Press Portal

A press room for registered journalists will operate throughout the meeting and will offer complimentary coffee and snacks.


Welcome Members of the Media

Complimentary registration is available for members of the media. Those eligible for press registration include:

  • Staff journalists working for editorially independent news outlets
  • Freelance science writers and editors
  • Public information officers working for scientific institutions
  • Students and postdocs enrolled in a science writing program

Press Registration

APS uses a one-time credentialing process to verify eligibility for press registration.

If you have previously attended an APS meeting as press, complete your registration online. After logging into your aps.org account you should see the full registration option with no associated fee.

If you have not previously attended an APS meeting as press, you may request APS press credentials.

Once your application for press credentials is approved, use the “forgot password” link to set your password and complete the registration process.

Contact media@aps.org with any questions about press registration.

Press Conferences

All press conferences will also be held via Zoom to ensure an equitable and safe experience for all attendees. Journalists attending in-person may tune in from the press conference room (Barrymore, 9th floor).

Members of the press must bring a personal laptop and headphones to participate. Press conferences will be recorded and available upon request.

Joining instructions will be sent via email to all press registrants.

Saturday, April 9

10:00 a.m. EDT
Simulation Shows How Star Collisions Fuel Massive Black Holes
Michela Mapelli, University of Padova

Sunday, April 10

10:00 a.m. EDT
10 New Gravitational Waves Found in LIGO-Virgo’s O3a Data
Seth Olsen, Princeton University

Monday, April 11

10:00 a.m. EDT
New Results from the Cosmic Dawn Project: Simulating Reionization and Galaxy Formation
Paul Shapiro, The University of Texas at Austin

Press Tips

Browse press releases and a daily schedule of newsworthy talks below. Please consult the scientific program for the most up-to-date timings.

Press Releases

Newsworthy Talks