News Archive - 2013
New Budget Deal Reverses a Portion of Sequester Cuts
The budget resolution is a two year agreement that authorizes discretionary spending for fiscal years 2014 (FY14) and 2015 (FY15).
Physical Review Applied Call for Papers
APS's newest journal is now open for business.
APS Affirms Importance of Undergraduate Research
Panel on Public Affairs seeks feedback on draft statement.
New Alternative Energy Fellowship
New award aims to boost innovative ideas for new sustainable energy.
Physicist and Philanthropist Fred Kavli Dies at Age 86
Fred Kavli, physicist, entrepreneur, and scientific benefactor, died at home on November 21 at the age of 86.
Division of Fluid Dynamics 66th Annual Meeting
The APS Division of Fluid Dynamics hosted its 66th Annual Meeting this month in Pittsburgh, PA.
Event on Academic Freedom in Iran
APS co-sponsored an event earlier this month that highlighted the plight of imprisoned Iranian physics student Omid Kokabee.
Editor Announced for Physical Review Applied
APS and Rutgers jointly announce appointment of Troy Shinbrot as Editor of Physical Review Applied.
Division of Plasma Physics 55th Annual Meeting
The APS Division of Plasma Physics hosted its 55th annual meeting this month in Denver, CO.
APS Fellow Nominated to Lead ARPA-E
The White House nominated APS Fellow Ellen D. Williams to head the Advanced Research Projects Administration - Energy.
2014 Franklin Institute Awards
APS Fellow and Prize Winner Daniel Kleppner was awarded the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics.
U.S. Sen. Alexander to Congress: ‘Finish the Job’ of Doubling Research Budgets Outlined in America COMPETES
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has rightly called upon his colleagues in Congress to “finish the job” of doubling research budgets set forth in the 2007 America COMPETES Act.
Experts Convene to Weigh Nuclear Weapons Issues
Summary of FPS Short Course on Nuclear Weapon Issues in the 21st Century.
Bouchet Endowment Complete
The endowment for APS’s Edward A. Bouchet Award has been set up after surpassing its fundraising goal.
APS President Michael Turner on The Government Shutdown and Impacts on Science
In response to the federal government shutdown, APS President Michael Turner has written a statement for the Record as part of a hearing held Oct. 11 by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.
2013 Nobel Prize in Physics
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics winners are...
Senate Passes Helium Bill: Action by September 30 Deadline Still Not Assured
On September 19, the Senate took an important step forward in voting to pass a substitute amendment to H.R. 527, its version of a helium bill.
Averting the Helium Cliff
Congress has just six legislative days to approve legislation preventing the shutdown of the federal helium reserve operated in Amarillo, Texas by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
STEM Education has a place in immigration reform
Today, APS was one of 62 organizations that signed on to a letter urging the House to make support for STEM education a part of immigration reform.
Commerce/Justice/Science Appropriations Update
The House and Senate Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies recently passed their respective appropriations bills, but they have yet to receive floor votes.
Helium Bills Inch Forward, Passage Not Assured
Efforts by Congress to improve the supply of helium to users, including the scientific community, is inching toward a conclusion after more than a year of intensive efforts by APS and other end users.
Department of Energy FY14 Appropriations
The Senate and House appropriations subcommittees on Energy & Water recently held markups for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) appropriations.
The President’s STEM Realignment Request
President Obama’s budget request for fiscal year 2014 (FY14) included a massive restructuring of the nation’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs.
Defending NSF and Scientific Peer Review
In a rebuff to House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith’s investigation of the way the National Science Foundation does business, Acting Director Cora Marrett refused to provide the Committee with reviewer comments on five social science research projects it is funding.
New APS Veep Pushes for Helium Fixes
On a day when many were gifting their loved ones with pink and red Mylar balloons, APS Vice President Dr. Sam Aronson testified on behalf of APS regarding the importance of helium-4 in physics research.
Science and Innovation: Has America Lost its Competitive Edge?
“America’s ability to compete depends on whether we have the present vision to conduct the science that will define the future,” said Congressman Lamar Smith (R-22nd-TX) during his first hearing as chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
Sequestration Averted — For Now
Following a last-minute deal to avert the “fiscal cliff,” sequestration is off the Washington agenda, at least for a while.