Physics & Society: October 2012

Volume 41, Number 4

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Editor's Comments
Cameron Reed

Enhancing the Resilience of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime
Arian L. Pregenzer
Fang Lizhi: An Appreciation
James H. Williams
Estimating the R-Value of Earth's Atmosphere
David Hafemeister
A new take on the research funding debate
J. R. Saylor, J. D. Summers, G. M. Mocko
The Poised Century: On Living Today As If Tomorrow Mattered
Reviewed by Peter Schroeder
Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America
Reviewed by William H. Ingham

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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