APS News

May 2001 (Volume 10, Number 5)

News

Woodstock West: Celebrating the New MgB2 Superconductors
Physicists pack Seattle Convention Center for marathon session on new superconductors.
 
MgB2 Session Hits the Web
All 72 of the three-minute MgB2 talks are available on the APS Web site, with audio, video, and accompanying transparencies.
 
APS Responds as Visa Problems Rise
Frustrated foreign physicists turn to the APS for help.
 
A Call to Action on Nanotech Initiative
Fledgling program's funding could be in jeopardy under new administration.
 
Board and Council Minutes Now on the Web
Recent Executive Board and Council meeting minutes are now available on the APS web site, accessible to all members with an APS Member Web Account.
 
Tackling Issues of the Disabled Head-On
New task force aims to make life easier for disabled members.
 
Broad or Narrow? Members Debate APS Meeting Structure
The first of a two-part article on the splintering of the Society versus the need for unity.
 
Squid Detectives Could Save US Billions
Anti-corrosion sensors and more sensitive immuno-assays among latest applications.
 
Research News Briefs
The latest in carbon nanotubes, and molecular beacons for cancer.
 
AIP Report Identifies Strongest PMD Programs
Professional master's degree programs on the rise, and AIP has made a list of the very best.
 
Meeting Briefs
New England, New York and Ohio Sections hold spring meetings.

Opinion

Letters
Keyworth's SDI Comments are "Déjà Vu" — Alert Reader Catches URL Error — The Last Word on Science, Religion and Creationists —
 
Viewpoint
A modest proposal for recruiting undergrad physics majors.
 
The Back Page
APS past President James S. Langer calls for APS meetings reform.

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
May 1609: Galileo first hears about the telescope.
 
Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
Budget bombs - somber outlook for research funding.
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Rattle in Seattle Produces Earthquake Art.

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