|Two New APS Officers Begin Tenures|
Thomas McIlrath became APS Treasurer November 11, and Martin Blume will become APS Editor-in-Chief on January 1.
|Data Storage, New Laser Advances Featured at ILS-XII Meeting|
Optical and laser scientists from all over the world gathered in Rochester, New York, for the twelfth annual Interdisciplinary Laser Science Conference.
|APS Members Share 1996 Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry|
Four APS members were among those selected to share the 1996 Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry.
|Strangelet Searches, Spin Effects, QCD Field Theory Highlight 1996 DNP Meeting|
Recent studies of quantum chaos in mesoscopic systems and effective field theory were among the topics featured at the annual fall meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics.
|APS Council Establishes Task Force on Career Development|
The APS Executive Board has approved the establishment of a Task Force on Careers and Professional Development, chaired by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky of the University of Nebraska's Center for Materials Research and Analysis.
|OSTP Releases Report on Reducing Excess Plutonium Stockpiles|
An interim study by independent U.S. and Russian scientists released in November by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy recommends a broad program of cooperation between the U.S. and Russia, and other countries, to reduce the stockpiles of excess weapons plutonium.
|Improbable Researchers Gather for 1997 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony|
Some of the world's top scientists convened at Harvard University on October 3 for the Sixth Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony.
The APS Ohio and Southeastern Sections held their annual fall meetings in November; IUPAP has released a revised version of its "Guidelines for the Use of Major Physics Users Facilities"; and Elsevier Science Publishers are the new proud sponsors of the revamped John H. Dillon Medal, which now carries a cash award of $2000.