Chin Lab organized "Midwestern Cold Atoms Workshop 2009" and invited 14 experimental groups from 9 institutes in the midwest. About 80 people showed up and gave 13 invited talks, ~20 posters and joined 3 lab tours.
The workshop will focus on the theoretical and experimental works in the field of quantum spin Hall effect, topological insulators, topological superconductors and the non-abelian states in the fractional quantum Hall effect.
APS sponsored an workshop on museum-academia partnership. If you would like to learn about successful ongoing partnerships or if you would like to learn ways to start your own, you can download the presentations from the workshop. All presentations are pdf files.