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December 2003 (Volume 12, Number 11)

Fusion Tops DOE Facilities List

DOE Facility ListSpeaking at the National Press Club on November 10, Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham unveiled the Department's twenty-year plan for the future of science facilities.

The plan lists the 28 major research facilities that should receive priority for near, mid, and far term funding. The number one priority for near term funding is ITER, an international collaboration to build an experiment capable of producing the first self-sustainingfusion reaction.

The list of 28 facilities is reproduced below. In addition, Secretary Abraham's speech appears as the Back Page on page 8 of this issue. The complete report is available at http://www.science.doe.gov/ .

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette

December 2003 (Volume 12, Number 11)

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Articles in this Issue
APS March Meeting Heads North to Montréal
APS Honors Two Undergrads with Apker Award
California Physics Departments Face More Budget Cuts in an Uncertain Future
AMS, Biomedical Applications Highlight 2003 DNP Meeting
Fusion Tops DOE Facilities List
Entire APS Journal Collection Licensed by Los Alamos "Library Without Walls"
GAO Says Current Missile Defense Plan Is Risky
Homeland Security Programs Need Best Scientific Talent, Says DHS Undersecretary
Meeting Briefs
APS Members Capture Array of Honors
APS-Led Teacher Preparation Program Adds Another Participating School
Chicago Area Fellows Convene
Program Committee Prepares for March Meeting
The Back Page
This Month in Physics History
Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science