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We continue to plan for DAMOP 2022 (May 30 – June 3, 2022).  No matter what format (in person, virtual, or hybrid) the 2022 meeting takes, an essential component is an exceptional set of invited and focus sessions.  We need your input to create a great meeting. Please propose invited or focus sessions using the online form . Nominations are due by Monday, November 1, 2021, after which the program committee will start its deliberations.  The success of our meeting depends on the quality of these nominations. Thank you!
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The next Virtual AMO Seminar will take place on Friday, September 24th at the usual time of 3:00 PM Eastern, 2:00 PM Central, 1:00 PM Mountain, and Noon Pacific, and will be given by Tim Taminiau of TU Delft. The title and abstract are included below. Up-to-date schedule information for all of the seminars in the series as well as a link to register for the Zoom webinar is available at the VAMOS website .   Once registered you will receive an individualized link that allows you to attend the seminars live on Zoom.  You can also watch live or asynchronously later on the VAMOS  YouTube channel .     September 24 Seminar:  Tim  Taminiau, TU Delft ...
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Friends and colleagues, We are happy to inform you that after a refreshing summer break, VAMOS is coming back! The first seminar of the new season will take place on   Friday, September 10th   at the usual time of 3:00 PM Eastern, 2:00 PM Central, 1:00 PM Mountain, and Noon Pacific, and will be given by Bill Phillips of NIST/University of Maryland. While the format of the past year and a half will mostly remain unchanged, VAMOS will move to a schedule of seminars every two weeks.  As before up-to-date schedule information as well as a link to register for the Zoom webinar and get the link is available at the   VAMOS website .   You can attend the seminars ...
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1.  Congratulations to Loic Anderegg, Harvard University recipient of the 2021 Deborah Jin Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic, Molecular, or Optical Physics .   Loic was given the award for pioneering work in laser cooling and the creation of an optical tweeter array of ultracold molecules. If you missed their talks at DAMOP, Virtual Meeting participants can watch the remarkable presentations given by all four finalists:  Loic Anderegg, Alexey Grinin, Emily Davis, and Cristian Panda. 2.  Congratulations to William Milner, University of Colorado, the winner of the 2021 GPMFC Student Poster Competition for his poster “Exploring ...
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The Future of High Energy Density Science What are the most critical scientific challenges in high energy density science? The National Academies is undertaking a  study  to explore recent discoveries in high energy density science, identify important scientific questions for the next decade, and make recommendations related to workforce and funding. The study committee is seeking input from the research community on key areas of scientific interest, potential new directions, and workforce/funding issues. Learn more about the study, ask questions, and submit comments to the committee by attending a virtual town hall meeting on  August 11 from ...
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NSF Director Explains Vision for Science Agency in APS News In the June edition of APS News, National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Sethuraman Panchanathan discusses his vision for the science agency, including its role in supporting research and training the future STEM workforce. Panchanathan is a computer scientist and engineer, and NSF’s 15 th director, after being confirmed by the US Senate on June 18, 2020. Additionally, he is a leader in science, engineering, and education with more than three decades of experience. Read about his vision for NSF here . ​ ​ #FeaturedNews ​
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DAMOP Virtual Meeting Program:  The APS DAMOP 2021 Virtual Meeting takes place from May 31 through June 4, 2021. The program for the meeting has been posted to the APS Meetings web page: https://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/DAMOP21/ Links from the DAMOP Engage Platform should be available soon.  DAMOP Early Registration Deadline:    The early registration deadline for the DAMOP meeting is Friday, April 30, 2021.   Please register following the links from the DAMOP Meeting website . DAMOP Caregiver Participation Grants: Application forms for DAMOP virtual meeting attendees who incur extra expenses for child care or elder care during the meeting ...
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Thank you to all who voted in the DAMOP election.   Congratulations to the new members of the Executive Committee: Vice Chair:  Ana Maria Rey Members-at-large of the executive committee:  Wes Campbell, UCLA and Heather Lewandowski, JILA and University of Colorado The changes to the DAMOP bylaws also passed.
