May 2008 (Volume 3, Number 2)
APS Supports Senate Letter Urging Emergency Science Funding
The American Physical Society (APS) commends a bipartisan group of senators who signed a letter requesting that $350 million be included in the Fiscal Year 2008 supplemental appropriations bill.
Tracing Unidentified Nuclear Materials APS, AAAS Study Urges New Steps
The United States is in danger of losing some of the expertise needed to identify nuclear materials smuggled on the black market or used in a nuclear detonation.
U.S. Rep. Gordon Recognized for Leadership in U.S. Innovation & Competitiveness
U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon (TN-6th) recently received the 2008 George E. Brown Jr. Science, Engineering and Technology Leadership Award for his leadership and commitment to ensuring that the United States remains a global leader in science and innovation.
Number of Physicists in Congress Jumps by Fifty Percent
Former Fermilab physicist Bill Foster is the newly elected representative for the Illinois 14th Congressional District.
Over 300 Universities Endorse Joint Statement on Education
More than 300 physics departments have endorsed the physics societies’ Joint Statement on the Education of Future Physics Teachers, representing nearly half of the physics departments in the U.S.
APS President Bienenstock Highlights Yearly Goals
APS President Arthur Bienenstock discusses several pressing issues facing the physics community.
Members in the Media
APS members as quoted in other publications.
Snapshots from Physics History
On April 1, 1948, a paper was published in the Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe and Gamow, titled “The Origin of Chemical Elements.”
The Back Page: Investing in Science Leads to a Stronger Economy
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro discusses science and the economy.
APS Members Contact Congress
During the 2008 APS March (10-14) Meeting in New Orleans, more than 1,700 APS members wrote to their congressional representatives at the Washington Office’s Contact Congress booth to advocate for funding for basic scientific research.
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