American physical society

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This professional society of educators, industrial and government research workers, and students of physics and related fields, was established in 1899 to promote the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. It was a founding Member Society of the American Institute of Physics. The Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) Study was commissioned by the American Physical Society on November 20, 1983 to evaluate the status of the science and technology of DEW. A study group was formed by November 1984 with the goal of creating an unclassified report for the APS's membership and others with an interest in DEW. The report was to contain basic technical information about DEW and serve as a reference point for public discussions. The study concentrated on the physical basis of high intensity lasers and energetic particle beams, beam control and propagation, and other issues. The study found significant gaps in the scientific and engineering understanding of many issues associated with the development of DEW technologies. The report was released in April 1987 and it generated controversy among scientists and within the United States Congress.

From the description of Records of Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) study, 1983-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81192626

This professional society of educators, researchers and students of physics and related fields was established in 1899 to promote the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. It was a founding member society of the American Institute of Physics.

From the description of Symposium on the History of Astrophysics in the 20th Century: papers presented and related correspondence, 1987. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81407088

This professional society of educators, industrial and government research workers, and students of physics and related fields, was established in 1899 to promote the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. It was a founding Member Society of the American Institute of Physics.

From the description of Records (Subgroup II), 1943-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79655100

From the description of Miscellaneous publications, 1920-2005. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154303343

From the description of American Physical Society centennial celebration, 1999. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82316415

From the description of Records (Subgroup I), 1899-1987. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80172570

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Subjects:

  • Physics--History
  • Physics--Societies, etc
  • Wave mechanics
  • Atomic theory
  • Directed energy weapons
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Awards
  • Strategic Defense Initiative
  • Complementarity (Physics)
  • Physics--Awards
  • Physics--Congresses
  • Scientists--Political activity
  • Mathematical physics--Awards
  • Physics--Publishing
  • Arms control--History--20th century
  • Women physicists
  • Nobel Prize--History
  • Quantum theory--History
  • Physics--History--20th century
  • Astrophysics--History
  • Physicists

Occupations:

  • Physicists

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Places:

  • United States (as recorded)