APS News

April 2010 (Volume 19, Number 4)


Report Presents Strategies for Nuclear Arsenal Downsizing
The latest report by APS's Panel on Public Affairs outlines steps for the United States to downsize its nuclear weapons stockpile
Panel Prepares to Weigh APS Members’ Input on Climate Change Commentary
Members are invited to comment on possible changes to the climate change statement
Closing In on Dark Matter and High-Energy Cosmic Rays
Physicists are working towards unlocking the secrets of dark matter and the origins of cosmic rays
Visa Problem Keeps Iranian Physicist from Attending March Meeting
Problems receiving a visa to the U.S. prevented a renowned Iranian physicist from travelling to the March Meeting
Art Enhances Physics Learning
Felice Frankel has her students create their own artwork to help teach physics using metaphors
New Experiments to Probe the Intensity Frontier
Experiments around the world are looking looking to spot some of the rarest events in the cosmos
Teacher Preparation Conference Focuses on Diversity
Tackling economic and social inequality were major topics at the annual Physics Teacher Education Conference
Task Force Calls Physics Teacher Preparation Massively Inadequate
The national system that prepares physics teachers in America is inadequate according to an upcoming report by the National Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics


Letters to the Editor
Entrepreneurial Centers Can Help to Resurrect US Industry • Climate Change, Obesity and the Need for Modesty • APS Could Use Division of Global Climate
The Back Page
The APS Register of Historic Sites
Inside the Beltway
If It’s Broken, Fix It


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
April 12, 1912: Victor Hess’s balloon flight during total eclipse to measure cosmic rays
The Education Corner
A column on educational programs and publications
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
The Always Evolving Atomic Model

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Editor: Alan Chodos