Tuesday, March 14
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Convention Center Hall I-1

Graduate students may sign up to enjoy complimentary box-lunch while participating in an informal and stimulating discussion with an expert on a topic of interest to them. Sign-up will open Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 p.m., near the APS Registration Desk in Hall I-2. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Attendance is limited to eight students per topic.

DAMOP-Sponsored Table

  1. Cold Atom Physics etc.
    Vito Scarola, Virginia Tech

DBIO-Sponsored Tables

  1. Physics of Microbiome
    Vernita Gordon, University of Texas at Austin
  2. Nueroscience and Machine Learning
    Ilya Nemenman, Emory University
  3. Protein Dynamics
    Dongping Zhong, Ohio State University

DCOMP-Sponsored Tables

  1. Simulation of Materials at Extreme Conditions
    Renata Wentzcovitch, Columbia University
  2. Computational Materials Science at a National Laboratory
    Valentino Cooper, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  3. Practical Quantum Mechanics for Materials
    James Chelikowsky, University of Texas at Austin

DCMP-Sponsored Tables

  1. Quantum matter, neutron scattering
    Martin Mourigal, Georgia Tech
  2. Computational physics
    Marivi Fernandez-Serra, Stony Brook University
  3. Nanoelectronics
    Doug Natelson, Rice University
  4. Research in High Magnetic Fields
    Greg Boebinger, Director, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
  5. Correlated Electron Theory
    Erica Carlson, Purdue University
  6. Science Diplomacy
    Laura Greene, APS President & Chief Scientist, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

DMP-Sponsored Tables

  1. Extracting materials properties from first principles: what we get right and what goes wrong
    Michelle Johannes, Naval Research Labs
  2. Topological quantum materials
    Liang Fu, MIT
  3. Quantum Materials — What, Why and How?
    John Mitchell, Argonne National Labs
  4. A Balancing Act: A Family and a Career in Science
    Oana Jurchesku, Wake Forest University

DPOLY-Sponsored Tables

  1. Polymer structure and properties
    Richard Register, Princeton University
  2. Nanocomposites, Printed Electronics, and what it takes to move new technologies to commercialization
    Jeffrey Meth, Dupont,

GERA-Sponsored Tables

  1. Scientific freedom for basic research at a premier national laboratory
    Albert Miglori, Los Alamos National Lab
  2. Rational design of catalysts for energy applications
    Talat Rahman, University of Central Florida

GMAG-Sponsored Tables

  1. Nanomagnetism/X-ray Techniques
    Peter Fischer, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
  2. Molecular Magnetism
    Stephen Hill, National High Magnetic Field Lab, Florida State University
  3. Magnetic Interfaces and Nanostructures
    Christian Binek, University of Nebraska
  4. Spintronic Technologies
    Jonathan Sun, IBM
  5. Magnetic Films and Heterostructures
    Suzanne te Velthuis, Argonne National Lab

GMED-Sponsored Table

  1. Opportunities in Medical Physics
    Robert Jeraj, University of Wisconsin

GPC-Sponsored Table

  1. Physics of Climate Change
    Michael Mann, Pennsylvania State University

GQI-Sponsored Tables

  1. Near-term quantum computing
    Eleanor Rieffel, NASA Ames Research Center
  2. Quantum Annealing
    Davide Venturelli, NASA Ames Research Center/USRA
  3. Quantum foundations, measurement, and information
    Andrew Jordan, University of Rochester

GSOFT-Sponsored Tables

  1. Glassiness and Jamming in materials and biology
    M. Lisa Manning, Syracuse University
  2. Experimental Soft Matter and Nonlinear Physics
    Pedro Reis, MIT

FIAP-Sponsored Tables

  1. From theoretical physics to commercialization of medical device
    Cha-Mei Tang, CreatvMicrotech
  2. Marketing your ideas in a corporate environment
    Joe Mantese, United Technologies Research Center
  3. Lessons Learned in Coming Full Circle: Life in Academia, Industry, & Government
    Larry Nagahara, Johns Hopkins
  4. From Physics to Big Data
    John Rumble, R&R Data Services
  5. Life for a Theorist working for Industry; experiences at IBM
    Barbara Jones, IBM
  6. Materials analysis at IBM Research using a particle accelerator
    Michael Gordon, IBM
  7. Start-ups: Where the action is!
    Matt Kim, QuantTera

FPS-Sponsored Table

  1. The Role of Physics in Foreign Policy
    Allen Lee Sessoms, Georgetown University


Cost: Free

When: Sign-up at the meeting on Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 p.m.

Where: Convention Center, near the Registration Desk in Hall I-2

Register Early!
Attendance is limited to eight students per topic. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.