APS News

July 2009 (Volume 18, Number 7)


Women’s Progress Tracked in Reports by APS, National Academies
The National Academies released a study showing significant progress towards gender equity for female scientists at major research institutions
Members Urged to Apply for LaserFest Outreach Grants
APS and the Optical Society of America are seeking grant proposals from their members for outreach events as part of LaserFest 2010
APS Announces PhysicsQuest Winners
The winners of the 2008 PhysicsQuest contest have been announced
Physics is Olympians’ Idea of a Good Time
The U.S. team for the 2009 International Physics Olympiad in Mexico trains hard for this year's competition
DAMOP Meets in Charlottesville
Charlottesville Virginia hosted this year's meeting of the Division of Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics
“Physics First” Battles for Acceptance
Many people are urging high schools to update their science curriculum to teach physics before chemistry and biology
April Meeting Hosts Future Physicists
APS and SPS help to sponsor undergraduates and high school students' attendance at the April Meeting
LaserFest Booth Debuts at CLEO
Next year's LaserFest held its official unveiling at the laser and optics conference in Baltimore


Letters to the Editor
Accelerating Universe: Who Knew What When? • Letter Condemns Attacks on Iranian Students, Universities • Molten Salt Reactor Will Solve Energy Problems
The Back Page
Administrative Burdens Stifle Faculty and Erode University Resources
Inside the Beltway


This Month in Physics History
July 1654: Pascal’s Letters to Fermat on the “Problem of Points”
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Ballpark Physics
The Education Corner
Bimonthly column featuring educational programs and publications

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