APS News

July 2008 (Volume 17, Number 7)


2008 US Physics Team Training Camp: Sights Set on Vietnam
Five students will be selected from finalists to represent the US in the International Physics Olympiad in Vietnam this July
PhysicsCentral Takes on a New Look and Feel
Popular APS outreach site gets a facelift to incorporate latest online media
Finalists Vie for APS Industrial Physics Prize
New prize recognizes cutting‑edge technologies and specifically targets physicists at smaller companies
DAMOP Holds Annual Meeting in State College, PA
Physicists present the latest research in quantum storage in solid state devices, quantum dots, and laser cooling of mechanical oscillators
Living on the Air in Saint Louis
Co-authors of <em>The View from the Center of the Universe</em> appear on late night radio
Proposed Constitutional Amendments Regarding Updating APS Treasurer Position to Treasurer/Publisher
With the APS journal production and dissemination becoming much more complex the position of Treasurer has broadened and assumed the usual responsibilities of Publisher
2008 General Election Preview
APS members have the opportunity to elect leadership for 2009.


Teaching is an Independent Skill • Make Physics More User-friendly“ • Mixed Reality” Might Influence Real Life
The Back Page
APS, Physics: Aspirations and Goals


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
July 1820: Oersted and electromagnetism
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Vote in the APS Cartoon Caption Contest
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs

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Staff Writer: Ernie Tretkoff
Contributing Editor: Jennifer Ouellette
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