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International Space Station Research Results and Post-Graduate Research Opportunities in Physical Sciences

Date: Sunday, March 2, 2014

Location: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO, US,

 The purpose of this Workshop is to allow members of the APS, and in particular, students and post-docs, to gain some familiarity with the interesting gravity-dependent phenomena that have been discovered from physical sciences research carried out on the International Space Station (ISS). The speakers will cover recent results from experiments in fluid physics, complex fluids and combustion science.

The Workshop will provide a better understanding of existing and planned ISS research capabilities and current funding opportunities. Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with NASA flight experiment Principal Investigators and ISS Program Office staff in a panel discussion at the conclusion of the session. A noteworthy participant will be an ISS astronaut with experience in operating Physical Sciences experiments on the ISS.

For more information on the Workshop, go to:

This event is free for attendees and registration is not required.

Location:  Colorado Convention Center

Sponsored By:  NASA Space Life and Physical Sciences Division and the ISS Program Office.

 Sunday, March 2, 2014 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 


Sunday, March 2, 2014 1:30 p.m. Introduction

1:40 p.m. ISS Research Overview

2:10 p.m. Physical Sciences Research on the ISS

2:40 p.m. Experimental Findings and Experiences from ISS-Based Physical Sciences Research

-          Big Drops, Big bubbles, Small Gravity - Fluids Handling without Gravity

-          Explosive Nucleation in Microgravity:  The CVB Experiment

-          Cool Flames in Space, A Hot Prospect on Earth!

-          Overcoming Kinetic Barriers to Self-Assembly:  Field-directed Colloidal Phase Transitions

 4:40 p.m. Science Operations on the ISS

Astronaut TBD

5:10 p.m. Description of the NASA Research Announcement and the Competition

5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion/Q&A

All Workshop Participants

 6:00 p.m. Adjourn

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