Mark Elsesser

Associate Director of Government Affairs with the American Physical Society

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Associate director of government affairs at the American Institute of Physics.

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The old party trick of inhaling helium to make your voice high-pitched may not be possible in the near future. There’s a worldwide helium shortage.

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The old party trick of inhaling helium to make your voice high-pitched may not be possible in the near future. There’s a worldwide helium shortage.

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