Attend the APS Four Corners Section meeting for an overview of the state of physics, meet key researchers in the field as well as industry representatives. Submit your abstract for consideration to the conference, and mark your calendars for Oct. 16-17.

The American Physical Society Four Corners Section is seeking submissions of abstract to its scientific program. This year’s Four Corners conference will be held Oct. 16-17 at Arizona State University.

The Four Corners conference covers the same range of topics as the APS March meeting, but has the advantage of a two-day program and only six parallel sessions.  This allows student, faculty, and professional researchers to get an overview of the state of physics for a relatively small investment of time and money.

APS Four Corners Section Meeting
October 16,-17, 2015
Arizona State University
Register online or learn more at the APS 4C meeting information website.

Important dates

  • Conference: Oct. 16-17, 2015
  • Abstract submissions due: Sept. 11, 2015
  • Early bird registration: Sept. 11, 2015
  • Student travel grant applications due: Sept. 11, 2015

Plenary talk presenters

  • Julia M. Phillips, Sandia National Laboratory
  • Rashi Iyer, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Mark Sykes, Planetary Science Institute
  • Jim Wynne, IBM
  • Noah Finkelstein, University of Colorado, Boulder

The banquet speaker will be Paul Scowen, associate research professor in ASU’s School of Earth & Space Exploration. Scowen works on the development of next-generation detectors and instrumentation to enable new insights into star and planet formation both in our own galaxy and in nearby galaxies. He is the principal investigator on several space mission designs and concept studies and is helping NASA define what the future of space-based UVOIR astronomy should look like in the next 10 years.

The conference also features an industry panel featuring Q & A with corporate CEOs and researchers regarding career opportunities in physics.

The conference is a great place to network with local students and faculty and for undergraduates to become more familiar with regional graduate opportunities.

All student talks and posters submitted at Four Corners are eligible for more than a dozen awards at the undergraduate and graduate level.  For simplicity, the organizers this year selected a single date for abstract submission, early registration and travel support applications.

Questions? Direct inquiries to Alicia Hawley at 480-965-3561.

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