APS News

October 2005 (Volume 14, Number 9)

News

APS Members Elect Kadanoff, Bienenstock to Presidential Line
Members also elect new chair of nominating committee, two general councilors and one international councillor.
 
APS Mourns Loss of President-Elect John Bahcall
Current APS President Cohen expresses admiration, condolences in message to members
 
Twenty Troupes Pack 'Em In To See Physics on the Road
Traveling demos target schools and community groups around the country
 
DOE Report Highlights Promising Areas of Solar Energy Research
More research needed to make solar power competitive with fossil fuels, study says.
 
Cohen Sends Message to Gulf Coast Physicists
APS to serve as liaison between members in need and those who can help.
 
APS Selects Mohta as New Congressional Fellow
Harvard mathematical physicist to spend one year learning the ropes on the Hill.
 
APS President Says Intelligent Design Should Not Be Taught as Science
Cohen reaffirms long-standing APS position on intelligent design and other forms of creationism.
 
U.S. Physics Team Wins Five Medals in 2005 International Physics Olympiad
Students take home two gold, two silver, one bronze in strong showing.
 
Estate Planning Information Available to APS Members
Free brochures available now.
 
Rebecca Forrest Receives First Blewett Scholarship
Recipient will use funds to establish a research program in condensed matter physics at the University of Houston.
 
Correction
from the August / September APS News...

Opinion

Inside the Beltway: The Avoidable Tragedy of New Orleans
Washington Analysis and Opinion
 
Letters
Back Page Rehashes Same Old Arguments — Innovation May Not Pay Off — APS Should Survey Members on Intelligent Design — Republicans in Physics: Are they Underrepresented? Do We Care? — Invention of the Maser and the Laser Clarified — Lamb Understates Nuclear Risk
 
Viewpoint
Funding cuts in physical sciences reach the danger level.
 
The Back Page
Intelligent Design: The new creationism threatens all of science and society.

Departments

This Month in Physics History
Einstein Lays Theoretical Foundation for BECs
 
Physics and Technology Forefronts
Time-resolved emission microscopy of silicon integrated circuits.
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Why gravity was not discovered in Tahiti.

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