APS News

August/September 2012 (Volume 21, Number 8)


Sam Aronson of Brookhaven Elected APS VP
Sam Aronson, director of Brookhaven National Lab, was elected to be the next vice-president of APS
Permanent Jobs Elusive for Recent Physics PhDs
Two recent studies by the American Institute of Physics found that recent PhDs are having a harder time finding a potentially permanent position
APS Honors Thirty-Nine Minority Scholars
APS’s Committee on Minorities selected 39 students to receive scholarships
New Federal Limits on Travel Could Decimate Some Meetings
Stringent regulations limiting travel for federal employees could reduce the number of attendees at science meetings
US Students Among the Best at International Physics Competition
All five members of the U.S. team won medals at this year’s Physics Olympiad
Website Seeks Aid for Physicist Jailed in Argentina
Academics at the University of North Carolina have banded together to help out fellow professor Paul Frampton
Learning from Lindau: A Physics Meeting Like No Other
In July, 27 Nobel laureates gathered in Germany for the 62nd annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Media Fellows Follow Varied Career Paths
APS News catches up with some of the past Mass Media Fellows sponsored by APS


Letters to the Editor
Fermi and the Scientific Method • Anti-Iranian Cartoon was Ill-Advised • Advanced Labs Must Receive Necessary Resources • Back Page Misinterprets the Data
The Back Page
Has the Battery Bubble Burst?


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
After Finding the Higgs Boson
Editorial Cartoon
This Month in Physics History
August 10, 1915: Henry G.J. Moseley Killed in Action
The Education Corner
A column on educational programs and publications
Inside the Beltway
Marketing Science
APS Committee on International Freedom of Scientists
CIFS Briefs: Highlighting the Connection Between Human Rights and Science for the Physics Community
Focus on Advocacy
APS members confront public issues related to science

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Editor: Alan Chodos