Annual Meeting

2021 Annual Meeting of the APS Mid-Atlantic Section

December 3rd – 5th, 2021

The Executive Committee of the APS Mid-Atlantic Section (MAS) is pleased to announce that the Section will be holding its annual meeting MAS21 fully in-person on the campus of Rutgers University from December 3 to 5, 2021.

Established in 2013, the objective of APS MAS is to engage and strengthen the physics community in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, as well as to aid APS in its mission to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics at the regional level. The section serves the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

Graduate and undergraduate students are especially welcome and encouraged to attend and submit an abstract for presentation. The meeting includes plenary and parallel sessions covering a broad range of current topics in physics research, a student poster session, and a graduate program fair.


Registration for the meeting is open. The early registration period ends on November 5th, 2021 (11:59 PM). You can still register after the deadline for an increased fee.


Registration Fees are:


Before Nov 5th

After Nov 5th

Regular Members






Senior Member/Retired Members



Early Career/Post Doc Members



Grad students



Undergrad students



Non-members can join APS at the same time they register. All registration forms and membership forms must arrive together and be accompanied by full payment.

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student and not yet a member of APS, it may be free to join. Please join at before registering for the meeting. Joining APS has many benefits, including a subscription to Physics Today.  Be sure to check the box for the Mid-Atlantic Section!


Abstract submission and conference registration are now open. Abstract submission will close on Friday, November 5 at 5:00 pm. No late abstract submissions will be accepted! Early registration for attending the conference will be open through Friday, November 5 at 11:59 pm.

We are asking for abstracts for all areas of physics and physics education.


Contributed Abstracts

Invited Abstracts


Oral Presentations

  • Contributed: 10 minutes for presentation, 2 minutes for questions
  • Invited: 30 minutes for presentation, 6 minutes for questions
  • Plenary: 50 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for question


  • Poster exhibitors must stand by their posters during the designated poster sessions to answer questions.


  • Do I have to be an APS member to register?
    • No
  • Do I have to be an APS member in order to submit an abstract?
    • No, but you must create a free APS account before you submit your abstract
  • Do I have to be an APS member in order to be a presenter at the MAS-APS Virtual Meeting?
    • No
If you have any additional questions, please post them to the Discussion pages on the APS/MAS Engage Site. Keep an eye out for announcements regarding the annual meeting.


Focus Sessions (subject to change post abstract review):

  1. Astrophysics, Solar and Terrestrial Physics
  2. Biological Physics
  3. Career, Diversity, and Outreach
  4. High Energy Particle Astrophysics
  5. Nuclear Physics
  6. Optical, Atomic, and Molecular Physics
  7. Physics Teaching and Learning
  8. Quantum Materials (2D materials, van der Waals, etc.)
  9. Quantum Computing

Sorting Categories:

  1. Solid state materials and Applied Physics (Metals, Dielectrics, Semiconductors)
  2. Magnetism
  3. Superconductivity
  4. Nanostructures, Thin Films, and Spintronics
  5. Quantum Materials
  6. Polymer Physics and Soft Condensed Matter
  7. Fluids
  8. Chemical and Molecular Physics
  9. Molecular and Cellular Biophysics
  10. Biomaterials and Medical Engineering
  11. Renewable Energy Research and Devices
  12. Optical, Atomic, and Molecular Physics
  13. Laser Physics, Imaging, and Remote Sensing
  14. Astrophysics, Gravitational Physics, and Cosmology
  15. Space Physics, Plasma Physics, Solar-Terrestrial Physics, and Physics of Climate
  16. High Energy and Particle Physics
  17. Physics Educational Research, Policy, and Administration
  18. Undergraduate and K-12 Research