APS Fellow and member of Congress Rush Holt (D-NJ) addresses the crowd while APS Fellow and member of Congress Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) looks on, together with event organizers Charles Clark of NIST and Susan Coppersmith of the University of Wisconsin.
Photo credit: Ken Cole
In the lower picture, Ehlers (3rd from left) chats with Sidney Nagel of the University of Chicago, former APS President Myriam Sarachik of CCNY, and current APS President-elect Leo Kadanoff of the University of Chicago
Photo credit: Ken Cole

On the 2049th anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar in Rome, APS hosted a reception on Capitol Hill in Washington. The event, which attracted physicists, members of the administration, Congressional staffers, and members of Congress, was titled "Physics Today for a Brighter Tomorrow". The goal was to inform attendees about the ways in which fundamental physics research positively impacts their daily lives and how it can help them face tomorrow's challenges. To this end, attendees could, for example, witness cryogenic demonstrations by Nobel laureate Bill Phillips, hear about the physics of superheroes from Jim Kakalios, and find out about superconductivity from Paul Chu.

In the top picture, APS Fellow and member of Congress Rush Holt (D-NJ) addresses the crowd while APS Fellow and member of Congress Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) looks on, together with event organizers Charles Clark of NIST and Susan Coppersmith of the University of Wisconsin. In the lower picture, Ehlers (3rd from left) chats with Sidney Nagel of the University of Chicago, former APS President Myriam Sarachik of CCNY, and current APS President-elect Leo Kadanoff of the University of Chicago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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May 2006 (Volume 15, Number 5)

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Serene to Succeed McIlrath as APS Treasurer
APS Honors Its First President
March Meeting Prize and Award Recipients
Meeting Attendees Contact Congress
March Meeting Physicists Drop In on Congress
Graphene's Unique Properties Offer Much Potential
New APS Education Award Calls for Nominations
... And the Physicists Sang Along
Nanopores Have a Zillion Uses, Researchers Say
States with Unmatched Spins Lead to Novel Superfluids
Meeting Attendee Has Identity Stolen
The Ides of March
Committee on Minorities Meets
Intel Science Talent Search Selects 2006 Winners
Coloring Book Features Famous Physicists
Scientists Explore Intricacies of Evolution.
Division of Biological Physics Workshop Presents Research Opportunities
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