APS News

June 2013 (Volume 22, Number 6)

News

APS Award Recipient Runs Boston Marathon; Finishes Shortly Before Tragedy Strikes
Maria Goeppert Mayer award winner Feryal Ozel missed this year’s April Meeting to run in the Boston Marathon
 
APS Members Are Asked to Comment On Updated Education Statement
APS is updating its public statement on K-12 education and is asking for members' feedback
 
Dark Matter Comes and Goes at April Meeting
Last year was an eventful one for dark matter research
 
Physicists Ready to Add Their BRAIN Power
The President’s BRAIN initiative will bring together physicists with neuroscientists to understand the human brain
 
Meetings Impacted as Travel Cuts Take Effect
Sequestration and travel restrictions for federal scientists have started to affect the attendance of scientific meetings
 
Chip-scale Accelerators Verge on Breakthrough
Table-top particle accelerators are closer to being a reality say researchers at this year’s March Meeting
 
Supernova Data Hide in Ancient Bacterial Remains
Researchers think that they’ve found radioactive traces of a supernova 2 million years ago in the fossilized remains of ancient bacteria
 
Still Time to Vote in APS Society-wide Election
The APS Society-wide election runs untill the end of June

Opinion

Letters to the Editor
In Which Physicists Lose Their Shirt • Newton Beats Hooke–Again • Teach Physics for Physics’ Sake • Letter Could Discourage Women Physics Students
 
The Back Page
APS: Moving Forward in a Rapidly Changing World

Departments

This Month in Physics History
June 10, 1854: Riemann’s classic lecture on curved space
 
Washington Dispatch
Updates from the APS Office of Public Affairs
 
International News
Attitudes towards teaching evolution in Turkey
 
APS Committee on International Freedom of Scientists
CIFS Briefs: Highlighting the Connection Between Human Rights and Science for the Physics Community
 
Education Corner
APS Educational Programs and Publications

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