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On April 27, APS presented a plaque to Harvard University as part of its historic sites initiative. The plaque honored the Jefferson Physical Laboratory, which was built in 1884 and as such is the oldest surviving university building dedicated to physics in the country. Over the years it has been the site of many important advances in physics, including the celebrated Pound-Rebka experiment that confirmed one of the predictions of General Relativity. Sitting together in this photo are APS President Cherry Murray (left), who presented the plaque on behalf of APS, and Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust, who received it on behalf of Harvard..