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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.

The theme for the 2021 meeting is “Advancing Science in a Global and Inclusive Community.” The images are derived from the video, “Numerical simulation of a black-hole merger with asymmetric masses and orbital precession (GW190412)”, (© N. Fischer, H. Pfeiffer, A. Buonanno (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics), Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes project).

This was released in conjunction with GW190412: Observation of a binary-black-hole coalescence with asymmetric masses. R. Abbott et al. (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration), Phys. Rev. D 102, 043015.

The image portrays the merger of a remarkably asymmetric black hole duo, whose components weigh 8 and 30 solar masses, respectively. The concept of merging black holes relates to the theme of inclusivity in all of its dimensions, in spite of differences.

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The 2021 April Meeting will take place in Central Daylight Time (UTC−05:00).

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