APS News

October 1996 (Volume 5, Number 9)


APS Launches New Mass Media Fellowship Program
The APS is accepting applications for the first recipients of its Mass Media Fellowships, to be awarded in early 1997.
APS Electronic Journals and Services Come Online
The APS announces the availability of numerous electronic products and services.
Professor Hans Bethe Turns 90
APS Executive Officer Judy Franz presents Prof. Hans Bethe with a birthday card at a party in his honor
1996 Fall Meeting Madness
Nine APS units -- four divisions and five geographic sections -- will hold their fall meetings in October and November.
In His Own Words: Liu Gang: A Story of Physics and Freedom in China
An interview with former imprisoned Chinese dissident and physics graduate student Liu Gang.
APS Supports Formation of ICSU Human Rights Monitoring Committee
The APS Executive Board voted to support a May 21 letter from the AAAS to the International Council of Scientific Unions requesting the formation of a human rights commission within that organization.
NSF's GOALI Program Promotes Industrial/Academic Partnerships
The NSF's Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry targets high risk and high gain research with focus on fundamental topics that would not have been undertaken by industry.
Hansch to Receive Schawlow Prize at DLS Meeting
Theodore Hansch, executive director of the Max Planck Institute for Quantum optics in Garching, Germany, will be awarded the 1996 Schawlow Prize in October.
National Society of Hispanic Physicists Founded
The National Society of Hispanic Physicists was founded in May at a meeting at the University of Texas, Austin.
Book Review
APS Associate Executive Officer Barrett Ripin reviews Peter S. Fiske's "To Boldly Go: A Practical Career Guide for Scientists."
In Brief
The APS Division of Laser Science has selected five new speakers and topics for its Distinguished Traveling Lecturer Program; President Clinton selected three physicists among the eight scientists and engineers nominated to serve on the prestigious National Science Board; and Aephraim M. Steinberg of the University of Toronto is the 1996 recipient of the Doctoral Thesis Award for Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics.


Don't Put Up Barriers to Foreign Students — A Contrasting View of Standardized Tests — GRE Scores Serve a Purpose — Straight (Back) Talk — Z's Fight Back — An Age-Old Question...
APS Views
CIFS Chair Gregory Loew explains why the Society should support his committee.
Leaving Science Can Be a Good Career Decision
Wolfgang Hierse finds that leaving science is not necessarily a professional disaster
The Back Page
The Current Energy Situation: Federal Role Remains Important


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