Arthur Smith

Arthur Smith

Arthur received a PhD in physics from Cornell University (1991) having worked on the theory of quasicrystals (the discovery of which won the 2011 Nobel in chemistry). He has worked at several universities and national laboratories in the US; since 1995 he has been employed at the American Physical Society journal publication office in Ridge, NY, where he has been a manager of pre-publication systems since 2001.

Recent Articles

Sea level rise – what can we do?

While there are many troubling consequences of the global warming we are imposing on ourselves, one of the most inexorable is the increase in ocean volume that leads to rising seas around the world. These changes are already bringing coastal…

On The APS Statement on Climate

The American Physical Society has been proceeding with a review of its statement on climate change. Judith Curry and Eli Rabett, among others, have posted the latest draft from the APS Panel on Public Affairs, which has been made available…

Argument from incredulity

A few days back one of my favorite writers, David Roberts at Grist posted an article titled We can solve climate change, but it won’t be cheap or easy. This was based on an article in WIREs Climate Change, A…

The Monckton equation

My last few posts have been on some examples of dubious scientific publications. Some publishers are bad actors. Some authors are naively over-confident and have found naive editors or publishers to match. Sometimes it can be hard to tell. The…