We Hear That
News from our member societies, job changes, and awards to members of the physical sciences community
101 academic inventors and innovators elected as NAI Charter Fellows
Imperial Princess Takamado, Academic Leaders Join to Recognize Lifetime Achievements of Dr. Ivan Sutherland, Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi and Professor Gayatri Spivak
Study of strange phenomenon with possible technology uses powers this year’s awards
Inaugural nine recipients of the Prize receive US$27 million in aggregate, all of whom agree to form a Selection Committee to award future prizes
The Institute of Physics (IOP) has announced the appointment of three new honorary fellows.
Professor Lars Börjesson, President of the ESS Steering Committee, has received the 2012 Baltic Sea Award for initiating the European Spallation Source project in Lund/Copenhagen.
Established in Hong Kong in 2002, the Shaw prize honors achievements in astronomy, life sciences and mathematics. This year's honorees have just been announced: David Jewitt and Jane Luu for discovering trans-Neptunian objects, Franz-Ulrich Hartl and Arthur Horwich for elucidating protein folding and Maxim Kontsevich for various contributions to mathematical physics
James Sauls is recognized for his work in the field of superconductivity.
Lawrence Krauss, renowned cosmologist and author, will be honored at a ceremony on May 3.
Physicist honored for his leading research on the statistical mechanics of soft condensed matter
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced during its annual AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2011 its newly elected leaders on its Board of Directors.
The 2011 Robert C. Cowen Award for Sustained Achievement in Science Journalism has been won by Charles W. Petit, and the 2011 David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism has gone to The Independent's Steve Connor.
The traveling members of the US Physics team competed with 393 of the most talented young physicists on the global stage, representing 84 countries, during the 42nd International Physics Olympiad and they brought home two gold and three silver medals.
July 6, 2011--AAPT has announced that David P. Jackson will assume the position of Editor for the American Journal of Physics in 2012.
David T. Bradley has been given $410,000 by the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER), which “supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars.”
The Kyoto prize for Advanced Technology: Materials Science and Engineering and Basic Sciences: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Astronomy and Astrophysics category have been announced.
The members of the 2011 U.S. Physics Team come from California, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Washington. There are four sophomores, seven juniors, and nine seniors. Five of them are returning as second time members of the United States Physics Team. You will find them in College Park, MD, preparing for the next stage of the competition to identify the world's best high school physics students.
Where can you find America's brightest emerging physicists? They come from California, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. There are four sophomores, seven juniors, and nine seniors. Five of them are returning as second time members of the United States Physics Team. You will find them in College Park, MD, later this month preparing for the next stage of the competition to identify the world's best high school physics students.
The National Academy of Sciences today announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 15 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Twenty-one Society of Physics Students (SPS) chapters have been granted 2011 Marsh White Outreach Awards to help fund their outreach projects during the coming academic year.
James E. Hansen, is the 2011 recipient of the Klopsteg Memorial Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). Hansen will receive the award on August 3 at the 2011 AAPT Summer Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.
Eight Society of Physics Students (SPS) chapters have received Sigma Pi Sigma Undergraduate Research Awards to fund chapter research projects.
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) announced today Edward E. Prather is the recipient of 2011 David Halliday and Robert Resnick Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching Award.
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) announced today that the 2011 Paul Zitzewitz Excellence in Pre-College Physics Teaching Award winner is Stacy McCormack, a high school physics teacher at Penn High School in Mishawaka, IN.