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Resource Letters Editor:
Mario Belloni,

Current Editorial Board Members
(Three-year terms end after the winter AAPT meeting of the year in parenthesis)
Kaeli Hughes (2027)
Cassandra Hall (2027)
Vandana Tripathi (2026)
Courtney Lannert (2026)
Sergei Gleyzer (2025)
Geraldine Cochran (2025)

History of Resource Letters Editorial Board Members

See also "One Hundred Resource Letters, 1962-1995" (Am. J. Phys. 63 (4), 303-306 (1995)) for a chronological list of the first 100 Resource Letters, published through April 1995.

Subject Categories Acoustics
  1. MA-1 "Musical Acoustics" (Thomas D. Rossing, 1975)
  2. MA-2 "Musical Acoustics" (Thomas D. Rossing, 1987)
  3. APPO-1 "Acoustics for Physics Pedagogy and Outreach" (Kent L. Gee and Tracianne B. Neilsen, 2014)
  1. SO-1"Kinematics and Dynamics of Satellite Orbits" (Leon Blitzer, 1963)
  2. OE-1"Origin of the Elements" (William A. Fowler and William E. Stephens, 1968)
  3. RC-1 "Cosmology" (Michael P. Ryan, Jr. and L. C. Shepley, 1976)
  4. BH-1 "Black Holes" (Steven Detweiler, 1981)
  5. XRA-1 "X-Ray Astronomy" (Claude R. Canizares, 1984)
  6. CPP-1 "Cosmology and Particle Physics" (David Lindley, Edward W. Kolb, and David N. Schramm, 1988)
  7. ETC-1 "Extraterrestrial Civilization" (Thomas B.H. Kuiper and Glen David Brin, 1989)
  8. AP-1 "The Anthropic Principle" (Yuri V. Balashov, 1991)
  9. RP-1 "Radio Pulsars" (Joel M. Weisberg, 1993)
  10. TACMB-1 "The Theory of Anisotropies in the Cosmic Microwave Background" (Martin White and J. D. Cohn, 2002)
  11. OTS-1 "Observations and Theory of Supernovae" (J. Craig Wheeler, 2003)
  12. PEs-1 "Physical Eschatology" (Milan M. Cirkovic, 2003)
  13. DEAU-1 "Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe" (Eric V. Linder, 2008)
  14. BH-2 "Black Holes" (Elena Gallo and Donald Marolf, 2009)
  15. SPh-1 "Solar Physics"  (Jay M. Pasachoff, 2010)
  16. PTG-1 "Precision Tests of Gravity" (Clifford M. Will, 2010)
  17. Exo-1 "Exoplanets" (Michael Perryman, 2014)
  18. HECR-1 "High-Energy Cosmic Rays" (Kumiko Kotera and Angela V. Olinto, 2014)
  19. SW-1 "Space Weather" (Daniel N. Baker and LouisJ. Lanzerotti, 2016)
  20. OSE-1 "Observing Solar Eclipses" (Jay M. Pasachoff, and Andrew Fraknoi, 2017)
Atomic and  Molecular Physics
  1. MOP-1"Masers (Microwave Through Optical) and Optical Pumping" (H. W. Moos, 1964)
  2. MB-1 "Experiments with Molecular Beams" (Jens C. Zorn, 1964)
  3. XR-1"X Rays" (Leonard Muldawer, 1969)
  4. SR-1 "Synchrotron Radiation" (G. Margaritondo and J. H. Weaver, 1984)
  5. AHRS-1 "Atoms in High Rydberg States" (F. B. Dunning, 1985)
  6. TNA-1 "Trapping of Neutral Atoms" (Nathan R. Newbury and Carl E. Wieman, 1996)
  7. LBMOM-1 "Laser-Based Modern Optical Microscopy" (Joseph M. Imhof and David A. Vanden Bout, 2003)
  8. LBOT-1 "Laser-Based Optical Tweezers" (Matthew J. Lang and Steven M. Block, 2003)
