APS News

November 2000 (Volume 9, Number 10)

News

Myriam Sarachik Elected APS Vice President
Sarachik becomes the third woman elected to the APS presidential line in the Society's 100-year history.
 
Apker Finalists Meet in Washington
Six undergraduate finalists met in Washington to present their work to the selection committee.
 
Where Are They Now?
APS News finds out what happened to the previous winners of the Apker Award.
 
April Meeting 2001 Program Committee Meets
In September the April 2001 Program Committee met to discuss and identify the invited sessions for the upcoming meeting.
 
The Physics of Pole Vaulting
Why Olympic gold medalist Stacy Dragila and her cohorts could soon be clearing 17 feet.
 
SPS Congress Zeros in on Career Diversity and Undergrad Education Reform
Physicists from the premier alumni association in the nation met at ACP headquarters in College Park, MD.
 
New APS Service Keeps Members in Contact
Debut of the APS Technical Network, a Web-based computed database for APS members.
 
Santa Fe Fellows Recognized with New Fellow Pins
Special reception features presentation of Fellowship pins.

Opinion

Letters
"Publication Embargo" Policy of Nature and Science — Solar UV is Source of Ionosphere — SORCE to Study Solar Variations — Software Crashes as Y2K Begins — Physicists Are the Highest Paid Scientists
 
Viewpoint, by Alan Chodos
Alan Chodos on the outcomes of Wen Ho Lee and Aleksandr Nikitin.
 
Viewpoint, by Freeman Dyson
Freeman Dyson expounds on how science and religion can work together.
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Cartoon: Heisenberg and his Uncertainty Principle.

Departments

This Month in Physics History
November 17 - December 23, 1947: Invention of the First Transistor
 
In Brief
Latest figures on women in physics; Townes receives NAE award.
 
Meeting Briefs
Annual fall meetings of the Four Corners, Ohio, New York State, and Texas Sections of the APS.
 
Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
Spending floodgates open as election nears.
 
The Back Page
Stephen Brush on Creationism versus Physical Science.

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