APS Members in the Media

Chicago Tribune
"On average, our computers are bigger than their computers."
- Eugene Stanley, Boston University (MA-8th), on the advantage physicists have over economists in analyzing lots of data. (March 3, 2006)

The Grand Press
[Michigan]: "In today's world, you will either be a nerd or end up working for a nerd.”
-Vernon Ehlers, (MI-3rd) US House of Representatives (and APS member), on why we should teach kids to be nerds. (November 22, 2005)

The Albuquerque Tribune
[New Mexico]: "That's got to be tough out in the heat and dirt. That or some sort of forensic job would be unpleasant. Trying to understand how somebody was killed. That's yucky stuff.” 
-Thomas Sanford, Sandia National Labs (NM-1st), on fossil hunting in hot weather and forensic work, which he thinks would be some of the worst jobs in science. (November 17, 2005)

Time magazine
"We have a different kind of war, an economic war. The importance of investing in long-term research for winning that war hasn't been understood.”      
- Robert Birgeneau, University of California, Berkeley(CA-9th), on the US losing its lead in science and technology. (February 13, 2006)

The New York Times
"That's either due to one person who is extremely varied, or it's due to a number of different artists.”  
- Richard Taylor, University of Oregon (OR-4th), on his analysis that shows that six paintings attributed to Jackson Pollock may have been painted by someone else. (February 9, 2006)

Technology Review
"There's been a dismal history of inadequate investment in physics, computer science, and the non-biology side of R&D in this country for the last 20 years.”
- John Hopfield, Princeton University (NJ-12th), on the budget for science. (February 8, 2006)

The Cincinnati Enquirer
"It is very unpleasant to have a 5,000-pound instrument crash into your living room.”
- Scott Nutter, Northern Kentucky University (KY-4th), on why the cosmic ray detector instruments had to be flown on balloons over an uninhabited area. (January 11, 2006)

The Boston Globe
"It was quite striking. It used to be that a position at MIT was the best in the world, and now people are turning us down.”
- Marc Kastner, MIT (MA-8th), on losing researchers to other countries where research funding is easier to obtain. (January 23, 2006)