APS News

May 2013 (Volume 22, Number 5)


AIP Reorganizes its Publishing Operations
The American Institute of Physics set up a new independent company to manage its publishing operations
Brinkman Looks Back on Good Science and Tough Decisions
William F. Brinkman took some time to reflect on his recent tenure as head of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science
APS Launches New Prize and New Award With Nominations Due by July First
Feshbach Prize and Reichert Award call for nominations
Attendees Flock to Annual PhysTEC Conference
This year’s annual Physics Teacher Education Coalition Conference attracted 119 participants
Parsing the Data About Women in Physics
New research looks at the disparity between the sexes in publishing and the effectiveness of programs aimed at encouraging women in STEM fields
A Year of Progress for LGBT+ in Physics
Organizers see progress in a new best practices guide issued by the group LGBT+Physicsts
Organic-Based Flow Batteries Could Enable Renewables
A new design of batteries that uses huge tanks of organic liquid to store electricity could make renewable power more widely available
New System Could Send Entangled Photons into Space
Researchers in Rome developed a way to transmit entangled photons to moving satellites


Letters to the Editor
A Noether Letter • Wall Street is a Poor Use of Physicists’ Talents • Thoughts on how to think • Shocked...shocked
The Back Page
Raising the Bar in Physics Graduate Education


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
May 11, 1962: Feynman’s “Brownian Ratchet”
Inside the Beltway
Guns, Salsa and Butter
Diversity Corner
Reporting on programs related to diversity
Profiles in Versatility
Geophysicist Rocks at Helm of International Tsunami Information Center

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Staff Science Writer: Michael Lucibella