APS News

August/September 1999 (Volume 8, Number 8)

News

APS Selects New Corporate Minority Scholars
The APS has awarded Campaign-for-Physics sponsored Corporate Minority Scholarships to 31 students who are planning to major in physics.
 
APS Ramps Up Public Outreach Efforts with New Media Coordinator
Randy Atkins takes up the new position to coordinate APS' interactions with media.
 
Council Debates Proposal to Reduce Council Size
Controversy surrounds a task force report on reducing the size of Council.
 
How APS Meetings Grew
Changing Faces of Meetings from 1893 - 2000
 
Festival Profile
Chasing Rainbows at the South Pole.
 
APS Education Statements
The APS Council adopted two education-related statements at its May meeting.
 
US Physics Olympiad Team Hosted on Capitol Hill
In June, high school students on the US team had breakfast with members of Congress.
 
Top High School Students Fair Well in Philly
Students participate in the 1999 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
 
DPP Stimulates the First US/Russian Internet Olympiad
The first-ever electronic Physics Olympiad competition was held over the Internet in May.
 
PROLA
The APS online journals archive is more than just a pretty acronym.

Opinion

Letters
Dyson Debate: Prophet or Heretic? (3 letters) — Wherefore Art Thou, Chandrasekhar?
 
Viewpoint
Stanley Haan explains, "Why I Teach My Students Things that are Incorrect"
 
The Back Page
Harold Varmus on the impact of physics on biology and medicine

Departments

Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
Watch out Science! Here Comes Campaign 2000!
 
Zero Gravity: the Lighter Side of Science
How to tell if you're a physics major.

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