APS News

June 1999 (Volume 8, Number 6)

APS Centennial Photographs Online

The APS Centennial meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, March 20-26, 1999 was attended by 11,400 physicists, making it the largest physics meeting in history.

Highlights included the presence of more than 40 Nobel laureates, a talk by Stephen Hawking, the unveiling of the Centennial physics wall chart, an international banquet attended by physicists from over 60 nations, a series of public lectures on everyday physics, and numerous symposia and press conferences on some of the most important physics topics of the day.

A gallery of photographs from these events can be viewed at: http://www.aip.org/png/html/apsphoto.htm.

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Editor: Barrett H. Ripin
Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette

June 1999 (Volume 8, Number 6)

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Articles in this Issue
Nobel Luncheon, Exhibits Inspire High School Physics Students and Teachers
POPA Proposes Statement on What is Science?
APS Centennial Photographs Online
Early Years of the Physical Review
ORNL Breakthroughs Pave Way for Spinach-Based Electronic Devices
Computing with DNA
LLNL Researchers Demonstrate Fusion on a Tabletop
Bell Labs Reports Progress on 'Dick Tracy' Watch
International Desk
Festival Profile
Congressional Reception
Physicists Honored with DAMOP, Shock Compression Awards
Truth, Justice, and the American Way
The Back Page
Zero Gravity: the Lighter Side of Science