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January 2006 (Volume 15, Number 1)

Dallas To Host 2006 APS April Meeting

Approximately 1500 physicists are expected to attend the 2006 APS April Meeting, to be held April 22-25 in Dallas, Texas. The scientific program, which focuses on astrophysics, particle physics, nuclear physics, and related fields, will consist of three plenary sessions, approximately 75 invited sessions, more than 100 contributed sessions, and poster sessions. This year the meeting will be held in conjunction with the annual Sherwood Fusion Theory Conference, devoted to disseminating the latest research results in controlled thermonuclear research.

APS units represented at the meeting include the Divisions of Astrophysics, Nuclear Physics, Particles and Fields, Physics of Beams, Plasma Physics, and Computational Physics; the Forums on Education, Physics and Society, International Affairs, History of Physics, and Graduate Student Affairs; and the Topical Groups on Few-Body Systems, Precision Measurement and Fundamental Constants, Gravitation, Plasma Astrophysics, and Hadronic Physics.

In keeping with the more generalist tone of the April meeting, nine invited plenary talks will highlight the technical program (see below).

Numerous special events are also planned for the April meeting, including a High School Teacher’s Day on Friday, April 21. Educators in the Dallas vicinity will participate in hands-on workshops to learn about new and innovative activities for the classroom, and hear talks by researchers on select topics in cutting-edge physics.

Also on Friday, the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics is sponsoring an all-day professional skills development workshop for women physicists, targeted toward tenure-track and newly tenured women physicists.

Plenary Talks at April Meeting

Voyager Data and the Termination Lock
Edward Stone, Caltech

Liquid Phase Quark-Gluon Plasma
Barbara Jacak, SUNY, Stony Brook

Recent Results from MiniBoone
Hira Tanaka, Princeton

Neutrinos and Cosmology
Nicole Bell, Caltech

Computational Techniques and Plasma Turbulance
William Dorland, University of Maryland

Cochlear Implants and the Physics of Hearing
Ian Shipsey, Purdue University

The Science of Nanotubes*
Alex Zettl, UC Berkeley

Results from LIGO
Gabriella Gonzalez, Louisiana State University

Physics Prospects and International Aspects of ILC
Albrecht Wagner, DESY

*to be confirmed

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

January 2006 (Volume 15, Number 1)

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Executive Board Passes Resolution on Office of Science Budget
What's in a Logo?
Dallas To Host 2006 APS April Meeting
Hydrodynamics, Small-Scale Flows Highlight 2005 DFD Meeting
And the Textbook is Thi-i-is Thick....
New APS President Highlights Research Funding, Upcoming Changes in APS Personnel
Second Successful Joint DNP/JPS Meeting Held in Hawaii
Senators Express Concern Over Layoffs and Run Times at RHIC and Jefferson Lab
Council Passes Memorial Resolution for John Bahcall
SESAPS Holds Annual Fall Meeting
The Mandelbrot Set
Pay Attention or I’ll Collapse Your Wavefunction
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Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Washington Dispatch
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
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