APS News

January 2008 (Volume 17, Number 1)


APS April Meeting Convenes in St. Louis
Around 1200 physicists will gather to hear the latest research results in astrophysics, particle physics, nuclear physics, gravitation and cosmology
APS Launches New Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics
New prize will honor excellence in industrial physics with the goal of attracting nominees from companies both large and small.
Turning 50, PRL Plans a Banner Year
APS plans special sessions and receptions at the March and April meetings, as well as a symposium and banquet in June at the Society's publishing headquarters in Long Island, New York
Panel Hears Pros and Cons of Open Access Publishing
Speaking before the High‑Energy Physics Advisory Panel in November, APS Editor in Chief Gene Sprouse supported the principle of open access while citing the need for developing a financially stable model
Council Calls for Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions
In its November 2007 statement, the Council also called for more research to better understand the effects of human activity on the climate
Bienenstock Highlights Funding, Education and Journal Viability
An interview with incoming APS President Arthur Bienenstock
ITER, ITER, Everywhere at 2007 DPP Meeting
New advances in plasma physics–including suppression of plasma instabilities and control of losses due to leakage–will benefit the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor currently under construction
Workshop Brings Inspiration, Information to New Faculty
The Annual New Faculty Workshop hosted more than 80 new physics and astronomy teachers
Salt Lake City Hosts 2007 DFD Meeting
The morphodynamics of rivers and microfluidic arrays, and the swimming patterns of micro‑organisms, were among this year's technical highlights
Meeting Briefs
APS Fall Section Meetings
Council Remembers Wolfgang Panofsky
This November, the APS Council passed a memorial resolution on the death of Wolfgang Panofsky


Did We Do That on Purpose? — Biblical Narrative Leads to Progress — Physics Olympiad is of International Interest — Physics Majors Enjoy Broad Career Choices — More Trained Teachers Won’t Solve The Problem — Two-phase Approach to Energy Independence — Michelson’s Polish Roots
The Back Page
The Highest Aim of the Physicist


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
January 1925 & 1929: Edwin Hubble Expands our View of the Universe
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
International News
Shaping the Future of Physics in South Africa

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