Katayun Barmak, Philips Electronics Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics and Materials Science and Engineering, was the program co-chair, together with Dr. Atsufumi Hirohata of the University of York, UK, of the 13th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials and Intermag Conference. The Conference was held in San Diego, CA, January 11-15, 2016, and with over 1800 attendees from 50 countries and 1850 oral and poster presentations, it was one of the largest Joint Conferences in its history.
The second edition of Prof. Irving Herman's book, Physics of the Human Body, was published this month by Springer. This second edition includes expanded and cross-referenced treatments of motion, sports, multisegment modeling, pregnancy, diseases and disorders, and aging. It builds upon the first edition in many other areas as well, including improved treatments of muscles and the throwing, hitting, and motion of balls and additional problems and solutions.
January hurricanes are extremely rare events. But this year, two have already formed – Alex in the northeastern Atlantic last week, and Pali in the central Pacific, south of Hawaii, a few days earlier. The last hurricane to form in January in the Atlantic did so in 1938. A January hurricane is almost as unusual in the Pacific. Many accounts have attributed these strange storms to El Niño, climate change, or both. Can atmospheric scientists like me pinpoint the cause of these January hurricanes? (Adam Sobel, The Conversation)
Prof. Mauel has been appointed the new editor-in-chief of Physics of Plasmas, the foremost scientific journal on plasma physics published monthly by the AIP. "Physics of Plasmas is dedicated to the publication of original experimental and theoretical contributions in plasma physics and I am excited to be leading the next chapter of this journal as our field evolves and grows", said Mauel. "We are looking forward to continuing to feature the highest quality research in plasma physics from around the world and to expand our coverage of space & astrophysical plasmas and the interactions between ionized and non-ionized matter.”