About the APS April Meeting

Quarks to Cosmos

Meeting Location: New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY

The APS April Meeting “Quarks to Cosmos” encompasses a broad range of physics spanning astrophysics, particle physics, nuclear physics, and gravitation. The meeting brings researchers from around the world representing more than 20 APS units and committees.

APS thanks the participating units and program committee for working to make the 2022 April Meeting possible.

The theme for the 2022 meeting is “Bring Your Ideas.”

Every year, we create a new graphic identity for the annual APS April Meeting. For 2022, we selected several images that encapsulate the true essence of the meeting, and are inspired by:

The top image, created by CERN, refers to experiments that smash together ions and produce light nuclei and was published in Physics Magazine based on the PRC article: Microscopic study of deuteron production in PbPb collisions at s√=2.76 TeV via hydrodynamics and a hadronic afterburner by Dmytro Oliinychenko, Long-Gang Pang, Hannah Elfner, and Volker Koch, Phys. Rev. C 99, 044907 – Published 11 April 2019.

The image second from top shows charged particles (blue) moving along the lines of a pulsar’s magnetic field to produce beams of coherent radiation (purple). Philippov et al. suggest that this radiation is produced by fluctuations in the process that generates electron-positron pairs in the pulsar. The image was created by NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab and was published in Physics Magazine based on the PRL article: Origin of Pulsar Radio Emission by Alexander Philippov, Andrey Timokhin, and Anatoly Spitkovsky, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 245101 – Published 15 June 2020.

The image second to bottom comes from an analysis of nuclear reaction data leading to uncertainty about the first stars, performed in part at Texas Advanced Computing Center by P. Woodward of the University of Minnesota and Falk Herwig of the University of Victoria (credit: P. Woodward and F. Herwig; NSF; Texas Advanced Computing Center). The image was published in Physics Magazine based on the PRC article: 19F(p,γ)20Ne and 19F(p,α)16O reaction rates and their effect on calcium production in Population III stars from hot CNO breakout by R. J. deBoer, O. Clarkson, A. J. Couture, J. Görres, F. Herwig, I. Lombardo, P. Scholz, and M. Wiescher, Phys. Rev. C 103, 055815 – Published 26 May 2021.

The bottom image is a rendering by Artsiom P / stock.adobe.com published in Physics Magazine based on the PRL article: Exoplanets as sub-GeV Dark Matter Detectors by R. K. Leane and J. Smirnov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 161101 – Published 22 April 2021.