APS News

November 2001 (Volume 10, Number 10)

News

APS Members Elect Helen Quinn as Society’s Next Vice President
SLAC researcher will be fourth woman elected to presidential line.
 
APS Teachers Prep Program Gets Full Funding from NSF
APS’ PhysTEC program has received a $5.76 million grant to create a nationwide education reform initiative.
 
APS News Survey Tracks Chinese Student Visa Problems
Academic departments report some problems getting visas for Chinese students.
 
TSAI Program Winds Up Successful Seven-Year Run
The Teacher-Scientist Alliance Institutes program to conclude early next year.
 
Happy Birthday Enrico!
The hundredth anniversary of Enrico Fermi's birth took place on September 29.
 
Physicists Honored at Fall Unit Meetings
Nine APS members were honored with prizes and awards at fall divisional meetings.
 
Meeting Briefs
Texas and Ohio Sections hold annual fall meetings.

Opinion

Letters
More on Alternate Theories — No Plurals
 
Viewpoint
Why Is a Home Run Like a Higgs Boson? Or, what’s a Meta For?
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Secrets of Clichés Uncovered

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
November 8, 1895: Roentgen's Discovery of X-Rays
 
Focus on Committees
Committee on Committees Finds the Talent That Keeps APS Running
 
Spotlight on the Profession of Physics
Physicists in the "Engines of Tomorrow"
 
The Back Page
Unity of Physics in Action: Voices from Around the World

©1995 - 2016, AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY
APS encourages the redistribution of the materials included in this newspaper provided that attribution to the source is noted and the materials are not truncated or changed.

Editor: Alan Chodos
Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette