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December 2007 (Volume 16, Number 11)

April Meeting Plenary Speakers Set

Eight of the nine plenary lectures at the APS April Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, April 12-15, 2008, have been confirmed. The slate features many distinguished speakers on a broad range of topics. They are:

Bruce Remington, LLNL, “Probing Matter at the Extremes: New Frontiers in High Energy Density Physics”

Roger Blandford, Stanford, “Recent Developments in Plasma Astrophysics”

Paul Chu, University of Houston, “High Temperature Superconductivity 20 Years Later: Achievements, Promises and Challenges”

Witek Nazarewicz, ORNL/University of Tennessee, “Science of Rare Isotopes: Connecting Nuclei with the Universe”

Michael Peskin, SLAC, “Dark Matter in the Cosmos and in the Laboratory”

Michael Kramer, University of Manchester, “The Double Pulsar: A Unique Gravity Lab”

Sara Seager, MIT, “Exoplanets: Interiors, Atmospheres, and the Search for Habitable Worlds”

Robert Cahn, LBNL, “New Paths to Fundamental Physical Law.”

Information and registration for the April Meeting is online at www.aps.org/meetings/april.

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

December 2007 (Volume 16, Number 11)

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Articles in this Issue
The Big Easy Hosts 2008 March Meeting
New Insights Into QGPs and Supernovae Highlight 2007 DNP Meeting
April Meeting Plenary Speakers Set
Apker Recipients Study Galaxy Clusters, Entangled Photons
Many Disciplines Have Stake in Underground Laboratory
APS Honors BCS, Joseph Henry in Historic Site Ceremonies
Smashing Eggs in the Name of Science
GEC Conference Features Latest Research in Plasma Phenomena
Determined Leadership
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Ask The Ethicist
Profiles In Versatility
Focus on APS Topical Groups
Inside the Beltway
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