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Highlights of major physics conference in Washington, D.C.
Date:2/13/2010

WASHINGTON, D.C., February, 13, 2010 -- Secret military projects, powerful collisions at the LHC, future international physics projects, and lots of new data from around the universe will be featured in talks at this year's spring meeting of The American Physical Society (APS), the largest professional society of physicists in the world. This year, APS is joining with the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), the world's largest society of physics teachers, for a joint meeting from February 13-17, 2010 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The APS portion of the meeting includes particle physics, astrophysics, nuclear physics, plasma physics and other physics disciplines that impact society. The AAPT portion of the meeting will showcase the latest trends in national and international physics education (should physics in high school be taught before biology?) as well as talks about the physics of hobbies -- such as running, crossword puzzles and high-altitude ballooning..

Journalists are invited to attend the meeting free of charge. Registration information can be found at the end of this release.

MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

The items below highlight some of the interesting talks and sessions at the meeting. A second press release summarizing press conferences at the meeting will be available in early February.

  1. Large Hadron Collider
  2. Physics and Secrecy
  3. Big Plans for European Particle Astrophysics
  4. Health, Homeland Security and Nuclear Physics
  5. Powerful Emissions from Massive Galaxies
  6. Laserfest: Cascade Lasers
  7. Sounds of the Little Bang
  8. Using Sunlight to Recycle Carbon Dioxide
  9. New Japanese Experiments in Astrophysics
  10. Balloon Listens to South Pole Radio
  11. Getting a Look at the Galactic Black Hole
  12. Fans of Gamma Ray Pulsars
  13. New Map of Universe Glow?
  14. Tornado Tracks
  15. Enrico Fermi as Mentor
  16. Preview to a Nobel: t
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Contact: Jason Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
301-209-3091
American Institute of Physics
Source:Eurekalert

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