APS News

October 2011 (Volume 20, Number 9)


Physics Programs Face the Axe at Seven Texas Universities
Physics programs at public universities in Texas are facing cuts as the state tightens its budget
Apps to Enhance Program Access at Three APS Fall Meetings
For its fall meetings, APS is preparing a set of smart-phone apps to help members to plan their calendars
Ohio High School Hosts APS Artwork
Artwork commissioned for the World Year of Physics was delivered to an Ohio high school that contributed images of its students to the work
Imprisoned APS Member Faces Harsh Treatment and Charges in Iran
APS member Omid Kokabee, who has been imprisoned in Iran for months, faces an uncertain future in Iran’s legal system
Posting Meeting Slides Online Gains Strong Acceptance
Surveys indicate that members like APS's new practice of posting online selected slideshows from its meetings
Physics Enrollments Set Records
American Institute of Physics (AIP) report shows an upswing in the number of physics degrees granted in 2010
Science Journalist Shares Her Love of Physics
APS Media Fellow Sophie Bushwick sees science journalism as a way to share her enthusiasm for the science she loves
Concerted Effort Underway to Save Webb Telescope
After the House of Representatives announced that it would be defunding the James Webb Space Telescope, the science community reacted swiftly to save the embattled telescope
APS Announces New Minority Scholarship Recipients
Forty-two minority students were awarded APS’s Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors


Letters to the Editor
Scientists Should Get Active Now • Wrong Party Credited with Surplus • Kelvin Undervalued in Poll • Entrepreneurial Innovators in Tough Situation • Scientists Need to Deliver the Message • Stop the Political Rhetoric • Must Get at the Root Causes
The Back Page
Fukushima: A Game Changer for Nuclear Energy?
Inside the Beltway
Summer of Discontent


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
October 21, 1914: Birth of Samuel W. Alderson, inventor of the crash test dummy
Profiles in Versatility
Physicists Take the Plunge as Entrepreneurs
The Education Corner
A column on educational programs and publications
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Conference Time

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