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Jacksonville Hosts 2007 April Meeting

Exciting April Plenary Talks

Saturday, April 14
  • First Results from Gravity Probe B, Francis Everitt, Stanford University
  • Two-Dimensional Electron Systems, Allan MacDonald, University of Texas at Austin
  • New Measurement of the Electron Magnetic Moment and the Fine Structure Constant, Gerald Gabrielse, Harvard University

Monday, April 16
  • Cosmology After WMAP, David Spergel, Princeton University
  • The Energy Problem: What Can Physicists Do?, Steven Chu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • String Theory, Branes, and if You Wish, the Anthropic Principle, Shamit Kachru, Stanford University

Tuesday, April 17
  • The 21-cm Background: A Probe of Reionization and the Dark Ages, JacquelineHewitt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • The Threat to the Planet: Actions Needed to Avert Dangerous Climate Change, James E. Hansen, NASA
  • New Results from RHIC on the Spin Structure of Proton, Steven Vigdor, Indiana University

The 2007 APS April Meeting will be held April 14-17 in sunny Jacksonville, Florida. The scientific program, which focuses on astrophysics, particle physics, nuclear physics, and related fields, will consist of three plenary sessions, approximately 75 invited sessions, more than 100 contributed sessions, and poster sessions.

Among the invited sessions will be a special Nobel Prize session at which both of this year’s laureates, John Mather and George Smoot, will speak.

APS units represented at the meeting include the Divisions of Astrophysics, Nuclear Physics, Particles and Fields, Physics of Beams, 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.

In addition to the regular program, there will be a professional development workshop for women physicists, a high school teachers’ day, a students lunch with the experts, and the presentation of several APS prizes and awards in a special ceremonial session. A public lecture, on the physics of NASCAR, will be given by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky of the University of Nebraska.

> Further details of the program, and registration information

The abstract submission deadline is January 12; post-deadline abstracts received by February 5 will be assigned as poster presentations. Early registration closes on February 23.