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Event Details

Friday, April 9

1:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday, April 10

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Event Contact

Anthony Roy Day

Physics Research and Applications in Space

The meeting will be a virtual meeting hosted on Zoom by John Carroll University.  The theme of the meeting is Physics Research and Applications in Space with plenary talks on a diverse topics in space related science.  



Physics Research and Applications in Space.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

After Dinner Speaker


Physics Research and Applications in Space



10:00 am - 1:00 pm

OSAPS Executive Committee Meeting

1:45 - 2:00 pm

Welcome Address:  Steve Herbert, John Carroll University Provost and Academic Vice President

OSAPS Business Meeting: Cynthia Aku-Leh, Chair of OSAPS / EGLSAPS

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Plenary Talk

Monitoring the Earth's Evolving Climate from Space

David Crisp, NASA/JPL

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Plenary Talk

Self Reacting Friction Stir Welding and it’s ride into space

K. Renee Horton, NASA/MAF

4:00 - 4:30 pm

SPS Kickoff 

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Poster Session

6:45 - 7:30 pm

Zoom Happy Hour

7:30 - 8:30 pm

After Dinner Speaker

Human Spaceflight - STS-51, ISS 4, and Beyond

Carl E. Walz 


Physics Research and Applications in Space



8:00 - 10:00 am

Contributed Talks

9:30  - 10:00 am

Zoom Coffee Hour

10:00 - 11:00 am

Plenary Talk

Cool Flames and Hot Flames: Combustion Experiments onboard the International Space Station

Vedha Nayagam, Case Western Reserve University/NASA/GRC

11:00 am - noon

Plenary Talk

The Hunt for Cosmic Monsters:  Confusion in the Herschel Sky

Jillian Scudder, Oberlin College



1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

SPS Career Roundtable




Full Meeting Schedule and Abstracts

SPS Zone 7 Spring 2021 Meeting


Topic: SPS Zone 7 Meeting Kickoff
Time: Apr 9, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


Topic: SPS Zone 7 Virtual Board Game Night

Time: Apr 9, 201 09:00-11:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


Topic: SPS Zone 7 Panel Discussion on Physics Majors in the Workforce
Time: Apr 10, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time


On site Registration

If you missed the official registration deadline you can still register here by completing the online registration form.

Once you have registered you will be emailed Zoom invitations for the meeting sessions.

Note:  If you register during the meeting there may be some delay before you receive your invitation 

Doc Brown Undergraduate and Graduate Poster Awards

We will be awarding two poster awards with a $100 cash prize each. One to an undergraduate poster presenter and one to a graduate poster presenter, selected based on the level of their participation in the research presented in their poster and the norms of excellence in physics.


Doc Brown Young Investigator Award

Please submit nominations for the early career Doc Brown Young Investigator Award.

Nominees should be lecturer or pre-tenure faculty at an institution within our OSAPS region.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is closed


Contributed talks and posters in all areas of physics from attendees are welcome and encouraged. Abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Submit your abstract at and follow the instructions.  

Oral presentations are 10 minutes talk and 2 minutes for questions. Posters will be virtual.