APS News

January 2009 (Volume 18, Number 1)

News

April Meeting Heads for Denver in May
Meeting features particle, nuclear and astrophysics, with the theme "New Eyes on the Universe: 400 years of telescopes"
 
Physicist Chosen to be Secretary of Energy
President-elect Obama appoints Nobel Laureate Steve Chu, Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
 
Physics Degrees Retain Value in Weak Economy
As the economy struggles, new physics graduates face tough times; APS has ways to help
 
Nominations are Key to Increasing Number of APS Women Fellows
Women are under-represented as APS Fellows; more nominations can improve the percentage
 
Murray Stresses Long-Range Planning To Address Key Issues
New APS President advocates strong science and engineering enterprise to deal with global challenges
 
Civic Engagement Benefits Both Science and Society
Council passes statement on the value of scientists participating in elective and administrative positions
 
LHC is an Avatar of International Science Collaboration
LHC project director speaks on Capitol Hill about the role of the LHC in science and in international affairs

Opinion

Letters
Goal Must Be Nuclear-Free World • Fusion Power Plant Dubbed Ridiculous • Imagining the Future of Scientific Software • APS Report Short-changes Plug-in Hybrid Technology • Burton Richter Responds
 
Viewpoint
We Are Science
 
Inside the Beltway
Change is Coming in More Ways than One
 
The Back Page
The Nuclear and Science Paradigm of Pakistan, and Regional Stability

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Principle of equivalence disproved
 
Focus on APS Topical Groups
Quantum Information
 
This Month in Physics History
January 1998: The accelerating expansion of the universe

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