APS News

August/September 2005 (Volume 14, Number 8)


Members Tell the Board What They Think About a Possible APS Name Change
Should APS change its name from the American Physical Society to the American Physics Society?
It Ain't the Grammar
'Physics' can be both a noun and an adjective.
Committee Selects Twenty-seven Undergraduate Minority Scholars
Each student will receive a $2000 scholarship, renewable once for $3000.
Nuclear Physics Facilities Confront Funding Crisis
Scientific community survives proposed steep budget cuts for FY05, but future funding battles are expected.
Blume, Ginsparg Receive Meritorious Achievement Award
Physicists honored by Council of Science Editors for ensuring the vitality of science journals in the electronic publishing era.
I'm Shocked, Shocked
As part of the World Year of Physics outreach effort organized by APS, 20 "physics on the road" teams are traveling the country, bringing physics to the public arena with shocking results.
Native American Physicist Pursues Career at Caltech
Former minority scholar realizes his dream of becoming a physicist.


Letters from our readers: Collaboration with Iran could be risky — Council slights one ex-President — Metric system: political football? — Article misrepresents CLAS role — CLAS spokesperson responds — Congress Destroying US Economy
Viewpoint: A More Effective Approach to US Security
Nuclear weapons are the only weapons that could kill millions of people almost instantly and destroy the infrastructure and social fabric of the United States.
Viewpoint: Scientific literacy and education reform
Our nation’s economic growth, national pride, and national security, all require a strong investment in basic scientific research.
The Back Page
Looking back and looking forward for the APS


This Month in Physics History
Einstein predicts stimulated emission
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
International News
International security and arms control committee celebrates 25th anniversary during World Year of Physics.

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette
Staff Writer: Ernie Tretkoff