Physics and Society: July 2020

Volume 49, Number 3

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From the Editor


News Forum


Lessons from Epidemiological Models, Richard Wiener

An Unscientific Look at Science During the Pandemic, Maury Goodman


What Lies Beneath: The Understatement of Existential Climate Risk, David Spratt & Ian Dunlop, Reviewed by Manish Gupta

Crossing the Red Line: The Nuclear Option, Gerald E. Marsh, Reviewed by Cameron Reed

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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