APS News

August/September 2011 (Volume 20, Number 8)

News

Members Elect Beasley to the APS Presidential Line
Malcolm “Mac” Beasley of Stanford University was elected by the members to be the next vice-President of the society
 
APS Protests Iranian Jailing Of UT Austin Physics Student
APS released a letter decrying the imprisonment of University of Texas Austin grad student Omid Kokabee by the government of Iran
 
AIP Releases Complete Goudsmit Papers Online
Historians and researchers can now access the complete library of Samuel A. Goudsmit’s personal papers online
 
NSF Task Force Fields Comments On Broader Impacts Criterion
The National Science Foundation is considering possible changes to the “broader impact” criterion for its grants
 
News from the Journals
In July, APS revised its system for calculating the length of a paper, no longer using the printed page as a standard unit
 
DOE Weighs Its Options for Underground Lab
The Department of Energy is mulling whether to go forward and install three major physics experiments in South Dakota mine formerly planned to be home to DUSEL
 
Two Gold and Three Silver Medals for US Physics Olympic Team
The team representing the United States at the International Physics Olympiad earned two gold and three silver medals at the competition
 
Women Take Less Advanced Physics in High School, Study Finds
Girls in high school are less likely to take advanced physics courses in high school according to a new study by the American Institute of Physics
 
Change to APS Bylaws
This spring the APS Council approved a change to the Bylaws. Passage requires a second vote in November.

Opinion

Letters to the Editor
Jack Marburger Remembered •Top 20 American Physicists of 1903 • Reducing Coal Use an Important Topic of Study • Back Page Authors Respond to Comments on Women in Physics • Fewer PhDs, Better Trained • Individual Physicists Deserve Credit • Lubell Column Brings Out Partisan Divide • Song of the Tau Neutrino
 
The Back Page
Developing a National Innovation Strategy

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
August 15, 1758: Death of Pierre Bouguer
 
International News
The International Commission on Physics Education Celebrates 50+ Years
 
The Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs

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