Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP)
American Physical Society (APS)
Sociedad Mexicana de Fisica (SMF)

Scope | Topics | Speakers | Committee
Fees | Social Program | Hotel | Site | Registration | Sponsors


This meeting is part of the promoted activities by the Forum on Graduate Student Affairs (FGSA) of the American Physical Society (APS), and by the Sociedad Mexicana de Física (SMF) and the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP).


The CAM 2003 is a joint meeting of the Canadian, American and Mexican Physical Societies focusing on graduate students' education. The aim of this event is to provide an outstanding opportunity for students to develop professional skills, learn a broad range of physics topics, and initiate interactions across geographical borders. Furthermore, it will foster communication and exchange of ideas among students of various backgrounds and interests.

This multidisciplinary meeting will center on reviews of scientific progress, trends in last century, and the scientific challenges in the XXI century. The invited talks are addressed primarily to graduate students and young researchers (postdocs), but will open to undergraduates as well.


  • Applied physics and technology
  • Astronomy, planetary sciences, astrophysics and cosmology
  • Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • Biophysics and medical physics
  • Condensed matter, solid state physics, superconductivity, and material sciences
  • Geophysics and Earth sciences
  • High energy, particles, fields, and nuclear physics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Plasma physics, hydrodynamics, fluids and high-energy-density physics
  • Quantum mechanics and quantum computation
  • Statistical physics and thermodynamics
  • History of physics
  • Physics education and graduate education in physics
  • Women and minorities in physics
  • Professional development and career planning

Invited Speakers

Myriam Sarachik (American Physics Society President, City College of New York City, University of New York, USA)

Luis Orozco (University of Maryland-College Park, USA)

Ron Olowin (St. Mary's College, USA)

John Carlson (The Center for Archaeoastronomy, University of Maryland-College Park, USA)

José Mustre de León (Cinvestav-Mérida, México)

Ramón Peralta (Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, México)

Organizing Committee

Tom Tierney
Los Alamos National Lab.
Sheilla Jones
University of Alberta
Manuel Quintana
Carmen Cisneros
Hector Murrieta

Local Organizing Committee

Omar De la Peña
Ramiro Quijano
Alex Tapia
Romeo de Coss
Ma. Luisa Marquina
Victor Sosa

US Advisory Committee

Canadian Advisory Committee

México Advisory Committee

  • Dr. José Luis Morán López. Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica. San Luis Potosí, S.L.P.
  • Dr. Ignacio Álvarez. Centro de Ciencias Físicas, UNAM. Campus Morelos.
  • Dr. Arturo Menchaca. Instituto de Física, UNAM.
  • Dr. Hernando Quevedo. Instituto de Investigaciones Nucleares, UNAM.
  • Dr. José Mustre de León. CINVESTAV



There is a Conference registration fee of $100 USD (see below). The registration fee does not include hotel accommodation.

Early Registration (before September 15) --- $100 USD
Normal Registration (before October 1) --- $125 USD
Late Registration (On-site only after October 1) --- $150 USD


Social Program

  • Welcome Cocktail at "Peon Contreras" Theater.
  • Mexican Party at "Rancho Tierra Bonita" Restaurant.
  • Mayan Night Show at Uxmal Archeological Ruins.

Hotel Accommodations

The headquarters hotels are the Fiesta Americana and Holiday Inn Hotels. Reservations must be made by the participants contacting the Hotels (Fiesta Americana Tel: +52 (999) 942-11-38 and 49, Holiday Inn Tel: +52 (999) 925-68-77 and 925-77-55). For Group discount mention the keywords: ALUMNOS POSGRADUADOS (Graduate Students).

Information about how to arrive at Merida will be available soon. You can visit the web site to find information of Merida. You can find tourist information for the region at the web site


The scientific activities will take place at Holiday Inn Hotel - Merida . The registration desk and Conference secretariat are located there. Coffee breaks are provided by the Conference organization.

Registration Form

Participants should complete the corresponding information in the registration. Please send by fax or e-mail the payment enclosed with the registration form completed to the CAM 2003 correspondence address:

CAM 2003
Mexican Physical Society (SMF)
Tel/Fax: +52 (555) 622-4848; 622-4840; 622-4946


The CAM 2003 Meeting is financed by the APS, SMF, and CAP, and co-sponsored by:

Department of Energy (DOE), USA.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL), USA.

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), USA.

National Science Foundation (NSF), USA.

National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada.

Centro Latinoamericano de Física (CLAF-Mexico).

Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados (Cinvestav), Mexico.

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico.

Municipio de la Ciudad de Merida, Mexico.

Gobierno del Estado de Yucatan, Mexico.

Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (Conacyt), Mexico.

Maintained by Omar de la Peña, Ramiro Quijano, and Romeo de Coss
Last update September 20, 2003