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Laser Tweezers and Intense, Ultrashort Laser Pulses win 2018 Nobel in Physics
Half the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Arthur Ashkin for optical tweezers, and half shared between Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland for technology to create high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses
Record Number of Women Physicists Elected Fellows in American Physical Society
Nearly a quarter of the 155 APS members distinguished as 2018 Fellows of the American Physical Society are women
$2.2M Project to Establish Effective Practices for Undergrad Physics Programs
The newly-funded Effective Practices for Physics Programs (EP3) Project is a 5-year, $2.2M effort to produce guidelines providing physics programs a collection of knowledge, experience, and proven-effective educational practices, led by the American Physical Society (APS) in collaboration with the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).
New Alliance to Bolster Underrepresented Students in Graduate Programs in the Physical Sciences
Five leading scientific societies have joined together to form the Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN) to eliminate participation disparities in physical science disciplines by women and underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities (UREM).

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