APS News

December 2009 (Volume 18, Number 11)


March Meeting to Convene in Oregon
The 2010 March Meeting is gearing up to be held in "The City of Roses," Portland Oregon
Council Keeps Current Climate Change Statement
The Council voted overwhelmingly not to adopt the proposed changes to the climate change statement
Members Bombard Councilors with Messages on Climate Change
Councilors received an unprecedented response from their members over the climate statement vote
New APS Blog Tackles Science and Public Policy
APS's Washington DC office launch their Physics Frontline blog about science and public policy
Greenberg, Zhuang Share 2009 Apker Award
This year's two Apker Award recipients hailed from women's colleges
APS Launches Slide Shows for Undergrads
A new slide show by APS's education department aims to persuade more undergraduates to become physics majors
Accelerators Are Ubiquitous but Unsung
Washington DC conference highlighted the importance of particle accelerators to everyday life
Gallagher Confirmed as NIST Director
APS member Patrick Gallagher confirmed as new director of NIST
Laser Science Meeting Features Beetles and Fast X-Rays
Highlights from the Division of Laser Science's meeting in San Jose
DNP Holds Third Joint Meeting with Japan
International cooperation is a hot topic at the Division of Nuclear Physics third joint meeting with Japan


Letters to the Editor
Teacher Incompetence Plays a Role • Joseph Ganem responds • Bad Schools Lead to Math Paradox • Math Misery Loves Company
A Math Makeover: Closing the Gap Between High School and College Math
The Back Page
The Critical Need for Closer Ties Between Physics and industry
Inside the Beltway
Sustainability or Not


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
The Education Corner
A column on educational programs and publications
This Month Physics History
December 1840: Joule’s abstract on converting mechanical power into heat
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
The 2009 Ig Nobel Prizes
Topical Groups
Energy Research and Applications

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