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"And It Was a Very Good Year!" Anniversaries of Breakthroughs in Physics and Astronomy

Review significant moments in the sciences.

Room 321, Caesars Forum

Who Should Attend?

  • Everyone

Chaired by Rebecca Ullrich of Sandia National Laboratories, this event discusses significant moments in physics and astronomy.


  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:36 p.m.: Lena Zuchowski on "Maxwell & Gibbs: 150 Years since the Foundations of Statistical Mechanics"
  • 3:36 p.m. - 4:12 p.m.: Virginia Trimble on "Harvard, Howard, and Gradual Incorporation: 1923"
  • 4:12 p.m. - 4:48 p.m.: Chad R. Orzel on "Seventy-Five Years of QED"
  • 4:48 p.m. - 5:24 p.m.: Donnell Walton on "Willie Hobbs Moore: the First African-American Woman Physics PhD"

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Discover scientific research, opportunities for networking, and awards ceremonies.


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The in-person meeting takes place March 5–10, 2023, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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APS March Meeting 2023 will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada.