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Press registration open for 2016 APS March meeting in Baltimore, MD

Over 10,000 attendees will take part in the year's largest meeting of professional physicists

American Physical Society

The American Physical Society's 2016 March meeting will focus on some of the most dynamic and cutting-edge research areas in physics. 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 14 to 18 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Registration is free for journalists. Contact James Riordon (, 301-209-3238) to register as press. Meeting details, including housing information and the complete meeting schedule, are available at:

*Note: the deadline to reserve rooms at the discounted APS rate is February 13, although it's best to make reservations sooner to ensure that hotel space is available -

Here are some of the talks that will be highlighted in subsequent press releases and press conferences at the 2016 APS March meeting.

Novel Noise Reduction for Vehicle and Aircraft Cabins

The Physics of the Velvet Worm's Slime Jet

Fastest Molecular Movie for An Electrocyclic Chemical Reaction

Artificial Webs Offer Insight to Ways Spiders Rely on Vibrations

Designing New Metamaterials with LEGOs

The Physics of Ribbon curling

Proportionate Growth: From Sand Piles to Baby Animals

Calibrating MRIs for Better Brain Injury Detection

The Origins of Multicellular Life

Self-Healing Biopolymers

Physics in Cuba

The Curious Origins of the Scientific Referee

New Predictions in High Temperature Superconductivity

A New Type of Quantum Computation

Tiny Wedges Surf a Sea of Bacteria

A New Physical Effect: When Like Attracts Like

How to Make Graphene Products More Energy-saving

Flocking Sperm

Islamic Arts Inspires Scientists to Develop a New Multifunctional Metamaterial

A Novel Approach to Improving the Magnetic Properties of Nanomaterials in Nanospintronics and Nanomedicine

How Natural and Synthetic Clocks in a Biological Cell Are Synchronized in Human Development

Eco-friendly Silicone Elastomer Sponge

Revealing the Antibiotic Resistance of Bacteria From the Single Cell Level

How Cancer Emerges in a Single Cell

Finding Biomarkers for Cystic Fibrosis

How Defects Limit LED Efficiency

Physics Techniques Model Ecology

Numerical Calculation of Granular Entropy: Counting the Uncountable

Probing Light-Matter Interactions at the Level of Single Photons and Electrons

Robots Providing Insight to Animal Locomotion

Common Personal Care Product Additive Titanium Dioxide Increases Bacterial Infection Rates

Therapies that Don't Wipe Out Cancer Can Make it More Malignant

Building High Performance Solar Cells with Perovskite

Physics of Sustainable Fisheries

Growing Gold Nanobars

Collective Behavior of Hair, and Ponytail Shape and Dynamics

Novel Silicon Quantum Processor Design

Mechanics of Biofilm Infections

New Research on the Low Participation Rate of Women in Science and Technology

Complex dynamics of selection and cellular memory in adaptation to a changing environment

Understanding Malaria Antibodies in Young Children

Information, Physics, and Cancer

Stabilizing Nanomagnets

Using Memory to Enforce Stereotyped Behavior in A Bacterial Community



The American Physical Society 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 51,000 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.

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