November 2006 (Volume 1, Number 3)
A Fond Farewell
On September 13, APS hosted a reception on Capitol Hill in honor of the retiring Chairman of the House Science Committee, Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY).
Mather, Smoot share 2006 Nobel Prize in physics
Researchers honored for their work on advancing scientific understanding of the cosmic background radiation.
US Team Garners 4 Gold, 1 Silver at Physics Olympiad in Singapore.
Team makes strong showing in largest Olympiad event ever, with 383 competitors from 86 different nations.
Industrialists, educators gather in DC for NAS convocation
Representatives from industry, K-12 education and higher education gathered at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington to attend a convocation marking the one-year anniversary of tthe benchmark NAS report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future.
High school teachers conduct gravity-defying experiments
Studying free-floating robots, magnetism, and granular materials in an electrical field in Zero-G among many experiments conducted aboard NASA's "Weightless Wonder.
Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
Snapshots from Physics History
Miss Mitchell's comet and Millikan's oil drop experiment
Glad You Asked That
Ever wonder why there seem to be more home runs at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, than at other major ball parks?
Jeff Francis and the physics of baseball
The Magnus force has made Jeff Francis what he is today: a 25-year-old left-handed pitcher on the rise in his second full season with Major League Baseball's Colorado Rockies
Containing Nuclear Proliferation
The Back Page
Science Moves to the Front Burner by Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY)
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