APS Annual Leadership Meeting 2022

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January 27, 2022
Grand Hyatt Washington
Washington, DC and Virtual

The APS Annual Leadership Meeting seeks to bring to the forefront the ways that we as a physics community can advance and diffuse the knowledge of and excitement in physics and ensure that all who want to practice physics find a welcoming and supportive environment.

It is a core tenet of the APS mission to provide a welcoming and supportive professional home for physicists, not just within the membership of APS, but also in all of the physics communities. This work needs to take place in our institutions and workplaces, within society as a whole, and in the halls of government by embracing inclusion and diversity, by stressing the essential role that physics plays in the modern world, and by sharing the excitement of physics. The panels at the Annual Leadership Meeting will bring forward ideas and actions to tackle the associated challenges and opportunities.

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Agenda

8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Opening Remarks
Introduction: Jonathan Bagger, APS CEO
Opening Remarks: Frances Hellman, APS President
9:15 AM Partnering on Research Security
Panel discussion to inform community members on the current status of research security investigations and regulations and provide the perspectives of the Administration, industry, national labs, and universities.
10:45 AM Coffee Break
11:15 AM Countering Misinformation
Panel discussion on the extent, causes, and impact of scientific misinformation and what might be done to counter the issues.
12:45 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Addressing Global Scientific Challenges
There are many critical global scientific and social challenges that require physicists to collaborate internationally. The panel will identify and discuss  limiting factors to that cooperation (visas, supply chain constraints, workforce shortfalls, misinformation, research security, political will, lack of diversity).
3:30 PM Coffee Break
4:00 PM Broadening Our Community
Panelists will discuss the who (who is a physicist), what (what does it mean to “do physics”), and why (why do we do physics) of physics in the context of making the discipline more inclusive, and address the ways that we devalue students who have goals and aspirations that don’t neatly align with the role of academic researcher.
5:30 PM Break/Adjourn
6:00 PM APS Medal & Society Prize Ceremony
(Virtual Only)
Hosts: Jonathan Bagger & Frances Hellman
APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research
Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize
George E. Valley Prize