APS News

Members in the Media

“It turns out babies seem to cry for no reason at all.”
Dan Sisan, Georgetown University, on finding that little scientific research had been done on infant crying, Chicago Tribune, March 24, 2008

“The future for students is bleak if their only vision is to become a professor. This year’s budget cuts alone may not be enough to convince someone [to leave physics] but it will definitely influence people on the cusp of a decision.”
Gary White, Society for Physics Students, on physics students leaving for other fields, Boston Globe, March 10, 2008

“It was a nice experience, but it also convinced me I was not cut out to do that sort of thing.”
Eric Cornell, University of Colorado, on his travels to China and attempt to learn Chinese, La Crosse (Wisconsin) Tribune, March 31, 2008

“Our research shows that what is true in power networks is also true in biological networks. Inflicting a small amount of damage can control what otherwise would be much more significant damage.”
Adilson Motter, Northwestern University, Chicago Tribune, March 31, 2008

“We were working not only on nanoscience, but on a nanobudget.”
Eric Mazur, Harvard University, on making tiny glass fibers to guide light, The Huntsville Times, March 30, 2008

“I understand clearly as a freshman in Congress you don’t get to steer the bus.”
Bill Foster, former Fermilab physicist recently elected to Congress, Scientific American, April 1, 2008

“Having spent £25m to build it, it would seem crazy not to operate it.”
Peter Weightman, University of Liverpool, on Alice, an LHC detector that may fall victim to funding cuts, BBC News online, April 3, 2008

“Cramer was such a wonderful person. I’d like to see someone replace him who is just like that.”
David Maker, Photon Research Associates, who is running for Bud Cramer’s seat in Congress (Alabama, 5th district), The Huntsville Times, April 3, 2008

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