APS News

July 1996 (Volume 5, Number 7)

APS E-print Server Running

The American Physical Society is developing a World-Wide-Web-based system for members and other physicists to post preprints, and to browse those which have been made publicly available. The service is similar to the 'e-print' archives run by Paul Ginsparg at Los Alamos since late 1991, but has some technical differences intended to make it more accessible and user-friendly, and other features that should help a larger fraction of the physics community get involved with this enabling technology.

The APS E-print service will also help in the exploration of new Internet-based technology for submitting, refereeing, editing and publishing papers in the Physical Review journals. A prototype version of the service will be available from July 1, 1996 through the APS home page under the 'New Services Available' listing for the journals, and during testing will be available directly.

Physicists are invited to try the APS E-Print prototype and send comments to the administrators of the service at the e-mail address: eprint-adm@aps.org. Members can also contribute over the next few months to the setting of priorities for the service (such as what word processor formats to support) by answering the questionnaire available on the web.

APS encourages the redistribution of the materials included in this newspaper provided that attribution to the source is noted and the materials are not truncated or changed.

Editor: Barrett H. Ripin

July 1996 (Volume 5, Number 7)

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Highlights from Indianapolis: Trapped Francium, Energy Alternatives, Age of the Universe, Gender Gap
Scientists Trap Rarest Element - Francium
APS E-print Server Running
Technological Advances May Revolutionize Medical Imaging
Two New APS Topical Groups
Fighting the Gender Gap:Standardized Tests Are Poor Indicators of Ability in Physics
Over 100 New Isotopes Discovered with Novel Fission Method
Particle Beam Processing Industrial Applications
APS Council Approves Three Statements on Energy Issues
Science Policy, Black Holes and BEC Featured at Plenary Session
New Cluster Data Puts Universe at 13 Billion Years
Stockpile Stewardship, Non-Proliferation Policies Pose Challenges to Nuclear Weapons Labs
Energy Alternatives Vital To Meet Future Demands
Multimedia Review
General Election Preview: Members To Choose New Leadership for 1997
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