APS March Meeting 2017

Graduate Student Lunch with the Experts


Cost: Free

When: Sign-up at the meeting on Sunday, March 13.

Where: Convention Center, near the Registration Desk

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

Tuesday, March 15
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C

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 13 at 3:00 p.m., near the Information Desk in Pratt Street Lobby. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendance is limited to eight students per topic.

DCOMP-Sponsored Tables

  1. Quantum Computing
    Matthias Troyer, ETH Zurich
  2. Computational Materials Science: Opportunities and Challenges
    Gus Hart, Brigham Young University
  3. Predictive First Principles Calculations For Energy Problems
    Giulia Galli, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory

DPOLY-Sponsored Tables

  1. Molecular Structure and Self-assembly of Polymers
    Rachel A. Segalman, UC Santa Barbara
  2. Computational Polymer Physics in Industry
    Neal Brent, Miliken

DBIO-Sponsored Tables

  1. Physics of Behavior
    Joshua W. Shaevitz, Princeton
  2. Soft Matter and Cellular Biophysics
    Jennifer Ross, UMass
  3. Physics of Cancer
    Robert Austin, Princeton University

DCMP-Sponsored Tables

  1. STM and Fe-based Superconductors
    Jennifer Hoffman, University of British Columbia
  2. Exotic Twisters- What Can We Learn from Studies of Superconducting Vortices?
    Morten Ring Eskildsen, University of Notre Dame
  3. Experimental Quantum Computing/Hybrid Quantum Systems
    David Schuster, University of Chicago
  4. Hybrid Quantum Systems: Low Dimensional Electrons on Helium
    Johannes Pollanen, Michigan State University
  5. Many Body Physics: The Unfinished Revolution
    Piers Coleman, Rutgers University
  6. Electrons Subjected to Extreme Conditions
    Benjamin Hunt, Carnegie Mellon University
  7. Materials Genome Approach in Searching for New High-Temperature Superconductors
    Laura Greene, Florida State University

DMP-Sponsored Tables

  1. Sharing experiences as a woman in physics
    Amanda Petford-Long, Argonne National Laboratory
  2. Spintronics in dissimilar materials
    Chris Palmstrom, UC Santa Barbara
  3. Quantum engineered materials
    Nitin Samarth, Pennsylvania State University
  4. Should you choose: tenure or family?
    Emilia Morosan, Rice University
  5. 2D materials for optoelectronics and spin-valley physics
    Bernhard Urbaszek, CNRS Toulouse, France

GMAG-Sponsored Tables

  1. Studying Single-molecule Magnets in a Liberal-arts Environment
    Jonathan R. Friedman, Amherst College
  2. Spintronics at IBM
    Timothy Phung, IBM Almaden Research Center
  3. Lorentz-force Electron Microscopy
    John Cumings, University of Maryland
  4. Artificial Ferroic Systems
    Laura Heyderman, ETH Zurich, Paul Scherrer Institute

GSOFT-Sponsored Tables

  1. Particles at Interfaces: Open Challenges and Applications
    Lucio Isa, ETH Zurich
  2. Topology and Soft Matter
    Ivan Smalyukh, University of Colorado at Boulder

GSNP-Sponsored Tables

  1. Statistical Physics of Active Matter
    Apama Baskaran, Brandeis University
  2. Collective Behavior in Biological Networks
    David J. Schwab, Northwestern University

FIAP-Sponsored Tables

  1. Magnetism on the atomic scale: unusual quantum effects, and research in industry
    Barbara Jones, IBM Almaden
  2. Working in a National Laboratory:  NIST's Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
    Robert Celotta, NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
  3. Materials analysis at IBM using a particle accelerator
    Michael Gordon Ph.D, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
  4. Entrepreneurship in Physics
    Matt Kim, QuantTera
  5. Blood test for cancer diagnostics and x-ray phase contrast imaging
    Cha-Mei Tang, Creatv MicroTech
  6. Physics in Aerospace: "Why would anyone with a physics degree work for a company that makes planes?"
    Jeff Hunt, The Boeing Company
  7. Working in Industry; Going from grad school to the workplace
    Philip Wyatt, Wyatt Technology Corporation