  9. VWCPF-1"van der Waals and Casimir-Polder forces" (Kimball A. Milton, 2011)
Biological and Medical Physics
  1. PB-1"Physics and Biology" (D. James Baker, Jr., 1966)
  2. BE-1"Biomedical Engineering" (Curtis C. Johnson, 1971)
  3. TPB-1"Theoretical Physics and Biology" (N. MacDonald, 1974)
  4. MP-1 "Medical Physics" (Russell K. Hobbie, 1985)
  5. PS-1 "Physics of Sports" (Cliff Frohlich, 1986)
  6. PPPP-1 "Physical Principles of Physiological Phenomena" (Bernard Hoop, 1987)
  7. MI-1 "Medical Imaging" (Stephen J. Riederer, 1992)
  8. BELFEF-1 "Biological Effects of Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields" (David Hafemeister, 1996)
  9. EIRLD-1 "Effects of Ionizing Radiation at Low Doses" (Richard Wilson, 1999)
  10. RA-1 "Risk Analysis" (Richard Wilson, 2002)
  11. PFBi-1 "Physical frontiers in biology" (Eugenie Vorburger Mielczarek, 2006)
  12. PMB-1 "The Physics of Biomolecular Machines" (Debashish Chowdhury, 2009)
  13. MPRT-1 "Medical Physics in Radiation Therapy" (Steven T. Ratliff, 2009)
  14. MP-2 "Medical Physics" (Russell K. Hobbie and Bradley J. Roth, 2009)
  15. PS-2 "Physics of Sports" (Cliff Frohlich, 2011)
  16. BSSMF-1 "Biological Sensing of Static Magnetic Fields" (Leonard Finegold, 2012)
  17. EIRLD-2 "Effects of Ionizing Radiation at Low Doses" (Richard Wilson, 2012)
  18. PB-1 "The Physics of the Brain" (Christian G. Fink, 2018)
  19. BP-1 "Biological physics" (Raghuveer Parthasarathy, 2021)
Computational Physics
  1. CP-1 "Computational Physics" (Paul L. DeVries, 1996)
  2. CP-2 "Computational Physics" (Rubin H. Landau, 2008)
  3. CP-3 "Computational Physics" (Timothy Atherton, 2023)
Condensed Matter/Soft Matter Physics
  1. F-1 "Friction" (Ernest Rabinowicz, 1963)
  2. Scy-1"Superconductivity" (D. M. Ginsberg, 1964)
  3. Scr-1"Semiconductors" (Paul Handler, 1964)
  4. LH-1"Liquid Helium" (C. T. Lane, 1967)
  5. OEPM-1"Ordinary Electronic Properties of Metals" (D. N. Langenberg, 1968)
  6. Scy-2"Superconductivity" (D. M. Ginsberg, 1970)
  7. SH-1 "Superfluid Helium" (Robert B. Hallock, 1982)
  8. FR-1 "Fractals" (Alan J. Hurd, 1988)
  9. LC-1 "Liquid Crystals: Physics and Applications" (Renate J. Ondris-Crawford, Gregory P. Crawford, and J. William Doane, 1995)
  10. EPA-1 "Electronic Polymers and their Applications" (James W. Blatchford and Arthur J. Epstein, 1996)
  11. ND-1 "Nonlinear Dynamics" (Robert C. Hilborn and Nicholas B. Tufillaro, 1997)
  12. Sol-1 "Solitons" (Antonio Degasperis, 1998)
  13. ScL-1 "Scaling Laws" (Kurt Wiesenfeld, 2001)
  14. MesP-1 "Mesoscopic Physics" (Leonid I. Glazman, 2002)
  15. FMMLS-1 "Friction at Macroscopic and Microscopic Length Scales" (Jacqueline Krim, 2002)
  16. BEC-1 "Bose-Einstein Condensates in trapped dilute gases" (David S. Hall, 2003)
  17. CC-1 "Controlling Chaos" (Daniel J. Gauthier, 2003)
  18. GP-1 "Granular Physics or Nonlinear Dynamics in a Sandbox" (James Kakalios, 2005)
  19. STMN-1 "Spin Transport in Magnetic Nanostructures" (Kristl Hathaway and E. Dan Dahlberg, 2007)
