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Sidney Nagel Delights in Disorder
An interview with the recipient of the 2023 APS Medal.
How Sound Waves Could Power a Greener Air-Conditioner
At an APS meeting on fluid dynamics, researchers discussed thermoacoustic cooling, an old technology attracting new interest.
Here’s How Honeybees Fly in Windy Conditions
New research suggests that even in turbulent wind, honeybees maintain their average flying velocity and move in a zig-zag-like pattern.
Designing Self-Powered Breath Sensors to Track Chronic Respiratory Conditions
Engineers at an APS meeting on fluid dynamics presented an implantable sensor that can detect signs of an asthma attack in rabbits.
This Month in Physics History
January 1976: From the “Oops-Leon” to the Upsilon Particle
Study Reports the Impact of COVID-19 on Recent Physics Grads
Some undergrads, like those squeezed financially, were more likely than others to change their post-graduation plans.
APS Innovation Fund Fuels Quantum Education
Online communities help smaller undergraduate schools teach cutting-edge quantum science.
First a Bridge Program Graduate, Now a NASA Astrophysicist
Laura D. Vega has her eyes on the stars — the pulsating giants and red dwarfs, to be specific.
The Back Page: To Save Science, Talk With the Public
Public engagement — in schools, with journalists, and beyond — can safeguard science. But academia’s indifference is standing in the way.
Science Policy Successes in 2022
APS members worked tirelessly for this year’s achievements.
Fatima Alleyne Joins APS as Inaugural Chief Diversity and Ethics Officer
APS is excited to announce that Fatima Alleyne, Ph.D., has joined as the Society’s inaugural Chief Diversity and Ethics Officer (CDEO).
Hassana Howe Joins APS as Inaugural Chief Experience and Engagement Officer
APS is delighted to announce that Hassana Howe, a certified association executive (CAE), has joined as the Society’s inaugural Chief Experience and Engagement Officer (CXO).
Task Force Gets to Work Reviewing APS Committees
The APS Board of Directors established a task force, chaired by Peter Schiffer, to assess these committees and recommend improvements.
PhysTEC Announces New 2022 Inductees to The 5+Club
Seven schools graduated five or more physics teachers in the 2021-22 school year, joining the PhysTEC 5+Club.
Harvard Chemist and APS Fellow Shares 2022 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience
Dr. George Whitesides, a Harvard chemist and APS Fellow, is one of four recipients of the 2022 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience.
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