From the Editor

Ernie Malamud

In this issue are contributions from many different parts of the planet. I thank all of the authors for their contributions as well as our Newsletter Committee and members of our Executive Committee for their excellent suggestions.

In our last issue we had articles describing organizations of expatriate physicists working in the US: China, Ethiopia, Japan and Korea. In this issue Vladimir Shiltsev has contributed an article on the Russian American Scientists Association.

Despite political turmoil and uncertainty in Africa, there is continued major progress in science research and education. Two members of the FIP Executive Committee, Christine Darve and Sultana Nahar, have written informative articles about physics Africa.

I encourage FIP members to suggest topics and authors for future issues. The deadline for receipt of materials for the spring 2014 issue is February 1, 2014. If you can, please send text in MSword format and graphical material as JPGs. It also helps if you are covering more than one topic in an article to divide the material into several shorter articles.

Ernie Malamud spent three decades at Fermilab participating in high energy physics experiments and accelerator design and construction. He is a Fermilab Scientist Emeritus and is on the adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the Editor of the DPB brochure “Accelerators and Beams, Tools of Discovery and Innovation.” Copies of the recently completed 4th edition are available by writing to

Disclaimer - The articles and opinion pieces found in this issue of the APS Forum on International Physics Newsletter are not peer refereed and represent solely the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the APS.