APS News

March 2009 (Volume 18, Number 3)


March Meeting Covers Broad Spectrum of Research
Largest general physics conference of the year features latest research in condensed matter, industrial applications, new materials, chemical and biological physics, fluids, and computational physics
APS President’s Message Stimulates Strong Member Response
APS members write to Congress to support science funding in economic stimulus legislation
Panel Pushes More Investment in Energy Research
Subcommittee of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC) makes recommendations to help curtail global warming and manage the nation’s energy needs
LaserFest Website Launched
Site features LaserFest events and activities, laser facts, history
APS Debuts on Facebook and LinkedIn
Members can use social networking sites to start discussions, review articles, post comments and notices, share photos, or check APS updates
Beller, Marshak Lectureships to Enhance March and April Meetings
Lectureships bring distinguished physicists from overseas to APS meetings
Simultaneous Cross-country Conferences Host Women in Physics
Undergraduate women hear research talks, present their own research, learn about graduate school and career options, and network with other women in physics
Job Fair Attendance Lags in Gloomy Economy
Both job seekers and employers may be finding it difficult to attend job fairs


The Real Reason Water is Blue • Back Page Labeled Propaganda • Blunder May Not Have Been Einstein's
ITER and Fusion Energy
The Back Page
New Eyes on the Universe: 400 Years of Physicist Astronomers
Inside the Beltway
It Takes Two to Tango


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
March 13, 1930: Clyde Tombaugh’s discovery of Pluto announced
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Lunchtime at the LHC
Education Corner
Bimonthly column featuring educational programs and publications
Focus on APS Topical Groups
Instrument and Measurement Science

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