Date: July 14-18, 2014
Location: Holiday Inn Midtown 57th Street, New York, USA
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The 11th International Conference for Mesoscopic Methods in Engineering and Science (ICMMES 2014) will be held in the Grand Ball room of the Holiday Inn Midtown 57th Street, New York City, USA. Following the tradition established by previous ICMMES conferences, short courses will be offered on Monday, July 14, 2014, followed by 4 days of technical presentations.
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A poster for the conference can be downloaded here.
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The conference will be hosted by the City College of New York (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY). CUNY is the public university system of New York City. It is the largest urban university in the United States, consisting of 24 institutions: 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the doctorate-granting Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY School of Law, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Public Health and the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. CCNY graduates include 12 Nobel laureates, a U.S. Secretary of State, a Supreme Court Justice, several New York City mayors, members of Congress, state legislators, scientists and artists.