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The "Mile High" city of Denver, Colorado, will host as many as 1500 physicists at the 2004 APS April meeting, to be held May 1-4 2004.
Attendees will be drawn from a wide range of research areas. APS units represented at the meeting include the Divisions of Astrophysics, Nuclear Physics, Particles and Fields, Plasma Physics, and Computational Physics; the Forums on Education, Physics and Society, International Affairs, History of Physics, and Graduate Student Affairs; and the Topical Groups on Few-Body Systems, Precision Measurement and Fundamental Constants, Gravitation, Plasma Astrophysics, and Hadronic Physics.
The scientific program will feature three plenary sessions and approximately 45 invited sessions. There will also be numerous contributed and poster sessions and a special public lecture by newly-elected APS Vice President John Bahcall (Institute for Advanced Study).
The plenary sessions will cover a broad range of topics, including studies of DNA packaging using Optical Tweezers; the Microworld of Solar Corona; the spontaneous emergence of order in vibrated sand; boost-phase defenses against ICBMs; cosmology; tests of Newton's inverse-square law; and the possible discovery of a new kind of matter at Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider.
In addition, a number of special receptions are being organized for students, women, minorities and international physicists.