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January 2006 (Volume 15, Number 1)

And the Textbook is Thi-i-is Thick....

Ninety new physics and astronomy faculty attended a 3-day workshop at the American Center for Physics in College Park last November, to absorb new ideas in pedagogy from leading practitioners and researchers in physics education. The workshop is run annually by the American Association of Physics Teachers, in partnership with the APS and the American Astronomical Society, with funding provided by the National Science Foundation. Here Warren Hein, Associate Executive Officer of AAPT (left), rivets workshop participants with a key bit of information. The workshop chair was Ken Krane of Oregon State University.

Warren Hein

Photo credit: Bernard Khoury


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January 2006 (Volume 15, Number 1)

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Articles in this Issue
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
Letters
Viewpoint
The Back Page
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Washington Dispatch
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
International News