F O R U M O N P H Y S I C S & S O C I E T Y
of The American Physical Society 
July 2005

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IN THE APRIL WEB ISSUE

Forum Affairs

  • Hard vs. Soft "Physics and Society", Andrew Post-Zwicker, Forum Secretary/Treasurer
  • Report from the Forum Executive Committee, Andrew Post-Zwicker, Forum Secretary/Treasurer

Editor's Comment - A Giant Has Fallen

Articles

  • An Episode among the Many Contributions of Hans Bethe to Physics and Society, Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky
  • Hans Bethe and Societal Issues, Edwin E. Salpeter
  • Hans Bethe - Last of the Giants, Sidney Drell

Commentary

  • Report on POPA Meeting of January 9, 2005, Barbara Goss Levi,
  • Thoughts on reading about the life of Theodore Taylor, Jeffrey Marque

Letters

  • A Limit to Growth of Nuclear Fission Power? by Arthur Smith
  • There is No Such Thing as a Proliferation-Proof Nuclear Fuel Cycle. W.K.H. Panofsky
  • Response to Arthur Smith's Letter, Robert Albrecht and David Bodansky
  • Nuclear Power Know-how is Here and Should be Used, William H. Hannum, Gerald E. Marsh, George S. Stanford
  • Weaponizability of Reactor-Degraded Plutonium, Alex De Volpe
  • Time for a New Paradigm, Henderson Cole

Reviews

  • Population and its Discontents, special issue of WorldWatch magazine, Sep/Oct 2004 , reviewed by Art Hobson
  • Our Final Hour, by Martin Rees, reviewed by Bernard L. Cohen
  • Abrupt Climate Change: Inevitable Surprises by the National Research Council, reviewed by William J. Makofske

Physics and Society is the non-peer-reviewed quarterly newsletter of the Forum on Physics and Society, a division of the American Physical Society. It presents letters, commentary, book reviews and articles on the relations of physics and the physics community to government and society. It also carries news of the Forum and provides a medium for Forum members to exchange ideas. Opinions expressed are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the APS or of the Forum. Contributed articles (up to 2500 words, technicalities are encouraged), letters (500 words), commentary (1000 words), reviews (1000 words) and brief news articles are welcome. Send them to the relevant editor by e-mail (preferred) or regular mail.

Co-Editors: Al Saperstein, Physics Dept., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202 ams@physics.wayne.edu; Jeff Marque, Senior Staff Physicist at Beckman Coulter Corporation, 1050 Page Mill Rd., MSY-14, Palo Alto, CA 94304, jjmarque@gte.net. Reviews Editor: Art Hobson, ahobson@comp.uark.edu. Electronic Media Editor: Andrew Post-Zwicker, azwicker@pppl.gov. Layout at APS: Amera Jones, jones@aps.org. Web Manager for APS: Joanne Fincham, fincham@aps.org. Physics and Society can be found on the Web at /units/fps.

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