APS News

October 2007 (Volume 16, Number 9)

News

Curtis Callan Elected next APS Vice-President
Princeton physicist will assume office in January 2008
 
US Olympiad Team Brings Back Medals and Memories from Iran
US students win two gold, three silver medals at 38th International Physics Olympiad
 
Three APS Members Receive National Medal of Science
Award ceremony held at White House on July 27th
 
Physics Bachelor's Degrees Show 40% Gain in Six Years
Latest report on AIP's annual survey of US physics departments shows steady increases since 1999
 
APS Selects Bowen as New Congressional Fellow
High-energy physicist from Ann Arbor, Michigan, will spend next year gaining policy experience on Capitol Hill
 
New Research Raises Old Questions About Electromagnetic Fields
Recently published research suggests that electric fields can influence the growth of brain tumors
 
APS Web Writer Wins Award
An APS Fellow is the first to win a new award for science writing in electronic media

Opinion

Letters
Respect for the Other is Too Often Missing–Biblical Creation Has Lots of Wiggle Room–Undergraduate Research Key to Gender Equity–Doubling Plan Sounds Fuzzy–Doubling Need Manufactured by Self-serving Bureaucrats–Physics Must be Relevant to the Real World
 
Inside the Beltway: Primary Analysis
A pox on both their houses!
 
Viewpoint
APS President Leo Kadanoff muses on the responsibilities of APS
 
Feedback: Members Respond to Kadanoff
An analysis of responses to APS President Leo Kadanoff's request for feedback on the responsibilities of APS
 
The Back Page
Exploring science education in Pakistan

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
October, 1957: Soviets launch first satellites into orbit
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Warnings accompanying your inflatable universe
 
Focus on APS Topical Groups
Shock Compression of Condensed Matter

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