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December 2008 (Volume 17, Number 11)

April Meeting Plenary Speakers Set

Speakers have been set for the plenary lectures at the 2009 APS April Meeting, which, despite its name, will be held May 2-5 in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the 2009 April Meeting is “New Eyes on the Universe: 400 Years of Telescopes.” The plenary lectures will be exciting and informative, featuring a broad range of distinguished speakers.

Gray arrow   APS 2009 April Meeting

Saturday, May 2

8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Peter Michelson, Stanford University, First results from Fermi/GLAST

Kent Paschke, University of Virginia, What have we learned using the CEBAF microscope to study hadronic matter?

Joan Centrella, NASA/Goddard, Merging black holes

Monday, May 4

8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Alexander Zholent, LBNL, Next generation microscopes for the study of matter

Robert Rosner, Argonne National Laboratory, Nuclear Energy

Richard Muller, University of California, Berkeley, A physicist evaluates the terrorist threat

Tuesday, May 5

8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Paris Sphicas, University of Athens, Greece, The LHC

James Cronin, University of Chicago, Nature’s highest energy messenger: Pierre Auger Observatory

Raymond Fonck, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Recent Highlights in Plasma Physics on the Path to ITER

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December 2008 (Volume 17, Number 11)

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Pittsburgh Steels Itself for Physics Invasion
Apker Recipients Study Graphene, Quantum Information Theory
Sigma Pi Sigma Congress Convenes at Fermilab
April Meeting Plenary Speakers Set
SESAME Now Officially Open
Obama Energy Policy on View at Forum
Journals Aim to Improve Access for the Blind
DNP Holds 2008 Annual Meeting in Oakland, California
Fluid Dynamicists Hear About Oil Spills, Wind on Jupiter, and More
Meeting Briefs
The Back Page
Members in the Media
Profiles In Versatility
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
This Month in Physics History
Washington Dispatch
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