APS April Meeting 2018

Meeting Schedule

A full schedule of events will be posted this winter.

Scientific Program

The APS April Meeting 2018 Scientific Program is now available.

View the Scientific Program

Schedule at a Glance


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 Propulsoon 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

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

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 I
Barry Barish, California Institute of Technology