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2007 Winter Meeting—Seattle, WA
Joint Meeting with AAS
Jan. 5-10, 2007

Meeting Program Book (PDF)

Abstract Book (AAS Bulletin, Partial) (PDF)


This joint meeting with the American Astronomical Society (AAS) brought together leading physicists, astronomers, teachers, and policymakers to share new ideas in physics and physics education.

The meeting was one of our most engaging and effective conferences to date.

Our Awardees and Invited Speakers included Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, Former TPT Editor and author Clifford Swartz, Astronomer Alexei Filippenko, Former NASA Astronaut Kathryn Thornton, and Particle Physicist Chris Quigg.

Post-Meeting Materials

Podcasts and Streaming Audio
Links to streaming audio of several AAPT plenary sessions and award lectures are listed below. To download audio as a podcast visit the AAS/AAPT page on iTunes and subscribe for free. (Note: iTunes will launch automatically).

Note on Streaming Audio: Allow a few moments for the audio file to load. When loaded, player controls will appear under the speaker's photograph.

Oersted Medal Lecture
"Interactive Stimulations for Teaching Physics: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why"
Carl E. Wieman, Univ. of British Columbia and Univ. of Colorado
Streaming Audio

Richtmyer Memorial Lecture
(Coming Soon)

"Space Flight: A Human Perspective" (Plenary 1)
Kathryn C. Thornton, Former U.S. Astronaut
Streaming Audio

"The Coming Revolutions in Particle Physics" (Plenary 2)
Chris Quigg, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Streaming Audio