Southeastern Section

Welcome to the Homepage for The Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society. Established in 1937, the objective of the Section is the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics within the Southeastern region of the United States, including the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The Section brings together physicists once a year for a November meeting. Graduate and undergraduate students are always welcome and are encouraged to attend this meeting.

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SESAPS 2020 Annual Meeting
November 5-6, 2020

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SESAPS members at the 2019 Fall SESAPS Meeting, November 7-9, 2019, Wrightsville Beach, NC.

News & Announcements

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The SESAPS 2020 annual meeting will be virtual and aimed primarily at undergraduate students. It will be 1.5 days, Nov 5-6, 2020, in length and include plenary sessions on big developments across multiple fields of physics, parallel sessions with student presentations, as well as virtual poster sessions. Finally, a virtual graduate school fair will be held as well. More details will be forthcoming soon.

The 2019 winners of the George B. Pegram Award, Jesse W. Beams Award, and Francis G. Slack Award have been announced. The winners are:

  • George B. Pegram Award: Laurie E. McNeil, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Jesse W. Beams Award: Arthur E. Champagne, Christian Iliadis, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • Francis G. Slack Award: Simonetta Liuti, University of Virginia

Nominees and award and office holders are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.