APS News

July 2011 (Volume 20, Number 7)

News

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

Opinion

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

Departments

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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