APS News

October 2009 (Volume 18, Number 9)


APS-Led Project Receives $6.5M NSF Grant
The National Science Foundation awarded APS $6.5 million to support the education program PhysTEC
Climate Statement Gets Renewed Scrutiny
A presidentially appointed committee deliberates potential changes to APS's climate change statement
Members Elect Robert Byer to APS Presidential Line
The results are in. APS members have chosen the next vice-president, chair-elect of the nominating committee, international councilor and two general councilors
Air Force Restrictions Impact Adaptive Optics
Air Force restrictions on observatory lasers are having a negative impact on Astronomy
Chu Lays Out Ambitious Plan for Energy Research
Energy Secretary Steven Chu plans to focus more of the DOE on basic research
Wise Old Proton Saved in Stirring Tale
Oxygen and nitrogen atoms named Livvie and Niles star in a new book aimed at youngsters


Letters to the Editor
Survival Unites Science and Religion • DeWitt Not Split on Many Worlds Idea • Advisers Care About More Than Physics • No Simple Answer to Brain Drain Problem • Indirect Costs Should be Decoupled
The Back Page
A Math Paradox: The Widening Gap Between High School and College Math. By Joseph Ganem
Inside the Beltway
New Department of Energy Cast! Same Old Show?


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
October 22, 2004: Discovery of Graphene
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
New Black Hole Discovery
Education Corner
Bimonthly column featuring educational programs and publications
Focus on APS Topical Groups
Hadronic Physics

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