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By David Barnstone
The international scientific community will come together next month to explore a broad range of physics spanning astrophysics, particle physics, nuclear physics, and gravitation. Held online and in New York City from April 9 to 12, the 2022 APS April Meeting invites attendees to “bring [their] ideas” to the annual event representing 20 APS Units and Committees.
Among the nearly 200 planned sessions are talks by some of the world’s leading scientists probing the fundamental forces and origins of the universe. They will present research on primordial black holes, gravitational waves, dark matter, physics beyond the standard model, and many other topics. Attendees won't want to miss a special session on the physics of the late Steven Weinberg (see APS News September 2021, Steven Weinberg 1933-2021) in addition to a variety of talks on neutrino physics and decarbonization strategies for addressing the climate crisis. Researchers will also discuss how to make the physics field more inclusive of people from diverse backgrounds.
The meeting will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis in the heart of Manhattan. A variety of travel and caregiver grants are available from APS Units. Those unable to travel to New York or who rather participate online will be able to take advantage of the meeting’s virtual components, including live streaming of the invited talks. Contributed and focus session presenters are encouraged to upload a video of their talk to the virtual meeting platform. Poster presenters also have the option to upload a brief video presentation that will be made available to view by all registered participants. Both onsite and online attendees can keep up with the meeting on social media using the #apsapril hashtag.
All in-person attendees will be required to follow strict public health protocols to protect themselves and each other from COVID-19. Developed in consultation with public health experts, these requirements include an up to date vaccination status (including a booster shot, if eligible), a negative test result, and wearing a high-quality face mask at all times except when actively presenting, eating, or drinking.
APS and its partners are committed to reducing the environmental impact of its activities. For more information, please visit https://april.aps.org/sustainability.
Registration for the 2022 April Meeting is open through the meeting. Prospective attendees can secure the regular registration rate through March 22.
The author is APS Head of Public Relations.
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