  20. Scy-3 "Superconductivity" (N. P. Butch, M. C. de Andrade, and M. B. Maple, 2008)
  21. CS-1 "Complex Systems" (Mark Newman, 2011)
  22. N-1 "Nanotechnology" (Devin Cela, Mildred Dresselhaus, Tingying Helen Zeng, Mauricio Terrones, Antonio G. Souza Filho, and Odair P. Ferreira, 2014)
  23. SOP-1 "Self-Organizing Physics" (Donald T. Jacobs, 2015)
  1. AT-1"Achievement Testing" (Haym Kruglak, 1965)
  2. CM-1"Teaching of Angular Momentum and Rigid Body Motion" (John I. Shonle, 1965)
  3. BSPF-1"A Bibliography of Selected Physics Films" (William R. Riley, 1968)
  4. EP-1 "Educational Psychology" (J. W. George Ivany, 1969)
  5. EMAA-1"Educational Materials in Astronomy and Astrophysics" (Richard Berendzen and David DeVorkin, 1973)
  6. PCP-1"Pre-College Physics Curriculum Materials" (Lester G. Paldy and Clifford E. Swartz, 1973)
  7. EMAA-2 "Laboratory Experiences for Elementary Astronomy" (Haym Kruglak, 1976)
  8. PhD-1 "Physics Demonstrations" (John A. Davis and Bruce G. Eaton, 1979)
  9. CPE-1 "Computers in Physics Education" (Robert G. Fuller, 1986)
  10. PER-1 "Physics Education Research" (Lillian C. McDermott and Edward F. Redish, 1999)
  11. EPGA-1 "The Education of Physics Graduate Assistants" (E. Leonard Jossem, 2000)
  12. TLC-1 "Teaching Light and Color" (Thomas D. Rossing and Christopher J. Chiaverina, 2000)
  13. TE-1 "Teaching Electronics" (Dennis C. Henry, 2002)
  14. RPS-1 "Research in Problem Solving" (Leonardo Hsu, Eric T. Brewe, Thomas M. Foster, and Kathleen A. Harper, 2004)
  15. AER-1 "Astronomy Education Research" (Janelle M. Bailey and Timothy F. Slater, 2005)
  16. TMGR-1 "Teaching the Mathematics of General Relativity" (Robert M. Wald, 2006)
  17. ALIP-1 "Active-Learning Instruction in Physics" (David E. Meltzer and Ronald K. Thornton, 2012)
  18. PhD-2 "Physics Demonstrations" (Richard J. Berg, 2012)
  19. NTUC-1 "Noether's Theorem in the Undergraduate Curriculum" (Dwight E. Neuenschwander, 2014)
  20. SPE-1 "Single-Photon Experiments in the Undergraduate Laboratory" (Enrique J. Galvez, 2014)
  21. TTSM-1 "Teaching Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics in Introductory Physics, Chemistry, and Biology" (Benjamin W. Dreyfus, Benjamin D. Geller, David E. Meltzer, and Vashti Sawtelle, 2015)
  22. RBAI-1 ""Research-Based Assessment Instruments in Physics and Astronomy" (Adrian Madsen, Sarah B. McKagan and Eleanor C. Sayre, 2017)
  23. RBAI-2 ""Research-Based Assessment Instruments in Physics and Astronomy" (Adrian Madsen, Sarah B. McKagan, Eleanor C. Sayre, and Cassandra A. Paul, 2017)
  24. GP-1 "Gender and Physics" (Jennifer Blue, Adrienne Traxler, Geraldine Cochran, 2019)
  25. RP-1 "Race and physics" (Katemari Rosa, Jennifer Blue, Simone Hyater-Adams, Geraldine L. Cochran, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, 2021)
Environmental Physics
  1. ERPEE-1 "Energy: Resources, Production, and Environmental Effects" (R. H. Romer, 1972)
