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April 2001 (Volume 10, Number 4)

Phase I CPU Report to be Discussed at April Meeting

The first phase of a new National Research Council report of the Committee on the Physics of the Universe (CPU) will be the topic of discussion during a special Sunday evening session at the APS April Meeting in Washington, DC. The session is intended to begin the process of collecting input from the scientific community on some of the issues outlined in the draft report, and members of the CPU will be present to respond to questions and hear comments on the content of the report. There will also be time for open discussion of future projects to realize the science opportunities.

Chaired by Michael Turner of Fermilab and the University of Chicago, the CPU was established early last year. The Phase I report to be presented at the April Meeting summarizes the science and discusses the most timely opportunities in a rapidly developing and very active area of research, according to Turner.

The second phase of the committee's task is to evaluate and prioritize projects that address science at the intersection of physics and astronomy. The committee has also been asked to address the issue of inter-agency cooperation and possible barriers to it, since many of the projects in this interdisciplinary area will likely be funded by more than one agency.

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette

April 2001 (Volume 10, Number 4)

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NMD, National Security Issues Featured at 2001 April Meeting
Phase I CPU Report to be Discussed at April Meeting
NAS Publishes Survey of "Physics in a New Era"
AIP Report Finds Academic Jobs for Physicists Are On the Rise
MIT to Host First Conference on Image and Meaning in Science
Institute Participants Ponder Archimedes' Principle
Memorial Talk to Honor Feshbach
Campinas Workshop Could be the Start of a Series
50 Years on Long Island
Master's Program Enhances Relevance of Physics to Zimbabwe
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
This Month in Physics History
Physics and Technology Forefronts
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