APS News

March 2010 (Volume 19, Number 3)


Gala Laser Celebration Sparkles in the Snow
Energy Secretary Steven Chu speaks at the LaserFest kickoff event held at the National Museum of American History
Blockbuster Meeting Set for Portland
The March Meeting, the largest physics conference of the year, will feature the latest research in condensed matter, industrial applications, new materials, chemical and biological physics, fluids, and computational physics
Kavli Plenary Session Examines STEM Education
Speakers at the joint "April" and AAPT meeting call for better physics education at both the high school and college levels
RHIC Sets Temperature Record
Gold ion collisions at Brookhaven National Lab have created a new phase of matter at 4 trillion degrees Celsius
Record Snow Doesn’t Faze Meeting Attendees
Despite record snows in the Washington DC area, the joint "April" and AAPT meetings went ahead with minimal interruption
Industrial Applications Prize Set for Round Two
APS calls for submissions for its new Prize for the Industrial Applications of Physics
NIH Recruits Physicists to Battle Cancer
The National Cancer Institute is calling on physicists to join the fight against cancer
Human Spaceflight Provides Needed Inspiration
The lead author of NASA's recent review of human spaceflight spoke candidly at the "April" Meeting about its importance
President’s Request Treats Science Well
President Obama's recently announced FY-2011 budget request looks to increase funding for science research almost across the board


Letters to the Editor
Gravity Probe B Funding Source Clarified • Watch Your Language! • Sinister Tale Elaborates on History Column • Need to Engage More People in Science • Stoppard’s Arcadia has Physics Theme
The Back Page
Physics for Future Physicians and Life Scientists: a moment of opportunity


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
March 21, 1768: Birth of Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
International News
The African Physical Society-Perspectives from its President
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Physics Food

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