APS News

October 2001 (Volume 10, Number 9)


Physics Salaries on the Rise
A recent AIP survey shows physicists still enjoyed rising salaries in 2000.
NMD Study Group Tackles Boost-Phase Systems
After first meeting, study group is on track to produce timely report.
Bachelors Decline Continues, But Turnaround Expected
BS degrees in physics declined for the 5th year in a row in 1999, but new enrollments are rising.
APS Gets Major NSF Funding for Education
APS receives full funding for PhysTEC program.
Physics Olympians Bring Home 3 Gold, 2 Silver
The US team finished third overall, behind China and Russia.
Russia Lifts Restrictions but Persecutions Continue
A controversial order is rescinded, but Russian academy finds a loophole.
OPA Intern Gets Crash Course in Science Policy
Grappling with tough issues in the summer heat.
APS Members Among "America's Best" in Science
Researchers in molecular mechanics and astrophysics gain national attention.


Lindsey Off Base on Energy — Law of Cat Obstruction — Visa Reform Needed — Update on Large Numbers — PROLA Isn't Free — In Praise of Overhead Projectors
"SI" Equals "System Imbecile".
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Haggar physicists invent quantum slacks!


Members in the Media
Quotable quotes by APS members.
This Month in Physics History
October 1871: Babbage's Successful Failure—The First Computer
Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
Chairman of the Board: bad news for R&D funding.
The Back Page
Jim Tsang and Craig Davis: It Takes a Real Community to Keep Physics Healthy

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