American Physical Society

2019 Four Corners Annual Meeting

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Prescott, AZ October 11-12, 2019


The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Four Corners section of the American Physical Society (APS) will be held October 11-12, 2019.

Registration Deadlines

Abstract Deadlines

Student Travel Grant Deadline

Applications for Student Travel Grants can be found at the following link: here
The deadline for applications is September 13, 2019.

Selected Topics


Banquet Speaker

Rana Adhikari - Caltech

Portrait of Rana Adhikari

Banquet speech: LIGO + Quantum Metrology = Black Hole Cosmography

Rana Adhikari is an experimental physicist based at the California Institute of Technology. He has been working on the LIGO interferometers for ~20 years and is a walking encyclopedia of noise. In recent years his group has focused on applying the quantum metrology for the measurement of gravitational waves and the use of supervised neural networks for the control and filtering of the instrument noise with an eye towards the mysteries of the black hole horizon and the anelastic properties of spacetime.

Plenary Speakers

Program Committee:

Local Organizing Committee:

Harry Lustig Award

Portrait of Harry Lustig

Information and deadlines for the Harry Lustig Award and be found at the APS website here.

The three finalists for the 2019 Lustig Award are:

Complementary Skills Workshop for Women and Gender Minorities

This workshop is designed to help women and gender minorities acquire skills in:

  1. Professional Communication and Negotiation
  2. Networking
  3. Communicating Your Science to All levels and Backgrounds

This workshop will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 5:00 — 8:00 pm following the APS Four Corners Meeting. The leaders are:

The registration form for this workshop can be found at the following URL.

About the Four Corners Section

From the APS Physics website

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.