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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi

89th Annual Meeting of the
Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society

NOVEMBER 3–5, 2022

The Inn at Ole Miss   |   University of Mississippi

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We are pleased to invite you to the 89th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (SESAPS). SESAPS 2022 will be held November 3-5, 2022 at The Inn at Ole Miss on the University of Mississippi campus. Established in 1937, SESAPS exists for 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. We especially encourage undergraduate and graduate students to attend and submit abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations. Limited travel support is available for students. We will also have numerous exciting special sessions, including a session to promote discussion on diversity issues in physics.

SESAPS 2022 will include 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). Undergraduate students will have the chance to compete for prizes for best oral and poster presentations. The meeting banquet will feature a keynote address aimed towards a general audience.

Please reach out to the SESAPS 2022 local organizing committee at if you have any questions about the meeting.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission open: August 1, 2022
  • Abstract Submission deadline: September 30, 2022
  • Expiration Date for Conference Hotel Rate: October 3, 2022
  • Student Travel Support Form Application deadline: October 7, 2022
  • Online Registration Deadline: October 28, 2022

APS Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for APS Meetings

It is the policy of the American Physical Society (APS) that all participants, including attendees, vendors, APS staff, volunteers, and all other stakeholders at APS meetings will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Participants will treat each other with respect and consideration to create a collegial, inclusive, and professional environment at APS Meetings. Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse at APS meetings is the responsibility of all participants.

Participants will avoid any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law. Disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, offensive images, photography without permission, and stalking.

Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to meeting organizers, APS staff, or the APS Director of Meetings. Sanctions may range from verbal warning, to ejection from the meeting without refund, to notifying appropriate authorities. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated. If a participant observes inappropriate comments or actions and personal intervention seems appropriate and safe, they should be considerate of all parties before intervening.


SESAPS 2022 will feature sessions Thursday through Saturday covering a broad range of physics topics including:

  • Acoustics
  • Applied Physics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
  • Biophysics and Medical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics/Nanoscience
  • Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Gravitation
  • Diversity in Physics
  • Fundamental Symmetries
  • Instrumentation
  • Low-Energy Nuclear Physics
  • Medium-Energy Nuclear Physics
  • Particle Physics
  • Physics Education and Outreach
  • Quantum Information and Computing
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
Thursday Evening
November 3
Poster Session6:00–7:30 p.m.
Dinner7:00–8:30 p.m.
SPS Social
8:30–10:30 p.m.
Friday Afternoon/Evening
November 4
Graduate School Fair
Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Keynote Speaker

Detailed SESAPS 2022 program information coming soon.

Grad School Fair

A free Graduate School Fair is scheduled for Friday, November 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m. as part of SESAPS 2022. This is a tremendous opportunity to highlight your graduate program to many of the top physics undergraduate students in the southeast region.

Institutions interested in participating, please contact the local organizing committee at


Online Registration Deadline: October 28, 2022

Registration TypeUp to October 28, 2022After October 28, 2022,
On-Site Only

Regular APS Member$95$150
Undergraduate APS Member$15$25
Graduate student/Non-Member Undergraduate$60$90
Retired/Unemployed APS Member$40$60
Grad School Fair Tableno costno cost

*Non-members can join APS at the same time they register. All registration forms and membership forms must arrive together and be accompanied by full payment.

Information for Students

Undergraduate Awards

If you are an undergraduate student and wish to be considered for the best talk or best poster award, please indicate that in the Special Instructions section when submitting an abstract.

Student Pricing

If you do not see the correct student pricing for online registration, please follow these steps before completing your registration:

  1. Delete the items in your cart.
  2. Update your account information at
  3. Register again at the correct student rate.

Online registration will be open soon.

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission open: August 1, 2022
Abstract Submission deadline: September 30, 2022
Contributed presentation (oral/poster):

Poster Presentation Logistics:

The poster session is an opportunity to share your research in a one-on-one format that is very different than that found in an oral presentation session. The poster session at SESAPS 2022 will take place on Thursday, November 3 from 6:00–7:30 p.m.


SESAPS 2022 will be held at The Inn at Ole Miss on the campus of the University of Mississippi.

The Inn at Ole MissMap to the Inn

The Inn at Ole Miss
120 Alumni Drive
University, MS 38677-1848

Phone: 1-888-486-7666, 1-662-234-2331

Lodging and Travel

Conference Hotel

The Inn at Ole Miss
120 Alumni Drive
University, MS 38677-1848

Phone: 1-888-486-7666, 1-662-234-2331

  • Standard Accommodation: $109.00
  • Deluxe Accommodation: $119.00
  • One Bedroom Suites: $149.00
  • Available reservation dates available between November 2–5, 2022
  • Conference rates guaranteed only if booked by October 3, 2022
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check-Out Time: 11:00 a.m.

Oxford also has a large number of other accommodations available. Multiple hotels that offer reasonable rates are located in town, several within 5 km of the UM campus.

Travel to Oxford

Oxford is served by the Memphis International Airport, which is approximately one hour by car from the University. Rental cars and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are available from the airport. Details on shuttles to and from the airport and campus parking will appear here soon.