APS News

March 2006 (Volume 15, Number 3)


Baltimore Hosts Largest Physics Meeting of 2006
More than 6500 physicists from around the world will present the latest research in a wide variety of subjects from March 13 to March 17.
APS Membership Hits Record High in 2005
Increase due in part to an influx of new student
Physicists Rally Around Efforts to Promote S&T Initiatives
The Bush Administrations American Competitiveness Initiative is the culmination of growing concerns of Congress and the scientific community, particularly since last year.
JLab, Brookhaven Hope for Turnaround After Severe Budget Cuts Last Year
RHIC received a temporary reprieve from a private donation; JLab still facing cuts in run time and possible layoffs.
Thousands of APS Members Respond to Funding Alerts
Spurred into action by two email alerts sent out by the APS Washington office in December, APS members urged Congress and the White House to support funding for the physical sciences.
New Report Examines Management and Public Perceptions of Nanotechnology
Report concludes too little is known about potential harmful effects, and this must be addressed for nanotech to realize its full potential.
Featured PhysTec University
At the University of Colorado, "learning assistants" can make a big difference.


Zero Gravity = Seven Letters — ID Does Not Stimulate Further Research — Scientific Proof Beats Leap of Faith
The Back Page
Congressman Frank Wolf on competing in a 21st century world.


This Month in Physics History
March 20, 1800: Volta describes the electric battery
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
International News
Raising the level of science in developing countries
Physics and Technology Forefronts
Silicon lasers
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Create your own physics crossword puzzle!

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