APS News

February 2009 (Volume 18, Number 2)


APS Membership Reaches Record High
Increasing numbers of student members drives growth
President Obama Names Harvard Physicist John P. Holdren as Science Adviser
APS Fellow John Holdren to serve as President Obama’s Science Adviser
New Topical Group on Energy Research Proposed
Over 1000 APS members support creation of energy research topical group
Lighting Up Classrooms: 2008 PhysicsQuest Kits Launched
Middle school classes receive experiment kits featuring Nikola Tesla
Education Award Recognizes 2-Year College Workshop Team
APS anounces the recipients of the APS Award for Excellence in Education
The Top Ten Physics News Stories of 2008
Stories were selected by science writers and editors of the American Institute of Physics and of APS as the top ten physics news stories of 2008.
APS Copyright Revision Expands Author Rights
New agreement allows authors to make and hold copyright for derivative works
APS Members Participate in AAAS Meeting
Several APS members to speak at AAAS Annual Meeting in Chicago, February 12-16


Economic Theories not Scientific • Malthus Still Relevant • Correction Offered to Science and History of Cosmic Acceleration • Meeting Planners Need to Think Green
The Back Page
Tough Times


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
February 1928: Raman Scattering Discovered
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Whatcha doing? Looking at my particle collider . . .
Education Corner
New column features educational programs
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
International News
Building a research culture in Qatar
Profiles In Versatility
Finding Sanctuary in Faith and Physics

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