APS News

October 2012 (Volume 21, Number 9)


APS Receives $3M NSF Grant to Help Minorities Pursue PhDs
The NSF is sponsoring an APS program to help boost minority enrollment in PhD programs
Publishers See Pitfalls to Open Access
Public demand for access to academic journals has publishers trying to balance established business models with the free flow of information
Capitol Hill Briefing Boosts Optics and Photonics
In a recent report presented on Capitol Hill, experts called for a plan to bring together public and private institutions to forge the future of optics and photonics research
Imperiled Funding Threatens Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment
Physicists are fighting hard to save Department of Energy funding for building the next generation of neutrino detectors
Ben-Naim is New Editor of PRE
Eli Ben-Naim from Los Alamos is the new senior editor of Physical Review E
New APS Webpage Hosts Statistical Graphics and Related Data
A new webpage from the APS Education and Diversity department hosts graphs and statistics on physics degrees and representation of women and minorities
“BFY” Conference Focuses on Advanced Laboratory Instruction
Instructors gather at Philadelphia universities to share teaching strategies
APS Awards Two Blewett Fellowships in 2012
Michelle Ntampaka of Carnegie Mellon University and Sujatha Sampath of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are this year’s winners of the M. Hildred Blewett scholarship
Media Fellows Train on the Job
This year’s AAAS media fellows reflect on a summer of science communication


Letters to the Editor
Israel’s Rights Record Was Unfairly Attacked • Public Activism Makes a Difference • Electric, Internal Combustion Vehicles Compared
The Back Page
Why Communicate Science?


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
October, 1644: Torricelli Demonstrates the Existence of a Vacuum: Elegant physics experiment; enduring practical invention
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
Profiles in Versatility
CSI: Physics-The Case of the Fabulous Career in Forensics

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