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The annual April meeting of the APS will be held at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Anaheim/Garden Grove, CA, from April 30 to May 3, 2011. FPS is hosting six sessions. The tentative titles of presentations are give here; not all speakers were confirmed at press time.
Session B5: Saturday, April 30, 10:45 am. Electromagnetic Pulse Phenomena. Chair: Benn Tannenbaum. Peter Huessy: EMP Threats to US National Security: Congressional Responses, Yousaf Butt: To be determined, Michael Dinallo: Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse Review.
Session E5: Saturday, April 30, 3:30 pm. Nuclear Weapons at 65. Chair: Patricia M. Lewis. Rebecca Johnson: TBD, Jay Davis: Issues for Future Nuclear Arms Control, third speaker TBD.
Session J5: Sunday, May 1, 1:30 pm. Forum on Physics and Society Awards Session. Chair: Charles Ferguson. M. Granger Morgan: Joseph A. Burton Forum Award Talk: How a Physics Education has Influenced Practice and Graduate Education in Technically-Focused Quantitative Policy Analysis, John Ahearne: Leo Szilard Lectureship Award Talk.
Session Q5: Monday, May 2, 10:45 am. Physics and Engineering of Deep Water Drilling. Chair: Peter D. Zimmerman. Brian Clark: Physics and the Quest for Hydrocarbons, Kenneth Gray: An Introduction to Deepwater Drilling, Jonathan Katz: Viscoelastic Muds — Top-Kill in Rapidly Flowing Wells.
Session R5: Monday, May 2, 1:30 pm. The Status of Arms Control. Chair: Pierce Corden. Sidney Drell: What Happens to Deterrence as Nuclear Weapons Decrease Toward Zero?, Marvin Adams: Confidence in Nuclear Weapons as Numbers Decrease and Time Since Testing Increases, Edward Levine: Securing Support from a Skeptical Senate for Further Strategic Arms Controls.
Session Y5: Science Diplomacy. Chair: Harvey Newman. Barry C. Barish: Science Diplomacy in Large International Collaborations, Neal Lane: A Scientist’s Approach to Diplomacy—First, Listen and Learn, Norman P. Neureiter: Science Diplomacy in Action. Sponsored jointly with the Forum on International Physics.