Physics Caucus in Action
Reception for Congress's Newest Physicist
On July 16 APS hosted a reception on Capitol Hill welcoming newly elected physicist Bill Foster (D-IL) to Congress. At the reception he was presented with a copy of the APS-produced volume "Physics in the 20th Century" by APS President Arthur Bienenstock. In the picture, the three physicists in Congress, all APS Fellows, proudly display the souvenir volume. They are, left to right, Foster, Vernon Ehlers (R-MI), and Rush Holt (D-NJ). The reception was co-hosted by the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists, and was attended by Congressional staff, representatives of the funding agencies, lobbyists, and members of the sponsoring societies.