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On November 28, 2012, in Congress Updates, by Elizabeth Hook
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Change starts with YOU!

On October 23, 2012, in Congress Updates, by aquider
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When thinking about federal science policy it can be easy to feel like your voice is a tiny drop in the vast ocean of opinions, policies, and regulations. The point of this document is to help get you started on taking part in our nation’s science policy dialog. Through the suggestions below, you can be […]

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Three Interviews with John Johnson

On October 23, 2012, in Media List, by cfaesi
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Articles: Astrobites Interviews with John Johnson on Graduate Admissions, Undergraduate Research, and the Caltech Exolab   One of the biggest concerns amongst undergraduates is the ubiquitous question of “what comes next?” Students of physics are no exception — and may suffer more due to their hardwired desire to be able to predict the arbitrary future state of […]

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Physics for Profit & Fun

On October 23, 2012, in Congress Updates, by Elizabeth Hook
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Reading is an article this week: Physics for Profit and Fun. I find the article to be an interesting case of how a physicist in industry does physics, manages, and assists in the production of a new product. The company is Sylvania and the product is high output fluorescent lamps. I loved the quote: “academic […]

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The Scientist as Rebel, Parts I & II

On August 28, 2012, in Media List, by Elizabeth Hook
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Some chapters of The Scientist As Rebel are immediately attractive to scientists. “The Scientist As Rebel” and “Can Science Be Ethical?” for example. Indeed, at first glance scientists might wonder why they should even delve into chapters titled “Russians” and “Pacifists.” I think that physicists can find statements in all chapters of the book that […]

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Mercedes Richards – Stellar Detective

On July 24, 2012, in Media List, Speakers, by Elizabeth Hook
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Mercedes Richards, Professor at Penn State, is one of our exciting speakers for PhysCon. Her talk, entitled “The Incredible Tomography Imaging Technique” will focus on the interdisciplinary nature of her work. The path she took to her career is an exciting one, as outlined in a Penn State profile by Adam Eshleman: The Stellar Detective. The […]

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A Dream Realized over Twenty Years: The Very First Light, by John Mather

On July 19, 2012, in Media List, by TOlsen
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For many of us, a project that lasts a semester seems to go on forever.  However, semesters end, and we go on with our lives.  John Mather pursued a dream, measuring the spectrum of the afterglow of the Big Bang at the start of our universe, and it was twenty years until he unveiled the […]

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PhysCon Media List: MinutePhysics

On July 12, 2012, in Congress Updates, by Elizabeth Hook
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When you tell someone you’re a physics major, they usually say one of two things: “Oh, I hated physics in high school” or “Wow! Physics is ridiculously hard. I could never do that.” While the first remark is regrettable, I try and do everything I can to convince them that physics is just a different way […]

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Check out PhysCon Reading/Media List!

On July 6, 2012, in Congress Updates, Media List, by djwagner
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You can start building excitement about PhysCon all summer long, through the summer “media” list and discussion forums.  Even if you can’t attend the Congress yourself, this is a great chance to feel part of the experience. Readings are posted here, with a suggested schedule of one item a week.  Each item will give you […]

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Registration is Now Open!

On June 19, 2012, in Congress Updates, by Elizabeth Hook
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Registration for the 2012 Quadrennial Physics Congress is now OPEN!  To register as a Student or Non-Student Attendee, please go to our online registration site. For more information on registration, please visit the Registration Page. If you register before September 17 registration fees are $170 for students (undergraduate & graduate) and $340 for non-students After […]

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