APS News

January 2007 (Volume 16, Number 1)

News

Jacksonville Hosts 2007 April Meeting
Scientific program spans latest research in astrophysics, particle physics, nuclear physics and related fields, as well as several invited plenary talks on a wide variety of topics.
 
Particle Physicists Meet Halfway
The APS Division of Particles and Fields held its annual fall meeting in Honolulu October 29 through November 3, jointly with their colleagues from the Japanese Physical Society.
 
Task Force Suggests Enhancements for the APS April Meeting
Greater coherence, yearly themes could help raise conference profile.
 
New Investments Needed in Defense Research, Says Task Force on Innovation Report
The follow‑up to last year's report sees continued decline in national security and economic competitiveness, and urges a boost in defense basic research, which has been flat for the last three decades.
 
Kadanoff Stresses Education, Outreach Initiatives
An interview with incoming APS President Leo Kadanoff (University of Chicago) on his priorities for the Society in 2007.
 
Physics Departments Urged to Preserve Their Histories
APS Forum on the History of Physics sets up Register of Departmental Histories and Records.
 
Microfluidics, Bubble Logic, Robosnails Featured at 2006 DFD Meeting
Tampa Bay conference also featured US‑Mexico Symposium on geophysical fluid dynamics.
 
APS Presents Plaque to Honor Millikan
As a part of the APS Historic Sites Initiative, APS President-elect presented a plaque to the University of Chicago.
 
US Signs on as Non‑Host Partner for Restructured ITER Project
Representatives from China, the European Union, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation also on hand at signing ceremony in Paris.
 
JLab's Past and Future Featured at 2006 SESAPS Fall meeting
Williamsburg conference also included talks on neutrino physics, gamma ray bursts, biomaterials, and nanostructures.

Opinion

Letters
Local Chapters Could Help Industrial Members Words — Warfare Follow Zipf’s Law
 
Inside the Beltway
Democrats in control: what next?
 
The Back Page
Sound Science or Sound Bite?

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
January 1925: Wolfgang Pauli announces the exclusion principle
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Caltech Physicists Successfully Split The Bill
 
Physics and Technology Forefronts
MIT Team Devises Scheme for Wireless Non-Radiative Energy Transfer

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