October 2011 (Volume 6, Number 2)
APS ‘Deconstructs’ the iPad, Shows Congress Link Between Research and Innovation
Congressional staffers recently gathered in Washington, D.C. to learn how early stage scientific research was integral to the development of the iPad.
Major Scientific Programs Could be Slashed or Eliminated Under Debt-Reduction Deal
APS is deeply concerned that proposals to drastically reduce the nation’s debt would do serious harm to major scientific projects.
2011 Nobel Prize for Physics: Discovering the Accelerating Expansion of Universe
The 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics has been awarded to three astrophysicists who discovered the accelerating expansion of the universe through their observations of distant supernovae.
Physics Contributes to New Medical Imaging Technique
One of the biggest goals of modern cancer research is to develop better imaging techniques. Imaging is key to early diagnosis, effective treatment and finding cancer cells that have metastasized.
DOE Weighs Its Options for Underground Lab
The Department of Energy (DOE) is working to save the biggest physics experiments, but because of budget uncertainties, it is unclear how many will ultimately be built.
Members in the Media
This features members quoted in other publications.
Looking at Physics History
July 21, 2000: Fermilab announces first direct evidence for tau neutrino
The Back Page
Small Modular Reactors Could Help With U.S. Energy Needs
Photo by Brian Mosley/APS
Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-14th-IL) delivered introductory remarks on September 21, during the Capitol Hill briefing, “Deconstructing the iPad: How Federally Supported Research Leads to Game-Changing Innovation."
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