APS News

July 2010 (Volume 19, Number 7)


Murray to Serve on Investigative Panel
Former APS President Cherry Murray was selected to serve on the presidentially appointed panel to investigate the BP oil spill
Fluid Dynamics Tackles the Oil Spill
Physicists and researchers from across the country have come together to determine how much oil from the BP spill is flowing into the Gulf of Mexico
PhysicsQuest, Video Contest Winners Announced
The winners of both the PhysicsQuest classroom competition and LaserFest video contest have been announced
Two APS–Sponsored Fellows Bring Science to Capitol Hill
This year's two APS Congressional fellows working on Capitol Hill are bringing their scientific backgrounds to the country's legislature
Physics Olympiad Team Heads for Croatia
The five high schoolers that make up the US Physics team head to Zagreb, Croatia for this year's International Physics Olympiad


Letters to the Editor
Physicists Vie for Darwin Award • World’s Oldest Graduate Student? • That Way Lies Madness • Comparison to Biological Sciences Can Be Misleading • Student Cheating Can Lead to Fraud • No Fraud in Cold Fusion • Moderation Urged on Climate Change, Energy • Long History of Galactic Magnetic Fields
The Back Page
Improving K-12 science education  


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
July 1849: Fizeau publishes results of speed of light experiment
International News
Physics on the (dirt) road in Kenya
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs

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