APS News

December 2004 (Volume 13, Number 11)

News

LA Hosts 2005 APS March Meeting
Physicists head out to the land of palm trees and perpetual sunshine for largest physics meeting of the year.
 
Heckman, Hodas Capture 2004 APS Apker Award
Two undergrads honored for outstanding research accomplishments.
 
World Year of Physics Flies High At Young Scientist Challenge
Forty middle school students compete for prizes and scholarships.
 
Three American Physicists Share 2004 Nobel Physics Prize for QCD
Gross, Politzer and Wilczek discovered asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction.
 
New Optical Devices, Techniques Highlight Laser Science Meeting
3-D reality and a fiber optic probe for detecting precancerous cells among featured topics.
 
World Year of Physics Gets Early Kickoff at Sigma Pi Sigma Quadrennial Congress
Albuquerque meeting features sessions on Einstein's legacy.
 
George E. Valley, Jr. Prize Goes to Ivo Souza
Physicist honored for research on the electronic properties of solids.
 
Physics Enlightens the World, and Battles Light Pollution Too
Relay of light beams slated for April 18, 2005, to mark 50th anniversary of Einstein's death.
 
Semper Finds Ways to Entertain While Teaching Science
Exploratorium director thinks physics should be fun.
 
Sounds of the Subway
The underground is New York City's most popular performance space.
 
APS Fellows Enjoy College Park Event
APS Fellows in the Washington, DC area turned out in force for a reception at the American Center for Physics in College Park, MD on October 26.
 
New Results from RHIC Highlight 2004 DNP Meeting
Evidence could confirm existence of the quark gluon plasma.

Opinion

Letters
Security at Los Alamos: What's Really Involved -- Atmosphere at Los Alamos Called Stifling -- No Lack of Security at Los Alamos -- Science: Just the Facts, Please
 
The Back Page
Rebuilding Science in Iraq, One Scientist at a Time

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
December 1898: The Curies Discover Radium
 
Washington Dispatch
A bi-monthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs.
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
The 2004 Ig Nobel Prizes

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