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Kavli Foundation Special Symposium

Frontier Physics from Atomic to Astronomical Scales

Room 211, Caesars Forum

The symposium will begin after welcome remarks from 4:00–4:15.

Exploring phenomena from the atomic to the astronomical

This session covers awe-inspiring phenomena spanning across scales, starting with exciting physics at the ultracold atomic level; followed by the richness of quantum matter at the mesoscopic scale; progressing to the scale of our precious Earth and its climate; and finally, to the wonders of the cosmos.

The symposium brings together incredible and diverse speakers representing this progression from the sub-disciplines of AMO physics, condensed matter physics, geological physics, and astrophysics:

  • Monika Aidelsberger, "Quantum simulation — Engineering and understanding quantum systems atom-by-atom"
  • Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, “The Magic of Moiré Quantum Matter”
  • Brad Marston, “Waves of Topological Origin in the Fluid Earth System and Beyond”
  • Gabriela Gonzalez, “Gravitational Waves Astronomy”

Session chair: Smitha Vishveshwara

This special session is sponsored by the Kavli Foundation which supports the advancement of science and the increase of public understanding and support for scientists and their work.

After the symposium, we invite you to stay for a mesmerizing performance by Le PeTiT CiRqUe®: Cosmic Tumbles, Quantum Leaps.

Meet the Speakers

The Kavli Symposium brings together incredible and diverse speakers around a common theme: “Frontier Physics from Atomic to Astronomical Scales.


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


Registration for March Meeting 2023 is now open.

In-Person Meeting Experience

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

Travel & Hotels

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