APS News

March 2008 (Volume 17, Number 3)


March Meeting in New Orleans Spans Broad Range of Topics
Largest general physics conference of the year features latest research in condensed matter, industrial applications, new materials, chemical and biological physics, fluids, and computation
Outstanding Referees Gain Overdue Recognition
Peer review is the pillar of scholarly communications, and the APS journal editors will now honor the best referees for their work
Conference Takes a Critical Look at Graduate Education
Over 100 physics educators and researchers met to reassess the current graduate curriculum and suggest improvements
Named Lecturers To Speak at March, April Meetings
The Beller and Marshak lectureships bring distinguished physicists from overseas to APS meetings, while the Primakoff lectureship honors the late Henry Primakoff
Mixed Picture Emerges from Science and Engineering Indicators
National Science Board report shows areas of strength and areas of concern in US science and technology enterprise
Einstein@Home Scours the Heavens for Gravity Waves
APS‑sponsored distributed computing effort brings 70 teraflops of extra computing power to the search for gravitational waves
New Policy Makes APS Membership Easier in Developing Countries
APS is making membership fees more affordable to physicists in developing countries
Over 300 Universities Endorse Joint Statement on Education
Statement encourages physics departments to take an active role in improving the pre‑service training of K‑12 physics and science teachers
APS Valley Prize Rewards Tomorrow’s Physicists
APS calls for nominations for the 4th presentation of the George E. Valley, Jr. Prize


Djordjevic Grateful for Support from the Science Community–Articles Make Reader Blink and Sigh–Population Growth Trumps Emissions Reduction–Don’t Apologize for Physics
The Back Page
Physics Tomorrow


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
March 1, 1896: Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity
Washington Dispatch
A bi-monthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
SCI‑COPS to the rescue!
International News
Growing opportunities for international collaboration in physics in South Africa
Focus on APS Topical Groups

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