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2022 APS President Frances Hellman
APS President Frances Hellman shares her perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing the physics community in the year ahead.
Myriam Sarachik 1933-2021
Myriam Sarachik, a dauntless explorer of condensed matter, was an APS President and recipient of the APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research.
APS Council Approves Revised Statement on Earth’s Changing Climate
The APS Council of Representatives recently adopted a revised Statement on Earth’s Changing Climate, which unequivocally implicates human activities as the “dominant driver” of global warming.
2022 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research Awarded to Elliott Lieb
Elliott H. Lieb, a mathematical physicist known for his rigorous mathematical approach to solving fundamental problems in physics, will receive the Society’s top honor.
A Safe and Inclusive Return to In-Person Meetings
APS meeting organizers are carefully monitoring conditions for holding the March, and April meetings in-person with virtual components.
APS Membership Unit Profile: The Forum on the History and Philosophy of Physics
The Forum on the History and Philosophy of Physics (FHPP) explores how physics has shaped technology, education, and culture over time.
Complex Droplets and Interacting Bubbles Receive Video Prize
An annual APS video prize went to research on the breakup of fluid filaments, the jet produced by a bubble pair, and the surprising patterns that a 2D flow can create.
Ignition First in a Fusion Reaction
In August, a fusion reaction at the National Ignition Facility yielded a record 1.3 MJ in fusion energy, releasing, for the first time, more energy than the fuel capsule absorbed.
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