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March 2024 (Volume 33, Number 2)

Headed to APS April Meeting 2024 in Sacramento? Here’s What You Should Know.

The meeting convenes nuclear, high energy, and particle physicists in all career stages.

By Liz Boatman | February 16, 2024

actively forming stars
Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA. Image processing: Joseph DePasquale (STScI)

An infrared image of actively forming stars, taken by the James Webb Space Telescope in 2023.

Themed around “New Challenges and Questions for the Micro and Macro Universe,” April Meeting 2024 will bring physicists from around the world to learn about and discuss the latest research and news on gravitational waves, dark matter, neutrinos, and more.

In-person events for April Meeting — scheduled from April 3 to 6 — will be held in Sacramento’s SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, in the heart of California’s capital city. Select sessions will be live-streamed from Sacramento each day, while virtual sessions will run over the same days as the in-person event, offering additional opportunities for attendees in Sacramento. All recorded sessions will remain available, on-demand, to every meeting registrant for 90 days after the meeting.

This year’s Kavli Foundation Special Symposium is themed around “Big Questions and Challenges for the Next Decade.”’ Panelists include Gail Dodge from Old Dominion University; Hitoshi Murayama from the University of California, Berkeley, who chaired the P5 panel that recently released its report on the future of particle physics; and Andrei Seryi, the associate director of accelerator operations at Jefferson Lab in Virginia. Their discussion will explore nuclear, high energy, and accelerator physics, as they share the collective vision for the future of these disciplines and hurdles to overcome to get there.

Plenary sessions will take a deep look at the scientific impact of major facilities, with a spotlight on the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the Large Hadron Collider, and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory — and physics and multi-messenger astronomy. Barbara Jacak from UC-Berkeley, Michelangelo Mangano from CERN, and David Reitze from Caltech will dive into the impact of these facilities’ experimental results on modern conceptions of physics.

The meeting will also offer an array of events tailored for undergraduate students, such as the ‘Meet Your Future: Industry Panel and Networking’ event, featuring physicists from a range of career paths.

So, whether you’re interested in physics at the smallest or largest scales in the universe, APS hopes to see you at April Meeting this year.

Liz Boatman is a science writer based in Minnesota.

Additional resources:

The meeting’s headquarters hotels are the Hyatt Regency Sacramento and the Sheraton Grand Sacramento. Special event rates for these hotels end March 5.

APS has compiled resources to help international attendees for April Meeting, and attendees from less-resourced countries may qualify for discounted registration through the Society’s equitable registration pricing structure.

Students and other attendees can see whether they’re eligible to apply for travel grants.

All April Meeting attendees are encouraged to review APS’s code of conduct.

APS encourages the redistribution of the materials included in this newspaper provided that attribution to the source is noted and the materials are not truncated or changed.

Editor: Taryn MacKinney

March 2024 (Volume 33, Number 2)

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Headed to APS April Meeting 2024 in Sacramento? Here’s What You Should Know.
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