49th Annual DAMOP Meeting
May 28 - June 1, 2018 • Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Events & Activities

These events and activities are held in addition to the scientific program sessions.  Events are posted in the order that they occur.

Unless otherwise noted, all activities will take place at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center.

DAMOP Special Events

Monday, May 28, 2018
8:55 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Graduate Student Symposium on Quantum Information
Location: Room 305
8:55 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Session 2A: Third Annual Workshop of the Group on Precision Measurements and Fundamental Constants
Location: Room 315
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

DAMOP Executive Committee Meeting
Location: Room 304

The DAMOP Executive Committee will meet in a closed session which begins at 2:00 pm. The open session begins at 3:30 pm and ends at 6:00 pm.

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Location: Floridian Ballroom
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

DAMOP Business Meeting
Location: Room 305

All meeting attendees are invited to attend to hear about issues pertaining to DAMOP, including future meetings and unit finances. There will be brief presentations from several AMO-related program managers.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Plenary Prize Session
Location: Grand AB
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Companions' Coffee
Location: Room 305

Companions of attendees of the DAMOP Meeting are invited to a complimentary coffee gathering where they may meet other companions and learn more about the city of Fort Lauderdale. Presentations will be made by a representative of the Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. Information about sites and attractions in and around the city will also be available.
(This event is restricted to companions and families ONLY. Not for meeting attendees.)
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Physical Review A Staff Lunch Meeting (Invitation Only)
Location: 304
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. DAMOP Fellowship Committee Luncheon
Location: Room 316
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. GPMFC Executive Committee
Location: Room 305
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. DAMOP Women in Physics and Diversity Reception
Location: Room 315

Women, underrepresented minority and LGBT physicists are especially encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Industry Careers in AMO Physics: An Interactive Panel
Location: Grand D

Representatives from industry will provide information about physics careers for people with AMO backgrounds in private sector environments. Topics will include research opportunities for physicists in industry, strategies for successfully pursuing industrial jobs, and advice on how to thrive in these exciting and challenging work environments. Light refreshments will be served.

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

TAMOC Business Meeting
Location: Grand C

A meeting for the Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Community. All DAMOP participants are invited to this meeting.

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Public Lecture: Molecular movies: how to make them and what are they good for?
Phil Bucksbaum, Stanford University
Location: Grand AB
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

GPMFC Business Meeting and Event
Location: Room 305

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. DAMOP19 Program Committee Luncheon
Location: 316
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. DAMOP Graduate Thesis Award Committee Luncheon
Location: Room 304
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tutorial for Authors and Referees
Location: Room 316

Editors from Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, and Physical Review A will provide information and tips for our referees and authors.This session is aimed at anyone looking to submit to or review for any of the Physical Review journals, as well as anyone who would like to learn more about authoring and refereeing. Topics for discussion will include advice on how to write good manuscripts, similarities and differences in writing referee reports for PRL/PRX and PR, and other ways in which authors, referees and editors can work together productively. The tutorial session will be followed by a Meet-the-Editors reception with light refreshments.

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Meet the Physical Review Editors
Location: Grand East Prefunction

The Physical Review editors invite you to their 125th-anniversary celebration. Editors from Physical Review A, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review X, and Reviews of Modern Physics will be available to answer questions, hear your ideas, and discuss any comments about the journals. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Career Skills Workshop: Achieving Your Goals Through Effective Communication
Location: Room 315

Physics students graduate with a huge array of transferrable skills, which are extremely useful to employers (particularly in the private sector, which is the largest employment base of physicists at all degree levels). However, the key to successfully connecting with these opportunities lies in how well graduates are able to communicate their skills and abilities to potential employers.

In this interactive workshop hosted by Crystal Bailey (APS Careers Program Manager) and Greg Mack (APS Manager of Grassroots Advocacy), participants will learn how five key principles of communication can help them achieve their goals in a variety of contexts - from writing a resume to speaking to a policy maker about science funding. Registration is not required, just a willingness to dive in and have fun with roleplaying activities.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Session N03: Town Hall: Decadal Assessment and Outlook Report on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Science
Location: Grand C

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine is conducting a decadal assessment on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Science at the request of the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. The final report will aim to help federal agencies, policymakers, and academic leadership understand the importance of AMO research and make informed decisions about AMO funding, workforce, and research directions. We invite members of the DAMOP community to share their thoughts about the future of AMO science with committee co-chairs Jun Ye (JILA) and Nergis Mavalvala (MIT) at our town hall. We hope to hear from members of the DAMOP community about new and emerging areas of AMO-related research, promising AMO investment opportunities, and challenges the AMO community may face over the coming decade.

Learn more about the study and sign up for updates at nas.edu/amo.

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Conference Banquet
Location: Floridian Ballroom
Thursday, May 31, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

PRA/PRL Editorial Board Reception (Invitation Only)
Location: Floridian Ballroom North Lobby

There will be a cocktail reception for the members of the Physical Review A and Physical Review Letters Editorial Boards at 6:30 p.m.. This will be followed by separate dinners for the individual Boards of PRA and PRL.

7:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. PRA Dinner & Board Meeting
Location: Room 304
7:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. PRL Dinner & Board Meeting
Location: Room 305
Friday, June 1, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hot Topics
Location: Grand A
The speakers at the Hot Topics session will speak on new and exciting research in a spectrum of topics in AMO physics.
12:30 p.m. Conference Ends