APS News

February 1999 (Volume 8, Number 2)

News

Centennial News: Hawking Confirmed as Centennial Speaker
Stephen Hawking, a highly popular author and lecturer on general relativity, particularly the physics of black holes - has been confirmed as a featured speaker at the upcoming APS Centennial Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
Centennial News: A Century of Physics Timeline Decade
1995: 'Prospect'
 
Centennial News: Physics in the 20th Century
A coffee table book for physicist's families.
 
Centennial News: Additional Centennial Exhibits
Four new exhibits are added to the display
 
Centennial News: Centennial Meeting Tutorials
APS is hosting five tutorials on Sunday, March 21, 1999d
 
Survey Looks at 'Two-Body' Problem Among Physicists
Dual-career couples and the difficulty of finding two professional jobs possibly two physics jobs in the same geographic location
 
APS Workshop Targets Tribulations of New Managers
Management Problems of the Technical Person in a Leadership Role: a wide-ranging workshop designed to increase the successful transition of technical specialists into the ranks of management
 
PR Focus
PR Focus Orienting Single Molecules; Nuclei Affect Bounce of H<sub>2</sub>
 
Discounted Auto Insurance Added to Member Benefits
APS has enterned an ageeement with GEICO to provide members with discounted rates  
 
Fusion Pellets, Most Powerful Laser Highlight DPP Meeting
Highlights from the Fall 1998 DPP meeting.  
 
New: Plasma Astrophysics Group Formed
A new topical group on plasma astrophysics was approved by the APS Council at its November 1998 meeting.  

Opinion

Letters
Duct Tape, Not — Go for the Big Bang
 
The Back Page
The Future of Graduate Education: The Next 25 Years

Departments

Career Corner
Career Corner: Is Industry Really a ''Nontraditional'' Career?
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Love Boson Discovered on Valentine's Day
 
Cartoon
Theories of Everything
 
Meeting Briefs
DFD and DPF's annual meetings; GEC now a DAMOP meeting.
 
In Brief
In Brief Burton Richter announces retirement as director of SLAC; Shirley Jackson is new president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; APS members are recipients of National Medal of Science and E.O. Lawrence Awards.

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