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APS Responds to COVID-19: Activities to Assist Graduate Students
APS has undertaken actions to address the unique needs of physics graduate students and postdocs during the pandemic.
APS Responds to White House Proclamation on Visas
APS leadership outlines the steps APS is taking to minimize harm to physics research in the United States, in response to new visa restrictions.
From Passion to Action: Levers & Tools for Making Physics Inclusive & Equitable
Physics organizations, including APS, held a webinar to address systemic barriers in academia that have led to an underrepresentation of minorities.
Outsmarting Disease with Smart Therapeutics
New approaches to therapeutics discovery can speed up the drug development pipeline.
The Division of Fluid Dynamics
The second-largest division at APS provides a home for scientists and engineers researching the vibrant field of fluid dynamics.
International Exchanges During COVID-19
Programs designed to provide physicist in developing countries with research and education resources are adapting to an uncertain future.
New Grant from NSF Helps Support Physics REU Leadership Group
Site leaders at physics REU sites have created a network to develop best practices for REU sites.
Defending My PhD Thesis in the Time of the Coronavirus
Danielle Sofferman recounts the trials and triumph of completing her PhD at the University of Michigan during a pandemic.
Learning Assistants at Arizona State University Help Virtual Classrooms Stay on Track
A program that puts undergraduates in classrooms as learning assistants has helped facilitate ASU’s online instruction.
This Month in Physics History
July 21, 1620: Birth of Jean-Félix Picard, founder of French modern astronomy
Office of Government Affairs
A Day of Congressional Visits Leads to Congressional Science Fellowship
FYI: Science Policy News from AIP
Lawmakers Propose Dramatic Expansion of NSF
Physicists at DAMOP Share Tips on Breaking into Careers in Industry
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The Increasing Peril of Nuclear Weapons: And How Physicists Can Help Reduce the Threat
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Joan Feynman 1927–2020
Joan Feynman, an astrophysicist known for her discovery of the origin of auroras, died on July 21. She was 93.
APS Board Approves New Statements on Racism, New START Treaty, and Nuclear Testing
At its virtual meeting near the end of July, the APS Board of Directors approved three new Board Statements.
2020 APS Fall Prize & Award Recipients
APS announces its 2020 Fall Prizes and Awards in fluid dynamics, nuclear physics, and plasma physics.
ICE Reverses Directive on International Student Visas
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has rescinded its July 6 Directive that would have forced international students to leave the country if their campus offered online-only classes this fall due to the ongoing pandemic.
APS Files Amicus Brief Opposing ICE’s July 6 Directive on International Student Visas
APS and 16 other scientific societies, including AIP, AAAS, and The Optical Society, have formally pledged their support for the lawsuit brought by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to block US Immigration and Customs Enforcement from canceling visas of international students unable to take in-person classes because of the pandemic.
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