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March 2007 (Volume 16, Number 3)

Getting High on Physics

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Photo: Nepalnews.com, 2006 © Mercantile Communications Pvt. Ltd.


You’re probably thinking this picture must be faked, because who in the world would carry a protest sign saying “We Want to Study Physics?” Students in the mountain kingdom of Nepal, that’s who. Last December, a group of students demonstrated in front of Nepal’s Ministry of Education and Sport, demanding greater access to physics classes, which apparently is severely limited. APS News has not been able to find out whether the protest resulted in satisfaction of the students’ demands. For those who doubt the authenticity of this picture, a video version is available at http://www.nepalnews.com/nepalnewsvideo/
dec_12_06_student_strike_physics.wmv


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Editor: Alan Chodos
Contributing Editor: Jennifer Ouellette
Staff Writer: Ernie Tretkoff

March 2007 (Volume 16, Number 3)

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Articles in this Issue
"Woodstock of Physics," Quantum Computing Among Highlights of 2007
Meet the New Editor-in-Chief
Poll Finds Significant Interest in School Boards Among Physicists
APS Gathers Postdoc Best Practices; Comments are invited
Built for Speed: NASCAR Physics Featured in Public Lecture
New Report Reviews Primary Economic Driving Factors in U.S
PRL Launches New Feature to Improve Accessibility
Fellows Reign in Southern California
Committee on Informing the Public Holds First Meeting
Getting High on Physics
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Schrodinger's Parrot
Letters
The Back Page
Inside the Beltway: Washington Analysis and Opinion