APS News

December 2008 (Volume 17, Number 11)

News

Pittsburgh Steels Itself for Physics Invasion
The 2009 APS March Meeting will be held March 16‑20. It is the largest annual gathering of professional physicists in the country
 
Apker Recipients Study Graphene, Quantum Information Theory
Sujit Datta of the University of Pennsylvania and Byron Drury of Haverford College are honored for outstanding research accomplishments in physics by an undergraduate
 
Sigma Pi Sigma Congress Convenes at Fermilab
More than 500 students gathered to explore the myriad ways scientists effect change in society, from local activism to national politics
 
April Meeting Plenary Speakers Set
The APS has selected its plenary speakers for the 2009 April Meeting in Denver, Colorado, focused on the theme, "New Eyes on the Universe: 400 Years of Telescopes"
 
SESAME Now Officially Open
New synchrotron radiation laboratory in the Middle East now open for business following November 3 inauguration ceremony
 
Obama Energy Policy on View at Forum
An October energy forum at Stanford University featured spokespersons from both the Obama and McCain campaigns discussing their respective energy policies
 
Journals Aim to Improve Access for the Blind
APS journals are developing ways to improve the journals’ accessibility to blind people and others with print disabilities
 
DNP Holds 2008 Annual Meeting in Oakland, California
Neutrino physics, dark matter/dark energy, and hadron radiotherapy were among the featured highlights
 
Fluid Dynamicists Hear About Oil Spills, Wind on Jupiter, and More
The DFD held its annual meeting November 23‑25 in San Antonio, Texas
 
Meeting Briefs
The APS Southeastern Section and the APS New York State Section held their annual fall meetings

Opinion

Letters
Setting the Record Straight on 1987A • Setting the Record Straight on Videogames
 
The Back Page
Econophysics and the Current Economic Turmoil

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
Profiles In Versatility
A Physics Star Among the Stars
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Santa Claus is a Physicist
 
This Month in Physics History
December 1706: Birth of Émilie du Châtelet
 
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
 
International News
The Physical Society of Visayas and Mindanao, Philippines

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