APS News

June 2009 (Volume 18, Number 6)

APS Launches Free News Service for its Members

APS has introduced a new benefit for its members to help them stay abreast of the latest physics news. Called the APS Weekly NewsBrief, it highlights timely physics articles featured in the mainstream press.

The service, which will be sent free of charge to APS members who choose to subscribe, culls through numerous publications each week looking for the most interesting and relevant physics articles in the popular press. Stories already featured have ranged from an article in US News and World Report on using pulsars to detect gravitational waves to a New Scientist spot about strengthening spider silk using titanium. The NewsBrief highlights more than just the latest discoveries, and include feature stories about developments important to all aspects of the physics community, both in the US and around the world.

“The articles are broader in scope than what is highlighted on the APS website,” said Trish Lettieri, Director of Membership. She added, “The NewsBrief will offer  more general physics stories…topics that are of general interest to our members.”

The Weekly NewsBrief was able to get off the ground with help from the Forum on Physics in Society, which contributed member lists and support. APS staff also debuted the new benefit at this year’s March Meeting. Already the service has picked up over 1,500 subscribers, with many more expected as members hear about it at upcoming meetings and via the website.

To sign up for this free member service, follow the link on the Membership page of the APS website.

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Editor: Alan Chodos

June 2009 (Volume 18, Number 6)

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Kirby Succeeds Franz as APS Executive Officer
Brinkman Nominated to Head DOE Office of Science
Physicists Bring Their Moxie to National Intelligence
APS Launches Free News Service for its Members
Scientists Issue Call for More Public Engagement
Session Explores the Future of Global Physics Projects
Speakers Reflect on Telescopes Old and New
Pulsars Proposed as Direct Gravity Wave Detectors
Letters to the Editor
The Back Page
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Profiles in Versatility
International News
Washington Dispatch