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How APS Meetings Grew

100 Years of the American Physical Society

To Advance and Diffuse the Knowledge of Physics will be on exhibit in its entirety at the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland, through the end of 1999. Visitors are welcome.

Changing Faces of Meetings

1893: Chicago, International Electrical Congress, a precursor to the APS.
1893: Chicago, International Electrical Congress, a precursor to the APS.  1916: National Bureau of Standards, Washington DC.
1916: Washington, DC, National Bureau of Standards.
1937: Washington DC, Banquet  
1937: Banquet, Washington DC. 1949: APS 50th Anniversary at Harvard.
1949: Harvard, APS 50th Anniversary
1957: St. Louis, Banquet. 1957: Banquet, St. Louis. 1986: Las Vegas -- Physicists in Town, Lowest Casino Take ever.
1986: Las Vegas, Physicists in Town,
Lowest Casino Take Ever
       
1987: New York City1987: New York City.
 
1999: Centennial Celebration.
1999: Centennial Celebration

 


Curator: Sara Schechner Genuth
Gnomon Research
Exhibit Director: Barrett Ripin
APS History: Harry Lustig
Journals History: R. Mark Wilson
Researchers: George Trigg
Ruth Kastner
Steven Norton
Amy Halsted
Exhibit Design: Puches Design Inc.
Fabrication: Malone Displays

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