APS News

November 1995 (Volume 4, Number 10)


APS March Meeting Returns to St. Louis in 1996
The 1996 APS March Meeting will return to St. Louis, Missouri, the site of the very successful 1989 meeting, which drew over 4400 attendees.
Sonoluminescence, Applications Featured at SCCM Meeting
New studies of the phenomenon of sonoluminescence, as well as industrial and medical applications of shock wave physics, were among the highlights of the biennial international meeting of the APS Shock Compression of Condensed Matter Topical Group.
Multi-Faceted Kloor Tries To Break Mold of Traditional Scientist
Physicist, chemist, educational outreach activist, martial arts expert, and budding screenwriter for "Star Trek" -- is there anything Harry Kloor can't do?
Physicists To Be Honored at November Meetings
Fourteen physicists will be honored for their work in fluid dynamics and plasma physics during divisional meetings in November.
The Physicists' Bill of Rights
A light-hearted look at certain inalienable rights that many physicists hold to be self-evident.
FIAP Is Now Largest Forum; Elects First Slate of Officers
More than 4,500 APS members have joined the fledgling Forum on Industrial and Applied Physics, making it the second largest APS unit. The forum just elected its first slate of officers, and Abbas Ourmazd, who played a pivotal role in its creation, was elected chair.
In Brief
Four APS geographical sections held their annual fall meetings in October; more than 700 scientists from all over the world attended the 19th International Conference on Statistical Physics in China; and an American citizen illegally detained in China has been released as a result of negotiations by representatives of the Clinton Administration.


APS Views
"The APS: Why Belong?" Associate Executive Officer Barrie Ripin recounts the many benefits of APS membership.
Why Dumping the DOE's Key Missions Is a Bad Idea
APS Past President Burton Richter argues for preservation of the Department of Energy's four core missions.
The Back Page
A collection of his favorite science-skewering cartoons by Sid Harris.
Physicists Must Recognize Limits to Growth - Prager and Hazeltine Response - Don't Make Science a Partisan Issue - Recent Experiments Make a Strong Case for Dowsing - APS Should Stay Out of Politics


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