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April 2019 Meeting Videos Now Available

Recorded sessions from the April 2019 General Meeting of the APS are now available online. Click on the links in the talk titles to see each presentation. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Induction of New Members*

three people posing in group
New Member Frances Arnold with Executive Officer Robert M. Hauser (left) and President Linda Greenhouse (right). 

Linda Greenhouse
President, in the Chair

Lincoln and Marfan Syndrome
Ronald M. Fairman
Clyde F. Barker–William Maul Measey Professor in Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

"The Papers Have Blown Me Up Sky High!": John James Audubon (APS 1831), America's First Celebrity Scientist
Gregory Nobles
Robert C. Ritchie Distinguished Fellow in Early American History
Henry E. Huntington Library

woman in blue dress at podium
Jill Abramson at the April 2019 Meeting. 

Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts
Jill Abramson
Senior Lecturer, Department of English
Harvard University
Former Executive Editor, The New York Times

Separation of Powers and Statutory Interpretation: A Battle Hidden in Plain Sight
David S. Tatel
United States Circuit Judge
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Friday, April 26, 2019

Warren M. Washington
Vice President, in the Chair

Landscape and History in the Early Modern Atlantic Basin
Peter C. Mancall
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities
University of Southern California

Design Problem-Solving in the Anthropocene
David A. Rubin
DAVID RUBIN Land Collective

On Sheet Ice Melt in a Warming Climate and What We Should Do About It
Eric Rignot
Donald Bren Professor, Earth System Science
University of California at Irvine
Senior Research Scientist
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

man in front of screen projecting image of leaves
Michael J. Donoghe at the April 2019 Meeting. 

Why Are There So Many Kinds of Leaves?
Michael J. Donoghue
Sterling Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Yale University
Director, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies

Elizabeth Cropper
Vice President, in the Chair

Presentation of Society Awards and Prizes

Woman Suffrage West to East
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
300th Anniversary University Professor Emerita, Department of History
Harvard University

Juggling the Middle Ages
Jan M. Ziolkowski
Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin
Harvard University
Director, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Rowena G. Matthews
Vice President, in the Chair

two men seated on stage
Ernest J. Moniz (left) and Daniel G. Nocera (right) at the April 2019 Meeting. 

A Path to a Low Carbon Energy Future: A Conversation
Daniel G. Nocera
Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University


Ernest J. Moniz
United States Secretary of Energy, May 2013 to January 2017
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Engineering Systems
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Model International Mobility Convention: Beyond Migrants and Refugees
Michael W. Doyle
University Professor, School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University

Some Thoughts on 2050 and Beyond
Martin Rees
Former Master, Trinity College at the University of Cambridge
Astronomer Royal

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