APS News

December 2000 (Volume 9, Number 11)


APS Launches New Web Site for the Public
Introducing PhysicsCentral.com, the Web source for all your physics needs.
Three Budding Young Physicists are New Apker Recipients
Three recent physics graduates were honored for their thesis work in various fields of physics. Also: End of an Era: Harry Lustig bids adieu to the Apker Award Selection Committee.
2000 Nobel Prizes Announced in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine
This year's crop of winners emphasizes the important role physics has played in information technology.
New Scientific Coalition Targets Climate Change on the Hill
The APS is combining forces with other scientific societies to raise awareness on the Hill regarding climate change.
Better Tabletop Accelerators, Fusion in a Beer Can Featured at DPP
Leading researchers announced the most exciting new results in plasma physics research at the 42nd annual DPP meeting in Quebec City, Canada.
First RHIC Results Highlight 2000 DNP Meeting
Latest results should usher in a new era in the search for better understanding of QCD phenomena.
Assessment Tests Can Marginalize Science Education
The controversy over whether such assessment tests are inadvertently undermining the education of America's school children.
Palestinian Visits: Irresponsible or Just Ill-Timed?
APS Director of International Affairs Irving Lerch responds to criticisms of APS-encouraged scientific exchanges with Palestine.
Physicists Honored at Annual DPP, DFD Meetings
Five prizes and awards were presented at APS divisional meetings in October and November.
New Fellowship in Washington Office
Christina Hood is first OPA Fellow.
2000 Year-End Gift Ideas: Help Physics Programs
Support science education, shape national science policy by making a contribution to APS.


Olympiad Coaches Play Key Role — Readers Respond to Astronomical Top Ten — Referencing the Buttered Toast Problem — Help for Displaced Scientists
Squeeze on Science
Editorial Cartoon
Security Tightened at National Labs
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
The 2000 Ig Nobel Prizes


This Month in Physics History
December 29, 1959: Feynman's Classic Caltech Lecture
Meeting Briefs
Southeastern, New England sections hold fall meetings.
Members in the Media
New feature highlighting appearances of APS members in the popular press.
The Back Page
Vermeer's Camera

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