APS News

February 2002 (Volume 11, Number 2)

News

Electronic Reminders Help Boost Membership, Voting Rates
Membership and voter turnout are up thanks to new system of email reminders.
 
Biophysics Workshop Planned for Fall 2002
Event will feature cutting-edge research and opportunities for physicists in the biological sciences.
 
Hurricane Physics, Biofluid Mechanics Highlight 2001 DFD Meeting
Latest research in fluid dynamics presented in San Diego.
 
Government Speeds Up System to Monitor Foreign Students
The U.S. government has put plans for a new electronic monitoring system of foreign students on the fast track in the wake of September 11.
 
Focus on Committees
Committee oversees publications in a time of rapid change.
 
Undergraduate Changes Rescue Graduate Physics Program at U of Wyoming
Suspended graduate program is reinstated thanks to boost in undergrad majors.
 
Physics & Technology Forefronts
Strategies at the end of CMOS scaling.
 
Physicist Jumps Into Texas Senate Race
APS Fellow Lawrence Cranberg seeks to fill Phil Gramm's seat.

Opinion

Letters
Wu's Leadership Role Questioned — Uncle Joe a Barrel of Laughs — Didn't It Used to Be "Throop Institute"? — X-Ray Pioneer At Dartmouth — SI: Imbecilic or a Modern Improvement?
 
Viewpoint, by Pervez Hoodbhoy
Dealing with Nukes and Terror: The View from Pakistan.
 
Viewpoint, by Alan Chodos
Reports of Higgs Boson's death greatly exaggerated.
 
The Back Page
Daniel Greenberg on science, money and politics.

Departments

Inside the Beltway
European evolution may challenge American science.
 
Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
February 1996: Kasparov vs. Deep Blue
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Mad scientist's love song.

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