Physics students attend largest national conference

Posted April 04, 2011

A team of 17 students from Abilene Christian University recently attended the 2011 American Physical Society's March Meeting (APSMM). The conference, held in Dallas March 21-25, is the largest national physics meeting held each year. 

APSMM included presentations of about 7500 papers and seven presentations from Nobel Laureates, including Konstantin Novoselov, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for work in graphene.

Each student who attended the conference is a student member of the APS. Dr. Michael Daugherity, assistant professor of physics, and Dr. Timothy Head, assistant professor of physics, also attended APSMM.

"This was an interesting and exciting chance for ACU students to experience a national physics conference," says Head. "It was an exceptional opportunity for our students to interact with Nobel Laureates and other leaders in many different areas of physics. It allows students to see the amazing breadth of physics research in the U.S. and worldwide, and to hear presentations from the professors and graduate students who are working on the cutting-edge problems and challenges that advance our society."

Find more information about ACU's Department of Physics here.