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May , 2007
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EMU to host conference with focus on 'Physics, Energy and Society'

YPSILANTI — Gas prices have exceeded $3 a gallon and could climb higher. One reason is the depletion of fossil fuel resources.

How that issue is being handled will be one of the topics of discussion as Eastern Michigan University hosts the Ohio Section of the American Physical Society, May 4-5 at the EMU Student Center.

"The depletion of fossil fuel resources will soon be the single most critical energy problem our nation has ever faced.  We will talk about what is being done,”  said Alexandria Oakes, physics department head for EMU.

There is a panel discussion about “Physics, Energy, and Society,” Friday, May 4 from 7:45-9 p.m. in the auditorium of the EMU Student Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Conference registration is $55 for nonmembers.  The conference begins May 4 at 2 p.m.

Additional information can be found at http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/OSS07/ or by going to http://www.physics.emich.edu/index.htm


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