  2. PE-1 "Physics and the Environment" (John I. Shonle, 1974)
  3. SE-1 "Solar Energy" (D. K. McDaniels and M. J. Throop, 1976)
  4. ENC-1 "Environmental Noise Control" (Thomas D. Rossing, 1978)
  5. SE-2 "Solar Energy" (Laurent Hodges, 1982)
  6. GW-1 "Global Warming" (John W. Firor, 1994)
  7. GW-2 "Global Warming" (Michael D. Mastrandrea and Stephen H. Schneider, 2008)
  8. GECC-1"The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change: Earth's Natural Greenhouse Effect" (Stephen E. Schwartz, 2018)
  9. GECC-2"The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change: The Intensified Greenhouse Effect" (Stephen E. Schwartz, 2018)
  10. TEP-1 "Resources for Teaching Environmental Physics" (Kyle Forinash and Barbara Whitten, 2019)
Fluid Dynamics
  1. MPF-1 "Mechanical Properties of Fluids" (R. C. Stanley, 1974)
  2. BD-1 "Bubble Dynamics" (Robert K. Godwin and Edward J. Chapyak, 2000)
  3. TF-1 "Turbulence in Fluids" (Mark Nelkin, 2000)
  1. SEG-1 "Solid-Earth Geophysics" (Paul A. Bender, 1976)
  2. G-1 "Geomagnetism" (Christopher G. A. Harrison, 2001)
  1. GR-1 "General Relativity" (Dieter R. Brill and Robert C. Perisho, 1968)
  2. GI-1 "Gravity and Inertia" (P. W. Worden, Jr. and C.W.F. Everitt, 1982)
  3. NMG-1 "Measurements of Newtonian gravitation" (G. T. Gillies, 1990)
  4. GrW-1 "Gravitational Waves" (Joan M. Centrella, 2003)
  5. TMGR-1 "Teaching the Mathematics of General Relativity" (Robert M. Wald, 2006)
  6. PTG-1 "Precision Tests of Gravity" (Clifford A. Will, 2010)
  7. GL-1 "Gravitational Lensing" (Tommaso Treu, Philip J. Marshall, and Douglas Clowe, 2012)
History of Physics
  1. FC-1 "Evolution of the Electromagnetic Field Concept" (William T. Scott, 1963)
  2. EEC-1 "Evolution of Energy Concepts from Galileo to Helmholtz" (Theodore M. Brown, 1965)
  3. Neu-1 "History of the Neutrino" (Leon M. Lederman, 1970)
  4. HP-1 "History of Physics" (Stephen G. Brush, 1987)
  5. HEPP-1 "History of Elementary-Particle Physics" (R. Corby Hovis and Helge Kragh, 1991)
  6. HCMP-1 "History of Condensed Matter Physics" (Joseph D. Martin, 2017)
Mobile Devices and Sensors
  1. MDS-1 "Mobile devices and sensors for physics teaching" (Martín Monteiro and Arturo C. Martí, 2022)
Modern Physics
  1. SRT-1 "Special Relativity Theory" (Gerald Holton, 1962)
  2. SP-1 "Symmetry in Physics" (David Park, 1968)
  3. IQM-1 "Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics" (Bryce S. DeWitt and R. Neill Graham, 1971)
  4. SP-2 "Symmetry and Group Theory in Physics" (Joe Rosen, 1981)
  5. IQM-2 "Foundations of Quantum Mechanics since the Bell Inequalities" (L. E. Ballentine, 1987)
  6. QHE-1 "The Integral and Fractional Quantum Hall Effects" (Cc, M. E. Cage, and S. M. Girvin, 1990)
  7. QIMS-1 "Quantum Interference in Macroscopic Samples" (Sankar Das Sarma, Tetsuo Kawamura, and Sean Washburn, 1995)
  8. GPP-1 "Geometric Phases in Physics" (Jeeva S. Anandan, Joy Christian and Kazimir Wanelik, 1997)
