APS News

April 2011 (Volume 20, Number 4)

News

Sub-Atomic Physics Marks 100th Birthday at April Meeting
The April Meeting will highlight the latest research in particle, nuclear, and astrophysics, while taking the time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the atomic nucleus
 
Trial Program Puts Selected Meeting Presentations on the Web
For this year's April Meeting, APS is trying out a test program to upload slides from eleven of the sessions to the internet
 
Local Congressman Decries Brookhaven Cuts
Congressman Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) spoke at APS's Ridge offices to decry proposed spending cuts at Brookhaven National Laboratory
 
APS President Sends Condolences to Japan
APS President Barry Barish sent letters to representatives of the Japanese Society of Applied Physics and the Physical Society of Japan
 
Workshop to Help Scientists Engage in Public Service
The American Association for the Advancement of Science will host the third in a series of workshops aimed at helping scientists engage in public service
 
Physicist Takes a Look at TIMSS
The United States continues to do poorly on international standardized tests, the source of much distress among educators and policy makers
 
Conferees Grapple with Climate Change, Sustainable Energy
The University of California at Berkeley hosted a conference on the physics of Energy sustainability and climate change, and what concerned scientists can do about it

Opinion

Letters To the Editor
Others Contributed More than Van de Graaff to Electrostatic Accelerators • It Pays to Keep Track of Units • Open Letter to APS President Barry Barish • Barry Barish Responds
 
The Back Page
Energy Critical Elements

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
April 16, 1901: Death of Henry Rowland
 
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
 
International News
The Jasmine Revolution
 
Profiles In Versatility
Designing Games in Sin City Pays Off

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