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January 2009 (Volume 18, Number 1)

April Meeting Heads for Denver in May

April Meeting 09 PosterBy APS Staff


The 2009 APS April Meeting will be held May 2-5 in Denver, Colorado. This year’s April Meeting will center on the theme “New Eyes on the Universe: 400 Years of Telescopes.”

Addressing this theme, Richard Ellis of Caltech will give a keynote address titled “The Quest for Giant Telescopes: Four Centuries of Challenge and Scientific Discovery.”

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. The meeting will be co-located with the Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference.

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 several special events, including a professional development workshop for women physicists, a high school teachers’ day, a students’ lunch with the experts, and the presentation of APS prizes and awards in a special ceremonial session. A special symposium on the APS energy efficiency report will be held May 2.

A town hall meeting on the DOE/NASA Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM) will be held on Saturday, May 2. A town hall meeting on the NRC’s Astronomy & Astrophysics Decadal Survey will be held on Monday, May 4.

The abstract submission deadline is January 9. The Early Bird registration deadline is February 27, 2009.

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Associate Editor: Ernie Tretkoff

January 2009 (Volume 18, Number 1)

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April Meeting Heads for Denver in May
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