APS News

March 2012 (Volume 21, Number 3)

News

Biggest March Meeting Yet Covers Lots of Ground
More than 9,500 attendees are expected to show up for what is likely to be the biggest standalone March Meeting on record
 
Bill to Kill Open Access Mandate Sparks Debate
Conflicting legislation over open access requirements for federally funded research has sparked a conflagration of controversy
 
APS Outreach Website Features Exclusive Videos from Space
APS outreach and NASA have teamed up to make physics videos using original footage from the International Space Station
 
Panel Stresses Collaboration as Nanomaterial Use Surges
Physicists react to a recent report from the National Academy urging more research into the potential health impacts of nanomaterials
 
New Forum on Outreach Off and Running
APS’s new Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public has held its elections and will hold its first sessions at the March Meeting in 2013
 
Chemistry Education Program Adopts APS Model
The American Chemical Society’s new education program is based on APS’s successful PhysTEC program
 
APS Awards Outreach Grants to Seven Creative Teams
Seven teams working to promote science and physics amongst the general public have received grants from APS
 
Murnane Chairs Selection Committee for National Medal of Science
APS Fellow is chosen to chair the search for recipients of the National Medal of Science
 
Molenkamp Takes Charge of Phys Rev B
Physical Review B gets a new senior editor; Laurens Molenkamp from the Universität Würzburg

Opinion

Letters to the Editor
Textbooks Can Get It Wrong • Thanks for an Excellent Back Page • Fission Timeline Clarified • Benefits of a combined-fields background
 
The Back Page
Beyond the Endless Frontier: A 20th Century Model faces 21st Century Realities

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications
 
This Month in Physics History
March 6, 1913: Bohr describes his model of atom to Rutherford
 
International News
Brazil a Great Place to do Physics …and Other Things
 
The Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs

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