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Physics Next Workshops Topic Suggestions for August 2018

January 3, 2018

APS is currently soliciting ideas for a Physics Next workshop to be held in August 2018. This workshop series was launched in 2017 and is aimed at fostering new and emerging areas of physics research, focusing on topics that straddle traditional subject boundaries and are starting to "emerge from the noise." Two workshops have been organized so far: "Material discovery and design" in May 2017 and "Quantum fields and condensed matter" in August 2017. A third one "Physics of living matter" will take place April 24-27, 2018.


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If you want to suggest a topic for a Physics Next workshop, please send a short description of the workshop, including a proposed title, scope, and a preliminary list of top experts that might be interested in participating to physics-next@aps.org. The deadline to submit your idea is January 31, 2018. A committee of APS editors will review the suggestions and reach a decision by the end of February.

The goal of the Physics Next workshops is to provide small, relaxed gatherings to promote open and informal discussions and the exchange of information needed to help assess the promise and challenges of an emerging field. The workshops comprise a limited number of presentations and leave considerable room for informal conversations, round-table discussions, and social activities. Physics Next workshops strive to include a mix of senior-, mid-, and early-career physicists.

The workshops are held on Long Island (NY), in close proximity to the APS Editorial Office, to promote interactions with the editors of the Physical Review journals.

While the scientific program is the responsibility of the organizers, the APS editorial and conference offices will provide logistical and financial support, including covering local expenses of the participants. Limited funds are also available for additional support in some cases. Further information on the Physics Next workshops is available on the journals website.

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