APS News

August/September 1998 (Volume 7, Number 8)

News

Physical Review Online Archive
The Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) became available and will be free for the remainder of the year.
 
Plenary Speakers Selected for APS Centennial
The APS Centennial Meeting will feature plenary sessions with world-renowned scientists addressing a wide range of topics and interests.
 
Inside the Beltway
How to Use a Surplus: Squeeze and Double
 
1998 Fall Meeting Madness
Ten APS Units are holding their fall meetings in October and November.
 
APS Congressional Fellowship Awarded
Antonia Herzog is 1998-99 APS Congressional Fellow.
 
APS Sponsors Mass Media Fellows
Two young physicists are spending this summer as journalist interns at Business Week and CNN.
 
Coulomb Interactions, "Transistor-less Computing" Highlight 1998 DAMOP Meeting
Recent studies on Coulomb interaction of hydrogen atoms, and using arrays of quantum dots for computing were among the highlights of the 1998 DAMOP Meeting.
 
100 Years: The International Dimension
The 23rd General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics will convene in Atlanta, Georgia (March 17-21, 1999), just one week before the beginning of the APS Centennial Meeting.
 
DAMOP Thesis Award
DAMOP selected Christopher Wood as its latest thesis award recipient at its meeting in May.
 
Outstanding Undergraduate AMO Researchers
DAMOP has held an annual competition to select the best undergraduate AMO research being performed for the last four years.
 
Commission on Women in Science
The APS Executive Board voted to endorse a proposal before Congress to establish a Commission on the Advancement of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology.
 
APS Statement on Federal R&D Presented to Senate Committee
The APS Executive Board approved a statement on federal investment in R&D that was presented at an April Senate hearing.
 
APS Task Force Suggests "Physics Today" Changes
"Physics Today" continues to receive high marks from APS members, although there is room for improvement, an APS task force concluded.
 
Acrivos Dissertation Award Established
DFD has established a new dissertation award for fluid dynamics.

Opinion

APS Views
Roman Czujko of AIP's Employment and Education Statistics Division gives a status report on trends, opportunities and threats for physics.
 
Letters to the Editor
A Question About Tenure... — Some Style Points for Writing — Barbara Levi replies:
 
The Back Page
Senator Bill First discusses the importance of science and technology.

Departments

A Century of Physics
1945-1955: The Post War Boom.
 
Zero Gravity
Brain Teaser Limerick Contest

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