Dr. Ray Orbach, former Under Secretary for Science at the Department of Energy, has published an editorial in Science magazine decrying the cuts to basic research.
Scientific American piece highlighting Dr. Orbach’s editorial:
AAAS Policy Alert re: budget cuts http://www.aaas.org/spp/policyalert/ 2/23/11 AIP FYI #12 (Feb 7)
NSF Director Briefs President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
AAAS Policy Alert http://www.aaas.org/spp/policyalert/
DPF: Effects of potential budget cuts to science
The APS has provided a pre-written message to your Representative, which you can personalize or rewrite:
Contact your member of Congress to emphasize the devastating impact on American science, innovation and economic growth the House plan would cause.
http://www.congressweb.com/cweb2/index.cfm/siteid/APSPA/action/TakeAction.Contact/lettergroupid/90. and – Article by George Will, “Rev the scientific engine” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/31/AR2010123102007.html 2/4/11 American Physical Society Online Journals available free in US high schools http://www.aps.org/about/pressreleases/journalshighsch.cfm
Info on CERN Ombuds The Ombuds mandate, his International references concerning Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice, can be found in the web site: http://www.cern.ch/Ombuds
AIP FYI – House Republicans propose new FY2011 S&T budgets http://www.aip.org/fyi/ 2/9/11 AAAS Policy Alert Excerpts http://www.aaas.org/spp/policyalert 2/7/11 Scientific American – Opposite Spins: The LHC Accelerates Higgs Search as the U.S. Shutters Its Tevatron http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=tevatron-shutdown
Babbage Visits CERN – The Economist http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/01/babbage_visits_cern 2/2/11 China sets 2020 vision for science http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110201/full/470015a.html
URA Thesis Award Competition 2nd Announcement
AIP FYI #8: President Highlights Innovation and Education in His State of the Union
State of the Union address goes Web 2.0 – Computerworld
Young @CERN Club
AAAS Policy Alert – Budget News
Because the final FY 2011 budgets for nearly all federal agencies have not been passed by Congress, the agencies are still operating at FY 2010 budget levels on the basis of a continuing resolution (CR) scheduled to expire on March 4. Meanwhile, the final touches are being put on the President’s proposed budget for FY 2012. It will likely be released the week of February 14.
APS announces ‘Physical Review X’, an open access journal covering physics and its application to related fields
AIP FYI #6 – Treasury Secretary Highlights Importance of Investment in R&D
The end of a remarkable era – CERN Bulletin
GAO, DOJ seek H-1B visa reforms
Lepton-Photon 2011 – First Bulletin
The symposium will be in Mumbai, India, August 22-27, 2011.
AIP FYI #4: OSTP Director Issues Memorandum on Scientific Integrity
URA Thesis Award Competition – nominations due March 1
End of Year Message from APS President Curtis Callan