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Informational Email 2008-13

Sent 3 September 2008

This Informational Email is being sent to AAS members in the New
England area at the request of the American Institute of Physics

Kevin B. Marvel, AAS Executive Officer

The Corporate Associates of the American Institute of Physics (AIP A) host the Industrial Physics Forum (IPF)-a multifaceted science meeting that presents industrial, academic, and governmental views and addresses significant issues in physics and related fields. The IPF encompasses technical issues of concern to industry that affect the science and public infrastructure, research opportunities, and ultimately jobs. The IPF brings together industry executives, academics, research managers, and science policy decision makers for discussions and up-to-date assessments of the current research and policy developments that affect the physical sciences community. The IPF fosters the sharing of knowledge, collaboration, and enables the exchange of ideas with other R&D leaders who face similar research and business challenges.

The 50th (IPF) heralds a new collaborative effort among industrial physicists and multiple member societies-American Astronomical Society (AAS), American Geophysical Union (AGU), Optical Society of America (OSA), and AVS. This year's IPF theme, Frontiers in Imaging: from Cosmos to Nano, comprises four sessions, each addressing timely issues and technical aspects of how physics reveals the world around us.

A link to all presentations and detailed account of this year's IPF, blogged by award-winning science journalist Jennifer Ouellette, can be found at this website -

More information about AIP efforts to promote Industrial Physicists can be found at the AIP Corporate Associates website -