FIP sponsored or co-sponsored sessions at the APS Spring Meetings


March Meeting 2014

March 3 – 7 Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado

Session B36 Monday, March 3, 11:15 AM, room 703
Visa and Immigration Policies for 21st Century Science
Chaired by Amy Flatten, Director of International Affairs, American Physical Society Session G36 Tuesday, March 4, 11:15 AM room 703
Condensed Matter Physics in China
Chaired by Esen Alp, Argonne National Laboratory, Chair of Forum on International Physics Session W38 Thursday, March 6, 2:30 PM room 709/711
20th Century Chinese Physicists and Physics
Jointly sponsored by FIP and the Forum on the History of Physics (FHP):
Chaired by Danian Hu, City College of New York, CUNY
  • Yuelin Zhu, Gutman Library, Harvard University, “Chien-Shiung Wu: An Icon of Physicist and Woman Scientist in China”
  • Xiaodong Yin, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China, “2014 Beller Award: Chinese Physicists Educated in the Great Britain during the First Half of the 20th Century”
  • Tian Yu Cao, Boston University, “Mao and physics research in China in the 1950s-1960s: the H-bomb project and the Straton model”
  • Bing Liu, Tsinghua University, “Some problems in the competition of high-temperature superconductivity research during the late 1980s”
  • Liu Jinyan, The Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, “A Brief History of the Institute of Theoretical Physics in the Chinese Academy of Sciences since 1978”
April Meeting 2014

April Meeting 2014

April 5-8, Savannah International Convention Center,
Savannah, Georgia

Session E13 Saturday, April 5, 3:30 PM room 101
Sakharov Prize Session
Chaired by Esen Alp, Argonne National Laboratory, Chair of Forum on International Physics
  • Boris Alshuler, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences “Sakharov Prize Talk: Creativity of Physicists in the Struggle for Human Rights”
  • Omid Kokabee, Evin Prison, Tehran, CITATION “For his courage in refusing to use his physics knowledge to work on projects that he deemed harmful to humanity, in the face of extreme physical psychological pressure.” (Kokabee has been imprisoned since 2011)
  • Herb Berk, University of Texas at Austin, “Free Omid Kokabee; Science Interrupted”
Session J10 Sunday, April 6, 10:45 AM room 204
Large Scale International Facilities I: Photon sources
Chaired by Esen Alp, Argonne National Laboratory, Chair, APS Forum on International Physics
  • Uwe Bergman, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, “Linear Coherent Light Source: The Upgrade Path”
  • Serguei Molodtsov, EuropeanXFEL, GMBH, “EuroXFEL: An x-ray Free Electron Laser”
  • Mikael Eriksson, Max IV Laboratory, Lund University, “MAX IV: Design and Construction of a New Generation Storage Ring”
Session K10 Sunday, April 6, 1:30 PM room 204
Large Scale International Facilities II: Particle Accelerators
Chaired by Christine Darve, European Spallation Source
  • Jim Yeck, European Spallation Source,“European Spallation Source and Neutron Science”
  • Tetsuya Ishikawa, RIKEN SPring-8 Center, “SPring-8 and SACLA Plans for the Future”

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