APS News

August/September 2001 (Volume 10, Number 8)


Keeping the Promise: Phys Rev Completes Online Archive
Every paper in every journal published by the APS since 1893 is now available online.
APS Journals, Services Receive High Marks from Members in Survey
Employment shifts back to basic research and academia, with modest gains by women and minorities, according to 2000 membership survey.
APS Selects 27 as 2001-2002 Minority Scholarship Recipients
Successful APS program continues to help minority students pursue physics degrees.
Physics Students Make Strong Showing at 2001 ISEF
At the world’s largest pre-college science competition, physics students win awards.
Task Force to Study Prizes and Awards
Latest task force to review proliferation of awards.
Physicists Honored with Innovation Awards
Land mine detection, new printing technique for computer chips among top honorees.
Marburger Nominated as OSTP Director
Brookhaven director’s nomination draws praise from key science policy figures.
Ramavataram Fellow Completes Year in US
Mahantappa Jogan conducted research, learned new teaching methods during stay.
New Programs Push Business Education for Scientists
More universities are establishing interdisciplinary degree programs to address technological needs in business.


Inflation or Flatulence? — Educate Teachers First — Defending Oppie — No Degree for Kelvin — In the Beginning... — Source of Cat-Powered Monorail Revealed! — Science Testing Adds to Teachers' Burdens — A Reform Agenda for APS Meetings — Article Rejection Tied to SSC Demise — Women in Science, or Women Scientists? — Feynman's Large Numbers
Viewpoint: Bring Back the OTA!
Congress needs scientific advice.
The Back Page
T.K. Rogers on the view of physics from high school.


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
September 4, 1821 and August 29, 1831: Faraday and electromagnetism.
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Feline Physics - All the physical properties of cats.

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