Scenes from the 2019 APS March Meeting

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This year’s March Meeting of the American Physical Society was held in Boston, and, true to form, the city welcomed the conference with a foot of snow. Still, APS reported a record turnout of more than 12,000 attendees.

As always, the expansive menu of talks featured traditional condensed-matter physics peppered with sessions devoted to climate, science communication, and physics history. Attendees marked the 20-year anniversary of network science, held a champagne toast for the 90th birthday of Reviews of Modern Physics, and gathered for a symposium with the 2018 Nobel laureates. Here are a few of the events, sessions, and press conferences that caught our attention. Find out what other attendees talked about by visiting #apsmarch.

  • Publisher: Physics
  • Date: 2019-03-13
  • Author: Anonymous
  • Twitter: @APSPhysicsEd
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Town Meeting Day: Results from across Chittenden County

Jericho resident Chuck Lacy, a candidate for school board, tried ice fishing for votes outside the polls on Town Meeting Day, March 5, 2019. Ryan Mercer, Free Press Staff Writer

SOUTH BURLINGTON – South Burlington voters defeated a ballot item that would have tacked an additional 1’percent tax on rooms, meals and alcohol.

The proposal failed 1,458 ‘ 1,158, according to the city clerk’s office.Passage of the measure would have would’have raised sales taxes in the city from 7’to 8’percent ‘ the highest in Vermont.’

Town Meeting Day voters in Winooski, meanwhile, voted 735 ‘ 390 to approve a 1 percent municipal sales tax. If approved by the Vermont Legislature (as a charter change, its final endorsement must come from the state), it will raise the total sales tax in the Onion City to 7’percent.

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New report on industrial physics and its role in the US economy

IMAGE:’A new APS report, ‘The Impact of Industrial Physics on the US Economy,’ shows the significant role of physics, which contributed an estimated $2.3 trillion (12.6 percent of U.S. GDP)… view more’

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WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2019 — Industrial physics plays a significant role in driving the U.S. economy, according to a new report by the American Physical Society, which will be described this week at the 2019 APS March Meeting in Boston.

A press conference on the report will take place during the APS meeting. Information for logging on to watch and ask questions remotely is included at the end of this news release. The report was produced by APS with financial support from the American Institute of Physics Venture Partnership Fund. It is available at https://www.aps.org/industry.

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