APS in the News

Big Science: Hard but Worth It
April 24, 2015
Former APS president Michael Turner lays out the benefits of large, difficult science experiments.
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Dresselhaus Wins IEEE Medal
April 30, 2015
Former APS president Mildred Dresselhaus is the first woman to win the prestigious IEEE Medal of Honor.
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Quantum Random Numbers
April 30, 2015
Physicists create a self-testing quantum random number generator that can report on the quality of its randomness.
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Pyramid Physics
April 28, 2015
Wet sand could have reduced friction enough to aid ancient Egyptians in moving massive stone blocks.
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Is the Universe a Hologram?
April 27, 2015
Some physicists propose that the 3D universe may actually be encoded in a 2D hologram.
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In this issue: Highlights from the APS April Meeting 2015, PhysTEC's new sites, breaking down soft matter physics, and more.
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Gene Sprouse Editor in Chief of APS Journals Steps Down
Gene Sprouse, Editor in Chief of the APS research journals since March 2007, has stepped down from the position as of April 28, 2015.
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Canadian-American-Mexican Graduate Student Physics Conference CAM 2015 Registration Now Open
Registration and abstract submission for the Canadian-American-Mexican Graduate Student Physics Conference in Oaxaca, Mexico is now open! The deadline is May 25.
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Congressional COMPETES Bill Starves Some Programs to Feed OthersAmerica COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015
On Wednesday, April 22, the House Science Committee put forward a controversial bill that would reprioritize federal spending on science and research.
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Letter to House Science Committee on America COMPETES Reauthorization ActLetter on America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
APS President Samuel Aronson responds to recently introduced America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015 with a letter to House Science Committee.
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Meet the candidates for the 2015 APS General Election2015 APS General Election Candidates
The APS Nominating Committee is pleased to present an outstanding slate of candidates for this year's general election. Voting will open to APS members on May 15.
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2015 NSF Waterman Award to Metamaterials Scientist2015 NSF Waterman Award to Metamaterials Scientist
APS member Andrea Alù has been awarded NSF's Alan T. Waterman Award. The Waterman Award was established to recognize outstanding young researchers.
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APS Corrects Misstatements in ClimateWire ArticleAPS Corrects Misstatements in ClimateWire Article
There were several misstatements in an article that recently appeared in ClimateWire and Scientific American.
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Honors Spotlight

2015 APS Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics Recipient

Wieman Howard Wieman
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


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