APS News

November 2012 (Volume 21, Number 10)


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


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


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