The latest news, announcements, press releases, and obituaries
August 1, 2022
March 16, 1930 – July 13, 2022 — Donald Strandburg, low temperature physicist and former chair of the physics department at San Jose State University, passed away on July 13 at the age of 92, following a heart attack.
June 20, 2022
Former AAPT President, Robert Beck Clark, passed away at home in Murray, Utah on June 4, 2022.
April 28, 2022
Alexander K. Dickison was a colleague and friend of physics teachers in Florida and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).
November 8, 2021
Frieda Stahl (CSU Los Angeles), professor emerita of physics, died in October 2021 at the age of 99.
October 6, 2021
Elizabeth "Betty" (Frazier) Karplus passed away at home in Orinda, California, on September 22, 2021, at the age of 96.
July 1, 2021
Warren Walter Hein, former AAPT Executive Officer, passed away suddenly on June 11, 2021, while living in Fenton, Michigan.
January 12, 2021
Jack Willis died at home in hospice on Oct. 27, 2020 from metastasized prostate cancer at age 95.
October 23, 2020
Uri Haber-Schaim, a leader in science education for nearly half a century, died September 16, 2020 in his home in Jerusalem, Israel, at the age of 94. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Shlomith, two daughters, a son, and three grandchildren.
September 1, 2020
Charles was born on December 21, 1939 and died on August 25, 2020. He joined AAPT in 1991 and was actively involved in the Ohio Section of AAPT. He has served as Treasurer of the Ohio Section since 2001.
August 19, 2020
John S. Rigden was born in Painesville, Ohio, on January 10, 1934, and died of cardiac arrest at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 24, 2017, at age 83.