APS News

March 2009 (Volume 18, Number 3)

Come Back With My Abstract!

sorting abstracts
Photo by Ken Cole/APS

Sorting abstracts for the April Meeting can get pretty tense, what with sorters competing over whose abstract goes in which session. Here Steve Detweiler of the University of Florida (standing), representing the Topical Group on Gravitation, gestures vigorously for more abstracts, while Stan Whitcomb of Caltech looks on. In all, about 20 physicists assembled at APS headquarters on January 17 to sort almost 1000 abstracts for the meeting, which will take place in Denver, May 2 through May 5.