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February 2014 (Volume 23, Number 2)

Historic Site: IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Historic Site: IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Photo by Charles Treppeda (IBM)

On December 5, 2013 APS President-Elect Sam Aronson (right) presented a plaque to David McQueeney, IBM Research vice president of Technical Strategy and Worldwide Operations, to recognize the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center as an APS Historic Site. The wording on the plaque reads as follows: “The IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center has been home to numerous physicists who have produced seminal advances in many disciplines and fields of study. Innovations discovered and developed here include dynamic random access memory (DRAM), field-effect transistor scaling laws, semiconductor superlattice structures, specialized lasers and thin-film magnetic recording heads, as well as advances in optical communications and electron microscopy.”


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February 2014 (Volume 23, Number 2)

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Articles in this Issue
APS Membership Boosted by Student Sign-ups
Bouchet Award Winner Followed a Parental Path to Science
New APS Education Fellow Goes to Washington
In Memoriam: Fred Kavli (1927–2013)
Goeppert-Mayer Awardee Loved High School Physics
Nuclear Physics Prize Reaches Fundraising Goal
Historic Site: IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
All Sorted Out
Letters to the Editor
The Back Page
Physics Newsmakers of 2013
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Diversity Corner
Profiles In Versatility
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Education Corner
Inside the Beltway