Note From the Editor

Welcome to the April issue of the Forum newsletter.

Physics and Society is more than arms control and energy production. Following up on the plan to expand the topics covered in the Newsletter we have in this issue several different things. One is an article by Agnes Mócsy on Physics and Art. Agnes holds a PhD in theoretical Nuclear Physics and is a Professor of Math and Science at the Pratt Institute, a well-known Art and Design college. Her perspective on the relation between art and science is truly original, and the APS has recently recognized her by making her a Fellow. We have also a thought-provoking article by Robert Austin on physicists and the war on cancer. This is followed by an article on recycling the batteries we all use on our phones and laptops.

In the News section, we have perspectives from our incoming and outgoing Chairs.

Please continue to send articles and suggestions for articles. This newsletter is to a large extent reader driven. We are very open as to topics and welcome controversy, as I explained in the Editor’s note in the October issue for details.


Oriol T. Valls
University of Minnesota

Oriol Valls

Oriol T. Valls, a Condensed Matter Theorist at the University of Minnesota, is the P&S newsletter editor.

These contributions have not been peer-refereed. They represent solely the view(s) of the author(s) and not necessarily the view of APS.