FIP Sponsored or Co-sponsored Sessions at the APS Spring Meetings

APS March Meeting 2016

Session B12: Large Scale Neuroscience Projects
Monday, March 14, 2016, 11:15 am
Co-sponsor: DBIO; Chair: Maria Spiropulu, California Institute of Technology
  • Terry Sejnowski, “Computational Neuroscience Today”
  • Miyoung Chun, “The BRAIN Initiative”
  • Demis Hassabis, “Deep Mind”
  • Hanchuan Peng, “Big neuron”
  • David Tank, “The Global Brain (Simons Collaboration)”
Session P14: International Cooperative Efforts for Electronic Structure Methods
Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 2:30 pm
Co-sponsor: DCOMP; Chair: Aldo Romero, West Virginia University
  • Lucia Reining, “The European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility: an illustration for the power of collective research”
  • Gian-Marco Rignanese, “The ABINIT software project”
  • Francois Gygi, “The Road to Interoperable Simulation Software: Examples Using the Qbox Code”
  • Micael Oliveira, “The CECAM Electronic Structure Library: community-driven development of software libraries for electronic structure simulations”
  • Andrea Marini, “The Yambo code: a comprehensive tool to perform ab-initio simulations of equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium properties”
Session Y4: Physics and Physicists in Cuba
Friday, March 18, 2016, 11:15 am
Chair: Maria Spiropulu, California Institute of Technology
  • David Gross, “The Role of Science Cooperation in World-Wide Social Progress”
  • Fidel Castro Díaz,-“Balart, Physics & Physicists in Cuba”
  • Frances Colon, “Science and Technology Diplomacy with Cuba”
FIP Reception
Tuesday, March 15, 6 – 8 pm
Hilton Baltimore Latrobe room Co-sponsors:
  • APS Office of International Affairs
  • Overseas Chinese Physics Association (OCPA)
  • Association of Korean Physicists in America (AKPA)
  • Iranian-American Physicists Group Network (IrAP)

APS April Meeting 2016

Session S7. “Big International Neutrino Projects and Collaborations”
Monday, April 18, 1:30 pm
  • David Wark, “Global neutrino futures”
  • Mark Thomson, DUNE: “A Large International Collaboration From the Start”
  • Katsanevas Stavros, “The European Neutrino Landscape”
U7. Sakharov Prize Session
Monday, April 18, 2 pm
  • Zafra Lerman, “Andrei Sakharov Prize: Human Rights and Peace - A Personal Odyssey”
  • Perry Link, “Fang Lizhi Memorial Lecture”
  • Adam Jermyn, “LeRoy Apker Award: The Atmospheric Dynamics of Pulsar Companions”
Session X7. “Physics and Physicists around the world”
Tuesday, April 19, 10:45 am
  • Vladimir Shiltsev, “Physics and Physicists in Russia”
  • Hossein Sadeghpour, “Physics and Physicists in Iran”
  • Wang Yifang, “Physics and Physicists in China”
Session Y7. Next Generation of Large International Telescopes and Cosmic Experiments
Tuesday, April 19, 1:30 pm
  • Wendy L. Freedman, “The Next Generation of Optical Telescopes”
  • Angela Olinto, “Evolution and Next Generation of Large Cosmic-Ray Experiments”
  • Miguel Morales, “Current and future radio-astronomy mega-projects”
FIP’s Distinguished Student Seminar Program (DS3) to support outstanding international students
  • Karan Jani (Georgia Institute of Technology) Contributed paper K15, “Confronting Numerical Relativity With Nature: A model-independent characterization of binary black-hole systems in LIGO,” 2:30-2:42 pm, Sunday, April 17, room 251C

    Poster papers by:

    Arita Gosh
    Arpan Sharma
    Jasen Domoguen