APS News

July 2011 (Volume 20, Number 7)


APS Report Spurs Congressional Action on Critical Elements
The recent APS/MRS report on rare but important elements has prompted lawmakers to take up the issue in Congress
SESAME Progresses Despite Mideast Turmoil
Efforts to build a synchrotron light source in Jordan continue to move forward despite a changing political landscape in the Middle East, and earlier financial concerns
2006 Blewett Recipient Now on Tenure Track
Five years after receiving an APS scholarship to help continue her research, Elizabeth Freeland is now on a tenure track at Benedictine University outside of Chicago
Home Schooling Co-op Takes PhysicsQuest Top Prize
A home school cooperative in Pennsylvania is this year's PhysicsQuest contest grand prize winner
Five from High School Physics Elite to Represent US at Bangkok Physics Olympic Competition
Five from High School Physics Elite to Represent US at Bangkok Physics Olympic Competition
Iranian Scientists Battle Numerous Restrictions
Academic freedom for scientists, students and academics is under siege more than ever in Iran
South Africa Hosts Conference on Women in Physics
The fourth International Conference on Women in Physics was held in Stellenbosch, South Africa in early April
Texas Hosts Lively Teacher Preparation Conference
The University of Texas at Austin hosted the seventh annual PhysTEC conference
Public and High-School Libraries Provide Access to APS Journals
Since APS allowed public libraries access to all of its journals for free, use of the program has been growing
Swedish Accelerator Will Be Carbon-Neutral
The soon to be built European Spallation Source will be the world's first carbon neutral particle accelerator


Letters to the Editor
Column Pins Unwelcome Label on Obama • Women Face Slim Odds for Academic Careers • Girls Must be Reached at an Early Age • Ethics Authors Don’t Follow Guidelines • Blowout Cause Challenged; Murray Responds • Nietzsche, Robinson Crusoe, and Women in Physics
The Back Page
The Sanford Underground Research Facility at Homestake–an Opportunity for the United States <br />to Lead Profound Physics Experiments
Inside the Beltway
Caught in a Vise


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
July 21, 2000: Fermilab announces first direct evidence for tau neutrino
The Education Corner
A column on educational programs and publications

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