APS 4CS 2021 Meeting

Held virtually at University of Colorado Boulder

October 8-9, 2021

Thanks everyone for a great meeting.


Outstanding Student Presentation Awards

  • Heather Allen

  • Andrew Dotson

  • Joseph Bahder

  • Joshua Bartkoske

  • Vidya Desai

  • Alex Doner

  • Kane Fanning

  • Samuel Fogarty

  • Siddard Jandhyala and Pranav Penmatcha (co-presenters)

  • Wesley Mills

  • Michael Vaka

Spherical Cow Award

  • Given to the best non-student presentation

  • Maria Kazachenko, Univeristy of Colorado Boulder

Judging Awards

  • Given to the most prolific judges

  • Keith Ulmer, University of Colorado Boulder

Meeting Timetable

The full meeting agenda can be found in the APS Epitome. Note that the times in the APS agenda are in Mountain Daylight Time.

Connection Info

We will be using the Morressier platform for the conference (except for the public talk on Friday evening and the business meeting on Saturday). This runs on a web browser (the preferred browser is Chrome), and you should not have to install any software.

  • An email was sent to registered participants with information on how to connect to the Morressier page for our event. Please sign in using your APS login account. (There should be an "APS ID" button on the login page.) This will ensure that your information in Morressier matches your registration and abstract submission information.

  • If you are a speaker or session chair, you should have already been contacted by email with a link to the "backstage area" for the relevant session. Please use that link to connect for your talk/session.


Featured Speakers

Public Lecture: "Nuclear Science: from Fundamental Physics to Medical Technology"

  • Cynthia Keppel - Hall A and C leader at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility; University Endowed Professor at Hampton University; Fellow of the American Physical Society

Dr. Keppel will give a public lecture on Friday October 8th at 6:30 PM Mountain Time. Connection info will be posted in October.

Plenary Speakers:

  • Francisco Elohim Becerra, University of New Mexico

  • Joseph Berry, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Arjun Dey, NSF's NOIRLab

  • Jose Jimenez, Univeristy of Colorado Boulder

  • Maria Kazachenko, National Solar Observatory and University of Colorado Boulder

  • Carsten Rott, University of Utah

  • Bethany Wilcox, University of Colorado Boulder

  • Katherine Cosburn

  • Guan Gui

  • Mainak Mukhopadhyay

About the Four Corners Section

The Four Corners Section, established in 1997, has a strong commitment to support the work of physics students and to give them opportunities to present their research and to meet physicists in our region. To that end, we offer small, regional meetings of limited expense and activities that can reach more APS members and potential members, including students and industry physicists.

Geographically the Four Corners Section includes the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Four Corners is the point of orthogonal intersection of the borders of these four states, the only point common to four states in the United States.

Section meetings will unite participants from colleges, universities, industry, and government laboratories. In addition, the section will contribute to greater awareness of regional activities in physics through its website and provide programs for public outreach.

Abstract Submission (now closed)

Abstract submission opens: August 1st

Abstract submission deadline: Friday September 10th (Now closed)

Abstract submission link (for talks and posters): http://abstracts.aps.org/

Note that you must be a member of the APS to submit an abstract for a contributed talk or poster. You can join the APS at this link. Note that a student membership to the APS is free for this first year. More info on student memberships can be found at www.aps.org/membership/student.cfm . Please be sure to use the same email address for your APS account when you register for the meeting.

Accepted contributed talks will likely be 10 minutes long, with additional time for questions.

Registration Info (now closed)

Please register using this registration link. For regular members and non-members please select the "Attendee" registration type. You do not need to be an APS member to register, but you must have a free APS web account to register. You can create a web account here.

Registration deadline is Monday October 4.

Deadline to request student support for the registration fee: September 27 (see details below).

Registration Fees:

  • Student APS Members: $40 (see below for info on registration fee scholarships for students)

  • Postdoc APS Members/Senior APS Members: $60

  • Regular APS Members: $80

  • Non-members: $100

To receive the APS member rates listed above, you must have a current paid APS membership. (Note that membership is free for the first year for students in physics, related science, and engineering graduate and undergraduate programs.)

Request student support for the registration fee: Please apply using this form. Note that you must apply by Sept 27th. Please do not register for the meeting until after you hear about the student support request.