APS News

November 1998 (Volume 7, Number 10)

Centennial: Prominent Physicists CD-ROM

CD Rom of physicists

In 1997, the APS convened a Task Force to develop a collection of portraits of physicists to be available at the time of the APS centenary. Members of the Task Force were Andrew Sessler, Gerald Holton, Stephen Brush and Spencer Weart. The collection was initiated both to provide a pictorial history of distinguished physicists throughout the last century and to help to illustrate talks given by speakers included in the Centennial Speakers booklet.

The approximately 200 portraits of physicists selected for the collection have been compiled onto a CD-ROM. The collection is indexed alphabetically and includes birth and death dates, in addition to a short description of the subject's contribution to physics.

The collection will be mailed to all speakers in the Centennial Speakers booklet and will be available for purchase at the Centennial Celebration and Meeting in Atlanta.

APS encourages the redistribution of the materials included in this newspaper provided that attribution to the source is noted and the materials are not truncated or changed.

Editor: Barrett H. Ripin

November 1998 (Volume 7, Number 10)

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Articles in this Issue
Centennial: APS Establishes Travel Grants for Student Centennial Attendance
Centennial: Topical Symposia Arranged for Centennial Meeting
Centennial: APS Ephemera Wanted/APS Centurions
Centennial: Historical Factal
Centennial: A Century of Physics
Centennial: Prominent Physicists CD-ROM
Leo Szilard Lectureship Award is Funded
Physicists To Be Honored at November Meetings
In Brief
Physical Review Focus
Senior Membership
APS Regional Sections Hold Fall Meetings
Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
The Back Page
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science