APS News

May 2002 (Volume 11, Number 5)


Latest Research in BEC, MgB2 Among March Meeting Highlights
More than 5000 talks presented the latest cutting-edge physics research at the biggest physics meeting of the year.
Women Physicists Explore Survival Skills at March Meeting
The APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP), for the first time, hosted a special half-day workshop to address te severe underrepresentation of women in physics.
International Conference Grapples with Issues of Women in Physics
The low number of women in physics worldwide was one of the underlying themes at a groundbreaking international conference on women in physics.
Physicists Achieve Molecular BEC, Coexistent ''Fermi Sea''
Session speakers present latest research on Bose-Einstein condensates.
Workshop Seeks New Ways to Prepare Students for the Job Market
The APS Committee on Professional Development spearheaded a special half-day workshop just prior to the APS March Meeting.
Princeton Meeting Honors Wheeler's Contributions to Physics
''Science and Ultimate Reality'' celebrated Wheeler's 90th birthday and his many contributions to quantum mechanics, cosmology, and information science.
Researchers Present New Physics-Based Medical Imaging Techniques
Medicine continues to reap benefits from pioneering physics tools.
Group Seeks to Spur Publications by Retired Physicists
Retirees are an "untapped resource" of valuable knowledge.
Meeting Briefs
Spring Section meetings


First authorship does not determine real leader — Book may redefine what's rational
Viewpoint #1
A climate change policy for America.
Viewpoint #2
How to launch your own department PR program.
The Back Page
Reviewing the status of Black physicists at the DOE labs.


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
May 24, 1844: Morse and the telegraph.
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Hair-raising tabletop fusion ruckus rocks small Massachusetts town.

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