Physics and Society: October 2016

Volume 45, Number 4

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Note From the Editor

Forum News

Candidates for Office in the Forum on Physics and Society

Forum Fellowship Nominations

Report on Survey of Members of the FPS, Ruth Howes, Chair, FPS and Bev Hartline, Vice Chair, FPS


Why Do Outreach?, James Kakalios

Physics of Sustainable Energy: A Short Course, Pushpa Bhat and Rob Knapp

Fusion Reactors Share Seven Drawbacks of Fission Reactors, Daniel L. Jassby


Greening the Global Economy, By Robert Pollin, Reviewed by Jose G. Perillan

The Renaissance of Renewable Energy, By Andrea Pagnoni and Stephen Roche, Reviewed by John L. Roeder

Physics and Society is the non-peer-reviewed quarterly newsletter of the Forum on Physics and Society, a division of the American Physical Society. It presents letters, commentary, book reviews and articles on the relations of physics and the physics community to government and society. It also carries news of the Forum and provides a medium for Forum members to exchange ideas. Opinions expressed are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the APS or of the Forum. Contributed articles (up to 2500 words), letters (500 words), commentary (1000 words), reviews (1000 words) and brief news articles are welcome. Send them to the relevant editor by e-mail (preferred) or regular mail.

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