APS News

February 2010 (Volume 19, Number 2)


“April” Meeting Highlights Latest Research and Celebrates the Laser’s 50th Anniversary
The "April" Meeting, this year being held in February,will feature the latest research in a number of different fields
Membership Count Hits New Peak
Boosted by increasing student enrolment, APS membership continues to grow
Soviets Used Lasers to Track US Spacecraft
Following up on its October story about the restrictions placed on laser guide star adaptive optics, <em>APS News</em> investigates reports that the Soviet Union once tracked the Space Shuttle with a laser, and describes work being done today to ease the restrictions
APS Meetings Feature Beller, Marshak Lecturers
Winners of the Beller and Marshak lectureships will speak at the April and March meetings
Global Survey Will Compare Men and Women Physicists
AIP and IUPAP are working together on a study comparing the experiences of men and women in physics
Looking Back: The Top Ten Physics Newsmakers of the Decade
Probably you've heard of the stories that made up the Top 10 physics newsmakers of the decade
Africans Launch New Physical Society
The new international African Physical Society brings together physicists from across the African continent


Letters to the Editor
Steps to Remember in Teaching Science • Electron Accelerators Best at Treating Cancer • Bob Park Got There First • Less Einstein and Edison, more Pasteur • Need 2-Way Street Between Industry and Academia • Show Me the Money • Physicist Serves on Ford Board • APS Should Conduct an Independent Climate Study
The Back Page
Theater Deepens the Vision of Physics
Inside the Beltway
Vox Populi


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications
This Month in Physics History
February 3, 1925: Death of Oliver Heaviside
The Education Corner
A column on educational programs and publications
Profiles in Versatility
The Greening of the Physicist

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