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Plenary Speakers

  • Jocelyn Bell Burnell (Honorary Congress Chair), world-class astrophysicist known for discovering pulsars
  • Eric Cornell, Senior Scientist at JILA, NIST, and the Department of Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, and 2001 Physics Nobel Laureate
  • Persis Drell, Dean of Stanford University School of Engineering and former Director of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • S. James Gates, Distinguished Professor and Center for String & Particle Theory Director at the University of Maryland; and many more
  • Neil Turok, 2016 AIP Tate Medalist for International Leadership, South African physicist and the Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Patrick Brady, Professor & Director, Center for Gravitation, Cosmology & Astrophysics at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; speaking on behalf of the LIGO community about the detection of gravitational waves

PhysCon Tours

PhysCon registrants will have the opportunity to go on the following tours on November 3, 2016. Please note that space is limited on the tours, and no substitutions or modifications are permitted.

  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • X (Google's Moonshot Factory)
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Computer History Museum

CANCELED: NASA Ames Research Center Tour

Due to circumstances beyond our controll, the tours at NASA Ames Research Center on Thursday, November 3rd, have been cancelled.


Events & Activities:

Mentor/Volunteer Opportunities