APS News

November 2002 (Volume 11, Number 10)

News

APS Members Choose Cohen as New Vice President in 2002 Election
Berkeley professor and National Medal of Science recipient will head Society in 2005.
 
APS Counter-Terrorism Task Force Meets on September 11
Marking the anniversary of tragedy with hope for the future.
 
Topical Conference Explores How Physics Can Help Biology
Grad students and postdocs get crash course in making the transition to the biophysics interface.
 
Teaching Introductory Physics with Tales from the Subatomic Zoo
Non-physics majors use science concepts to create fiction.
 
Electronic Voting a Hit with APS Members
More than two-thirds opt for electronic voting option.
 
The Physics of Football Goes Global
University of Nebraska professor Tim Gay takes his show overseas.
 
Physicists Honored at November Unit Meetings
Nine physicists will receive APS prizes and awards at fall divisional meetings.

Opinion

Letters
Imposing ideology is an offense — Do Your Homework Before Entering UFO Fray — Don't Abandon Industry — Origin of Life a Complex Question
 
Viewpoint
APS President Bill Brinkman on lessons learned from recent cases of scientific fraud.
 
The Back Page
Ken Krane on what makes for a thriving undergraduate physics program.

Departments

Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
October surprise? Not really...
 
This Month in Physics History
November 1872: Death of Mary Somerville
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
The Improbable Science Writer and the Art of Rejection.
 
PRL Top Ten
A new feature counts down the 10 most cited papers in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>.
 
Editorial Cartoon
Schön vs Co-Authors
 
Physics and Technology Forefronts
Flat panel medical imaging.

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