2007. The meeting ID is DNP07. Instructions are available at left on the Abstract Submission link.

Important Dates

2 July 2007Submission of abstracts
15 August 2007Requests for satellite meetings
31 August 2007Early registration ends
8 September 2007Conference Hotel Deadline
1 October 2007Late Registration Ends

Organizing Committee:

J. Wallace Van Orden, Chair 1,2
David Armstrong 3
Peter Bosted 2
Jozef Dudek 1,2
Latifa Elouadrhiri 2
Douglas Higinbotham 2
Cynthia Keppel 2,4

1 Old Dominion University
2 Jefferson Lab
3 College of William & Mary
4 Hampton University

For general information contact