  9. ICQM-1 "The Interplay between Classical and Quantum Mechanics" (Martin C. Gutzwiller, 1998)
  10. SS-1 "The Spin-Statistics Connection" (Caterina Curceanu, J.D. Gillaspy, and Robert C. Hilborn, 2012)
  11. EM-1 "Electromagnetic Momentum" (David J. Griffiths, 2012)
  12. QI-1"Quantum Information" (Frederick W. Strauch, 2016)
Nuclear Physics
  1. ME-1 "Mössbauer Effect" (G. K. Wertheim, 1963)
  2. NS-1 "Nuclear Structure" (M. A. Preston, 1964)
  3. NMR-EPR-1 "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Electron Paramagnetic Resonance" (R. E. Norberg, 1965)
  4. PA-1 "Particle Accelerators" (John P. Blewett, 1966)
  5. CR-1 "Cosmic Rays" (J. R. Winckler and D. J. Hofmann, 1967)
  6. NR-1 "Nuclear Reactions" (T. A. Griffy, 1967)
  7. NPE-1 "Nuclear Photographic Emulsions" (M. W. Friedlander, 1967)
  8. Rea-1 "Reactors" (Paul Michael and Robert I. Schermer, 1968)
  9. PD-1 "Particle Detectors" (W. Peter Trower, 1970)
  10. MENP-1 "Medium energy nuclear physics" (Morton M. Sternheim and Justus H. Koch, 1975)
  11. FNP-1 "Frontiers of Nuclear Physics" (George F. Bertsch, 2004)
  12. MP-1 "The Manhattan Project and Related Nuclear Research" (B. Cameron Reed, 2005)
  13. FuNP-1 "The Future of Nuclear Power" (George Flanagan, George Kulynych, and Cecil Parks, 2010)
  14. NSM-1 "New insights into the nuclear shell model" (David J. Dean and Joseph H. Hamilton, 2011)
  15. MP-2 "The Manhattan project and related nuclear research" (B. Cameron Reed, 2011)
  16. MP-3 "The Manhattan project and related nuclear research" (B. Cameron Reed, 2016)
  17. MP-4 "The Manhattan Project and related nuclear research" (B. Cameron Reed, 2023)
  1. PL-1 "Polarized Light" (William A. Shurcliff, 1962)
  2. QSL-1 "Quantum and Statistical Aspects of Light" (P. Carruthers, 1963)
  3. OC-1 "Optical Resource Letter on Colorimetry" (Günter Wyszecki, 1969)
  4. OR-2 "Optical Resource Letter on Radiometry" (Fred E. Nicodemus, 1970)
  5. CCV-1 "Color and Color Vision" (Paul L. Pease, 1980)
  6. L-1 "Lasers" (Donald C. O'Shea and Donald C. Peckham, 1981)
  7. LS-1 "Laser Spectroscopy" (R. Gupta, 1991)
  8. CQO-1 "Coherence in Quantum Optics" (John J. Slosser and Pierre Meystre, 1997)
  9. AOA-1 "Adaptive Optics for Astronomy" (Peter W. Milonni, 1999)
  10. AON-1 "Atom Optics, a tool for nanofrabrication" (Bernd Rohwedder, 2007)
  11. NO-1 "Nonlinear Optics" (Elsa Garmire, 2011)
  12. FCA-1 "Frequency Combs and Applications" (Dylan C. Yost, 2017)
Particles and Fields
  1. SAP-1 "Subatomic Particles" (Clifford E. Swartz, 1966)
  2. TQE-1 "Tests of Quantum Electrodynamics" (Morton M. Sternheim, 1972)
  3. WI-1 "Weak Interactions" (Barry R. Holstein, 1977)
  4. NP-1 "New Particles" (Jonathan L. Rosner, 1980)
  5. Q-1 "Quarks" (O. W. Greenberg, 1982)
  6. GI-1 "Gauge Invariance" (T.P. Cheng and Ling-Fong Li, 1988)
  7. MM-1 "Magnetic Monopoles" (Alfred S. Goldhaber and W. Peter Trower, 1990)
