APS News

December 2001 (Volume 10, Number 11)


Brookhaven’s Marburger Confirmed as Presidential Science Advisor
BNL director to take helm of OSTP in 2002.
Three Scientists Share 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics for BEC Discovery
Joint discovery could bring “revolutionary applications”.
Two Young Physicists Honored with 2002 Apker Award
Undergrads recognized for thesis work on intense laser physics, 2-D electron systems
DNP, Japanese Nuclear Physicists Have Fun in the Sun in Hawaii
Historic event marks first joint meeting between DNP and JPS.
2002 March Meeting Returns to Indianapolis
Meeting will feature latest research results condensed matter physics and related subfields
Physicist Moves from FBI to CIA
Physicist Donald Kerr, an assistant FBI director of the bureau's crime laboratory, was named the CIA' s next deputy director for science and technology.
APS Online Journal Access Helps Russian Scientists
Over 70,000 articles downloaded since program’s inception.
World’s Oldest Airport May Be Terrorists’ Victim
The College Park Airport, founded by Wilbur Wright, under temporary flight
Meeting Briefs
More fall section meetings.
SPIN-UP Seeks Undergraduate Programs to Host Site Visits
Exxon-Mobil grants sponsorship funds for visits, departmental survey.


A Bad Presentation is a Bad Presentation — Accuracy is Important — Mein Units
The Back Page
Rep. Sherwood Boehlert on why research, education funding must remain federal priorities.
Editorial Cartoon
Physicists Strive to Build a Black Hole


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
December 27, 1956: Fall of Parity Conservation.
Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
Getting it Right.
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
2001 Ig Nobel Prizes
Focus on Committees
POPA, PPC, tackle public affairs.
Spotlight on the Profession of Physics
The Education of a Physicist in physics education.

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