APS News

April 1996 (Volume 5, Number 4)


Captains of Industry Join 39 Nobel Laureates to Lead Campaign
The APS Campaign for Physics has attracted major company CEOs and 39 Nobel laureates to its leadership ranks.
BAPS Goes Online
This summer, the paper version of the Bulletin of the APS will no longer be mailed to subscribers prior to meetings, although it will be available on-site as part of registration.
Top Recruiters Honored in Membership Campaign
Two APS members were honored for their efforts at recruiting new members as part of the APS Member-Get-A-Member campaign instituted last year.
April 24, 1996 is National Physics Day
The National Science Foundation has designated April 24, 1996, as the second annual National Physics Day, to be celebrated as part of National Science and Technology Week.
Pilot Programs Seek to Enhance Job Opportunities
Two NSF-funded, complementary programs aimed at enhancing future employment opportunities for Ph.D. physicists are being launched this year.
"Meta" Researcher Champions New Funding Sources for Independent Science
The founders of Meta Research, Inc. are looking to ease the pinch of budget cuts by providing small grants to independent researchers who have found themselves increasingly squeezed out of the funding loop by more popular mainstream scientific theories with greater political clout.
Physicists to be Honored at 1996 APS/AAPT Joint Meeting
Twelve APS prizes and awards will be presented at the APS/AAPT meeting, 2-5 May, in Indianapolis, Indiana.


"Trilateral Collaborations" Key to Future Funding of Science
APS Views
APS Director of International Scientific Affairs Irving Lerch questions where the Information Superhighway is taking the scientific community.
The Back Page
Formulating a Cohesive Science Budget Policy


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