APS News

November 2005 (Volume 14, Number 10)

News

Legal, Financial Issues Impact APS Name Change Decision
APS Executive Board may stick with original name.
 
Famous Equation Holds Big Birthday Celebration
Panel discussion and special NOVA preview mark 100th anniversary of E=mc<sup>2</sup>.
 
With One Data Set Analyzed, Einstein@Home Forges Ahead in Search for Gravitational Waves
More than 60,000 people from 150 different countries participate in the distributed computing effort, which just finished sifting through the first run of LIGO data.
 
OPA's Regan Spearheads Efforts to Develop New Grassroots Program
District Advocacy program aims to build a strong volunteer network of local district and state advocacy within the physics community.
 
Three Physicists Share 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics
Roy Glauber, John Hall and Theodore Hänsch will travel to Stockholm later this month.
 
Percentage of First-Year Foreign Graduate Students Falls to 43%
But fewer visa problems reported by physics departments in 2004.
 
WYP Speakers Program Going String, Will Continue Into 2006
More than 50 lectures on Einstein-related topics have been given this year, and interest remains strong.
 
Displaced Physicists Anticipate Return to Research and Teaching in New Orleans
Physics community responds to disaster with an outpouring of aid offers.
 
Dispatches from the APS Mass Media Fellows
-- Living the (Scientific) American Dream -- Science Matters at USA Today
 
Physicists Honored at Fall Meetings
Five physicists will receive APS prizes and awards at the 2005 DFD and DPP meetings.

Opinion

Letters
Letters from our readers
 
Viewpoint
Remembering Bram Pais
 
The Back Page
Physics for Development in Africa

Departments

Members in the Media
APS members quoted in the media.
 
This Month in Physics History
Einstein and the EPR Paradox
 
International News: The Internationalization of Higher Education
Good for Physics and other Sciences
 
Washington Dispatch
A bi-monthly updated from the APS Office of Public Affairs
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
2005 Ig Nobel prizes

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