Source Newsroom: American Physical Society (APS)
Newswise — COLLEGE PARK, MD, January 29, 2013 - The American Physical Society’s 2013 March meeting will focus on some of the most dynamic and cutting-edge research areas in physics. The topics on tap include high temperature superconductivity, biophysics, and advanced materials, as well as talks and sessions dedicated to social issues, medical technology, energy, and national security. The meeting takes place March 18 to March 22 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.
Registration is free for journalists. Contact James Riordon (email@example.com, 301-209-3238) to register as press. Meeting details, including housing information and the complete meeting schedule, are available at: http://aps.org/meetings/march/index.cfm.
*Note: the deadline to reserve rooms at the discounted APS rate is February 7, although it’s best to make reservations sooner to ensure that hotel space is available - http://www.aps.org/meetings/march/housing/index.cfm
Here is a brief list of some of the topics that will be highlighted in subsequent press releases and press conferences at the 2013 APS March meeting.
Physics of fracking, from drinking water to the global economy
The architecture of better batteries
Celebrating 100 Years of Physical Review at APS: A collection of talks honoring the anniversary, including the story of Einstein’s umbrage at a referee report whose criticism of his paper was eventually vindicated
Soft polymers help steel armor stop bullets
The physics of shells, plates and thin films: whirling skirts, Venus flytrap robots and buckligami (buckling origami)
Social System Mechanics: power grid failures, word usage in digitized books, and the econophysics of retirement funds
Dynamically changing surface wrinkling to reduce drag
Listening to trees: tracking down the source of crackling emitted by trees suffering from droughts
Climate change and global energy flow
Fiber mats for water filtration
Nanoscale motors made from DNA
How women choose STEM careers
Spiders use different cobweb architectures to snatch prey from the air and snare them from the ground
Weight-loss surgery may owe its effectiveness to chemical responses in the body rather than physical changes
Elusive Majorana fermions continue their quasi-particle debut
High-contrast microscopy used in biomedicine can also give artwork a checkup
The physics of mosh pits
Remote-controlled worms: determining how an earthworm feeds by directly manipulating its neurons with light
Studying how leaves survive falling raindrops gives insights into energy-harvesting
Physics and the Future Economy: Industrial Physics Forum blends frontier investigation with competitive innovation http://www.aps.org/meetings/march/events/special/industrial.cfm
How cancer cells evolve drug resistance
Distributing vaccines randomly to avert epidemics
The American Physical Society (www.aps.org) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. APS represents 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, DC.