  8. ETDSTS-1 "Experimental Tests of the Discrete Space-Time Symmetries" (Eugene D. Commins, 1993)
  9. CF-1 "Casimir Force" (Steve K. Lamoreaux, 1999)
  10. SM-1 "The Standard Model and Beyond" (Jonathan L. Rosner, 2003)
  11. NSST-1"The Nature and Status of String Theory" (Donald Marolf, 2004)
  12. PBA-1 "Particle Beams and Accelerators" (Alexander W. Chao, 2006)
  13. QEDV-1 "The QED Vacuum" (Walter Greiner and Stefan Schramm, 2008)
  14. QCD-1 "Quantum Chromodynamics" (Andreas S. Kronfeld and Chris Quigg, 2010)
  15. AFHEP-1 "Accelerators for the Future of High Energy Physics" (William A. Barletta, 2012)
  16. ANP-1"Advances in Neutrino Physics" (Maury C. Goodman, 2016)
Philosophy of Physics
  1. PhM-1 "Philosophical Foundations of Classical Mechanics" (Mary Hesse, 1964)
  2. CD-1 "Causality and Determinism in Physics" (Roger Jones, 1996)
Physics and Society
  1. PNAR-1 "Physics and the Nuclear Arms Race" (Dietrich Schroeer and John Dowling, 1982)
  2. PBGP-1 "Physics Books for the General Public" (Hans Christian von Baeyer and Edith V. Bowers, 2004)
  3. PSEn-1 "Physics and Society: Energy" (Art Hobson, 2007)
  4. PSNAC-1 "Physics and Society: Nuclear Arms Control" (Alexander Glaser and Zia Mian, 2008)
  5. MPCVW-1 "Modeling Political Conflict, Violence, and Wars" (Ana P. Morgenstern, Nicolas Velasquez, Pedro Manrique, Qi Hong, Nicholas Johnson, and Neil Johnson, 2013)
Physics, the Arts, and Humanities
  1. SL-1 "Science and Literature" (Majorie Nicolson, 1965)
  2. ColR-1 "Collateral Reading for Physics Courses" (Alfred M. Bork and Arnold B. Arons, 1967)
  3. TLA-1 "Technology, Literature, and Art Since World War II" (William H. Davenport, 1970)
  4. TLA-2 "Technology, Literature, and the Arts, Contemporary" (William H. Davenport, 1975)
  5. PoD-1 "Physics of Dance" (Kenneth Laws and Melanie Lott, 2013)
Plasma Physics
  1. PP-1 "Plasma Physics" (Sanborn C. Brown, 1962)
  2. PP-2 "Plasma Physics: Waves and Radiation Processes in Plasmas" (G. Bekefi and Sanborn C. Brown, 1966)
  3. PWI-1 "Plasma Waves and Instabilities" (Crockett L. Grabbe, 1984)
  4. IMCF-1 "Inertially and Magnetically Confined Fusion" (Richard F. Post, 2000)
Precision Measurements and Fundamental Constants
  1. ECAN-1 "Electronic Charge and Avogadro's Number" (David L. Anderson, 1966)
  2. RMSL-1 "Recent Measurements of the Speed of Light and the Redefinition of the Meter" (Harry E. Bates, 1988)
  3. TFM-1 "Time and Frequency Measurement" (Christine Hackman and Donald B. Sullivan, 1995)
  4. FC-1 "The Physics of fundamental constants (Peter J. Mohr and  David B. Newel, 2010)
Statistical and Thermal Physics
  1. MD-1 "Maxwell's Demon" (Harvey S. Leff and Andrew F. Rex, 1990)
  2. ITP-1 "Information Theory in Physics" (Walter T. Grandy, Jr., 1997)
  3. CPPPT-1 "Critical Point Phenomena and Phase Transitions" (Jan Tobochnik, 2001)
  4. TA-1 "Thermoacoustic engines and refrigerators" (Steven L. Garrett, 2004)
  5. CS-1 "Complex Systems" (M. E. J. Newman, 2011)