APS News

December 1997 (Volume 6, Number 11)

News

Three APS Fellows Share 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics
Steven Chu of Stanford University, William Phillips of National Institute of Standards and Technology and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji of the Ecole Normale Superieure in France were selected to receive the prestigious award.
 
Taking the Temperature of Dark-State Atoms
Cohen-Tannoudji and colleagues present a new way to explore the coldest realm in the universe.
 
APS and Scientific Societies Endorse United Statement on Research
The statement, released October 22 at a U.S. Capitol press conference, calls for a doubling of the federal budget for research by 2009.
 
Unified Statement on Research: "A Decade of Investment"
Read the full text of the joint statement.
 
APS Fellow Reception held in New York City
APS president D. Allan Bromley chaired the reception, attended by more than 100 fellows.
 
Interferometric Lithography, High-Density Plasma Sources Featured at GEC '97
Highlights from the 50th annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, held October 6-9 in Madison, Wis.
 
Enhancements to APS Online Journals
APS members can now access JETP online, as well as an APS link manager and PINET-Plus and SPIN abstracts.
 
Inside the Beltway
Getting Priorities Right
 
International News
Representatives from several physical societies around the world attended an October planning meeting on international collaboration in Washington, D.C.
 
Kennedy is APS Centennial Director
Franmarie Kennedy is charged with organizing the APS Centennial meeting in 1999.
 
APS Group Insurance has Affordable Options
APS members rely on the APS Insurance Trust program to provide several affordable insurance options.
 
Lettieri Promoted to APS Membership Department Manager
Patricia Lettieri replaces Mary Pat Paris as manager of the APS membership department.
 
Who is this Well-known American Physicist?
This is the 200th anniversary of the birth of a well-known American physicist -- can you identify him?
 
Factoid
Member Print and Online Subscriptions 9/96 vs. 9/97

Opinion

APS Views
Senior Physicists Meet at ACP — APS Task Force on Physics Today Begins Work
 
Letters
Misuse of Einstein's Relativity Theory
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Improbable Researchers Gather for 1997 Nobel Prize Ceremony
 
The Back Page
Doctoral Education: Preparing for the Future

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