APS News

February 2005 (Volume 14, Number 2)

News

World Year of Physics Opens with Paris Conference
About 1000 physicists and physics students gathered in Paris for the "Physics for Tomorrow" conference, officially kicking off the World Year of Physics.
 
Eight Fellows Reach Back to the '30s and '40s
Bethe reigns as "Oldest Fellow"; seven others merit honorable mention.
 
Sixteen "Physics on the Road" Teams Selected for World Year of Physics
Each team will receive a grant to perform physics demonstrations around the country.
 
Mixed Results for U.S. Students in International Comparisons
2003 TIMSS report shows improvements in 8th grade math and science, while progress is flat at 4th grade level.

Opinion

Letters
Examples of Pierre Curie's Electrometer Survives
 
Viewpoint
Einstein: Standard of Greatness
 
The Back Page
Remembering M. Hildred Blewett

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
Einstein and Brownian Motion
 
Physics and Technology Forefronts
Thermal Management for Automotive Electronics
 
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Young Albert E. and the Miracle Year

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