The American Physical Society ———— ‘Does America Care?’

Prof. Dr. Laura Greene, APS President.   Shocking as that new number, we have fewer degreed physicists than during President Nixon's term.  54,000 members in the USA, compare to ~50,000 in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC).  Of those 54,000, less the 80% are actually degreed physicists, including students. ~20% are engineers and physical scientists …

The Purple Sun

Look hard at this image centered on 363.4 nm wavelength.  Right below the centre of the photo there are three (3) white spots in the lower centre of the image.  Perhaps 30-40 hours later they are the magnetic disturbance that leads to CMEs and flares, if they do not turn into sunspots and whither away …

Three Years on and its “PBS Space (and) Time” What went wrong?

This was a great series of YouTube videos from PBS Digital Studios.  The  <15 minute video on the ‘Speed of Light’ (PBS2) contains most of the essential Maxwellian physics of Jackson’s  Classical Electrodynamics, the huge volume that still haunts the memory of many a physic student. That’s how rapid-fire this series is!  However, for the …

Email

We signed on to some form of email support of this website page, but while we go through the ritual of re-verifying folks and non-folks, or re-learning passwords, we will give you an alternative:  drbeck at alum.northwestern.edu If you, like us,  were fortunate enough to be burdened by years of debt at college or worked …

There are ~190,000 physicists in The USA, and going down. Of those physicists only 49, 999 are women.*

190,000 US physicists who do science and teach. 49,999 US women physicists who do research and teach.  In the World, only ~500,000 physicists. "This graph and data are free to use" - APS * The asterisks and footnotes hit hardest.  It stood at 50,000 women physicists until it was pointed out by herself that Prof. Dr. …

Scientific Research

So begins the greatest book on Spacetime/Gravitation yet written.  Dedicated to those who made it possible, the citizens of America. No cynicism. No sneer. No arrogance.  If you believe in democracy, you believe in the people to make the right decisions with the true numbers and risks. Now, or in the future.  Gravitation, written in …

The Far West American Physical Society

Encountered throughout nature and industry are fluid flows containing particles, and understanding or manipulating the ultimate arrangement of particles in the flow is a paramount goal. Here we expose a mechanism for particle localization that arises from interaction of the intrinsic inertia of particle and fluid by visualizing the motion of particles in laminar stirred …