APS News

December 1998 (Volume 7, Number 11)


Centennial News: Centennial Travel Awards for NY State High School Teachers
New York State Section sponsors awards for high school teachers
Centennial News: A Century of Physics Timeline Decade
1975-1985: Images
Centennial News: Senior/Retired Member Breakfast at Centennial
This special breakfast will be hosted by the APS and Mid-Atlantic Seniors Group.
Centennial News: Attend a Grand Reunion at the Centennial
The universities and research laboratories listed here have chosen to participate in our special 'Grand Reunion' which is part of the Centennial
George Trilling Elected APS Vice-President
Members of The American Physical Society have elected George H. Trilling, a professor emeritus at University of California, Berkeley and senior faculty physicist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, to be the Society's next vice-president.
Physicists Win Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry
The 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Horst Stormer of Columbia University, Dan Tsui of Princeton, University, and Robert Laughlin of Stanford University. Two other APS Fellows shared the 1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Walter Kohn of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and John Pople of Northwestern University
Elucidating the Hall Effect
Philip F. Schewe, AIP Public Information
Rooney Tackles Wide Range of S&T Issues as Congressional Fellow
Peter Rooney reflects on his year as a legislative assistant in the Congressional office of Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT).
Distinguished Traveling Lecturer Program in Laser Science
The Division of Laser Science will continue to sponsor a lecture program in Laser Science, which brings distinguished scientists to undergraduate colleges and univiersities.
Tenure Task Force Submits Final Report
The APS Task Force on Academic Tenure presented its final report in September.
Executive Board Reaffirms 1995 EMF Statement
No evidence of health effects from power line fields
Physical Review Focus
Atom Wire Resists Conventions
Meeting Briefs
Organic, Polymer and VCSE Lasers Highlighted at ILS-XIV; Plasma Processing, Electron Swarms Highlight 1998 GEC; DNP Holds 1998 Fall Meeting.


Science Policy and Science Community
William R. Brinkley summarizes biologist's view of U.S. science policy.
How Duct Tape Sealed My Place in History
Max Sherman
The Back Page
Charles Duke of Xerox shares his strategies for getting value from industrial R&D.


Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
1998 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded at Harvard

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