Physics & Society: April 2013

Volume 42, Number 2

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Editor's Comments
The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Technical Issues for the United States
My Summer as a Congressional Intern
PhysicsQuest: Bringing Super Powers to Life
Forum News
Report from the FPS representative on the Panel on Public Affairs of the APS
AIP FYI on Strategic Plan on Nuclear Waste
FPS Offers Short Course on Nuclear Arms
Candidates for Forum Executive Committee Positions
Letters to the Editor
Caffrey Letter
Hobson Letter
Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future
Introduction to Modern Climate Change

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.

Editor: Cameron Reed, Alma College, Alma, MI 48801. Assistant Editor: Jonathan Wurtele, UC-Berkeley. Reviews Editor:Art Hobson. Electronic Media Editor: Andrew Post-Zwicker. Editorial Board: Maury Goodman; David Harris. Layout at APS: Leanne Poteet. Website for APS: