APS News

November 2004 (Volume 13, Number 10)

News

APS Members Elect Hopfield as New Vice President in 2004 General Election
Princeton University physicist will become APS President in 2007.
 
Quinn Holds Summit Meeting with President of Vietnam
Helen Quinn had the chance to meet the president of Vietnam while in Hanoi for a particle physics and astrophysics conference.
 
APS Establishes M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship for Women in Physics
Scholarship designed for women physicists who wish to restart their careers or change research areas.
 
Quinn Receives State Department Response on Improved Visa Process
Letter reports new procedures in place to streamline processing time and cut down on delays.
 
Science and Art Flow Together in Upcoming Conference
Fourth annual symposium will focus on fluids and waves; strives to bring scientists and artists together on common ground.
 
President Bush Names Arden Bement To Be Director of NSF
Currently acting director, Bement also currently heads NIST.
 
Physicist Honored at November Division Meetings
Eleven physicists will receive six APS prizes and awards at two division meetings in November.
 
NIH To Attack Cancer Using Nanotechnology
Agency's National Cancer Institute announces a $144 million, five-year initiative to apply nanotechnology to the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Opinion

Letters
Field Equations are a Metaphor for Film's Purpose — Who's the Youngest of Them All? — Moon/Mars Offers Physics Opportunities
 
Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
Science in the Aftermath
 
The Back Page
Remembering Oppenheimer: The Teacher, the Man.

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
November 25, 1975: Patent for Full-body CAT Scan
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Haiku contest winners.
 
Ask the Ethicist
Navigating the murky waters of intellectual property policies.
 
Physics and Technology Forefronts
Magnetorheological Materials

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