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July 2005 (Volume 14, Number 7)

On the Firing Line


Einstein-in-the-City, a World Year of Physics outreach event, was held on May 18 at World’s Fair Park in Knoxville in conjunction with the biennial DPB/Particle Accelerator Conference. The panelists, who fielded questions from the audience, are (seated, l to r) Maury Tigner (Cornell University), Norbert Holtkamp (Spallation Neutron Source), Michael Turner (University of Chicago/NSF), and Carlo Rubbia (University of Pavia). The moderator (standing) is Bill Madia, former director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Questions included: "What would Einstein ask tonight?", "What does physics have to say about evolution?", "Was Einstein ever wrong?", and "What is Bell’s theorem and why should I care about it?".

Photo credit: U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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New APS Open-Access Online Journal Features Physics Education Research
APS Report Tackles Proliferation Resistance and Nuclear Power
PhysicsQuest Winners Collect Grand Prize at Institute in Princeton
High School Students Measure New Value for Earth’s Radius to Celebrate World Physics Year
On the Firing Line
Job Satisfaction High Among Recent Physics PhD’s
2005 US Physics Olympiad Team Honored
Atom Chips, Attosecond Lasers Featured
Northwest Section Holds Spring Meeting
APS Joins Other Organizations in Calling for Visa Reforms
Inside the Beltway: Washington Analysis and Opinion
The Back Page
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Ask the Ethicist