APS News

August/September 2009 (Volume 18, Number 8)

News

APS Awards Three Hildred Blewett Scholarships
Three women returning to research have been selected for the Hildred Blewett Scholarship
 
US Team Ties for Second in International Physics Olympiad
At the fortieth annual International Physics Olympiad, the US team tied for second along with India and South Korea
 
Winning Videos Use Toys to Teach Physics
… "The Physics of the Ollie" and "Smoke Rings, Mushroom Clouds and Vortexes" won PhysicsCentral's ToyBox Video Contest
 
Physics Vital to Kerr’s Intelligence Career
After serving for years as a high ranking member of the intelligence community Donald Kerr reflects on how his background in physics has helped him over the years.
 
APS Fills New Career Program Manager Slot
Crystal Bailey from Indiana University starts out as the new Careers Program Manager for APS
 
<em>PRL</em> Reaffirms Stringent Selection Criteria
In a recent editorial, the editors of <em>Physical Review Letters</em> reiterate their dedication to the most rigorous of standards

Opinion

Letters to the Editor
Creation Argument Begs the Question • Foundation Could Help Demystify Indirect Costs
 
The Back Page
Science Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
September, 1911–The Sackur-Tetrode Equation: How Entropy Met Quantum Mechanics
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
On the Impact of a 0.12 kg Apple with the Head
 
International News
The heirs of Nawojka: Women’s Section of the Polish Physical Society
 
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS office of Public Affairs
 
Profiles in Versatility
Missile Man: Raytheon President influenced by Physics, Feynman, and Senators in Geeky Glasses

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