APS News

October 2008 (Volume 17, Number 9)


Energy Efficiency Crucial to Achieving Energy Security and Reducing Global Warming, States APS Report
Study specifically cites transportation and building sectors as prime opportunities for efficiency improvements
Members Elect Barry Barish as Next APS Vice-President
Caltech professor will assume APS Vice-Presidency in 2011.
LHC Start-Up was a Long Time Coming
The first beam of protons ran through the accelerator ring on September 10th, after two decades of planning and ten years of construction.
Three Women Receive Blewett Scholarships in 2008
Program aims to enable women scientists to return to physics research after family‑related career interruptions
Four APS Members Receive National Medal of Science
Physicists are honored for work in nanostructures and nanomaterials, nuclear fusion, nuclear magnetic resonance, and laser cooling
Agreement Lets APS Members Provide Expertise to Industry
TekScout is an online network to bring together scientists and engineers to solve R&D challenges posted by corporations in need of outside expertise
Physicist Tilts at Diploma Mills
George Gollin has spent the last six years battling the sale of fake degrees online


Overselling Science Causes Problems • Mission Relevance Enhances Army Research Impact • The Whole 8.23 Meters
The Back Page
Recruiting and Retaining Minorities into Your PhD Program


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
October 1958: Physicist Invents First Video Game
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Collyer Captures Caption Contest
Washington Dispatch
A bi-monthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
International News
UK Faces Science Funding Challenges
Profiles In Versatility
He's Havin' a Ball at Ball
Focus on APS Topical Groups
Magnetism and its Applications

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