"I always advised friends to take the [Strategic Defense Initiative] money and do some useful physics with it instead of seeing it wasted."
-Peter Zimmerman, King's College London, Village Voice, September 10-16, 2003

"What we were doing was creating a bright background template to differentiate incoming ICMs. The work was very valuable scientifically and good for the country and defense. I think there's nothing wrong with that kind of research."
-Douglas Osheroff, Stanford University, on SDI research, Village Voice, September 10-16, 2003

"The University of Arizona's biggest strength is the involvement of every undergraduate student who wants to be in frontline research in physics."
-J.D. Garcia, University of Arizona, on UA's being chosen as a "thriving physics program", Arizona Daily Star, September 23, 2003

"That would be the same as if all you can do with wood is burn it for energy. It's remarkably crude. Having a more sophisticated understanding of the nucleus, we'll be able to do more sophisticated things with it."
-Lawrence Weinstein, Old Dominion University, Newport News Daily Press, September 7, 2003

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November 2003 (Volume 12, Number 10)

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APS Members Choose Bahcall as New Vice President in 2003 Election
Physics Departments Endorse Statement on Education of Teachers
Automatic Visa Revalidation Solves Most March Meeting Visa Problems
Use of Shock Waves in Medicine Among Highlights of 2003 SCCM Conference
Revolutionary Breakthroughs Needed for Hydrogen Economy
APS Creates Task Force on Research Collaboration with Africa
Physical Review Focus Fans Include Teachers and Undergrads
Simple Physics can be Useful in Understanding Real-World Issues
Nanoneurosurgery, Bio Scans and Home Holograms Featured at 2003 OSA/DLS Conference
Six Physicists Honored at October, November Unit Meetings
NRC Committee Requests Imput from High Magnetic Field Science Community
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Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Ask the Ethicist
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science