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Exhibits and Topical Conferences

Exhibits

To Advance and Diffuse the Knowledge of Physics: 100 Years of the APS. Georgia World Congress Center entrance lobby. Open S-F. A curated exhibit of the origins and historical development of the APS. Display contents include: APS research journals, outreach programs, as well a number of interesting incidents that helped shape the character of the Society.

Felice Frankel Photography Exhibit: "Envisioning Physics." Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Open M-F, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Award-winning science photographer and MIT Artist-in-Residence Felice Frankel presents a series of science-based photographs, many of which have appeared in major scientific journals and magazines.

Microscapes- Soldering Iron Tip. Photomicrograph with reflected illumination John Carnevale. A soldering iron tip has been ground down to reveal the copper core within its iron sheath. The image reveals the crystal structure of the metals and the nature of the bond between them. Credit: Lucent Technologies
Microscapes - Soldering Iron Tip. Photomicrograph with reflected illumination John Carnevale. A soldering iron tip has been ground down to reveal the copper core within its iron sheath. The image reveals the crystal structure of the metals and the nature of the bond between them. Credit: Lucent Technologies

Microscapes: The Hidden Art of High Technology. Woodruff Arts Center, North Galleria. Open T-F, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The exhibit presents 50 photographs that explore the convergence of art and technology, created in collaboration with the scientists and researchers of Lucent/Bell Laboratories.

Virtual Earth. GWCC Auditorium (entrance). Open M-W, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The National Center for Atmospheric Research offers a 3-D visualization of Earth.

APS Timeline Wall Chart: "A Century of Physics." Georgia World Congress Center. Open M-F, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The timeline traces the development of physics throughout the 20th century.

APS Unit Exibits. Georgia World Congress Center Exhibit Hall D. Open M 10:00 AM - 5 PM; T 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM; W 10 AM - 3:00 PM. Twenty-seven APS Divisions, Topical Groups, Forums and Sections will highlight activity in their units.

The African-American Presence in Physics. (two identical exhibits to be installed at Atlanta University Center Complex and at Georgia World Congress Center Exhibit Hall D). Open M-W at GWCC. Official opening reception on March 20 will coincide with the meeting of the National Society of Black Physicists.

Nobel Discoverers Gallery. The unique AIP W. F. Meggers collection of physics Nobel Laureate portraits will be exhibited during the Nobel Laureate Luncheon and, later, throughout the Centennial in the Georgia World Congress Center near the registration area.

Physics in Our Lives. An APS exhibit under development that illustrates to youth the impact that physics has on the exploration of Nature, saving lives and driving technology. It includes several interactive demonstrations.

On-Campus Topical Conferences

Industries of the Mind: Physics and Economic Growth. Georgia State University, New Student Center, Tuesday, March 16, 1999, 2:30 - 5:30 PM.

Various Career Choices with Foundations in Physics. Spelman College, Cosby Center, Thursday, March 18, 1999, 9:00 AM - 12 Noon.

Reporting Science in the 21st Century. Emory University, Friday March 19, 1999, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

The Influence of Physics on Developments in Other Disciplines During the 20th Century. Morehouse College at the Atlanta University Center, Thursday, March 18, 1999, 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM.




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