APS News

July 2006 (Volume 15, Number 7)

News

The Truth, The Whole Truth....
Raymond Orbach is confirmed as DOE Under-Secretary for Science.
 
Atomic Clocks, Fast Lasers Highlight DAMOP Meeting
Latest research in atomic, molecular and optical physics presented at divisional meeting, May 16-20 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
 
Women Who Choose Physics Love It, AIP Survey Discovers.
But responses also show that women physicists still struggle with negative attitudes and other gender-based challenges.
 
Global Nuclear Plan Shares Key Elements with APS Report
GNEP aims to enable expansion of worldwide nuclear energy through development of cutting-edge technologies, particularly for recycling nuclear fuel and reducing hazardous waste.
 
Odom Wins DAMOP Thesis Award
New Harvard PhD honored for thesis on measuring the electron g-factor in a sub-Kelvin cylindrical cavity.
 
Students Train Hard for Physics Olympiad
Five students selected for US Physics Team will compete in international event later this month in Singapore.
 
Congress Still Questions Scientific Information Policies
National Science Board letter calls for a "consistent federal policy" for the dissemination of research results by federal government employees.
 
Meeting Briefs
A Review of Recent APS Meetings
 
What's New: The end of an era
Bob Park steps down as Director of Public Information
 
2006 General Election Preview
Brief biographical descriptions for each candidate

Opinion

Letters
Scientists Need More Insight Into the Religious Community, Rutherford's Whereabouts Clarified, French Ship First to Deploy Radar
 
Viewpoint
Iran's quest for nuclear science and technology
 
The Back Page
Charting the Course for Elementary Particle Physics

Departments

Members in the Media
APS members quoted in the media.
 
This Month in Physics History
July 3, 1977: MRI uses fundamental physics for clinical diagnosis
 
Washington Dispatch
A bimonthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Schroedinger's ghost writer

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