APS News

April 2005 (Volume 14, Number 4)


Physicists Head to Florida Coast for 2005 APS April Meeting
Tampa conference also serves as 2005 meeting for APS Division of Particles and Fields.
AIP Report: Women, Men Progress at Same Rate
Women still a minority in physics, but their numbers continue to increase.
US Could Soon Be Playing Second Fiddle in Areas of Science and Technology
Innovation task force finds that fast-growing foreign economies such as China devote a higher GDP percentage to R&D investments.
DHS Is Rare Bright Spot in FY2006 R&D Budget
Homeland security is one of the few areas that will see substantial increases in the proposed FY2006 federal budget.
World Year of Physics International Gala
A treasure trove of photos from the Washington-DC kickoff event celebrating all things Einstein.
New Users Flock to Einstein@Home
Within weeks of its official kickoff, APS flagship program has become one of the fastest-growing distributed computing projects in the world.
Meeting Briefs
Spring section meetings


Bicycling in Santa Barbara — Time to Confront Political Asymmetry in Physics
Ask the Ethicist
Grad student troubled by professor's blocking student publishing
The Back Page
Publications and the Internet: Where Next?


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
Energy and mass are equivalent
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Einstein and Bohr get physical at the WYP gala (cartoon)
Physics and Technology Forefronts
Photovoltaics: Clean electricity for the 21st century
Washington Dispatch
A bi-monthly update from the APS Office of Public Offices. Issues this month include Reasearch Funding, Visas, Energy and National Security

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