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October 2019 (Volume 28, Number 9)

APS Forum on Physics and Society Video Presentations Now Available

The APS Forum on Physics and Society (FPS) sponsored several sessions at both the March Meeting in Boston and the April Meeting in Denver this year. These talks were recorded and are available online - please click on the links to view them.

APS March Meeting in Boston:

The Future of U.S. Nuclear Forces: What Do We Need?

Steve Fetter (University of Maryland) - Nuclear Modernization, ICBMs, and Launch On Warning

Lisbeth Gronlund (Union of Concerned Scientists) - US Plans for New Nuclear Warheads

Richard Garwin (IBM) - Current Nuclear Weapons Issues, and Sid Drell’s Contributions to Arms Control and Strategic Stability

Stewart Prager (Princeton University) - Engaging the Physics Community in Nuclear Threat Reduction

The Politics of Science Advising

John Holdren (Kennedy School at Harvard University; President Obama's Science Advisor) - Speaking Science to Power: Providing S&T Advice to Governments

Celia Mertzbacher (Oak Ridge National Laboratory; former Executive Director, President's Council on Science and Technology) - Federal Policy Making: Perspectives from Inside and Outside Government

Andrew Zwicker (Princeton University; New Jersey Assembly) - Advice from a Scientist-Policy Maker on Giving Advice to a Policy Maker

Nathan Phillips (Boston University) - Science Legislative Fellow Advisors for State Legislatures

Iran, North Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation

Zia Mian (Princeton University) 2019 Szilard Lectureship Award recipient - Scientists and Today’s Struggles Against Nuclear Weapons: What Would Szilard Do?

R. Scott Kemp (MIT) - Iran, North Korea, and the Renewed Challenge of Proliferation

Alex Glaser (Princeton University) - Verification of Denuclearization

Rachel Carr (MIT) - Can Neutrino Detectors Strengthen the Nonproliferation Regime?

Frank von Hippel (Princeton University) - Strengthening the Nonproliferation Regime

APS April Meeting in Denver:

New Challenges International Science Collaborations

Amy Flatten (APS): Long-term Strategic Planning for APS International Activities

(Note: a section is missing from the video because of a recording error. Please contact flatten@aps.org for the full presentation.)

Bill Colglazier (AAAS): Opportunities and Challenges in International Scientific Collaboration on Large Scale Projects

Karla Hagen (British Embassy, Washington DC): The US-UK Science Collaboration Landscape: Status and Opportunities for the Future

Panel discussion: Challenges & Opportunities for International Science Collaborations

New Energy Technologies and Policies

Daniel M. Kammen (University of California - Berkeley): An Energy Plan the Earth Can Live With

Adilson Motter (Northwestern University): North American Power-Grid Network: Failures and Opportunities

Amory Lovins (Rocky Mountain Institute): Integrative Design for Radical Energy Efficiency

Attracting Young People to Science and Science Policy (with the APS Forum on Early Career Scientists)

Brian Jones (Colorado State University): Making Climate Change Concepts Accessible (and Acceptable) to a Wide Audience

David Maiullo (Rutgers University): Using Physics Demonstrations to Excite & Educate the Public in Science & Science Policy

FPS Prize Session: Burton Forum Award

Shirley Ann Jackson (President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute): Physics, the River that Runs Through It All

Plenary Talks

Amory Lovins (Rocky Mountain Institute): Disruptive Energy Futures

Katie Mack (North Carolina State University): Physics and Social Media

The APS Forum on Physics and Society (FPS) was organized in 1971 to address issues related to the interface of physics and society as a whole. The support of APS members is vital to the work of the Forum, both because Forum activities are coordinated by its active members and the financial support the Forum receives from the APS depends on its membership. For more information, visit aps.org/units/fps/.

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Editor: David Voss
Staff Science Writer: Leah Poffenberger
Contributing Correspondent: Alaina G. Levine
Publication Designer and Production: Nancy Bennett-Karasik

October 2019 (Volume 28, Number 9)

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