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April 2007 (Volume 16, Number 4)

Physicists Use Direct Line to Capitol Hill

Photo by Ken Cole
A total of 1235 attendees made use of the bank of computer terminals set up at the March Meeting in Denver to contact their representatives in Congress. With the 2008 Fiscal Year budget cycle just beginning, it was an opportune moment for physicists to weigh in on the importance of funding for the physical sciences. The FY07 budget had just been passed, four and a half months late, a few weeks before.

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

April 2007 (Volume 16, Number 4)

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Articles in this Issue
New Research in Particle, Nuclear and Astrophysics Featured at April Meeting
APS Panel Report Assesses Nuclear Waste Storage Issues
Four New Sites Added to Teacher Education Program
Named Lectureships Enhance March and April Meetings
Major Donation Launches New Math and Science Education Initiative
Initial Employment is Focus of AIP Report
Physicists Use Direct Line to Capitol Hill
Grave Concern About Earth Observing Satellites at Science Committee Hearing
Scientists and Engineers Get the Oscar for Improving Film Production
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Washington Dispatch
International News
Zero Gravity:The Lighter Side of Science
Profiles in Versatility
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