APS News

October 2004 (Volume 13, Number 9)

Four Terminated, One Resigns in Los Alamos Security Probe

On September 15, as APS News was going to press, Los Alamos Director G. Peter Nanos announced in a memo to Los Alamos personnel that of 23 individuals who had been placed on "investigatory leave" in regard to alleged security breaches, four were being terminated, and one more was resigning in lieu of termination. In addition, the Nanos memo states that "seven received either written reprimands, demotions, salary reductions or suspensions without pay or some combination of these actions" and "one remains on investigatory leave pending outcome of investigations."

Readers of APS News can assess these actions in the context of the "Letter from Los Alamos" that appears as this month's Back Page. The Back Page was written before the actions had been taken.

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette

October 2004 (Volume 13, Number 9)

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Articles in this Issue
House of Representatives Supports the World Year of Physics
Use Your Computer to Help Find Gravitational Waves
Speaker's Program Will Provide Lecturers for World Year of Physics
US Students Win Medals At International Physics Olympiad
Scientists, Engineers Invite Presidential Candidates to Virtual Town Hall Meetings
Physics and Journalism: Different as Night and Day
Physics and Journalism: Not So Different After All
APS Seeks to Recruit "Physics on the Road" Teams for World Year of Physics
APS Meetings Policy Boosts Non-Technical Contributions
Hodapp is New APS Director of Education
Thomas is Selected as 2004-2005 APS Congressional Fellow
Four Terminated, One Resigns in Los Alamos Security Probe
The Back Page
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Washington Dispatch