Conference Photographs

We’ve posted photos from CHEP 2012 on Google+, taken by Brookhaven National Laboratory photographer Roger Stoutenburgh, of the CHEP 2012 plenary, parallel, and poster sessions, as well as the conference reception.

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Art (for a rainy day?)

Of course, saying New York is known for its great art museums would be an understatement.  Any lovers of contemporary art looking for a special opportunity might want to consider checking out the Whitney Biennial, located at the Whitney Museum of American Art.  Held every two years (as you might guess), this is the most important contemporary art show in the country, running this year only until May 27th.  It’s not for everyone, but if you’re adventurous and want to see provocative, trend-setting art by the top level of up-and-coming artists, definitely place this on your list of destinations!

Welcome to day 2 of CHEP 2012

The second day of CHEP 2012 is upon us and here in the Skirball Center, the first pleneary speaker is Markus Klute from MIT.

Markus Klute – MIT – “A review of analysis in different experiments”

CHEP 2012 Reception

The CHEP 2012 reception was held at Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers Metropolitan Ballroom.



lunch – almuerzo – pranzo – mittagessen – déjeuner – 午餐

Are you looking for the midday meal during the CHEP 2012 conference held here at NYU? Chinese, Thai, pizza, street side food truck? So many choices that I need to decide where to eat in advance.

Good thing there are some blog posts that should help ….

There are also a curated collection of places to eat that have been mapped out for ease of use …

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Poster Voting

Get involved in CHEP 2012: vote for your favorite poster presentation!  The winners will get a chance to present a lightning talk about their poster subject matter during a plenary session.

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Good morning from CHEP 2012 at the Skirball Center

It looks that CH 2012 is about to begin.

Michael Ernst delivering openning remarks for CHEP 2012 at the Skirball Center

Michael Ernst delivering openning remarks for CHEP 2012 at the Skirball Center


Jazz.  The quintessential American art form.  It’s as synonymous with Greenwich Village as it is with New Orleans, Kansas City or Harlem.  It often causes people to write like they’re stuck in a Ken Burns voice-over.  Any Jazz fan worth his salt knows of the “big-name” NYC Jazz Clubs:  The Village Vanguard, Birdland, The Blue Note, Iridium…just to name a few.  But the Village area is home to some other high-quality, less-well-known and more accessible locales where one can catch some of the latest up-and-comers in a burgeoning and constantly evolving scene.  A few places worth checking out in this area:  Smalls Jazz Club, The Fat Cat (very laid back and inexpensive, like hanging in your cool college friend’s basement), and The Cornelia Street Cafe (which has been known on occasion to mix physics powerpoint presentations with their jazz).  Of course, there are more, and if you have some time, try venturing further uptown, crosstown and into Brooklyn, where further musical delights await.  Pick up a Village Voice for the listings or check out an online site like Gotham Jazz.  Happy Swingin’!



1 WTC – April 2012

Be it a 3,000th hit or a 10,000th Broadway show performance, iconic milestones have long inspired intense fascination, especially for New Yorkers.  One of those recent milestones was reached on April 30th when One World Trade Center officially became the tallest building in New York City.  The indelible symbolism of this feat notwithstanding, the building is an impressive sight, visible from far-off vantage points all around the city and beyond, especially at night.  For an up-close look, you can head downtown or, better yet, sign up for a guided visit as part of our NYC Orientation Tour.  For this and information about other CHEP tours being offered, go here, but hurry because registration will be closing very soon!

Barbeque – BBQ – Barbecue

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Appetizer sample plate

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Appetizer sample plate

Barbeque, BBQ, barbecue, que, or cue … no matter how its spelled, it is great food & is truly an American cuisine. Barbecue has made significant in-roads in New York City by ways of Southern USA transplants & pitmasters bringing their style of cue to the Big Apple within the last 12 years. Read more of this post