Oct 7 – 8, 2022
East-West Center
US/Hawaii timezone

Event Flier

The organizers have done their best to accommodate requests for oral and poster presentations. Everyone who submitted an abstract has received a talk or poster. The official Author Notification emails from APS have been sent!

Program: https://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/FWS22/APS_epitome

Registration: https://my.aps.org/NC__Event?id=a0l5G00000JLLWnQAP 
Registration Deadline: Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 11am HST/2pm PDT

Student support

Upon abstract submission and registration, presenter or first author undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to receive a travel stipend of $300 and two nights at the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel (shared with one more student) in Waikiki. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, please contact Hendrik Ohldag (hohldag@lbl.gov). 

General Information

The annual meeting of the Far West Section of the American Physical Society is scheduled for October 7-8, 2022 at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is planned as in-person meeting only.

We are excited to finally see a long-term goal of an annual meeting in Hawaii coming to fruition. In 2015, the California-Nevada section of the APS added Hawai‘i to the fold and became the Far West Section. Ever since then, section leadership has strived to strengthen the bond between the mainland and Hawai‘i members. In 2019, the APS FWS partnered with the University of Hawaii at Manoa Physics Department to sponsor a meeting held in Hawai‘i, a one-day symposium showcasing physics research performed in Hawai‘i alongside mainland research. Following on top that success, FWS leadership planned to have the 2020 annual meeting in Hawai‘i; however, the COVID-19 pandemic intervened, and our plans have been postponed until now.

The 2022 FWS Annual Meeting will feature plenary talks from a diverse range of subjects, parallel sessions with talks contributed by members, a poster session and opportunities to mingle and network with colleagues and friends.

Confirmed plenary speakers:

  • Prof. Derek F. Jackson Kimball, California State University, East Bay will talk about  "Searches for Ultralight Bosonic Dark Matter"
  • Prof. Inna Vishik, University of California, Davis will talk about "Probing Fermi Surface degeneracies in time-reversal symmetry-breaking superconductor LaNiGa2 with photoemission"
  • Astronomer Karen Meech, Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii at Manoa will talk about "What We Have Learned from our First Two Interstellar Visitors, and the Possibility of Fast Reactive Missions for Future Exploration"
  • Prof. Tom Browder, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Hawaii at Manoa will talk about "Belle II@SuperKEKB: New Physics and the Next Generation"

Confirmed after-dinner speaker:

  • Astronomer and UKIRT director Klaus Hodapp, Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii Island will talk about the "The James-Webb Space Telescope: Why, Where and How, and what does Hawaii have to do with it"

Career workshop:

  • Prof. Matt Beekman, Cal Poly will talk about "Career Paths of Physics Degree Holders"
  • Panel discussion
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