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Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science

Cartoon by Paul Dlugokencky

APS News Physics Caption Contest

On its back page, the New Yorker magazine runs a weekly caption contest. Ever on the lookout for good ideas, and not ashamed to copy them slavishly, APS News proudly announces its own caption contest, the major difference being that we want the cartoon + caption not only to be funny, but also to have something to do with physics. APS News cartoonist Paul Dlugokencky has drawn the cartoon at right, and has deliberately omitted the caption. For all we know, he may have no idea what the caption should be. But it looks like there's a physics joke in there somewhere.

Readers of APS News are invited to email suggested captions to APS News. The deadline for submission is May 31. The three best captions, as decided by APS News editors, will appear in the July issue of APS News, and APS members will be able to vote for their favorite online at the APS News web site. The winner will be announced in the October issue, and will receive a print of the cartoon signed by the artist, as well as a copy of the book Physics in the 20th Century and an APS tee shirt. The full contest rules appear online on the APS News web site.

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