Photo credit: MediaWright, Inc. Photography and Video Front row (l to r): Jim Eisenstein (research advisor for Kathryn Todd); KathrynTodd, Deborah S. Jin, Chris G. Van de Walle, Robert Wagner. Back row (l to r): Nicholas Read, Robert J. Soulen, Jr., James Allen, Tom Witten, Thomas Timusk, Donald S. Bethune, Jainendra Jain, Robert Willett, Sumio Iijima, Timothy J.Bunning, Carlos Bustamente, Anatoly L. Larkin, David Goldhaber-Gordon.
Photo by Malcolm Tarlton Passing through the parking lot at APS headquarters last March were science writer James Riordon (left) and a polyurethane pachyderm (right). The latter was on its way to the studio of James’s mother, Elizabeth Cowan-Riordon, an artist and art teacher who was among those chosen by the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities to paint a collection of 100 elephants and 100 donkeys. Comprising a public arts project called “Party Animals”, these have been placed on display at various locations around Washington, and will later be auctioned off with the proceeds going to benefit the activities of the commission. Incidentally, Elizabeth Cowan-Riordon is the daughter of Clyde Cowan, who, together with Frederick Reines, made the first observation of the neutrino in 1956.