APS News

April 2000 (Volume 9, Number 4)

News

2000 April Meeting Drops Anchor in Long Beach, CA
Physicists in attendance at the upcoming 2000 APS April meeting — to be held April 29 - May 2 in Long Beach, California — will hear the latest research results in nuclear, particle, and plasma physics, astrophysics, computational physics, chemical physics, and applied physics.
 
Langer Petitions Reno on Behalf of Wen Ho Lee
APS President James Langer wrote to U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno in February on behalf of imprisoned Chinese physicist Wen Ho Lee.
 
DOE Travel Cuts Impact Lab Meeting Attendance
Sharp cuts in travel allocations at the DOE national laboratories are forcing directors to make hard choices between meeting experimental obligations and attending at scientific meetings.
 
Mechanics of Publishing APS Journals
How APS Journals were and are published.
 
A Strike: The Hardest Way To Learn Physics
Mexican students protest tuition hike.
 
APS, AIP, and AAPT Launch Task Force on Undergrad Physics
The APS, AIP, and AAPT have formed a National Task Force on Undergraduate Physics to coordinate efforts to advance undergraduate physics programs.
 
APS Members Receive National Medal of Science
Four APS members were among the 12 recipients of the 1999 National Medal of Science selected in January by President Clinton.
 
APS Grants Online Journal Access to Troubled Russian Institutes
The APS Executive Board approved a scheme for short-term emergency online access for Russian scientists to the Society's journals.
 
Krauss, Lane Win AAAS Awards
Best-selling science author Lawrence Krauss and presidential science advisor Neal Lane were honored by the AAAS in February.

Opinion

Letters
There We Go Again! — Weighty Issues — Congress Should Recreate OTA — More Top Ten Physicists
 
Test Your Knowledge of Physics Trivia
The February 2000 issue of APS News featured a list of the top ten physicists and physics discoveries, as selected by Physics World, and invited the APS membership to respond with their own top ten lists.
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Pop "Cosmo Quiz:" How successful is your physics department?

Departments

Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
Science on the Threshold of Political Success
 
Physics and Technology Forefronts
Physics and Medicine: A Beginning to the Next Wave
 
This Month in Physics History
April 26, 1920: The Shapley-Curtis Debate
 
The Back Page
The Imprisonment of Dr. Wen Ho Lee

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