The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) has named Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics Eric Mazur its Robert A. Millikan Medal recipient. Mazur will receive the award and deliver a lecture titled “Physics Reality Distortion: Why the World of Physics and the Real World Are Different in Students’ Minds” during the association’s July meeting in Edmonton, Alberta.An internationally recognized scientist and researcher, Mazur leads a research program in optical physics. He has strong interests in education, science policy, outreach, and the public perception of science. His book “Peer Instruction” (1996) has had a wide impact on physics teaching. In 2006, Mazur helped produce the award-winning DVD “Interactive Teaching.”The Millikan Medal, which includes a $7,500 award, certificate, and travel expenses to the meeting, recognizes those “who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to physics education.”
Kitack Lim has won re-election for a second four-year term as secretary general of the International Maritime Organization.The former president of Busan Port Authority, Lim has served as the Republic of Korea’s deputy permanent representative to IMO from 2006 to 2009 and was chairman of the sub-committee on flag state implementation (FSI) from 2002 to 2004.During his first term, Lim has achieved what he himself considers the “IMO’s biggest impact in its 60-year history,” the IMO’s new rules that cut ships’ emissions of sulphur by 2020 either by reducing its content in marine fuel from 3.5% to 0.5% from 2020 or by requiring ships to remove it from exhaust fumes.In 2006, Mr. Lim was appointed Director General of the Maritime Safety Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) and then as a Senior Maritime Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in London and led all IMO work for the Republic of Korea, serving as an Alternate Permanent Representative to IMO up to August 2009. Following that, he was re-appointed Director General for Maritime Safety Bureau (MLTM).In March 2011, Mr. Lim was appointed Commissioner of the Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal (KMST). In July 2012, he assumed the position of President of Busan Port Authority, until January 2016 when he took up his appointment as Secretary-General of IMO.Sea News, November 26 Author: Baibhav Mishra
Rangers winger Jamie Murphy’s season is over after manager Steven Gerrard confirmed he has suffered an ACL injury.The Scotland international crumpled to the ground after appearing to catch his foot in the artificial turf at Rugby Park during Rangers’ 3-1 League Cup win over Kilmarnock.Following scans, Rangers have ascertained that Murphy tore his cruciate ligament in the incident.Manager Gerrard has expressed his disaapointment at the news. He said: “Sad news for Jamie Murphy as he will be missing for the remainder of the season with an ACL injury.“Jamie has been excellent for me since day one, we are trying to help him in every way we can to give him all the support he needs as he is a huge player for us.“The important thing now is the player and his care and we will ensure he sees the experts and support him along his recovery.”Rangers are on the brink of completing a deal for Hearts forward Kyle Lafferty as he look to bolster their frontline amid Murphy’s absence.