Physics & Society: July 2011

Volume 40, Number 3

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Editor’s Comments
Cameron Reed
Energy Critical Elements
Robert Jaffe, Jonathan Price, Murray Hitzman, and Francis Slakey
Honesty, Perseverance, and Objectivity: Lessons from a Life in Public Policy
John F. Ahearne
The Physics of the Manhattan Project
Reviewed by Bernard L. Cohen
Preparing for Climate Change
Reviewed by Don Lichtenberg

Physics and Society is the non-peer-reviewed quarterly newsletter of the Forum on Physics and Society, a division of the American Physical Society. It presents letters, commentary, book reviews and articles on the relations of physics and the physics community to government and society. It also carries news of the Forum and provides a medium for Forum members to exchange ideas. Opinions expressed are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the APS or of the Forum. Contributed articles (up to 2500 words, technicalities are encouraged), letters (500 words), commentary (1000 words), reviews (1000 words) and brief news articles are welcome. Send them to the relevant editor by e-mail (preferred) or regular mail.

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