APS News

November 1996 (Volume 5, Number 10)

News

New Results Supporting Standard Model Highlight 1996 DPF Meeting
New experimental results increase confidence in the Standard Model, according to various session speakers at the 1996 meeting of the APS Division of Particles and Fields.
 
McIlrath to Become New APS Treasurer
On November 11, Thomas J. McIlrath, a professor in the Institute for Physical Science and Technology at the University of Maryland, College Park, will become APS Treasurer, replacing Harry Lustig.
 
Physicists To Be Honored at November Meetings
Five physicists will be honored for their work in fluid dynamics and plasma physics at APS divisional meetings in November.
 
Aylesworth Observes Politics in Action on the Hill
Outgoing APS Congressional Fellow Kevin Aylesworth discusses highlights of his year on Capitol Hill.
 
1997 March Meeting: Large & Small, Old & New
Plans are well underway for the 1997 APS March Meeting, to be held 17-21 March in Kansas City, Missouri.
 
AIP Offers New Web Site for History of Physics and Astronomy
The American Institute of Physics has established a site on the World Wide Web featuring the history of physics and allied science.
 
Szilard, Schawlow Inducted into Inventor's Hall of Fame
Two renowned physicists and long-standing APS members were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in September.
 
Schrieffer and Garmire Named to Committee on National Medal of Science
In September President Clinton announced the appointment of APS President Robert J. Schriffer, and Elsa Garmire, an APS Council and Executive Board member, to the President's Committee on the National Medal of Science.
 
In Brief
The APS New England and New York State Sections held their annual fall meetings in October; and the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics unveiled its AMO Physics Handbook at its May meeting in Ann Arbor.

Opinion

Inside the Beltway
Science in Crisis: Fact or Fiction
 
Letters
We Shouldn't Have to Choose Between Effectiveness & Honesty — Two-Year College Faculty Members Are Forgotten by APS
 
APS Views
Amy Halsted, administrator of operating committees at APS Headquarters in College Park, MD, offers a birds-eye view of the Society.
 
Science for All Students
Laurie Fathe reviews two major recent reports addressing the current state of undergraduate science and math education, and the need for changes in the current approach.
 
The Back Page
An Alien Ate my Laundry: The Decline of Reason in the Age of Science

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