Note from the Editor

This October 2017 issue contains several articles intended to commemorate the 150th birthday of Marie Curie. These articles are versions of invited talks given at the corresponding commemorative section at the New Orleans APS March meeting. I am very happy and grateful to the speakers for having been so cooperative in creating this issue. Letters and counter-letters referring to the July issue show the advantages of publishing controversial articles. And this time we have three book reviews.

Other good news: I am very pleased to announce that we have a new Media Editor, a position which had been vacant for nine months. She is Tabitha Colter, a recent graduate in Physics and Philosophy from Furman University, and a former AIP Science Policy intern. Send your suggestions to her at

I remind you all that the contents of the newsletter are very largely determined by submissions from the readers. We accept articles on any topic broadly relevant to Physics and Society, and do not shy away from controversy. Please see the October 2016 issue for details.


Oriol T. Valls
University of Minnesota

Oriol Valls

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