Physics and Society: January 2018

Volume 47, Number 1

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From the Editor


The New Era of Nuclear Arsenal Vulnerability, Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press

“Facts” and Opinion: What One “is” vs What One “does” as Seen by Modern Physical Science, Alvin M. Saperstein

Marie Curie, a Role Model for Future Scientists of All Ages, Maury Goodman


The War On Science, By Shawn Otto, Reviewed by Jose Perillan

Bombing the Marshall Islands: A Cold War Tragedy, By Keith M. Parsons and Robert A. Zaballa, Reviewed by Al Saperstein

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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