APS News

July 1999 (Volume 8, Number 7)

News

Science Advisors Past and Present Gather at APS Centennial
Former presidential science advisors from Eisenhower on gathered at the Centennial meeting for a special panel discussion on science policy past and present.
 
APS Statement on National Security and the Open Conduct of Science
The Council of the American Physical Society emphasizes the critical connection between US national security and scientific research activities.
 
APS Joins Other Scientific Organizations to Endorse Statement on DOD S&T Funding
The APS has endorsed a statement urging Congress to approve a strong FY2000 DOD budget.
 
APS Physics Meetings Begin
Meeting and Journal Firsts - Birth of the Bulletin of the American Physical Society (BAPS), trouble with the word, "physical," timing sessions.
 
Northwest Section Holds First Meeting
The fledgling section held its first meeting at the University of British Columbia in May.
 
Lessons from BAPS: Vol 1 (Second Series)
Excepts from Volume 1, covering 1925 and 1926, give a snapshot of that era
 
Festival Profile
Foam food for thought. The "Phizz" of foamy food and drink.
 
Putting a New Spin on MRI
The next generation of MRI machines will use spin-polarized inhaled noble gases for high-resolution imaging of the heart and lungs.
 
Physics and Technology Forefronts
Micro electro mechanical systems: pyrite or pure gold?

Opinion

The Back Page
W.K.H. Panofsky discusses the role of nuclear weapons after the Cold War

Departments

Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
The Astronomer's Drinking Song

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