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American Physical Society Meeting 2017, Far West Section

Welcome to the homepage for the APS Far West Section annual meeting at UC Merced.

This year the meeting will take place at the University of California, Merced on Nov 3rd-4th 2017 with a welcome reception on Nov 2nd. You can find all the information you need on this site to register for the meeting and get to UC Merced. 

  • Onsite registration will begin at 8:30 am on Nov 3rd outside the meeting rooms in COB2.

  • Meeting will begin at 9 am in COB2 with welcome address followed by plenary talks. 

See the complete program here

UC Merced

This year the meeting will take place at UC Merced in the San Joaquin Valley, California. UC Merced is the newest campus in the University of California system, a research intensive university offering Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs in a wide variety of Science and Engineering fields. You can visit our main campus website to learn more about UC Merced or check out the fast facts. The physics departmental website includes information about current research activities and faculty. Click here to learn more about our PhD program.

The Far West APS Section

The 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 Meeting offers 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. 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.