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2019 APS April Meeting: Preliminary highlights and last call for hotel registration

A list of interesting talks, sessions, and other highlights for the American Physical Society April Meeting, which takes place April 13-16 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

American Physical Society

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 20, 2019 -- Tomorrow is the last day to register for hotels at the discounted conference rate for the 2019 American Physical Society (APS) April Meeting in Denver, which explores research from "Quarks to Cosmos." It runs from Saturday, April 13 through Tuesday, April 16 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

At the meeting, the latest breaking research in particle and astrophysics will be presented -- from long views of massive, ancient objects in the universe to short-lived, subatomic interactions. The meeting will also feature thoughtful presentations by experts in education, policy, the history of physics, and many other areas.

This press release includes a preliminary list of interesting sessions and talks to be presented at the meeting. The full list of meeting abstracts is available at http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/APS_epitome.

Embargoed press releases will follow in the coming weeks and will explore the latest breaking science news from the meeting in much more detail. Press conferences during the meeting will be live-streamed online. If you are not on the APS media distribution list, please email <media@aps.org>.

Free on-site press registration to the APS April Meeting is offered to any bona fide journalist, staff or freelance, and to any institutional PIO or press officer who wishes to attend the meeting. Advanced registration is requested.

1) HOTEL & TRAVEL INFORMATION

SPECIAL HOTEL CONFERENCE RATES END TOMORROW! The meeting runs Saturday, April 13 through Tuesday, April 16 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. The hotel is located at 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado, 80202.

It is not required to wait for press registration approval before booking a hotel room, nor is it required to book a hotel room when registering to attend the meeting. Hotels sell out quickly and APS encourages members of the media to book hotel rooms as soon as possible to take advantage of preferential rates. Discounted hotel rates expire on March 19.

More Information: https://www.aps.org/meetings/april/hotel-travel.cfm

2) INTERESTING TALKS

Trump in Context: History of Science Advice in the White House (Abstract A1.2)
Saturday, April 13, 9:06 AM-9:42 AM in Sheraton, Plaza ABC
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/A01.2

Physics and Social Media (Abstract A1.3)
Saturday, April 13, 9:42 AM-10:18 AM in Sheraton, Plaza ABC
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/A01.3

Quantum3: Learning Quantum Chromodynamics Through Intuitive Play (Abstract B13.1)
Saturday, April 13, 10:45 AM-10:57 AM in Sheraton, Plaza Court 2
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/B13.1

Making LIGO Possible: A Technical History (Abstract C2.1)
Saturday, April 13, 1:30 PM-2:06 PM in Sheraton, Plaza D
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/C02.1

Science Blogs and Talking Dogs: Reflections on 17 Years in Social Media (Abstract D2.1)
Saturday, April 13, 3:30 PM-4:06 PM in Sheraton, Plaza D
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/D02.1

No Shadow of Doubt: Eddington, Einstein and the 1919 Eclipse (Abstract G2.1)
Sunday, April 14, 8:30 AM-9:06 AM in Sheraton, Plaza D
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/G02.1

Is Participation in Public Engagement an Integral Part of Shaping Physics Students' Identity? (Abstract J13.8)
Sunday, April 14, 2:54 PM-3:06 PM in Sheraton, Plaza Court 2
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/J13.8

Losing the Nobel Prize: A Cosmological Memoir (Abstract R6.1)
Monday, April 15, 1:30 PM-1:54 PM in Sheraton, Governor's Square 15
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/R06.1

The Ins and Outs of Book Publishing in the 21st Century (Abstract R6.4)
Monday, April 15, 2:42 PM-3:06 PM in Sheraton, Governor's Square 15
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/R06.4

3) INTERESTING SESSIONS

Attracting Young People to Science and Science Policy (Session B07)
Saturday, April 13, 10:45 AM-12:33 PM in Sheraton, Governor's Square 16
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/B07

Outreach and Engaging the Public (Session B13)
Saturday, April 13, 10:45 AM-11:57 AM in Sheraton Plaza Court 2
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/B13

Secrecy and Espionage in Science (Session D6)
Saturday, April 13, 3:30 PM-5:18 PM in Sheraton, Governor's Square 15
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/D06

Physics of the Cosmos Minisymposium (Session D11)
Saturday, April 13, 3:30 PM-4:18 PM in Sheraton, Governor's Square 17
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/D11

Centennial of the Eddington Eclipse Expedition (Session G02)
Sunday, April 14, 8:30 AM-10:18 AM in Sheraton, Plaza D
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/G02

Creating an Inclusive Physics Community for the Next Century (Session J06)
Sunday, April 14, 1:30 PM-3:18 PM in Sheraton, Governor's Square 15
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/J06

Space Based Gravitational-wave Astronomy (Session Q02)
Monday, April 15, 10:45 AM-12:33 PM in Sheraton, Plaza D
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/Q02

New Energy Technologies & Policies (Session Q07)
Monday, April 15, 10:45 AM-12:33 PM in Sheraton, Governor's Square 16
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/Q07

Future Accelerators for Nuclear and Particle Physics (Session R02)
Monday, April 15, 1:30 PM-3:18 PM in Sheraton, Plaza D
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/R02

Future Accelerators for Nuclear and Particle Physics (Session R06)
Monday, April 15, 1:30 PM - 3:18 PM in Sheraton, Plaza D
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/R06

Improving LIGO and Other High-Frequency Gravitational-Wave Detectors (Session R11)
Monday, April 15, 1:30PM-2:42 PM in Sheraton Governor's Square 17
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/R11

Commercializing Research Technology (Session T06)
Monday, April 15, 3:30PM-5:18 PM in Sheraton, Governor's Square 15
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/T06

Stereotype Threat: What is it, and what to do about it? (Session T7)
Monday, April 15, 3:30PM-5:18 PM in Sheraton, Governor's Square 16
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/T07

90th Anniversary of the APS Reviews of Modern Physics (Session W1)
Tuesday, April 16, 8:30AM-10:18 AM in Sheraton, Plaza ABC
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/W01

Detecting, and Defending Earth from, Earth-crossing Asteroids (Session X5)
Tuesday, April 16, 10:45AM-12:33 PM in Sheraton, Governor's Square 14
MORE: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/Session/X05

4) PRESS REGISTRATION

Online press registration for the APS April Meeting 2019 is now open. If you have previously attended APS Meetings, please read the online instructions carefully and note that the registration process has changed from previous years. For press related questions about the APS April Meeting, email <media@aps.org>.

APS will provide free registration to all staff journalists representing media organizations, professional freelance journalists on assignment, and student journalists who are attending the meeting for the express purpose of gathering and reporting news and information from the meeting. We will also provide complimentary press registration to university press officers, PIOs, and other professional media relations staff.

Press registration grants full access to all scientific sessions, the press room, and the press conferences. Press credentials are approved at the sole discretion of APS. Following approval, eligible members of the press must register, free of charge, for the meeting.

NOTE: Some events and activities, including but not limited to invitation-only events, tutorials, and workshops, are not open to press badge holders.

Press registration link: https://www.aps.org/meetings/april/press.cfm

5) MORE MEETING INFORMATION

Register as Press: https://goo.gl/forms/7l15SaH0GOAbhBgR2
Main Press Page: https://www.aps.org/meetings/april/press.cfm
Main Meeting Page: https://www.aps.org/meetings/april/
Hotel Registration: https://www.aps.org/meetings/april/hotel-travel.cfm
Meeting Abstracts: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/APR19/APS_epitome

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