APS News

October 2013 (Volume 22, Number 9)


Open Access Mandate will Include Raw Data
Federal plans for open access will soon require scientists to post their raw data, but how and where is still unresolved
US Physics Enrollments Continue to Set Records
More students are taking physics now than ever before
2013 Blewett Fellows Integrate Family and Physics Careers
APS announces the three recipients of the M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship
Texas College Consortium Gains Approval
After months of bureaucratic delays, an online consortium of college physics classes for the Texas University system is approved by the state
APS President Visits Vietnam for Physics Event
APS president Michael Turner visited Vietnam and met with the head of the Vietnamese Physical Society
Panel Contemplates Choices on Snowmass Menu
The Department of Energy is planning future of high-energy physics following the “Snowmass” meeting in Minneapolis this summer
Ig Nobels Honor Off-Beat Science
The annual Ig Nobel awards honored the year’s best unusual science.


Letters to the Editor
AAPT Plays Lead Role for Physics Olympiad Team • Cultural Bias Can Make Teaching Seem Less Attractive • Bold Solutions Help with Children on Campus • Get Volunteers to Help Educate Science Teachers
The Back Page
K-14 Math and Science Education: A Physicist Meets Reality


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
October 1993: Congress Cancels Funding for the SSC
Diversity Corner
A column on programs related to diversity
Profiles in Versatility
Part 1 of two-part Interview: Entrepreneur Elon Musk Talks About his Background in Physics
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
The Haunting of the Snark: An Anxiety in 13 Bits
APS Committee on International Freedom of Scientists
CIFS Briefs: Highlighting the Connection Between Human Rights and Science for the Physics Community
Inside the Beltway
Why Healthcare Should Matter to Scientists

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Staff Science Writer: Michael Lucibella