APS News

May 1996 (Volume 5, Number 5)

News

Beller International Lecture at DAMOP Meeting
The second Beller International Lecture will be given by Serge Haroche in theopening plenary session of the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on May 15.
 
FY 1997 R&D Budget Request Announced
On March 19, Jack Gibbons, assistant to the president for science and technology, introduced the Clinton Administration's FY 1997 budget request for science and technology programs.
 
International News
Workshops Explore Future of Telecommunications, E-Publications
 
Physicists to be Honored at 1996 May Meeting
The APS will honor three physicists in May for their contributions to the fields of atomic, molecular and optical physics and particle physics.
 
Career Corner
Jeffrey Marque shares his experiences as a staff scientist at Beckman Instruments, where he works on problems requiring both experimental and computational fluid dynamics and structural dynamics analysis.
 
Physics Success Stories Provide Tools for Scientists
The American Institute of Physics has prepared a series of one-page brochures aimed at illustrating the practical benefits of physics.
 
In Brief
The APS Executive Board issued a special commendation to MIT's Daniel Kleppner for his years of excellent service to the Society; The APS Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics has compiled a speakers list for schools, universities and other public forums; the APS Ohio Section held its annual spring meeting 12-13 April at Ohio State University; and a recent study of a sampling of active male and female researchers reveals that while women scientists publish slightly fewer papers than their male colleagues, their citation rate per paper is significantly higher.

Opinion

Inside the Beltway
Shifting Political Winds Open a Window of Opportunity for Science
 
Letters
Authorship Practices Need Review — Less Than Optimistic Views — Simon Article Legitimizes Foolish Notions
 
APS Views
APS Treasurer Harry Lustig reviews where APS funds come from, where the money goes, and why the Society needs members to give more.
 
The Back Page
Universities and Government - A Shared Commitment

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