APS News

November 2010 (Volume 19, Number 10)


Graphene Experiments Garner Nobel Prize
Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov of the University of Manchester in the UK were awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics for their experiments on graphene
Hsu, Chudzicki are Apker Award Honorees
Christopher Chudzicki of Williams and Chia Wei (Wade) Hsu of Wesleyan have been awarded this year's Apker Awards
APS Responds to Member's Resignation over Climate Change
APS issued a statement responding to Hal Lewis's public resignation of his membership
Physics Stars in Theater, Music and Dance
Recently, stage performances have featured physics front and center more and more
Mass Media Fellows Bring Science to the Public
Lulu Liu from MIT and Lauren DiPerna from UC Berkeley are this year's APS- sponsored Mass Media Fellows
Community Values APS’s Education Research Journal
The journal <em>Physical Review Special Topics Physics Education Research</em> has established itself as an important resource for educators across the country
Physics Lags in Minority Representation
Recent research has showed that Hispanics and African Americans continue to lag behind in physics undergraduates and faculty
NRC Deals With Application Surge, Proliferation Threat
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is working through an inundation of applications for the construction of new nuclear power plants
Research Exposes Danger of Boring Environments
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is funding research in human responses to boredom
APS Meeting Briefs
A summary of various recent APS section meetings and conferences


Letters to the Editor
Lost in Translation • Just Too Silly • The Charm of History • SPIN-UP Report Tells How It’s Done
The Back Page
New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Inside the Beltway
The Task Ahead


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
November 11, 1930: Patent granted for Einstein-Szilard Refrigerator
The Education Corner
A column on educational programs and publications
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Ig Nobels Presented in Wacky Ceremony

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