APS April Meeting 2018

Meeting Schedule

In addition to the scientific program, the April Meeting offers fun social events, networking activities, career development opportunities, activities for students, exhibitor booths, and more. Download the printed program guide format_pdf

Scientific Program

The APS April Meeting 2018 Scientific Program is now available.

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Schedule at a Glance


Pre-meeting Events

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

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 II 
Barry Barish, California Institute of Technology