APS News

October 1999 (Volume 8, Number 9)


APS and AIP Initiate Inside Science News Service
APS has teamed with AIP to create Inside Science News Service, a new resource for journalists that will make it easier for them to uncover, understand, and explain important science that adds depth to news stories.
Fermilab Grad Students Hold Conference
The DPF sponsored a student-run graduate conference at Fermilab in July.
APS Intern Learns the Ropes on the Hill
Interacting with Congress was a new experience for physics grad student Helene Grossman.
Increasing Membership and Expanding Journals
Growth and diversity present challenges to APS.
Festival Profile
Brian Holmes blows his own horn: Exploring the physics of brass instruments.
In Brief
Meserve nominated to NRC; US Olympiad team makes strong showing.
Northwest Section Revisited
In her talk, Paula Heron of the University of Washington focused on the use of research on the learning and teaching of physics as a guide to improving instruction.
Researchers Find New Ways to Model Plate Tectonics, Soil Erosion
Scientists are developing innovative techniques for modeling the surface of the Earth.
NRC Invites Member Input for Survey
The National Research Council is seeking the input of the physics community for a survey it is conducting under the auspices of its Board on Physics and Astronomy.
Remembering a Friend of Science
The late George Brown was a strong advocate for science on the Hill.
DNP Meeting Features Undergrad Program
The second conference experience for undergraduates to be held.
Shocking Snowbird Meeting Explores Materials at High Pressures
Researchers presented the latest advances in shock compression science.


Happer Contributions to MRI Imaging Overlooked — Getting Physical — Readers Question "What is Science?" — A Nobel Mistake — Dyson's Skepticism Well-Founded — Sober Message
Alan Chodos: "National security concerns reflect shortage of American physicists."


Zero Gravity: The Ligher Side of Science
To Catch a Lion in the Sahara Desert.
The Back Page
Newly elected New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt explains why in Washington, "facts are negotiable."

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