March 2018

The following press conferences will take place during the March Meeting of the American Physical Society, March 5 – 9, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.

The press conferences will be webcast live for journalists who wish to participate remotely. 

Note: All press conference times are in Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT–8)

Monday, March 5

–  10:00 AM PST, A Cell Sized Machine With The Computing Power Of Voyager, An Engine That Runs On  Quantum Measurements, and Puzzles To Test Quantum Computers And Teach Programmers

–  11:00 AM PST, Tiny Robots Fueled By Light, and Exploring Crystal Growth Pathways

–  2:00 PM PST, Making Photovoltaics Flexible, and the Fastest Vortex Ever Recorded

–  3:00 PM PST, Superconducting Black Holes, and Superconductivity Switched With Spin Curents

–  4:00 PM PST, MicroAngelo - A "Hot" New Approach To 3-d Micro And Nanosculpting, and Microfluidic "Treadmills" For Bacteria

Tuesday, March 6

– 9:00 AM PST, An Open Access Superhero Science Journal, Lakota Cosmology Meets Particle Physics, Developing Anti-bias Physics Education, and Garage Physics Undergraduate Makerspace

– 10:00 AM PST, The Many-Person Problem Of Terrorism: How Physics Explains Behavior

– 11:00 AM PST, Microcapsule Strain Sensors For Monitoring Bridges, Roads, And Other Structures

– 2:00 PM PST, Hazards Of Self-driving Cars, and Detonation On A Tabletop

– 3:00 PM PST, Hydrodynamic Ratchets: Microfluidic Pumps Inspired By Insect Breathing

3:30 PM PST, Unconventional Superconductivity In Magic-angle Graphene Superlattices *ADDED*

– 4:00 PM PST, Panel: Physics in Hollywood

Wednesday, March 7

– 10:00 AM PST, The Physics Of Wrinkling

– 11:00 AM PST, Moisture Harvesting

– 1:30 PM PST, Subatomic Smackdown *ADDED*

– 3:00 PM PST, Building An Integrative Undergraduate Curriculum

– 4:00 PM PST, A Crackling Noise At Any Scale: From Nanocrystals To Earthquakes And Stars


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