Thursday Aug. 24th, 2017 - Saturday Aug. 26th, 2017
Hyatt Place Long Island hotel, Long Island, NY
The American Physical Society is initiating a new series of international workshops. These Physics Next workshops will be aimed at fostering new and emerging areas of physics research, focusing on topics that straddle traditional subject boundaries and are starting to “emerge from the noise.”
The upcoming workshop is titled “Physics Next: From Quantum Fields to Condensed Matter,” and will take place on August 24 - 26, 2017. More information.
On July 18, 2017, APS, along with the Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP), has taken an important step towards working more closely with the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) system of unique identifiers by signing the ORCID open letter requiring the collection of ORCID iDs in their publishing processes.
Starting on July 11, APS will begin participating in the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC), a collaboration among scholarly publishers to make information freely available about what papers are cited by a given journal article. This information had always been available to those subscribing to the Physical Review journals, but now the citation data will be open to all.
Nuclear physicist Michael Thoennessen has been selected to become APS Editor in Chief at the end of August 2017. Currently an Associate Director of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University (MSU) in Lansing, Michigan, and University Distinguished Professor of Physics at MSU, he was appointed following a vote of the APS Board of Directors on June 16.
The first articles from Physical Review Materials (PRMaterials) are now available online and showcase the high-quality, broad-scope research in APS’s newest journal. All articles appearing in the first issue are free to read through 2017. PRMaterials provides a common publication and reference source to the expanding community of physicists, materials scientists, chemists, engineers, and researchers in related disciplines that carry out high-quality original research in materials.