APS March Meeting 2020 • March 2-6, 2020 • Denver, CO

Abstracts & Nominations


APS March Meeting 2020 is now accepting nominations for invited speakers and invited symposia. Please keep the following in mind as you prepare your nominations:

  • An invited symposium consists of five 36-minute invited talks. In your nomination you can list up to two alternate speakers in the even that one of the original five ends up not able to speak.

  • Please attempt to get tentative confirmations from the speakers you are nominating. Speaker nominations that would otherwise be highly desirable, may have a higher likelihood of rejection if there is no tentative confirmation.

  • Please also attempt to get a tentative confirmation from a potential chair of your session. You are welcome to serve as chair of your nominated session if you wish.

  • All units develop their invited speaker roster in their own way. Not all units seek general nominations here. Below is a list of all units actively seeking nominations here. Nominations to a unit not listed might not be considered.

    • Division of Condensed Matter Physics (DCMP)
    • Division of Materials Physics (DMP)
    • Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Atomic Physics (DAMOP)
    • Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics (GSNP)
    • Topical Group on Data Science (GDS)
  • All nominations submitted to a participating unit will be reviewed by the organizers for the unit to which it was submitted. Each unit has a limited number of invited speaker slots available. Acceptance and selection of nominations is at the sole discretion of the unit organizers. APS staff does not accept or reject any nominations.

  • Invited speakers cannot give technical invited talks in consecutive years. A technical talk is any talk that is not a prize or award talk, or not a talk of general interest (e.g. public policy, education, history, outreach, etc). Any nominated speakers that gave a technical talk at March Meeting 2019 will be rejected. Please check the list of 2019 technical invited speakers. All people on this list gave a technical talk in 2019 and so are not eligible for a technical invited talk in 2020.

  • Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists worldwide is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged.



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Deadline to submit an abstract: October 25, 2019

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Submit a Nomination

APS March Meeting 2020 is now accepting nominations for invited speakers and invited symposia. Please keep the following in mind as you prepare your nominations:

Now accepting nominations

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, August 23, 2019.

Submit a Nomination

Things to Know Before Submitting an Abstract

  • Instructions are available on the abstract submission site
  • Abstracts must be submitted in HTML using ScholarOne’s Rich Text Editor
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APS reserves the right to reject or alter abstracts based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • Abstracts do not comply with style guidelines, including excessive length (contributed abstract length < 1,300 characters)
  • Abstracts contain inappropriate content
  • Abstracts fall outside of the topical scope of the meeting
  • Repeated cancellation by submitter

Abstract Sorting Categories

  1. Polymer Physics (DPOLY)
  2. Soft Condensed Matter (DSOFT)
  3. Statistical and Nonlinear Physics (GSNP)
  4. Biological Physics (DBIO)
  5. Chemical Physics (DCP)
  6. Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP)
  7. Topological Materials (DCMP)
  8. Semiconductors, Insulators, and Dielectrics (FIAP)
  9. Superconductivity (DCMP)
  10. Magnetism (GMAG)
  11. Strongly Correlated Systems, Including Quantum Fluids and Solids (DCMP)
  12. Complex Structured Materials, including Graphene (DCMP)
  1. Superlattices, Nanostructures, and Other Artificially Structured Materials (DCMP)
  2. Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films (DCMP)
  3. Metals and Metallic Alloys (DCMP)
  4. General Theory/Computational Physics (DCOMP)
  5. Quantum Information, Concepts, and Computation (DQI)
  6. Matter at Extreme Conditions (GSCCM)
  7. Instrumentation and Measurements (GIMS)
  8. Fluids (DFD)
  9. Energy Research and Applications (GERA)
  10. Applications (IT, Medical/Bio, Photonics, etc.) (FIAP)
  11. Data Science (GDS)
  12. Laser Science (DLS)
  13. Medical Physics (GMED)
  1. Climate Physics (GPC)
  2. Physics Education (FEd)
  3. Outreach and Engaging the Public (FOEP)
  4. History of Physics (FHP)
  5. International Physics (FIP)
  6. Early Career Scientists (FECS)
  7. Public Policy (FPS)
  8. Graduate Student Affairs (FGSA)
  9. Undergraduate Research (APS/SPS)
  10. Committee on Minorities (COM)
  11. Status of Women in Physics (CSWP)
  12. General Physics