APS News

January 2002 (Volume 11, Number 1)

News

New Hadronic Physics Topical Group Approved
The APS Council approved formation of a new topical group on Hadronic physics at its November meeting.
 
Council Seeks Units' Advice in Raising All Prizes to $10,000
APS Council moves one step closer to raising prize stipends
 
Latest Fusion Research Featured at DPP Meeting
X-pinch flash, inertial fusion and photonic crystals among highlights.
 
POPA Issues Status Report on Outlook for Nuclear Energy
The outlook for nuclear energy has improved considerably, a recent study finds.
 
Albuquerque Will Host 2002 April Meeting
Physicists head to the Southwest for annual spring meeting.
 
Brinkman Outlines Priorities, Challenges for APS in 2002
Incoming APS president discusses issues in publications, meetings and the end of the dominance of physics among the sciences.
 
Passing the Torch
After a 30 year career as an APS editor, Gene Wells retired on 7 November 2001.
 
Fellows Hold Steady on Hill During Tumultuous Year
Election mayhem, an historic Congressional power shift, and unprecedented terrorist attacks -- could a year on the Hill be more eventful for an APS Congressional Fellow?
 
Sub-Panel Pushes New Linear Collider for High-energy Physics Research
The US should take the lead in funding the next generation of high energy physics, says HEPAP subpanel.
 
First Annual North Texas Grad Programs in Physics Workshop
Physics majors representing nine Zone13 SPS Chapters attend the 1st Annual North Texas Graduate Programs in Physics Workshop

Opinion

Letters
Investment in Physics is Fundamental — Whose Hand? — Alternative Theory to Eliminate Tornadoes
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Tenureclocky

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
January 1665: Publication of Hooke's Micrographia
 
Spotlight on the Profession of Physics
Physics Revitalization in a Decade of Transitions
 
The Back Page
Galileo and Perspective: The Art of Renaissance Science

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