APS News

March 2011 (Volume 20, Number 3)


Strong Physics Lineup at Dallas March Meeting
The March Meeting is coming to Dallas Texas from March 21 through the 25 and boasts a full program of cutting edge research in a variety of fields
New Access Policy Includes Full Reuse Rights
A new policy for the APS journals allows authors the option to ease copyright restrictions on their published articles
APS Releases Report on Energy-Critical Elements
A report by APS's Panel on Public Affairs and the Materials Research Society's Government Affairs Committee called for new ways to secure the supply lines of energy critical elements in the United States
Six Programs Get Outreach Mini-Grants
APS is funding six outreach groups in 2011 as part of the mini-grant program aimed at spreading the excitement of physics
Science Funding on the Table as President, Congress Battle Over Budget
The future of federal spending on scientific research hangs in the balance as the battle over the budget rages in Washington
APS Launches Exchange Program with Brazil
A new APS program with the Sociedade Brasileira de Física offers scholarships to students and professors to travel between Brazil and the United States
President Will Mount Vigorous Defense of Science Funding, Says Advisor Holdren
John Holdren, science advisor to the president, answers questions about the future of science funding and American investment in research
APS Develops Mentor Training Guide
A new guide published by APS and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research offers mentorship training for physicists


Letters To the Editor
APS Should Engage in Climate Change Debate • Physicists Need to Speak Out • Societal Engagement is a Positive Step • Need for Funding Distorts APS Mission • Scientists Responsible for Effects of Their Work • Member Actually Reads APS Constitution • Evidence of “Scotch Tape” Use Proliferates • Back Page Leaves Unfortunate Impression • Pulsed Van de Graaff Proved a Useful Tool
The Back Page
What I found in Yongbyon and Why It Matters
Inside the Beltway
Morning Coffee


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
March 16, 1699: William Chaloner, counterfeiter, hanged
The Education Corner
A column on educational programs and publications

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