Physics and Society: January 2016

Volume 45, Number 1

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Editor's Comments

Forum News

FPS Sessions at APS March Meeting 2016

FPS Sessions at APS April Meeting 2016

Wanted: A Few Good Ideas

Letter to the Editor


Reprint from American Meteorological Society, July 2015: Cooperation on GPS Meteorology Between the United States and Cuba, Richard Anthes, Alan Robock, Juan Carlos, Antuna-Marrero, Oswaldo Garcia, John J. Braun, and Rene Estevan Arredondo


Natural Capital: Valuing the Planet, By Dieter Helm, Reviewed by Deva O'Neil

How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind, By Charles H. Langmuir and Wally Broecker, Reviewed by Hillary Stephens

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), 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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