APS News

October 2003 (Volume 12, Number 9)

News

Richter argues for DOE's Office of Science Before Senate Committee
In Congressional testimony, PPC Chair calls for stronger investment in physical sciences.
 
Here Comes the World Year of Physics
Physics societies around the world gearing up for unique public outreach opportunity.
 
U.S. Team Wins Top Honors at 34th International Physics Olympiad
U.S. team reps won five medals and four special prizes, including the first U.S. student to take top honors since 1989.
 
APS Sponsors Second Conference on Opportunities for Physicists in Biology
Bolstered by the success of 2002 Boston workshop, APS plans second meeting in San Diego.
 
APS, AAS, AMS Honor Three with 2003 Public Service Awards
Domenici, Mollohan, Boehlert recognized for their service on behalf of science.
 
Media Give Widespread Coverage to APS Missile-Defense Study
A sampling of quotes from various news stories reacting to the BPI study.
 
HEPAP Meeting Emphasizes Prioritizing Large Scale Facilities
Participants also discussed the importance of high-performance computing and impact on high energy physics of last year's "From Quarks to the Cosmos" NRC report.
 
Playing with Sand Helps Scientists Study Earthquakes
Building sand castles to further understanding of fundamental earthquake processes to improve building designs.
 
Research Corporation Helps Young Scientists Get Going
Organization celebrates 90 years of funding young physicists and their work.

Opinion

Letters
Readers respond to "Nation at Risk" criticisms.
 
Viewpoint
The truth about missile defense: will science make a difference?
 
The Back Page
Standing on the Knife-Edge: The Leadership Imperative

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
October 22, 1938: "Invention of Xerography"
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Scientists Prove Kansas Flatter than a Pancake
 
Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
President's Waning Popularity Emboldens Critics

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