APS News

April 2013 (Volume 22, Number 4)


Niels Bohr and Much More at April Meeting
The annual April Meeting is coming to Denver Colorado from April 13 through 16
OSTP Memo Sets Goal of Public Access
In February, the Obama administration announced its goal of having the results of federally funded scientific research be available for free a year after publication
Congress Weighs Action to Ease Helium Crisis
Though Congress is considering legislation to prevent the United States from floating off the looming “Helium Cliff,” consumers will likely see the costs of helium continue to rise
Congressman is Charter Member of New APS Section
Physicist and member of Congress Rush Holt joined APS’s newest section, the Mid-Atlantic Section
Jack Sandweiss Looks Back on 25 Years at PRL
After 25 years as the senior editor of PRL, Jack Sandweiss reflects on his tenure at the journal
APS Creates Degree Demographics Site
A new APS website lets schools compare data about the diversity of their graduates


Letters to the Editor
Centrifuges, not Lasers, the Real Proliferation Danger • Nothing Wrong with Fewer Women Physicists • Solution to Pioneer Anomaly is Premature
The Back Page
Direct Instruction rocks: Or does it?


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
April 10, 1661: Hooke’s pamphlet on capillary action
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Schroedinger’s Cat
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
Education Corner
A column on educational programs and publications
International News
The Ibero-American Federation of Physical Societies (FEIASOFI)

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Staff Science Writer: Michael Lucibella