APS News

June 2009 (Volume 18, Number 6)


Kirby Succeeds Franz as APS Executive Officer
Kate Kirby of the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will assume the position of APS Executive Officer after Judy Franz steps down in late July
Brinkman Nominated to Head DOE Office of Science
William F. Brinkman, former president of APS, has been nominated to head the Department of Energy’s Office of Science
Physicists Bring Their Moxie to National Intelligence
Physicists continually use their expertise to help defend national security
APS Launches Free News Service for its Members
APS’s newest member benefit brings together the best science articles in the major press into one spot
Scientists Issue Call for More Public Engagement
Concerns about a future energy crisis have prompted physicists to reach out to the public
Session Explores the Future of Global Physics Projects
Though global physics projects can promise tremendous advances, the actual logistics can often prove extremely difficult to manage
Speakers Reflect on Telescopes Old and New
A variety of speakers at the April Meeting illuminate audiences on how telescopes of all kinds have been invaluable throughout the ages
Pulsars Proposed as Direct Gravity Wave Detectors
An innovative new method by a small international team of physicists could be the first to directly detect gravitational waves


Letters to the Editor
Back Page on Nuclear Weapons Gets it Right • Sunday Explosion Supports Back Page Estimate • Science Overlaps with Most Religions • Anything Supernatural Must be Fiction • Article Makes Blinking Mistake
The Back Page
Evaluating Science or Evaluating Gender?


Members in the Media
As quoted on other publications...
This Month in Physics History
June 12, 1824: Sadi Carnot publishes treatise on heat engines
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
The Appropriate Response
Profiles in Versatility
The Dark Matter on Earth and the Physicists Who Find it
International News
Physics in India – complex problems and a story of great strides
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs

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