About the Far West Section

FWS LogoThe Far West Section of the American Physical Society provides a platform to connect physicists in one of the most vibrant academic and industrial regions of the USA, especially those living or working in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. We promote interactions between state and private universities, colleges, government laboratories, and industry to advance and disseminate scientific knowledge. Membership in the Far West Section is open to all members of the American Physical Society, and there is no cost to join.

The Annual Meetings offer a unique opportunity for physicists in different stages of their career to network locally and be informed about current activities and career choices in physics. Our Annual Meetings represent a "mini-March meeting", where presentations by young scientists are punctuated by plenary sessions with experts presenting diverse topics such as Neutrino Physics, Physics in Africa, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Dark Energy in the Universe, Science Communication, Biofuels, Comet Dust, or Solar Power. A Saturday panel discussion informs students and job seekers on career paths outside academia. High school teachers are encouraged to participate in Annual Meetings, and industrial physicists are invited to talk about their work.

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For more information on the Far West Section read the welcome letter from the 2018 chair of the section.


Learn more about the Universities, Colleges, Research Laboratories, and Industries in the states of California, Hawaii, and Nevada where CA-APS members are active. 

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