APS News

May 2010 (Volume 19, Number 5)


Council Passes Addendum to Climate Change Statement
The APS council passed a motion to adopt an addendum to the 2007 Climate Change statement that clarifies the Society's position
Council OKs Constitutional Amendment, and Approves Expansion at Ridge
The APS council passed a motion to amend the constitution to allow for more international councilors, and expand the Ridge, New York publishing headquarters
Video Contest Reaches Out with Lasers
The outreach department of APS calls for people to submit homemade laser-themed videos for the PhysicsCentral LaserFest Video Contest
Researchers Pursue Advances in Electronics, Photonics
Researchers at the March Meeting show how new materials and techniques are working to keep computer processing speeds from stagnating.
Laser Pioneer Turns 90
Prominent laser innovators celebrate the achievements of Nobel laureate Nicolaas Bloembergen at his 90th birthday
Lasers Are Creative Tools for Education, Outreach
Lasers are not only important tools for research and industry, but play a vital role in science education and outreach
The Dawn of the Demo: Demonstrations Are Changing Physics Outreach and Education
Over-the-top physics demonstrations and exciting shows have seen a renaissance in recent years


Letters to the Editor
Is “Seminal” Sexist? • What to Do When the Oil Runs Out
The Back Page
Training Physics Professionals for the Nonacademic Workforce


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
Physics History
May 16, 1960: Maiman Builds First Working Laser
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
Education Corner
A column on educational programs and publications
Profiles in Versatility
The Futurama of Physics with David X. Cohen
International News
Indo-US Student Visitation Program: Graduate Students Building Collaborations
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
What's in the Box?