Ethics and the Welfare of the Physics Profession

 

 

 

Kate Kirby

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

 

 

 

The American Physical Society (APS) Task Force on Ethics was charged with looking at the state of Ethics education in Physics.  Through surveys of and discussions with the physics community, a number of concerns regarding Ethics came to light.  I will focus on issues in the practice of physics which were raised particularly by junior members of the APS.