APS News

March 2000 (Volume 9, Number 3)

News

APS Gears Up for Minneapolis March Meeting Madness
For those physicists with a taste for something different, the 2000 APS March Meeting - to be held March 20 - 24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota - offers a host of unusual sessions in addition to the usual technical symposia, covering an equally broad range of topics.
 
High School Physics Teachers in Short Supply
When Guilford High School in Connecticut abruptly found itself in need of a physics teacher this fall, science department chairman Bruce Faitsch discovered firsthand the difficulties of locating qualified high school physics teachers.
 
Nanotechnology Symposium at March Meeting
Following in the wake of President Clinton's "major new National Nanotechnology Initiative" announced in his remarks at Caltech on January 21, the APS will present a special symposium at the March meeting to acquaint the physics community with the details of the initiative, and to review some of the legislative and budgetary hurdles it must still overcome.
 
Outreach and Community Service II
Outreach and Community Service II of APS and its members, 1970's - 1980's.
 
That Voodoo That You Do
Bob Park skewers his favorite targets in a brand new book.
 
Microfluidic Technologies on the Rise at DFD Meeting
Speakers at the 52nd annual DFD meeting in new Orleans focused on emerging applications for microfluidic technologies.
 
First Online Graduate Physics Textbook Hits the Web
Warren Siegel, a high energy physicist at SUNY-Stony Brook's C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, is offering an online textbook on quantum and classical field theory free of charge.
 
Wilson Memorial Tribute Planned
The APS April meeting will feature a memorial session in honor of the late Robert Wilson.

Opinion

Letters
Readers Say Georgi is "Off the Mark"
 
Viewpoint
Alan Chodos on quantum justice.
 
My Opinion-Others May Differ
David Markowitz muses on God, Physics, and the Gender Wars.
 
Scientists Must Speak Out
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on why Congress needs to hear from scientists.

Departments

Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
The Physicists' Bill of Rights
 
The Back Page
David Moncton on the policy battles around the SNS.
 
This Month in Physics History
March 10, 1876: The First Transmission of Speech

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