APS News

February 2006 (Volume 15, Number 2)

News

DOE Picks University of California to Head Los Alamos Management Team
New approach to management draws on a more industrial model by including leading companies in the management team.
 
De Gennes, Ben Lakhdar and Wagner to Deliver Endowed Lectures at March and April Meetings
Beller and Marshak lectureships aim to bring international speakers to APS meetings.
 
Optical Illusion
OSA banner fades away
 
Taiwan Symposium Caps World Year of Physics Talent Search program
'Young ambassadors' from 20 different countries participate in international physics outreach event
 
Scientists, Teachers, Clergy Hail Court Ruling
In December, a US district court ruled that the Dover (PA) school board could not require high school students to learn about intelligent design in science class.
 
Undergraduate Awards Promote Student Participation at DNP Meeting
About 75 undergraduate physics majors were able to combine physics with sand and surf at the September 2005 DNP meeting in Hawaii.

Opinion

Letters
Berman's Back Page Defended — Science Reporting or Junk Writing?
 
Viewpoint
New website lets visitors assess "female-friendliness" of graduate departments; World Year of Physics just the beginning.
 
The Back Page
Changing the climate... of public opinion.

Departments

This Month in Physics History:
February 1968: Discovery of pulsars announced.
 
Inside the Beltway: Don't Give Me No Bad News!
Washington Analysis and Opinion
 
Industrial Profile
Charles Duke

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