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Virtual Joint Spring 2021 Meeting of the Texas Sections of APS, AAPT and SPS Zone 13

By Barbara Maria Szczerbinska posted 02-23-2021 10:22


Virtual Joint Spring 2021 Meeting of the Texas Sections of APS, AAPT and SPS Zone 13

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

April 8-11, 2021

Important dates:

On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee, I would like to invite you to the Virtual Joint Spring 2021 Meeting of the Texas Sections of APS, AAPT and SPS Zone 13 held remotely by Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi during April 8-11, 2021.


Keynote Speaker – Professor Steven Weinberg, University of Texas at Austin  Nobel Laureate and 2020 recipient of Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

Confirmed plenary speakers are: Dr. Gabriela González, Louisiana State University; Brad Conrad, SPS; Bouakham Sriri, 2020 PhysTEC Teacher of the Year; Monica Plisch, APS/PhysTEC.


The following topics are planned during the meeting:

  • 01.0 APS: Applied Physics and Engineering
  • 02.0 APS: Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • 03.0 APS: Biophysics and Medical Physics
  • 04.0 APS: Condensed Matter and Plasma Physics
  • 05.0 APS: Data Science and Computational Physics
  • 06.0 APS: Optics and Laser Science
  • 07.0 APS: Astrophysics and Space Science
  • 08.0 APS: Nuclear and Particle Physics
  • 09.0 APS: Physics Education Research
  • 10.0 APS: General Physics
  • 11.0 AAPT/APS: Physics Education (application)
  • 12.0 AAPT/APS: Physics in the Era of Pandemic
  • 13.0 SPS

Please consider giving a talk and encourage your students to participate and give an oral presentation or present a poster.

Special SPS sessions are designed for undergraduate students:

  • How to conduct a job search/interview in 2021
  • Choosing a graduate program
  • Crafting the perfect resume

We are also excited to invite you to register for TSAAPT workshops:

  • Here are a few TIPERs for you in this Pandemic
  • STEP UP Physics Together Workshop
  • The Power of Quantum Computing: Duetsch-Jozsa Algorithm
  • What’s New and Interesting for Physics Teachers at PASCO
  • The Two Golden Rules of Quantum Mechanics
  • ALPhA Advanced Lab Workshop (the Texas Section ‘Mini BFY’)
  • Affordable Circuits Kit 2.0
  • Perimeter Institute: Evidence for Climate Change Workshop
  • Current Software from Vernier and How to Use It: Graphical Analysis Pro and Vernier Video Analysis
  • Promoting Physics Teaching as a Career and Physics Teacher Preparation Programs in Texas
Please encourage your physics teacher contacts to attend the conference and register for the TSAAPT workshops