APS News

November 2008 (Volume 17, Number 10)

News

Public Affairs Report Examines Nuclear Weapons Policy
Report intended to provide guidance to next administration to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and reduce global inventories
 
LaserFest to Celebrate 50 Years of Laser Innovation
The APS joins with the Optical Society of America for a multi‑year series of events to mark the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser in 2010
 
2008 Nobel Prize Goes to Nambu, Kobayashi and Maskawa for Work on Broken Symmetries
Their insights helped to explain the fundamental properties of both the strong and weak interactions
 
APS Awards First Industrial Physics Prize to Philip J. Wyatt
Physicist honored for "pioneering developments in the physics of the inverse scattering problem and new applications of laser light scattering"
 
Bringing a Sun to Earth: Briefing Explains ITER Fusion Experiment
September briefing on Capitol Hill intended to drum up support for continued funding for the beleaguered project
 
Board Passes New Policies on Unit Newsletters, Committee Funding Requests
Disclaimers now required in newsletters, and more than $10,000 additional funding for committee projects require a submitted written proposal
 
Meeting Briefs
Fall section meetings
 
Mass Media Fellows Describe Their Experiences
Carrie Nugent talks about sharing the love in Oregon, while Zoe Buck finds true love in North Carolina
 
Noyce Scholarships to Aid Selected Physics Teachers
The NSF has awarded $750,000 to a joint APS/AAPT program to increase the number of physics teachers in the US
 
MGM Recipients Achieve MacArthur Trifecta
UCLA astrophysicist Andrea Ghez is third MGM winner to go on to win a MacArthur Fellowship
 
Physics Bachelor's and PhDs Continue to Trend Upward
Latest AIP report shows increase for the seventh straight year

Opinion

Letters
Saving Physics in America • STEM is not Forever • Licence to Publish Better than Copyright Transfer
 
Viewpoint
Research and education are better together
 
Inside the Beltway
Harry and Nancy
 
The Back Page
The future of science is about building a better collective memory

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
November 1919: Elmer Imes publishes work in infrared spectroscopy
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
If science were an Olympic sport

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