February 5, 2009
Vol. 28 No. 9

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    Scientists from the Labs to University participate

    By Steve Koppes
    News Office


    President Zimmer will present opening remarks at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (http://www.aaas.org/).

    The meeting will convene from Thursday, Feb. 12 to Monday, Feb. 16 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago and will include participants from 56 countries, as well as hundreds of members of the national and international news media.

    During the course of the meeting, scores of researchers from the University, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will be among the speakers who will address an array of crucial and timely scientific issues.

    The University manages Argonne and co-manages Fermilab for the U.S. Department of Energy. Together, the three institutions attract more than $1.3 billion dollars in annual research funding.

    The meeting’s theme, “Our Planet and Its Life: Origins and Futures,” recognizes 2009 as the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the publication of his landmark book on evolution, The Origin of Species.

    For more details, see http://aaas.uchicago.edu.

    Related links: http://www.aaas.org/meetings/