APS News

February 2008 (Volume 17, Number 2)


APS President Urges Members to Take Action on Federal Science Funding
In response to the FY08 budget passed by Congress, which fell nearly a billion dollars short in science funding compared to the levels authorized last summer, APS president Arthur Bienenstock sent two email messages to all APS members, urging them to write to Congress.
Journals to Print Author Names in Chinese, Japanese and Korean
The APS journals now offer authors the option to include their names in Chinese, Japanese or Korean characters
High‑Energy Labs Reel Under Budget Cuts
Hundreds of workers are expected to be laid off at both SLAC and Fermilab
POPA's Short Reports Give Congress Timely Scientific Expertise
Topics addressed include nuclear forensics, nuclear proliferation, and the proposed Hydrogen Initiative, among others
Learning Assistants Impact Undergraduate Teaching
Colorado program ignites passion for teaching in TAs
Senior Physicists Group 10 Years Old and Going Strong
Helping retired physicists stay connected to science and their professional community
New Lab Association Elects Officers
Founded in 2007, its mission is to encourage communication among those who teach graduate laboratory courses


Ethicist Gets It Right–Ethicist Gets It Wrong–Bias? What Bias?–Oil Addiction Distorts Senator’s Thinking–Nuclear Energy Too Controversial?–US Needs a Tax on Oil–Hubble’s Thoughts on Hubble’s Law
Inside the Beltway
Shoot-Out at the O.K. Corral
The Back Page
A Physicist for President?


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
February 1927: Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle
Profiles in Versatility
Physics major facilitates success in speech writing (and the funny business)

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Contributing Editor: Jennifer Ouellette
Staff Writer: Ernie Tretkoff