APS News

January 1997 (Volume 6, Number 1)

News

Friedman Chosen as APS Vice-President in 1996 Election
Jerome Friedman, a physics professor at MIT, was elected APS vice president. Other election results are also presented.
 
Inside the Beltway
Michael Lubell reviews the impact of national election results on science funding.
 
Bederson Lead APS Journals Into Electronic Age
An extended interview on retiring APS Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Bederson.
 
International News
Establishing Global Communication Networks in Science
 
APS Announces Primakoff Lectureship and Forum Award Endowment
The APS Council has agreed to establish an annual Henry Primakoff Lectureship, and the APS Forum Award has been endowed and renamed the Joseph A. Burton Forum Award.
 
Plasma CVD, Etch Tools, and Displays Highlight 49th Annual GEC
Recent advances in plasma chemical vapor deposition, etch tools, and plasma display technologies were among the highlights of the 49th Gaseous Electronics Conference.
 
Research Corporation Supports Basic Research in Academia
For more than 80 years, fledgling physicists, chemists and astronomers have turned to the Research Corporation for financial support of their research projects.
 
APS Honors Two Young Physicists With 1996 Apker Award
Two promising young physicists have been named as recipients of the APS Apker Award for their research achievements as undergraduates.
 
In Brief
The Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Physical Society will lapse without renewal; Sidney Drell, SLAC deputy director and former APS president, was awarded the 1996 Gian Carlo Wick Commemorative Medal; and the APS Texas Section held its annual fall meeting.

Opinion

Letters
New Mechanisms Needed To Effect Change in Science Education
 
APS Views
FIAP Celebrates Its First Anniversary
 
In Search of an Improved Science and Public Policy Process
David Hafemeister provides some suggestions for improving the science and public policy process.
 
The APS Mass Media Fellowship Program
James J. Wynne discusses the objectives behind the recent establishment of the APS Mass Media Fellowship program.
 
The Back Page
Science, Politics, and Human Rights: Lessons Learned from Russia

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