APS News

July 2012 (Volume 21, Number 7)


APS Members Weigh in on Strategic Plan
APS members offered their thoughts and concerns about the new five-year strategic plan for the Society
Back-to-Back Conferences Confront the Health of Physics Education
Two meetings held in June at the American Center for Physics focused on building a strong base for future physics education
All-Electric Cars Need Battery Breakthrough
Speakers at a conference hosted by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab concluded that while all-electric cars hold promise, electricity is not likely to replace petroleum in the near future
Radio Telescope Boosts South Africa’s Science Credentials
South Africa’s recent bid to host the Square Kilometer Array radio telescope highlighted how the country has designated science as a top priority
Winning PhysicsQuest Class Helps Outwit Maxwell’s Demon
The winners of this year’s PhysicsQuest challenge have been selected
Top High School Students Prepare for International Physics Competition in Estonia
The US team for the International Physics Olympiad trained for a week at the University of Maryland before July’s competition
Dresselhaus Wins Kavli Nanoscience Prize
Mildred Dresselhaus, former APS president, was named as this year’s winner of the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience
Texas Physics Consortium Moves Ahead Slowly
Plans to start an electronic physics consortium among Texas public universities are moving forward slowly but surely


Letters to the Editor
More Planning Needed to Prepare for Underground Physics Program
The Back Page
A Cold-War Folly?


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
July 24, 1954: Operation Moon Bounce
The Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
International News
The Bologna Process: a voluntary harmonization of the European higher education system
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Focus on APS Sections
Prairie Section

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