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New Mexico State University
Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences

4CS + TSAPS 2016 | October 21 & 22, 2016

Joint meeting of the Four Corners and Texas Sections of the American Physical Society
+ The American Association of Physics Teachers
+ Zones 13 and 16 of the Society of Physics Students.

Hosted by New Mexico State University and the University of Texas, El Paso, in
Las Cruces, New Mexico.

featured topics

Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves



Planetary Sciences

Water on Mars


Banquet Speaker

Stephen A. CassStephen Cass | Senior Editor, Resources | IEEE Spectrum

Title: Screen Physics, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Hollywood

Stephen Cass is a New York-based science and technology journalist who has specialized in covering physics, aerospace, and electrotechnology stories. He has also edited several sci-fi anthologies and has written extensively on the intersection between real science and science fiction. He is the co-author of the Hollyweird Science series of books, which examine how television and movie storytelling utilize science. He is the currently a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum magazine, and has previously worked for Discover magazine and MIT Technology Review. His writing has also appeared in outlets such as Popular Science, Nautilus, and The Guardian.



+ Register online >>

+ Communication and Negotiation Skills Workshop for Women | Registration Open >>

On-Site Registration / Pick-Up of Conference Material

+ Thursday, October 20, 3-6pm, Convention Center
+ Friday, October 21, 7am - 5pm, Convention Center
+ Saturday, October 22, 7am - 2pm, Convention Center

general topics


Atomic, Molecular, + Optical Physics

Atmospheric Physics

Biophysics + Soft Matter

Complex Systems

Computational Physics

Condensed Matter Physics

Environmental Physics

General Relativity

Geophysics + Planetary Sciences

High-Energy Physics + Particle Physics

Materials Science


Nonlinear Dynamics

Nuclear Physics


Physics Education Research


4CS + TSAPS 2016 Recognized with Apex Award of Excellence

APEX Awards for Publication ExcellenceNews!
4CS + TSAPS 2016 Recognized with Apex Award of Excellence

The Twenty-eighth Annual Awards for Publication Excellence Competition
Sponsored by the Editors of Writer's Web Watch, published by Communications Concepts, Inc. Best Practices in Print, Web & ePublishing

The award comes under the Campaigns, Programs & Plans - Meeting & Event Materials category which includes the website, poster, brochure, and other meeting materials.

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