APS News

May 1999 (Volume 8, Number 5)


Richardson Vows to Keep DOE Labs Open in Keynote Address
U.S. Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson delivered the keynote address at the APS Centennial meeting, which culminated with the unveiling of the APS timeline wall chart.
Hawking Draws Packed House to Atlanta Civic Center
Thousands of local and visiting spectators crowded into the Atlanta Civic Center to hear a free public lecture by best-selling author and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.
To Advance and Diffuse the Knowledge of Physics
The Century in Review - The American Physical Society was established one hundred years ago; the Physical Review six years before that. Together they have shaped and promoted physics research in the 20th century.
Festival Profile
Felice Frankel: Envisioning Science Through the Camera's Eye
FIP Resolution Objects to New State Department Advisory
FIP complains about chilling effects of restrictions on scientific visit visas
Physicists Step Out in Style at Fernbank Gala
Tuxedos and gowns, fine dining and dancing were the order of the day for those attending the APS Centennial gala celebration at Atlanta's Fernbank Museum.
Physicists Step Out in Style at Fernbank Gala — Photos
Photos from APS Centennial gala celebration at Atlanta's Fernbank Museum.
ESPN2 Series Investigates the Science in Sports
ESPN unveils a new season of SportsFigures, an innovative, award-winning educational television series.
SPS Symposia Showcase Undergrad Research
Four undergraduate symposia were sponsored by the Society of Physics Students.
Sessler Reviews the APS
APS Past President Andrew Sessler invoked a glorious past as evidence of a hopeful future.


A Brief Review of 20th Century Physics
Highlights from D. Allan Bromley's opening plenary lecture at the APS Centennial meeting.
Another Alert Reader Weighs In... — Scientific Travel and Nuclear Proliferation
The Back Page
Freeman J. Dyson explores the science and politics of climate


Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
Cornpone and Southern Comfort
Book Review
Celebrating Scientific Silliness with the Best of AIR.
Zero Gravity: the Lighter Side of Science
The Official 1998 Pigasus Awards

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