January 2009 (Volume 4, Number 1)
Rebuilding Science Infrastructure Would Create Jobs, Keep U.S. Competitive
Putting Americans to work building roads and bridges can help a flagging economy.
APS/AAAS/CSIS Report Examines Nuclear Weapons Policy
Preventing the spread of nuclear weapons, securing and reducing global stockpiles of them and engaging Russia in a new strategic dialogue are pressing issues facing the next presidential administration.
Nobel Laureate Physicist Steve Chu Named Next U.S. Energy Secretary
The American Physical Society (APS) is elated that President-Elect Obama has nominated Nobel Laureate Steve Chu, a renowned physicist, as the next U.S. Energy Secretary.
SESAME Officially Opens In Middle East
SESAME, a synchrotron radiation laboratory in the Middle East, opened with an inauguration ceremony Nov. 3, 2008.
Four APS Members Among Honorees Who Receive National Medal of Science
Four APS members are among the recipients of the 2007 National Medal of Science, and one APS member is among the recipients of the 2007 National Medal of Technology.
LaserFest to Celebrate 50 Years of Laser Innovation
The APS has joined with the Optical Society of America (OSA) to plan LaserFest, a multi-year series of events and activities centered around 2010 as the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the laser invention in 1960.
This Month in Physics History
October 1958: Physicist Invents First Video Game
The Back Page
Congresswoman Ellen O. Tauscher Discusses Controlling Nuclear Fuel In A New Energy Era.
Members in the Media
This features APS members quoted in other publications.