Conference Description

The conference will be held May 16, 17 and 18, 2002 on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This conference is a merging of two physics conferences, the Heavy Flavor Physics Conference, most recently held at Caltech (David Hitlin, Caltech, 9th conference) and begun at Heidelberg (Klaus Schubert, Dresden) with the biannual International Conference on B Physics and CP Violation, most recently held at Ise, Japan (A.I. (Tony) Sanda, Nagoya, BCP4) and begun at Nagoya (A.I. (Tony) Sanda). The new conference will be called Flavor Physics and CP Violation (FPCP). The second in the series will be held in 2003 and will be located in Paris.

Conference sessions will be held in Logan Hall, a campus building located at 249 S. 36th Street. Talks will be presented in Lecture Room 17; coffee breaks will take place in the adjacent Terrace Room.

There will be a welcome reception on Wednesday evening, May 15 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street.

On Thursday evening from 8-10pm in the Amado Recital Hall of Irvine Auditorium, a musical evening will be presented by three accomplished young musicians from the renowned Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. The group, Time 4 Three, a fiddle group consisting of two violins and upright bass, performs mainly music from the folk, gypsie, klesmer, and classical music genres.

There will be a banquet on Friday evening, May 17 at 6:30pm in the Chinese Rotunda and Upper Egypt Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South Street. The after dinner speaker is Professor (Emeritus) Alan Mann, an anthropologist who has had a long association with the University Museum and whose area of expertise is Egyptian mummies.

Reception and banquet fees for conference participants are included in the registration fee.

There will be an optional excursion to the Barnes Foundation early Sunday afternoon, May 19. For touring on your own on Sunday, the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is open from 10:00-5:00. It has a "pay what you wish" policy on Sundays. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology is open from 1:00-5:00 and has no admission charge on Sundays.

Because May is a very busy month in Philadelphia, the number of hotel rooms available to us for this conference is quite limited. Therefore, it is very important that you submit the necessary three forms- Registration, Accommodations and Payment - promptly to ensure that you can be accommodated. Registration will be available after December 1st.

IMPORTANT: Neither your Registration nor your Accommodations arrangements can be processed until you have provided payment information by completing the Payment Form. The registration fee is $325. March 20 is the deadline for registration.

We have extended the registration deadline to April 1. If you have not registered by that date, we cannot guarantee the availability of accommodations.

Paul T. Keener
Last modified: Wed Apr 3 10:01:50 EST 2002