APS News

January 2006 (Volume 15, Number 1)

News

Executive Board Passes Resolution on Office of Science Budget
Board expresses distress at budget cuts and calls for setting new FY2007 funding priorities.
 
What's in a Logo?
APS announces a new logo prominently featuring the word "physics."
 
Dallas To Host 2006 APS April Meeting
Approximately 1500 physicists are expected to head to the Lone Star State April 22-25.
 
Hydrodynamics, Small-Scale Flows Highlight 2005 DFD Meeting
Chicago meeting jointly hosted by Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
 
And the Textbook is Thi-i-is Thick....
Ninety new physics and astronomy faculty attended a three-day workshop at ACP in November.
 
New APS President Highlights Research Funding, Upcoming Changes in APS Personnel
An in-depth interview with John Hopfield outlines priorities for the Society in 2006.
 
Second Successful Joint DNP/JPS Meeting Held in Hawaii
Scientists reported the latest experimental results on evidence for the quark gluon plasma, among other highlights.
 
Senators Express Concern Over Layoffs and Run Times at RHIC and Jefferson Lab
Latest round of DOE budget cuts will reduce operating times and staffing; as many as 100 scientific and support positions may be eliminated.
 
Council Passes Memorial Resolution for John Bahcall
APS president-elect passed away in August.
 
SESAPS Holds Annual Fall Meeting
Topics ranged from particle physics and dark matter/energy to nanophysics and Bose-Einstein condensates.
 
The Mandelbrot Set
APS fellows hold reception at New York City's Princeton Club on November 30.
 
Pay Attention or I’ll Collapse Your Wavefunction
APS News history column gives rise to new book for general readership.

Opinion

Letters
Letters from our readers.
 
Viewpoint
Dr. Atomic Offers Lessons on the Pros and Cons of Public Outreach
 
The Back Page
The role and promise of physics education research

Departments

This Month in Physics History
January 1938: Discovery of Superfluidity
 
Washington Dispatch
A bi-monthly updated from the APS Office of Public Affairs
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
A Ridiculously Short History of Time
 
International News
High-tech growth a priority in Central and Eastern Europe

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