APS News

April 1999 (Volume 8, Number 4)

News

Mass Media Fellows Reflect on Internship Experience
Two physics graduate students spent several months learning the ropes of communicating science to the public.
 
Style and Substance Characterize APS Centennial Celebration
The APS celebrated its 100th anniversary with both style and substance last month in Atlanta, drawing nearly 10,000 physicists from all over the world.
 
International News: Dakar Workshop Fosters Research Collaborations in Africa
Scientists from ten African countries gathered in Dakar, Senegal, in December for the International Workshop On Spectroscopy and Applications.
 
Yale Olympics Show Students That Physics Can Be Fun
About one hundred high school students gathered in New Haven for the first Yale Physics Olympiad.
 
APS Resolution Urges Amending Data Access Law
The APS Executive Board approved a resolution affirming that government agencies should rely only on scientific results that have been peer reviewed when establishing federal regulations and policies.
 
Festival Spotlight: Teaching the Science Behind the Magic
Magician Bob Friedhoffer tells all
 
Prominent Physicists of the 20th Century
A CD-ROM Photo Collection
 
In Brief
Clinton Names Fermi Award Winners; Online Heisenberg Exhibit; National Science and Technology Week To Be Held in April.

Opinion

APS Views
History of the APS Forum on Physics and Society
 
Letters
Chris Paul — Walt Perkins — Jeffery Winkler — Charles Duke — William Edelstein
 
The Back Page
Authorship credit-Eugen Tarnow discusses results of a recent survey of junior physicists on authorship credit.

Departments

Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Our Favorite Net Myth
 
Quoteworthy Science
Words of wisdom from science heroes
 
Cartoon
Breaking News at the APS Centennial Meeting

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