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SESAPS 2021 Conference

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88th Annual Meeting of the APS Southeastern Section
November 18th - 20th, 2021
University Center Club
Florida State University

Important note: GROUP PHOTO: We will have our group photo taken at the front of the building on the ground floor in front of the Unconquered statue at 12:30 PM on Friday, the start of lunch.
Please make your way there after the last morning session. Thank you.


We are honored to welcome you November 18th - 20th, 2021 to Tallahassee, FL for the 88th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS). SESAPS 2021 is planned to be a full in-person meeting (barring circumstances) at the University Center Club at Florida State University, inside the Doak Campbell stadium. Established in 1937, the objective of SESAPS is the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics within the southeastern region of the United States, including the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and the US Virgin Islands. Graduate and undergraduate students are especially welcome and encouraged to attend and submit an abstract for presentation. Limited travel support is available. We will also have numerous exciting special sessions, including a session to promote discussion on diversity issues in physics.

The meeting includes plenary and parallel sessions covering a broad range of current topics in physics research, a student poster session, a graduate program fair, and the presentation of the annual SESAPS awards in teaching (Pegram), research (Beams), and service (Slack). Poster presenters will have the chance to compete for a prize. The meeting banquet will feature a keynote address aimed towards a general audience--stay tuned for the announcement of the speaker!

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the SESAPS21 local organizing committee at sesaps21@physics.fsu.edu.

COVID measures during the conference

We all have an obligation to prevent further transmission of COVID-19. We are in this together, and each and every one of us plays an important role in furthering the health and safety of ourselves, our neighbors, and our loved ones.

As the meeting is held on campus, all participants must observe the following Florida State University guidelines:

  • We expect everyone to wear a face covering or mask at all times when inside any FSU facility, even if you are vaccinated. This includes all of our students, faculty, staff, vendors, and visitors.
  • We expect everyone to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, even if you’ve had COVID-19 in the past.
  • We expect you to stay home when sick, self-quarantine, and get tested for COVID-19 no sooner than 24 hours after your symptoms begin.
  • And finally, we expect you to continue to practice good hygiene habits such as washing your hands frequently.

We plan to provide masks for all participants, including additional masks so that all participants can change them out a few times during the day. We will arrange the seating such that participants can be adequately distanced from one another during the sessions. We will also have hand sanitizer stations and cleaning supplies, such as Lysol wipes, available throughout the venue during the conference. There will be an outside area next to the session rooms that can be used for coffee breaks, poster sessions, and other events for which social distancing is difficult.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission open: August 1, 2021
Abstract Submission deadline: September 30, 2021
Student Travel Support Form Application deadline: October 7, 2021