APS News

December 2003 (Volume 12, Number 11)


APS March Meeting Heads North to Montréal
More than 5000 technical papers will be presented on a wide range of research topics.
APS Honors Two Undergrads with Apker Award
Peter Onyisi and Nathaniel Stern recognized for outstanding research.
California Physics Departments Face More Budget Cuts in an Uncertain Future
The recall election is over, but funding woes continue for the state's once top-ranked university system.
AMS, Biomedical Applications Highlight 2003 DNP Meeting
New Techniques for carbon-14 dating among new research results announced at Tucson conference.
Fusion Tops DOE Facilities List
Twenty-year plan includes 28 major facilities, listing ITER as top priority.
Entire APS Journal Collection Licensed by Los Alamos "Library Without Walls"
LANL digital library to provide model mechanism for futrue journal distribution.
GAO Says Current Missile Defense Plan Is Risky
New report recommends exploring options to demonstrate effectiveness.
Homeland Security Programs Need Best Scientific Talent, Says DHS Undersecretary
McQueary calls for best and brightest from premier universities and the private sector.
Meeting Briefs
2003 Fall section meetings.
APS Members Capture Array of Honors
Fermi Award, MIT Innovation Awards among those honoring physicists.
APS-Led Teacher Preparation Program Adds Another Participating School
PhysTEC continues to grow in scope.
Chicago Area Fellows Convene
APS Fellows from the Chicago area met on October 7th.
Program Committee Prepares for March Meeting
Program committee gathered at APS Headquarters.


Don't Make Pancakes with Lumpy Dough
High Schools Provide Useful Educational Model
The Back Page
Energy Department Releases 20-year Plan for New Facilities


This Month in Physics History
December 1958: Invention of the Laser
Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
Cold Turkey and a Glass of Bubbly
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
The 2003 Ig Nobel Prizes

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