APS News

July 1998 (Volume 7, Number 7)

Gala Event of the Century

Dust off your tuxedo and shine your dancing shoes for the Centennial Meeting. A black-tie optional gala event and dinner in celebration of the accomplishments of the 20th Century physics will take place Saturday evening, March 21, 1999 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta. International, U.S. and Atlanta dignitaries, including Nobel laureates attending the Centennial, will be special guests as will the science teachers attending the Nobel events earlier in the day. The gala event, to be described in more detail in a future mailing to APS members, will be able to accommodate up to 2000 participants. APS members who wish to attend should plan to register early.

At the same time, we expect the gala to be the opening of a physics exhibit entitled "Wonders of the 20th Century" currently in development at the Fernbank museum. This exhibit will be designed to travel to other science museums after its Atlanta opening. Besides excellent food and drink included in the evening, there will be continuous showings of the IMAX movie, Cosmic Voyages, as well as a multi-media presentation celebrating the achievements of physics. Physics-related entertainers will be present as will various types of music.

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Editor: Barrett H. Ripin

July 1998 (Volume 7, Number 7)

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Educator/Student Day Draws Local High Schoolers
Highlights form Columbus, OH Spring Meeting: "Cosmic Chords," Quark Gluon Plasmas
Check out the Centennial Webpage
"Cosmic Chords" Support of Einstein's Theory
First Observation of Quark-Gluon Plasma?
A Century of Physics
Gala Event of the Century
Isidor Rabi: Scientist and Citizen
Recent Experiments on Exotic Atoms
Zero Gravity
In Brief
Speakers at Centennial Session Pay Tribute to Leo SzilardSpeakers at Centennial Session Pay Tribute to Leo Szilard
Physical Review Editorial Office Expanding
Council Structure to be Reviewed by Newly Established Task Force
Physics and Toys: Fun for Everyone
A Year of Opportunities: APS Retiring Presidential Address
Members To Choose New Leadership for 1999
Springtime Demos Illustrate Basic Physics Concepts
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