• The APS Southeastern Section held its annual fall meeting October 30–November 1 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. The technical program covered a broad range of topics, including granular physics, astrophysics, biophysics, atmospheric and geophysics, optics, and particle physics. There were also sessions on the history and philosophy of physics, successful programs in physics education, and a physics demonstration show on Thursday evening.

• The APS New York State Section held its annual fall meeting November 14‑15 at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY, organized around the theme, “A Century of Optics and Materials.” In addition to the invited technical talks, the meeting included a tour of the museum and a visit to the Palomar Observatory. Scott Kardell of the Palomar Observatory was the keynote speaker at Friday evening's banquet.

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December 2008 (Volume 17, Number 11)

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Pittsburgh Steels Itself for Physics Invasion
Apker Recipients Study Graphene, Quantum Information Theory
Sigma Pi Sigma Congress Convenes at Fermilab
April Meeting Plenary Speakers Set
SESAME Now Officially Open
Obama Energy Policy on View at Forum
Journals Aim to Improve Access for the Blind
DNP Holds 2008 Annual Meeting in Oakland, California
Fluid Dynamicists Hear About Oil Spills, Wind on Jupiter, and More
Meeting Briefs
The Back Page
Members in the Media
Profiles In Versatility
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
This Month in Physics History
Washington Dispatch
International News