FHP Invited and Contributed Sessions at the 2017 January-April (“Japril”) and March Meetings

January 28 - 31, 2017 Meeting
Washington, D.C.

Saturday, January 28, 10:45 a.m.
Session B10, Roosevelt 2
Transitions in Physics and Related Fields from the Late 19th Century to Today

Sunday, January 29, 1:30 p.m.
Session K16, Washington 3
Manhattan Project Scientific Legacy
(cosponsored by DNP and FPS)

Sunday, January 29, 3:30 p.m.
Session M7, Delaware A
The Social Legacy of the Manhattan Project
(cosponsored by DNP and FPS)

Monday, January 30, 10:45 a.m.
Session R7, Delaware A
The Manhattan Project: History and Heritage
(cosponsored by DNP and FPS)

Monday, January 30, 1:30 p.m.
Joint FOEP/FHP contributed session:
Physics Outreach and Physics History

Monday, January 30, 3:30 p.m.
Session U8, Delaware B
History of the Search for Gravitational Waves

March 13 - 17, 2017 Meeting
New Orleans, LA

Monday, March 13, 8:00 a.m.
The Author in Dialogue: The Physicist and the Philosopher:
Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate that Changed Our Understanding of Time

Monday, March 13, 2:30 p.m.
Pais Prize Session

Tuesday, March 14, 8:00 a.m.
60 Years Since BCS and 30 Years Since Woodstock

Sunday, January 29, 8:00 p.m.
APS Meeting Hotel
Play title: Reykjavik
Playwright: Richard Rhodes
Staged Reading:

A talk-back will be presented after the play reading.

Richard Rhodes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 24 books, has written his first play, and it spins off of his research into the history of nuclear weapons. Mr. Rhodes’s Reykjavik is about the historic 1986 meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in that city.

Reykjavik is a dramatic reconstruction of the two-day summit during which the world leaders almost reached agreement on the total abolition of their countries’ nuclear weapons. The play uses the actual transcripts of the Reykjavik meeting as well as the memoirs of both Reagan and Mr. Gorbachev.