Register now for the APS 2012 April meeting!

The Early Bird Discount deadline for registration is just a week away, February 16! (and do not forget that students can get awards for travel assistance)

It is going to be an exciting meeting, as evident from the list of the invited speakers below:

Sat. 3/31 8:30 Plenary I

Alan Watson, University of Leeds

“100 Years of Cosmic Rays – from ionization of air to beyond the LHC”

Ellen Zweibel, University of Wisconsin

“The Plasma Physics of Cosmic Rays”

Samuel Ting, MIT

“The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer”

Sat. 3/31 10:45 Results and planned experiments studying rare decays of muons (MEG), kaons (JPARC/KEK), and b quarks (Tevatron, LHCb)

Toshiyuki Iwamoto, ICEPP, University of Toyko,

“Latest results from the MEG experiment”

Jiasen Ma, University of Chicago,

“The KOTO experiment at J-PARC”

Luciano Ristori, Fermilab and INFN-Pisa,

“Rare b decays and CP violation at the Tevatron”

Alessio Sarti, Universita’ di Roma “La Sapienza” and INFN-LNF,

“Rare b decays at LHCb”

Sat. 3/31 13:30 Efforts to coordinate research and development of instrumentation for high energy physics experiments; specific examples of recent developments

Marcel Demarteau, Argonne,

“Coordinating detector research and development in the U.S.”

Gary Varner, University of Hawaii,

“The large-area picosecond photo-detector (LAPPD) project”

Minfang Yeh, Brookhaven National Laboratory,

“Water-based liquid scintillator for physics experiments”

Sat. 3/31 15:30 Search for particle interactions in South Polar ice

Darren Grant, University of Alberta,

“Particle Physics with IceCube”

Reina Maruyama, University of Wisconsin – Madison,

“DM-Ice: A search for dark matter at the South Pole”

Amy Connolly, Ohio State University,

“The Antarctic radio Askaryan neutrino telescopes”

Sun. 4/1 8:30 Results from electron-positron colliders

Yury Kolomensky, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,

“Results from BaBar”

Todd Pedlar, Luther College,

“Results from Belle”

Matthew Shepherd, Indiana University,

“Electron-positron collisions in the charmonium region: results from BESIII and CLEO-c”

Sun. 4/1 10:45 Results from the Tevatron and the LHC on the top quark production and properties; theoretical remarks

Robert Kehoe, Southern Methodist University,

“Tevatron results on the top quark, W mass, and precision electroweak observables”

Meenakshi Narain, Brown University,

“Results from the LHC on the top quark”

Zack Sullivan, Illinois Institute of Technology,

“Theoretical remarks on the top quark”

Sun. 4/1 13.30 Theoretical introduction to the Higgs boson; results from the Tevatron and LHC

Doreen Wackeroth, University of Buffalo, SUNY,

“Higgs theory and phenomenology in the standard model”

Craig Group, The University of Virginia and Fermilab,

“Standard model Higgs boson search results with the full Tevatron dataset”

Alexey Drozdetskiy, University of Florida, Gainesville,

“Standard model Higgs search at LHC”

Sun. 4/1 15:30 Theoretical possibilities beyond the standard model of electroweak and strong interactions; new results from the Tevatron and the

LHC challenging the standard model

Ann Nelson, Univ. of Washington,

“Beyond the standard model?”

Graham Wilson, University of Kansas,

“Searches for physics beyond the standard model at the Tevatron”

David Berge, CERN,

“Results of searches for physics beyond the standard model at CERN”

Sun. 4/1 17:45 APS Past Pres. Address (Barish); Prizes + Awards ()

Mon. 4/2 8:30 Nobel Prize sesssion

Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkely

Adam Riess, Johns Hopkins University

Frank Wilczek, MIT

“Completing the Standard Model and looking beyond”

Mon. 4/2 10:45 Neutrino oscillation; neutrinoless double beta decay

Robert Svoboda, University of California, Davis,

“What’s up with neutrinos? (… and what can we do about it?)”

Lindley Winslow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,

“Physics with Reactor Neutrinos”

Lisa Kaufman, Indiana University,

“Neutrinoless double beta decay:  where we are and where we’re going?

Mon. 4/2 15:30 results from

experiments working on direct detection of dark matter plus a talk on the theoretical background

Elena Aprile, Columbia University,

“New results from the XENON 100 detector”

Jocelyn Monroe, Royal Holloway University of London,

“Dark matter searches with liquid and gas targets”

Neal Weiner, New York University,,

“Theory of dark matter detection”

Mon. 4/2 17:45 DPF Business Meeting

Tue. 4/3 8:30 Plenary

Krishna Rajagopal, MIT

“The Hottest, and the Most Liquid, Liquid in the Universe”

Zheng-Tian Lu, Argonne National Laboratory

“Atom Trap, Krypton-81, and Global Groundwater”

Judith Curry, Georgia Tech

“The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project”

Tues. 4/3 10:45 Prize/award session

Panofsky Prize: William Atwood, SCIPP and University of California, Santa Cruz,

“The making of GLAST: Being creative with Experimental Particle Physics”

Primakoff Award: Daniel Jafferis, Harvard,

“Calculating the number of degrees of freedom in supersymmetric 3d quantum field theories”

Apker Award: Djordje Radicevic, Stanford University,

“Connecting the holographic and Wilsonian renormalization groups,”

Tanaka dissertation award (recipient TBA)

J. J. and Noriko Sakurai dissertation award (recipient TBA)

Tue. 4/3 10:45 Neutrinos from the Earth, the Sun, and Supernovae

Yuri Efremenko, University of Tennessee,

“Neutrinos as a probe of Earth’s interior”

Gabriel D. Orebi Gann, University of California, Berkeley, and LBNL,

“Solar neutrinos in 2012 – the end of days?”

Basudeb Dasgupta, CCAPP, Ohio State University,

“Neutrino self-refraction in core-collapse supernovae”

Tue. 4/3 13:30 The detection challenge in modern physics experiments

Gabriela Gonzalez, Louisiana State University,

“Gravitational wave astronomy with the LIGO and Virgo detectors”

Gray Rybka, University of Washington,

“ADMX: The Axion Dark Matter Experiment”

Dario Autiero, Universite’ de Lyon,

“Results from OPERA on superluminal neutrinos”

Tue. 4/3 13:30 Sakurai Prize session

Guido Altarelli, Universita’ di Roma Tre and CERN,

“Particle physics after the first LHC results”

Torbjorn Sjostrand, Lund University,

“Some QCD aspects of physics beyond the standard model”

Bryan Webber, University of Cambridge,

“Improving the precision of high-energy simulation and analysis tools”