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As Academic Journals Move Toward Open Access, Some in the Industry Take Action to Reduce Inequity
Challenges remain in making sure that open access models are sustainable in the long run.

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Headed to APS April Meeting 2024 in Sacramento? Here’s What You Should Know.
The meeting convenes nuclear, high energy, and particle physicists in all career stages.

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Drones Blowing, and Flying, In The Wind
At an APS fluid dynamics meeting, researchers showed off new robotic technologies for studying atmospheric pollution.

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At the Nobel Lectures, Laureates Discussed Their Work Illuminating Electrons
The physics laureates shared their stories with the public in Stockholm.

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APS Bridge Program Grad Takes on Plasma
From Alabama to Los Alamos, Dylan Funk has always been intrigued by the fourth state of matter.

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Enrollment in HBCU Physics Programs Has Declined For Years. A Site Visit Program Seeks to Help Reverse the Trend.
The pilot program, which leans on APS’s EP3 Guide, aims to help HBCUs identify blind spots and create strategic plans.

Using Physics to Design the Stages of Broadway and Cirque du Soleil
Bart Breisch relies on his physics background to create safe sets for extraordinary performances.

To Boost Undergrad Enrollment, Physics Departments Turn to APS Innovation Fund Program, DALI
The Departmental Action Leadership Institute has expanded the reach of EP3, a guide for physics departments looking for positive change.

STEP UP Program, Aiming to Grow the Number of Women Physics Majors, Expands Training in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles
Partnering with local colleges has bolstered program efforts, as coordinators plan recruitment for next year’s cohort.

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Opinion: Physics Needs Community Colleges
Two-year colleges help millions and boost the U.S. workforce. We neglect them at our peril.

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Opinion: To Do Better Science, Try Dance
How growth in the arts made me a stronger science communicator and engineer.

Opinion: The Extraordinary Life and Science of Hilde Levi
Adapted from the winning entry of the 2023 Forum on the History and Philosophy of Physics essay contest.

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Proposed Changes to H-1B Visa Rule Would Hurt STEM in the United States, APS Argues
A new plan would limit foreign-born physicists’ job opportunities.

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Science Policy Highlights
Plans for U.S. fusion energy, Fermilab up for grabs, and more.

FYI Science Policy Highlights
Funding disclosure for researchers, the UN climate conference, and more.

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