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Physics Colloquium, "Ethics and the Welfare of the Physics Profession"

SpeakerKate Kirby, American Physical Society
Date Oct 10, 2012
Time 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm  
Location 141 Loomis
Sponsor Physics Department
Contact Marjorie Gamel
Phone 217-333-3762
Event type Seminar/Symposium
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Originating Calendar Physics - Colloquium

In 2002 several prominent cases of data falsification were discovered in physics papers  published in leading journals.  The situation prompted the American Physical Society to form a Task Force on Ethics to understand better how Ethics education takes place in the physics community.  By surveying the APS community, in particular the junior members, the Task Force received a lot of information on ethics concerns.  I will report on APS Ethics activities since 2004, and describe some of the resources which are available.

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