APS News

February 2001 (Volume 10, Number 2)

News

Council Approves Education Statement
Statement sets APS policy on K-12 science education.
 
New APS Prize Targets Under-30 Physicists
The new George E. Valley Jr. Prize is the largest single prize awarded by APS.
 
Internal and External Reviews Address Problems at Department of Energy
Bill Richardson has commissioned a prestigious panel to study the science and security functions of the DOE.
 
APS Creates Email Alias System
APS members can now have email forwarded when they move without constantly updating their email addresses as they change employers.
 
Bridging the Gap Between Science and the Media
Mass Media Fellows received a crash course in writing about science for the general media.
 
Ehlers to Reintroduce Controversial Science Education Bill
House of Representatives surprised even itself last October when it voted down a popular bill to provide money and personnel for elementary and middle school science and math education.
 
TIMSS Report Provides International Comparisons in 8th Grade Science and Math
US 8th graders are at the international average in physics, and are less likely than peers in other countries to have science teachers with a major or degree in physics.
 
Fall DNP Meeting Features Third Annual Outreach Program for Undergrads
The DNP Conference Experience for Undergraduates welcomes students into the larger nuclear physics community.
 
Taking Physics onto the Putting Green
MSU physicist runs summer program on the physics of golf for 6th to 8th graders.
 
How Much are Those Old Phys Revs Worth, Anyway?
Georgetown bookstore stocks up on old issues of the Physical Review, among other scientific books, journals and artifacts.
 
APS Reps Attend Third World Congress of Physical Societies
Delegates from 40 national and regional physical societies worldwide gathered in Berlin for the 3rd annual World Congress.

Opinion

Letters
APS Should Be Neutral in Religion — Website Borders on Racism — Lane Will Be Missed — Religious Insights Purely Metaphorical
 
Viewpoint
Martin Goldstein on physics as metaphor in a novel about the days of Rutherford and Thomson.
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Cartoon: "The Physics of Love"

Departments

Members in the Media
Quotable quotes from our members in December.
 
This Month in Physics History
February 2, 1893: Edison Records First Sneeze on Film
 
International Desk
Langer, Lerch foster closer ties with Indian scientists.
 
The Back Page
Physics, Power and Defense in the 21st Century

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