APS News

April 2009 (Volume 18, Number 4)

Prize and Award Nominations Now Electronic

In the past, anyone submitting a nomination for an APS prize or award was instructed to mail 5 copies to the Chair of the relevant selection committee.

No more. Starting with this year's selection cycle, nominators who go to the web page of a particular prize or award will find themselves but a click away from the new online nomination system. Nominations submitted through the system are uploaded to a database that will be accessible to members of the selection committee once the nomination deadline has passed.

Because nominations are active for 3 cycles, there are a lot of paper nominations, as well as some in various electronic formats, still in the hands of selection committee chairs. These should be sent to APS Honors Program Administrator Shelly Johnston (johnston@aps.org, 301-209-3268) who will scan them in if necessary, and enter them into the system. Johnston is also the person to contact if any bugs are detected by nominators as they experience the system’s maiden voyage.

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Editor: Alan Chodos

April 2009 (Volume 18, Number 4)

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400 Years of Telescopes, and More, at APS April Meeting
Subscription Revenue, Membership Numbers Hold Steady Despite Downturn
<em>Physics</em> Is Flourishing
Prize and Award Nominations Now Electronic
APS Video Contest Features Physics of Toys
Science Journalism Faces Perilous Times
Solar Energy, Energy Storage Highlight AAAS Symposium
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Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Washington Dispatch
Focus on APS Topical Groups
International News
Profiles In Versatility