APS News

February 2013 (Volume 22, Number 2)


Funding Uncertainty Plagues Science as Sequestration Cuts Still Threaten
The future of federally funded research hangs in the balance as uncertainty persists over possible budget cuts
APS Sponsors the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
For the first time in its history, the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) has taken place with official APS sponsorship
APS Membership Stands at 49,653; Students, Foreign Members Increase
The new APS membership counts are in, and the total comes to 49,653 dues paying members in 2012
Beller, Marshak Lectures to Enhance March and April Meeting Programs
The recipients of the 2013 Beller and Marshak lectureships have been announced
APS Releases Colorful New Science App
APS’s newest online release is an iPhone app that lets users see the fundamental wavelengths of any light source
Ozel, Alexander Convey the Excitement of Physics
APS names two researchers as the recipients for the Maria Goeppert Mayer and Edward A. Bouchet Awards
Top Physics Newsmakers of 2012
APS News writers highlight physics stories that made the biggest headlines around the world in 2012


Letters to the Editor
Criticism of Inquiry-based Learning Strikes Home • G. N. Lewis Column Stirs Memories • Arms Policy Demands Broader Perspective
The Back Page
Admissions Criteria and Diversity in Graduate School


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
February 26, 1870: First pneumatic powered subway line in New York City
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
International News
Teaching Intuition in Honduras
Education Corner
A column on educational programs and publications
Moving Forward
APS Strategic Plan Update: Open Access Task Force Formed

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Staff Science Writer: Michael Lucibella