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This compilation of articles by SPS Chapter Reporters captures the full depth and breadth of PhysCon 2012.

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Plenary Speakers

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Schedule for the 2012 Quadrennial Physics Congress

PhysCon 2012 was held November 8-10, 2012, in Orlando, FL at the Grand Caribe Convention Center. Below is a working schedule of the events. Plenary Sessions are listed in purple, workshops in blue.



Thursday, November 8, 2012

Time Title Location
6:00 AM-7:30 PM Registration Registration Table
7:45 AM-10:00 AM Buses Board for Kennedy Space Center

3:30 PM-7:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Open


7:30 PM-8:00 PM Welcome & Announcements Caribbean IV-VII

8:00 PM-9:30 PM

Connecting Worlds Through the Scientific Exploration of Earth & Space, Dr. John Grunsfeld

Caribbean IV-VII

Friday, November 9, 2012

Time Title Location
7:30 AM-8:30 AM Breakfast with the Scientists Caribbean IV-VII

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

James Webb Space Telescope: Science Opportunities and Mission Progress, Dr. John Mather

Caribbean IV-VII

10:15 AM-11:45 AM

Connecting Scientists & Science Policy, Dave Mosher & Anna Quider

Caribbean IV-VII

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch, Featuring: The Search for an Discovery of the Higgs Boson, Dr. Dan Green Caribbean IV-VII

1:15 PM-2:45 PM

Connecting Academia & Industry, Dr. Doug Arion & Shelly Arnold

Caribbean IV-V

1:15 PM-2:45 PM

Connecting Diverse Perspectives in Science, Dr. Jim Stith

Caribbean VI-VII

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

The Incredible Tomography Imaging Technique, Dr. Mercedes Richards

Caribbean IV-VII

4:30 PM-6:30 PM Poster Session & Art Show Boca V-VIII
8:30 PM-11:30 PM Club Congress by APS Caribbean IV-VII

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Time Title Location

8:30 AM-10:00 AM

Living Through Four Revolutions, Freeman Dyson

Caribbean IV-VII

10:15 AM-11:45 AM

Connecting Students with Career Paths, Roman Czujko

Caribbean IV-V

10:15 AM-11:45 AM

Connecting Science & Technology, Dr. Lee Sawyer

Caribbean VI-VII

12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lunch, Featuring: Science Consulting for The Big Bang Theory and Other Experiences in Public Outreach, Dr. David Saltzberg Caribbean IV-VII

1:15 PM-2:45 PM

Connecting Physics & the Public, Henry Reich & Dr. Gary White

Caribbean IV-VII

3:00 PM-5:00 PM Poster Session & Art Show Boca V-VIII

5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Hot on the Trail of Warm Planets Around Cool Stars, Dr. John Johnson

Caribbean IV-VII

6:30 PM-7:00 PM Begin Dinner Caribbean IV-VII

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Reflections on the Predicted End of the World in December 2012, Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Caribbean IV-VII

8:30 PM-9:00 PM Closing Announcements Caribbean IV-VII

Please Note: Registration covers the cost of 5 meals:

Thursday Lunch
Friday Breakfast
Friday Lunch
Saturday Lunch
Saturday Dinner
This means attendees will be on their own for Thursday breakfast and dinner, Friday dinner, and Saturday breakfast. There are several dining options available near the hotel.


6 Responses to Program

  1. Corey Gray says:

    I have a question about possible exhibiting at the Physics Congress this year. Is there any information about exhibitor registering for this event?



  2. J. Spaulding says:

    Will you be live streaming any of the talks? Or at least putting some online after the event?


  3. Michael Murray says:

    Will the National Society of Black Physicists meeting be at the same time at Quadrennial Physics Conference this year?

    • Tracy Schwab says:

      No—please check directly with NSBP to find out where their annual meeting will be held in 2013. The Quadrennial Physics Congress only takes place every four years.

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