APS News

July 2003 (Volume 12, Number 7)


Number of High School Students Climbs Toward One Million Mark
More varied curriculum, female students among findings of AIP study.
Physics Central Wins Sci-Tech Award
APS site honored for translating physics to the layperson "with humor and elan."
''Ionic Waltz'', Ultrafast Lasers Highlight 2003 DAMOP Meeting
Latest research in atomic, molecular and optical physics featured.
Physics Olympiad Finalists Selected After Week-Long "Boot Camp"
Five member of 2003 physics team will travel to Taiwan for global competition.
Meeting Briefs
Spring section meetings.
The Physics Behind ''Bend It Like Beckham''
Putting a new spin on why soccer balls 'curve'.
Physicists Tell Batting Coaches To Get a Grip on Grip Advice
New research reveals releasing hand has nothing to do with how fast the ball leaves the bat.
Look Out Below
Home schooled students experiment with the launching of a cylinder.


Readers respond to using Title IX for women in science — Mideast Poses Tough Questions — FitzGerald's Observation Preceded Tesla's — Tesla Gave Us the 20th Century — PhD Students Should Learn Management Skills — PhD Students Should Learn Management Skills — ERRATUM
The Back Page
Far-Sighted or Foolish? The 20th anniversary of ''A Nation at Risk''


This Month in Physics History
July 16, 1945: First nuclear bomb exploded
PRL Top Ten: #2
Superconductivity at 93K in a New Mixed-Phase Y-Ba-Cu-O Compound System
Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
When scientists dare to speak out
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Physics boot camp

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