APS News

January 2010 (Volume 19, Number 1)


Laser Celebration Gets Underway
APS begins the new decade with LaserFest, the year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser
Division of Fluids Hears About Sports, Volcanoes, Climate Change, and Blood
The Division of Fluid Dynamics held its 62nd annual meeting
Physicist Takes on Superhero Role for LaserFest
APS's head of public outreach Becky Thompson-Flagg teams up with Spectra: The Original Laser Superhero to make physics fun for kids
Multi-Pronged Approach to Stimulate Minority PhDs
Programs by the APS education department aim to double the number of minorities receiving PhDs
New Features and Functions Debut on APS Meeting Abstracts Website
Updates to the APS meeting website let members more easily search abstracts and organize their schedules
Callan Highlights Increased Transparency, Member Involvement and Stable Management
Incoming APS president Curtis Callan lays out his vision of more transparency in science and member involvement during his presidency
Black Holes, Fusion, and Nanotubes Featured at DPP Meeting
The Division of Plasma Physics held its 51st annual meeting


Letters to the Editor
Many Pioneers in Graphene Discovery • Heavy, Round Philosopher Invents Black Holes • The Sun is a Wild Card • Climate Change Supporters Resort to Intemperate Calumny
The Back Page
Serving our International Members


This Month in Physics History
January 15, 1955: "Characteristics of Bubble Chambers" Published in <em>Physical Review</em>
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
Profiles in Versatility
The Auto Industry’s a Deal for Physicists
International News
Astronomy: Pakistan’s New Future?

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