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WORKSHOP MAY 18-19: Frontiers in Synthetic Moiré Quantum Matter   What are the most compelling scientific questions in synthetic moiré quantum matter beyond materials like graphene, and what are promising future research directions?   The National Academies' Condensed Matter and Materials Research Committee invites you to attend a virtual workshop on synthetic moiré quantum matter on May 18-19, 2021 . This emerging field of physics has yielded an unprecedented wealth of new correlated electronic materials, which can be designed to mimic complex quantum systems in other fields.   During the workshop, invited speakers will discuss layered ...
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With deep sadness, we inform the scientific community that Oleg Zatsarinny, a Senior Researcher at Drake University, passed away on 2 March 2021. Oleg Ivanovich Zatsarinny was born in the city of Uzhgorod, Ukraine, on November 4, 1953.  He entered the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1971.  After graduating with an MSc degree in 1977, Oleg obtained a position at Uzhgorod University, first in the Department of Physical and Quantum Electronics and then in Theoretical Physics.  There he specialized in calculations for atomic physics.   He obtained a PhD degree in 1985 and was soon appointed Head of the Theoretical Physics Division, Laboratory ...
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DAMOP 2021 will be a Virtual Meeting from May 31 - June 4, 2021   DAMOP 2021 will be a virtual meeting that build s on our experience last year and the experience of APS Meetings to make it even more successful than it was in 2020 . T here will be more opportunit ies for networking, “hallway interactions” after oral sessions , and poster sessions will include video chat and the ability to upload a short video summary presentation.  An overview of the experiences and improvements can be found in January’s APS News .   We are excited about the invited and focus sessions and you can find out more by looking at the DAMOP 2021 website .  ...
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APS has released a new   report   that provides recommendations to strengthen the nation’s STEM workforce, including building research capacity among emerging research institutions (ERIs), establishing a clear path for international talent to study and work in the US, confronting hostile work environments, and addressing the shortage of qualified STEM teachers. Titled “Building America’s STEM Workforce: Eliminating Barriers and Unlocking Advantages,” the report examines both domestic and international challenges and opportunities. It synthesizes a range of public data and reports—complemented with surveys of physics department chairs and APS ...
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Preparations for DAMOP 2021 are underway and we are planning for the probability that the meeting will be virtual, as the 2021 March and April meetings will be, and with similar registration fees.    The Program Committee has been creating an exciting set of Invited and Focus Sessions.  Meanwhile, the DAMOP Officers and APS Meetings Department have been working to find an intuitive platform for online conferencing that would allow for more and simpler interactions, networking, and easier navigation than DAMOP 2020.    High quality invited and contributed presentations make DAMOP such an exciting meeting to attend. With the extremely low likelihood of ...
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The   Virtual AMO Seminar series   (VAMOS) is a weekly AMO seminar with the goals of facilitating the communication of scientific results and enhancing community engagement. VAMOS aims to bring approachable and engaging talks from leading AMO researchers to a broad and diverse audience. Here is some information regarding key aspects of the series. Time:   Weekly, Friday, 3:00 PM Eastern time (Noon Pacific) . Accessing the talks: The talks can be attended by anyone interested on   Zoom , or by   YouTube livestream . Recordings of each talk are also posted to the   VAMOS YouTube channel   and can be watched at any time. Nominating speakers: the ...
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If you missed the talks and posters at this year's DAMOP, all DAMOP Virtual Meeting participants can still watch the recorded talks and view the posters. Talks and posters can be viewed here: https://apsdamop20.onlineeventpro.freeman.com/ . Please log in with your My APS credentials to gain access.
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Hello and welcome to your new unit website! APS has been hard at work revamping your current unit site and is excited to introduce your new online unit community — a member benefit powered by   APS Engage . In keeping in line with   APS’s strategic plan , this new site will not only serve our members, but will also serve the greater physics community as well. It will allow you to interact with other unit members beyond in-person meetings, share and discuss content relevant to your field of study and interests, and create a shared repository of useful resources. The site features: a community discussion board a unit community library a unit ...
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