APS April Meeting 2018

APS April Meeting 2018
Columbus, Ohio
April 14-17, 2018

The APS April Meeting encapsulates the full range of physical scales, from “Quarks to the Cosmos (Q2C)". Research will be presented on topics from 19 participating APS units including particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, and gravitation. The 2018 theme is a "Feynman Century," which will be broadly examined through speakers and scientific sessions.

Venue: Greater Columbus Convention Center

Join Us at the APS April Meeting 2018

Code of Conduct
All meeting participants are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct for APS Meetings.

Columbus, Ohio

Scientific Program

Online Program

The full scientific program is available online. You can also download a PDF version of the Program Guide.

View the Scientific Program

Presentation Upload

All speakers must upload their presentations to the presentation management system at least four hours before the assigned talk time. Learn More

Mobile App

The entire scientific program is also available via a mobile app. Get it now.


Google Play

Plenary Sessions

Kavli Foundation Keynote Plenary Session: A Feynman Century

Saturday, April 14 at 8:30 a.m.
Convention Center, Union Station Ballroom BC

Being Feynman’s Curious Sister
Joan Feynman, Jet Propulsion Lab

Quantum Computing and Feynman’s Opportunity
Christopher Monroe, University of Maryland

Feynman's Footprints: Quantum Field Theory in Nuclear and Particle Physics
Roxanne Springer, Duke University

More Information

Plenary Session II: From Nuclear Security to Neutron-star Mergers

Monday, April 16 at 8:30 a.m.
Convention Center, Union Station Ballroom BC

Physics and the Government: Navigating Science Policy and Nuclear Security
Njema Frazier, NNSA, U.S. Dept. of Energy

Testing General Relativity Using a Pulsar in a Triple System
Anne Archibald, Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy

Discovery, Characterization and Physics Implications of the electromagnetic signatures of GW170817
Marcelle Soares-Santos, Brandeis University

More Information

Plenary Session III:
APS Medal & Nobel Prize Winners

Tuesday, April 17 8:30 a.m.
Convention Center, Union Station Ballroom BC

APS Medal for Excellence in Physics Talk: Magnetic dissipation and field-line topology
Eugene Parker, University of Chicago

LIGO and Gravitational Waves I
Rainer Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

LIGO and Gravitational Waves II 
Barry Barish, California Institute of Technology

More Information


The April Program Committee is planning an exciting meeting with Nobel Prize talks, up-to-date results on the 2017 neutron-star merger, the latest LHC results, and an update on the crisis in cosmology.


Clifford Will



Clifford Will
APS April Meeting 2018
Program Chair
University of Florida




Plenary Sessions at the April Meeting 2017

Follow Us & Join the Conversation
On Twitter: @APSMeetings
Official: #apsapril

Countdown to the APS April Meeting 2018