APS News

March 2003 (Volume 12, Number 3)

News

Physicists Head to Austin for APS March Meeting
A record 5735 talks will be given at the year's largest physics meeting.
 
Severe Visa Problems Threaten Research Collaborations
Numerous recent case studies of visa delays cause difficulties for researchers and students alike.
 
Scientific Societies Join Forces to Urge for Funding Increases
Letter to President Bush finds cause for alarm in presidential budget request.
 
President Signs NSF Authorization Bill; White House Suppresses the Evidence
Searching for an elusive photo of Bush with former APS President Bill Brinkman.
 
One Last Look
Notable S&T quotations from 2002
 
Physics in Films
Teaching basic concepts via Hollywood.
 
Physics for Commuters
If you're bored in the bus in Boston, try solving some physics problems.
 
NSBP Calls for Hearings on Discrimination at DOE Labs
Plight of black physicists should be explored.

Opinion

Letters
BNL Proud Of Davis — My B-Field Is Bigger Than Yours — Knee-Jerk Rejection Wrong — First Came The Grasshopper — Specify What Each Author Did — APS Prejudiced And Cowardly — Engineers May Drop Physics Requirement — Diffusion In Biological Membranes Related To DLA — Examples Reflect Ideology
 
The Back Page
The University and the Laboratory: Can the Marriage Be Saved? UC/Los Alamos Leaders weigh in on the recent controversies.

Departments

This Month in Physics History
March 13, 1781: Herschel discovers the planet Uranus
 
PRL Top Ten: #6
Giant Magnetoresistance of (001)Fe/(001)Cr Magnetic Superlattices
 
Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
The costs of war put science under stress.
 
Zero Gravity: the Lighter Side of Science
Physics songs for the technically inclined

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