APS News

June 1997 (Volume 6, Number 6)


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Highlights from Kansas City March Meeting
Approximately 4,400 physicists converged on the Kansas City Convention Center for the Society's annual March Meeting for sessions on carbon nanotubes, switchable mirrors, and magnetic force microscopy, to name a few highlights.
Career Task Force Makes Recommendations to APS Council
The APS Career Task Force on Careers and Professional Development presented its final report and recommendations to the APS Council in April.
Four Corners Section Established by Council
The Four Corners Section -- the first new APS regional section since 1976 -- was established by unanimous vote of APS Council at its April meeting.
Members To Vote on Proposed Amendment to APS Mission Statement
The APS Council approved a proposed amendment to the APS mission statement, which will appear on the election ballot this summer for APS members to vote on its adoption.
NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program
Proposals for FY98 are now being considered for NSF's Faculty Early Career Development program.
Physics History on the Web
The AIP Center for history of Physics recently introduced two new science history exhibits on the Web: one detailing the discovery of the electron, and another an online Einstein museum.
In Brief
Donald H. Weingarten of IBM is the winner of the 1997 APS Aneesur Rahman Prize; the APS is developing an on-line historial archive of women who have made important contributions to physics; the NSF is instituting new merit review criteria as of October 1, 1997; and two APS fellows were among the seven winners of the 1996 E.O. Lawrence Award.
APS Role in the Federation of Materials Societies
A summary of APS involvement in the Federation of Materials Societies since 1995.
DCMP and DMP Celebrate 50 Years
The APS Divisions of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Physics celebrated their 50th anniversary at the APS March Meeting in Kansas City.


Perspectives on the Job "Crunch" — We Need an Inclusive Definition for Physicists
APS Views
APS Director of International Scientific Affairs examines the current status of international cooperation between scientific societies and organizations.
Safeguard that Retirement Account!
APS Development Director Darlene Logan outlines retirement account planning options available to APS members.
The Back Page
Scientists will Build the Bridge to the 21st Century


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