APS News

January 2011 (Volume 20, Number 1)


Southern California Hosts APS April Meeting
This year's April Meeting is slated to take place in Garden Grove California, just outside of Anaheim, from April 30 through May 3
Council Establishes Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public
The new forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public was officially created at the November committee meeting
Council Approves Five New APS Awards
Five new awards were approved by the APS council and are calling for nominations throughout the early part of the year
National Science Board Rejects Funding for Underground Lab
The NSF unexpectedly rejected a proposal to fund further design work at a massive underground lab in South Dakota
New President Stresses Research Funding,  International Engagement as Key Concerns
Incoming president Barry Barish lays out plans for his upcoming term as APS president
High School, Summer School Gain Historic Site Designation
The APS Historic Sites Initiative recognizes the historical importance of the Bronx High School of Science and the University of Michigan's summer school


Letters to the Editor
Early Use of Scotch Tape Cited • Enforcement Necessary to Prevent Nuclear Spread • Tactical Nukes? What Tactical Nukes? • APS Should Stick to Scientific Matters • Laura Ingraham’s Role Questioned • Resignation Story not Balanced
The Back Page
Teachers in the Crosshairs: The Impact of “School Choice,” “Reform,” and “Accountability.”
Inside The Beltway
Will Barack Obama Back Down on Science?


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
January 10, 1919: Death of Wallace Sabine, pioneer of architectural acoustics
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Careful When Asking Physicists for Directions...
Focus on APS Sections
Southeastern Section
Profiles In Versatility
At Play, Day and Night in the Museum
The Education Corner
A column on educational programs and publications

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Editor: Alan Chodos