My usual conference is DAMOP, which I’ll be going to in May, so while DAMOP is a participating division, and offers some cool-sounding sessions, it seems a little silly to go to the March Meeting and go to DAMOP talks. The whole point of being at the gigantic meeting is to see different stuff than usual.
The problem is, the scientific program includes forty-odd parallel sessions in each time slot, most of those featuring a dozen or so 12-minute talks, which are generally incomprehensible if you’re outside the field. The invited talks are longer, and often better, but still variable. And there are so many of them…
So, here’s my question for readers who know stuff about non-AMO physics: What sessions should I be attending at the March Meeting? I’m interested in invited talks, ideally by people who are good speakers, that will be reasonably comprehensible to someone outside the field. There are a couple of things I’ve already identified, but the only block that is definitely out of the question is the Tuesday 11:15 block (J sessions), when I’m speaking.
If there’s something at the March Meeting that you think of as an absolute must-see, leave a comment and let me know.