H-PhysicalSciences provides a communication channel and resource nexus for historians of the physical sciences. Its topical scope covers the physical sciences broadly understood, including but not limited to: physics; chemistry; earth, space, and atmospheric science; astronomy; and materials science. By linking these fields, H-PhysicalSciences encourages active dialogue between scholars studying a diverse range of topics with the goal of galvanizing the community in a way that promotes integration with the larger discipline of history of science.

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Get involved in the GECC Mentorship Program and CV Review at HSS 2016!

We are seeking both junior and senior scholars to participate as Mentors and CV Reviewers at the History of Science Society’s meeting in Atlanta, November 2-5, 2016. Duties involve a commitment of about one or two hours for a Mentor or a CV Reviewer. Both programs are productive and rewarding ways to encourage and prepare the next generation of scholars. We also encourage graduate students and early career scholars to sign up for the mentorship program and a CV review during the meeting. 


Seeking Hosts for the podcast New Books in Science

New Books in Science (http://newbooksnetwork.com/category/science/) is seeking hosts interested in conducting interviews with authors of new books on the scences, broadly construed. Hosting the channel is a good way to bring the work of scientists, science writers, and historians of science to the attention of large audiences. Interested parties should write Marshall Poe at marshallpoe@gmail.com.


Essay Contest: Physics in 2116

Dear Colleagues,

Physics Today has just announced an essay contest that asks for submissions written in the style of a "Search and Discovery" news story that might be submitted to Physics Today in the year 2116. Information about the contest is available at the following link, and pasted below: