APS News

December 2010 (Volume 19, Number 11)


Budget Cuts Threaten Physics Programs
Tight state education budgets have led to the shuttering of physics related degrees at state schools across the country
Texas-Size March Meeting Heads for Dallas
Hope all y'all got your cowboy boots shined as the March Meeting heads to the Big D
PhysicsCentral’s New Look Enhances Content Access
The outreach website PhysicsCentral has been updated with a new look in time for the holidays
Advocates Worry over Science Funding
Proponents of federally sponsored scientific research worry that the tone of the new congress will be antagonistic to science funding
APS Launches Webinar Series
APS holds its first online-only seminars, known as webinars
Physicist Loses Congressional Race in Arizona
Physicist Ruth McClung loses her bid to unseat incumbent congressman Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.)
Laser’s 50th Birthday Sparks Yearlong Outreach Effort
Organizers look back at the year of LaserFest, the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first working laser
APS Section Meeting Briefs
Highlights from the Texas, Southeastern and California-Nevada sections' meetings
APS Plasma, Nuclear, and Laser Divisions Hold Fall Meetings
Highlights from the recent meetings of the Divisions of Plasma Physics, Nuclear Physics and Laser Science


Letters to the Editor
Petition Process Fraught with Irregularities • Early Work on Graphene Cited • Headline Creates False Impression • Physics Degree Has More Than Economic Value
The Back Page
The Grid: Ready for Renewables?


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
December 20, 1900: Nature reports on William Duddell’s “musical arcs”
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
Profiles in Versatility
In Command, on the Front Lines of Radiation Research
International News
Renewable Energy Research in Norway

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