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January 2007 (Volume 16, Number 1)

APS Presents Plaque to Honor Millikan

APS Presents Plaque to Honor Millikan.On November 30, APS President-elect (now President) Leo Kadanoff (left) presented a plaque to the University of Chicago, to honor Robert A. Millikan, as part of the APS Historic Sites initiative (see APS News, May and October 2005, January and February 2006). Millikan received the Nobel Prize in 1923 in recognition of two major achievements: measuring the charge of the electron in his famous oil-drop experiment (see “This Month in Physics History,” APS News, August/September 2006), and verifying Einstein's prediction of the relationship between light frequency and electron energy in the photoelectric effect. Kadanoff is himself a faculty member in the Chicago physics department. Accepting on behalf of the University was Thomas Rosenbaum (right), Vice-President for Research and for Argonne National Laboratory 

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January 2007 (Volume 16, Number 1)

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Articles in this Issue
Jacksonville Hosts 2007 April Meeting
Particle Physicists Meet Halfway
Task Force Suggests Enhancements for the APS April Meeting
New Investments Needed in Defense Research, Says Task Force on Innovation Report
Kadanoff Stresses Education, Outreach Initiatives
Physics Departments Urged to Preserve Their Histories
Microfluidics, Bubble Logic, Robosnails Featured at 2006 DFD Meeting
APS Presents Plaque to Honor Millikan
US Signs on as Non‑Host Partner for Restructured ITER Project
JLab's Past and Future Featured at 2006 SESAPS Fall meeting
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Physics and Technology Forefronts
Inside the Beltway
The Back Page