|Quantum Computing, MEMs, Spintronics Mark 1998 L.A. March Meeting|
More than 5,000 physicists converged on the Los Angeles Convention Center, 16-20 March, for the Society's annual March Meeting.
|APS Career and Professional Development Liaison Program Launched|
The APS Committee on Careers and Professional Development sponsored the first workshop to kickoff a Career and Professional Development Liaison.
|Massey Adopts “Old Style” Approach to Morehouse Presidency|
A typical day’s activities for physicist Walter Massey.
CIFS petitions for Chinese scientists; Ohio Section holds spring meeting.
|Proposed Amendments to APS Constitution to Allow Electronic Balloting|
At its April meeting, the APS Council approved several amendments to the Constitution, which will appear on the election ballot this summer for APS members to vote on their adoption.
|A Century of Physics|
1925-1934: The Language of the Atom.
|Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics|
An on-line archive featuring contributions of 20th Century women to physics.
|Task Force for Prizes and Awards Report|
APS prizes and awards are highly regarded by the scientific community.
|Bylaw Revision for Thesis Awards|
In accordance with a recommendation from the 1998 Task Force on Prizes and Awards, Council has approved a revision to the APS Bylaws regarding the thesis awards bestowed by several APS Divisions.
|APS Executive Board Appoints Task Force on Academic Tenure|
This task force will grapple with the active and sometimes acrimonious debate on the need for change in the academic tenure system.
|Some Simple Rules of Writing|
Barbara Levi, Physics Today, tells of Miss Ottenberg’s rules, plus more.
|APS Career and Professional Development Committee Receives Final Approval|
The former committee on Application in Physics has a new name and a new mission.
|FIAP Jobs Engine|
FIAP has established an on-line job search engine.
|Merzbacher Appointed as Consultant for APS Centennial|
Merzbacher will advise the Centennial staff on the the general APS exhibit; the individual unit exhibits and symposia; the various planned APS Reunions; the Centennial public relations initiative; and other issues as needed.
|Four Corners Section Holds First Meeting|
The fledgling APS Four Corners Section held its first annual meeting at the University of New Mexico, April 3-4.
|APS Northwest Section is Established|
The Northwest Section, the APS’ seventh section, includes members from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Western Canada.
|Quantum Computing Holds Promise of Parallel Calculations|
Quantum computers are hypothetical machines that would exploit the superposition principle of quantum mechanics to perform an immense number of calculations in parallel.
|DOE Priorities to Meet New National Goals|
Ernest Moniz, Deputy Under Secretary of DOE, speaks out.
|“Spintronics” Hold Potential for Future Electronic Devices|
Spin-dependent phenomena may be used for very high performance electronics.
|MEMS Could Pave the Way for Atomic-Scale Assembly|
Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) could provide the key to manufacturing atomic scale, self-assembling devices.