APS News

February 2007 (Volume 16, Number 2)

News

APS Commemorates Birth of the Transistor
APS President John Hopfield presented a memorial plaque in December to Bell Labs on behalf of the APS Historic Sites initiative
 
APS Membership Sets a New Record in 2007
Growth is fueled by increasing numbers of new student members.
 
Serious Consequences Loom if FY07 Budget is Frozen
Expected increases in federal funding for the physical sciences have yet to materialize, prompting warnings of layoffs and temporary lab closures.
 
PhysicsQuest Kits are Back by Popular Demand
New story‑based learning adventure centers on Ben Franklin.
 
Thursday Night Football with Tim Gay
Nebraska physics professor to give public lecture during APS March Meeting in Denver
 
Physicist Finds His Fortune in the Cards
Newly minted Stanford PhD Michael Binger placed third in the 2006 World Series of Poker.
 
Engineering Academy Seeks Grand Challenges
Project is intended to provide a guide toward for the future for engineers and students considering careers in the field
 
H. Frederick Dylla To Succeed Marc Brodsky as Head of American Institute of Physics
Brodsky will step down on March 31 after 13 years at the helm

Opinion

Viewpoint
The virtues of virtual experiments
 
The Back Page
The Future of Science is Open (Access)

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
February 3, 1851: Léon Foucault demonstrates that Earth rotates
 
International News
The ITER agreement ‑‑ four decades for me and counting
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
The uncertainty of cat molecules

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