APS News

November 2012 (Volume 21, Number 10)

News

APS Delegation Fosters Closer Ties with China
APS representatives traveled to China to foster engagement and cooperation with the Asian nation
 
Quantum Wizardry Wins Nobel Recognition
The 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to an American and a French researcher
 
Preprint Policies Sow Confusion
Journal policies about posting to online preprint servers sometimes cause confusion amongst scientists
 
Buckley Prize Receives Major Donation from Taiwanese Company
One of Taiwan’s biggest electronics manufacturers donated $140,000 to APS’s Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize
 
Mid-Atlantic Section Helps APS Cover the Map
APS starts up a new Mid-Atlantic Section
 
Ig Nobel Research is Serious, After All
Research in Physical Review Journals won two Ig Nobel Prizes this year, awarded to research that “makes you laugh, then makes you think

Opinion

Letters to the Editor
Peer Review Stifles Originality • Communication can be Counterproductive • Need to Bring All Vocations to the Same Table • Carl Safina Responds
 
The Back Page
APS and the Challenge of Open Access
 
Inside the Beltway
Lame, Lamer, Lamest

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
Education Corner
A column on educational programs and publications
 
This Month in Physics History
November 1777: Discovery of Lichtenberg Figures
 
Moving Forward
APS Strategic Plan Update: Development Task Force Holds First Meeting, Early-Career Task Force Gears Up

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