APS News

April 2003 (Volume 12, Number 4)

News

Philadelphia Hosts 2003 April Meeting
The City of Brotherly Love welcomes over a thousand physicists for spring meeting; DPF joins in for first time.
 
APS Units, Members Get More Political
Congressional lobbying efforts are on the rise within the APS membership.
 
Board Approves New Ethics Guidelines for Journals
Changes focus on handling of allegations of research misconduct related to APS journals.
 
New Spanish Lab Manual Available for Physics Teachers
APS joins forces with Mexican Physical Society to translate textbook of simple physics
 
From Physics to Sci-Fi's Rising Star
Catharine Asaro traded in her lab coat for award-winning science fiction.
 
Physics on the Road
I'm a Little Teapot...

Opinion

Letters
Forgotten Works and the Fragmentation of Physics — Article Overstates Earth's Field — Bohrs' Reaction Logical
 
Is the Universe Trying to Tell Us Something?
The true meaning of the Cosmic Microwave Batground.
 
Viewpoint: What I Learned Looking for a Job
By Jenny Magnes
 
Viewpoint: Chatting with Little Green Men
By Anne Applebaum
 
The Back Page
An American Physicist Visits Birzeit University

Departments

This Month in Physics History
April 18, 1916: Langmuir Patents the Incandescent Lamp
 
Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
PRL Top Ten: #5
"Unified Approach for Molecular Dynamics and Density Functional Theory"
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Putting Astronomical Budget Numbers in Perspective

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