APS News

August/September 2013 (Volume 22, Number 8)


APS Members Elect Homer Neal to Presidential Line
The votes are tabulated and Homer Neal of the University of Michigan was elected to the Presidential Line
APS Set to Launch Applied Physics Journal
APS is in the process of starting up a new journal focused on applied physics
Phys Rev X Debuts with Top-Ten “Impact Factor” Ranking
Physical Review X, APS’s open access multidisciplinary journal, received its first “Impact Factor” ranking.
APS to Participate in Multi-Publisher Open Access Research Clearinghouse
APS announced in June that it will be working with the CHORUS consortium to catalogue its open access research
Meeting Helps Bridge Programs Interact
APS’s bridge program hosted a networking meeting for its participants and others
Executive Officer Kate Kirby Plans Strategically for 2nd Term
Kate Kirby shares her thoughts about her first term as Executive Officer and her work on APS’s strategic plan
All Five US Physics Olympians Come Home with Medals
The United States placed fourth overall in medal count at this year’s International Physics Olympiad
Winners Selected in APS Middle-School Science Program
Winners of this year’s PhysicsQuest middle school science contest hail from across the country
APS Committee Endorses Next Generation Standards
The Next Generation Science Standards received the endorsement of APS’s Committee on Education


Letters to the Editor
More on Physicists and Their Shirts • Sir Christopher Wren and His Prize • Physics History and the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
The Back Page
The Role of Physics Departments in High School Teacher Education


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
Lord Rayleigh and the Discovery of Argon: August 13, 1894
Washington Dispatch
An update on policy and activities in the APS Washington Office
International News
Brazil: I taught, I learned, I lived!
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Education Corner
APS educational programs and publications

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Staff Science Writer: Michael Lucibella