APS News

May 1995 (Volume 4, Number 5)

News

No Slowdown Foreseen in Rapid Growth of APS Journals
The number of manuscript submissions to APS journals will continue to increase at about 8 percent for the next five years, an APS task force concluded after conducting a ten-month study.
 
Physicists to be Honored at May Meetings
Three physicists will be honored for their contributions to atomic, molecular and optical physics and particle physics at APS unit meetings in May.
 
Career Corner
This month features physicists who have found fulfilling careers as an OTA analyst and a microelectronics manager and computer programmer.
 
Inside the Beltway: Galvin Commission Proposes "Bold" Alternative for DOE Labs
The eagerly anticipated report of the Galvin Commission on Alternative Futures for the DOE Laboratories, calls for the government to divest its authority and corporatize the laboratories.
 
William Fowler Dies
Fowler, a former APS president and winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize in physics, died in March of kidney failure at the age of 83.
 
In Brief
The APS Executive Board approved the establishment of a new topical group on gravitation; applications are currently being accepted for the 1996-1997 Fulbright Scholar Awards; and several APS members received research awards from the Alexander von Homboldt Foundation.

Opinion

APS Views
Peter Adams, editor of Physical Review B, discusses the debut of PR-B Rapid Communications.
 
Letters
Members respond to Marc Abrahams' regarding "not-so-improbable" research.
 
OTA Needs Support from Scientists to Avert National "Tragedy"
Art Hobson presents the case for preserving the Office of Technology Assessment.
 
The Back Page
Current Science Research in the High School Science Classroom

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