September 2008 (Volume 3, Number 3)
Energy Efficiency Crucial to Achieving Energy Security and Reducing Global Warming, States Leading Physicists Report
An American Physical Society (APS) study panel concluded that tapping wasted energy from inefficient automobiles, homes and businesses is equivalent to discovering a hidden energy reserve.
Basic Research Funding in the FY ’09 Continuing Resolution Critical to Solving Energy Crisis
Americans are digging deeper into their pockets to fill up at the pump, fretting about paying for home heating oil and worrying about the devastating effects of global warming.
PhysTEC Prepares Future Physics Teachers
The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) was launched to help U.S. universities prepare more highly qualified physics teachers and alleviate the nation’s critical physics teacher shortages.
Nuclear Forensics Bill Moves Through Congress
Legislation to bolster the nation’s nuclear forensics capability recently passed in the House, enacting many recommendations in a report by the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Members in the Media
This features members quoted in other publications.
PhysTEC Institutions Increase Teacher Graduates
The US faces a critical shortage of qualified physics and physical science teachers. In response, PhysTEC institutions have greatly increased the number of teachers graduating from their programs, some by a factor of 10.
Snapshots from Physics History
Maria Goeppert Mayer, who made important discoveries about nuclear structure, is one of only two women to have won the Nobel Prize in physics.
The Back Page
Congressman Nick Lampson discusses energy efficiency.
APS Honors Third Physicist in Congress
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