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Physicists Step Out in Style at Fernbank Gala — Photos


gala01.jpg - 31487 Bytes 'Albert Einstein' takes a turn with 'Marie Curie' during the APS gala celebration at the Fernbank Museum."Albert Einstein" takes a turn with "Marie Curie" during the APS gala celebration at the Fernbank Museum. gala02.jpg - 17554 Bytes APS President Elect James Langer soaks up the elegant atmosphere with wife, Lily.
APS President Elect James Langer soaks up the elegant atmosphere with wife, Lily.
gala03.jpg - 25976 Bytes Blowing giant soap bubbles at the Fernbank Museum's interactive science exhibit, open to all those attending the APS gala celebration.
Blowing giant soap bubbles at the Fernbank Museum's interactive science exhibit, open to all those attending the APS gala celebration.
gala04.jpg - 14250 Bytes Listening to the tones produced by a giant wind harp at the Fernbank interactive exhibit.
Listening to the tones produced by a giant wind harp at the Fernbank interactive exhibit.
gala05.jpg - 10937 Bytes B.S. Chandrasekhar of CSI, APS Executive Officer Judy Franz, Charles Duke of Xerox R&D Center, and gala organizer Brian Schwartz observe the festivities from a quiet corner
B.S. Chandrasekhar of CSI, APS Executive Officer Judy Franz, Charles Duke of Xerox R&D Center, and gala organizer Brian Schwartz observe the festivities from a quiet corner.
gala07.jpg - 14678 Bytes Will the real 'Albert Einstein' please stand up? Gala guest gets double the fun with a different kind of special relativity.
Will the real "Albert Einstein" please stand up? Gala guest gets double the fun with a different kind of special relativity.
gala06.jpg - 14622 Bytes Ken McNaughton, editor of The Industrial Physicist magazine, gets a brush with greatness as he hobnobs with 'Marie Curie' and a dapper 'J. Robert Oppenheimer.'
Ken McNaughton, editor of The Industrial Physicist magazine, gets a brush with greatness as he hobnobs with "Marie Curie" and a dapper "J. Robert Oppenheimer."
gala08.jpg - 14739 Bytes An Illustrious 'Nobel' Trio: Valentine Telegedi, Leon Lederman and APS President Jerome Friedman pause in their revels for the camera.
An Illustrious "Nobel" Trio: Valentine Telegedi, Leon Lederman and APS President Jerome Friedman pause in their revels for the camera.
gala13.jpg - 8023 Bytes Lynda Williams, a.k.a. 'The Physics Chanteuse,' gave three standing-room-only performances in the Fernbank auditorium.Lynda Williams, a.k.a. 'The Physics Chanteuse,' gave three standing-room only performances in the Fernbank auditorium
fest11.jpg - 15896 Bytes Brian Holmes employs various brass instruments to demonstrate the basic physics principles behind them.
Brian Holmes employs various brass instruments to demonstrate the basic physics principles behind them
gala10.jpg - 9633 Bytes Isaac Chuang of IBM/Almaden investigates acoustic resonance.
Isaac Chuang of IBM/Almaden investigates acoustic resonance.
gala09.jpg - 10979 Bytes Science magician Bob Friedhoffer enchants young partygoer with a demonstration of the principles of air pressure.
Science magician Bob Friedhoffer enchants young partygoer with a demonstration of the principles of air pressure.
fest01.jpg - 22197 Bytes Science magician Bob Friedhoffer elicits a smile from 1999 Lilienfeld Prizewinner Stephen Hawking
Science magician Bob Friedhoffer elicits a smile from 1999 Lilienfeld Prizewinner Stephen Hawking
gala11.jpg - 11788 Bytes Emory University's Sid Perkowitz admires the fashionably 'retro' bowtie of APS Associate Executive Officer (and APS News editor) Barrett Ripin, while Marilyn Ripin looks on. Sara Schechner, curator of the Physics Works! and APS History exhibits, enjoys conversation at the table.
Emory University's Sid Perkowitz admires the fashionably "retro" bowtie of APS Associate Executive Officer (and APS News editor) Barrett Ripin, while Marilyn Ripin looks on. Sara Schechner, curator of the Physics Works! and APS History exhibits, enjoys conversation at the table.
gala12.jpg - 14009 Bytes Newly elected New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt compares notes on ''What's New'' in Washington with Robert Park, APS Director of Public Affairs.
Newly elected New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt compares notes on "What's New" in Washington with Robert Park, APS Director of Public Affairs.
fest02.jpg - 20,743 Bytes Centennial meeting attendees peruse the APS History Exhibit featured in the GWCC lobby
Centennial meeting attendees peruse the APS History Exhibit featured in the GWCC lobby.
fest03.jpg - 17135 Bytes Noontime passerby takes in Eric Heller's exhibit on Fractals and Chaos, on display outside the Georgia Pacific Building auditorium.
Noontime passerby takes in Eric Heller's exhibit on Fractals and Chaos, on display outside the Georgia Pacific Building auditorium.
fest04.jpg - 13709 Bytes Atlanta art students take in the Microscapes exhibit sponsored by Lucent Technology.
Atlanta art students take in the Microscapes exhibit sponsored by Lucent Technology.
fest05.jpg - 15152 Bytes Sid Perkowitz answers students questions following a Friday public lecture on the physics of beer.
Sid Perkowitz answers students questions following a Friday public lecture on the physics of beer.
fest06.jpg - 26002 Bytes Atlanta's Rialto Theatre marquee announcing 'The Physics of Star Trek' public lecture.
Atlanta's Rialto Theatre marquee announcing "The Physics of Star Trek" public lecture.
fest07.jpg - 11890 Bytes 'Star Trek' guru Lawrence Krauss explains the finer points of the Enterprise's many (as yet uninvented) technological marvels.
"Star Trek" guru Lawrence Krauss explains the finer points of the Enterprise's many (as yet uninvented) technological marvels.
fest08.jpg - 14962 Bytes AIP Executive Officer Marc Brodsky crouches in the quantum corral, part of the Physics Works! exhibit at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC).
AIP Executive Officer Marc Brodsky crouches in the quantum corral, part of the Physics Works! exhibit at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC).
fest09.jpg - 14478 Bytes Even baseball, the All-American pasttime, has benefited from understanding physics principles, as deomnstrated by NYU's Richard Brandt.
Even baseball, the All-American pasttime, has benefited from understanding physics principles, as deomnstrated by NYU's Richard Brandt.
fest10.jpg - 14719 Bytes Robert Greenler demonstrates the geometric structure of ice crystals responsible for 'halo effects' at the South Pole during a lunchtime public lecture.
Robert Greenler demonstrates the geometric structure of ice crystals responsible for "halo effects" at the South Pole during a lunchtime public lecture.
fest14.jpg - 15355 Bytes 'Fractals and Art' lecturer Richard Voss following his presentation at the Woodruff Arts Center.
"Fractals and Art" lecturer Richard Voss following his presentation at the Woodruff Arts Center.
fest12.jpg - 21276 Bytes Ken Laws and his best ballerina demonstrate the physics of dance.
Ken Laws and his best ballerina demonstrate the physics of dance.
fest13.jpg - 17160 Bytes Noontime demonstration of air pressure by Hampton University demo team.
Noontime demonstration of air pressure by Hampton University demo team.



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