APS News

May 2006 (Volume 15, Number 5)


Serene to Succeed McIlrath as APS Treasurer
Georgetown University professor will take the helm September 30.
APS Honors Its First President
Historical site plaque presented to Johns Hopkins University honors APS founding president Henry Rowland.
March Meeting Prize and Award Recipients
Twenty APS Members received various APS Prizes and Awards
Meeting Attendees Contact Congress
During the APS March meeting, over 1100 attendees were able to use terminals with special software to write to their members of Congress about key budget issues.
March Meeting Physicists Drop In on Congress
Some 110 attendees took time off from sessions to discuss the importance of science funding with their Congressional representatives.
Graphene's Unique Properties Offer Much Potential
2D carbon sheets make electrons act like massless particles; hold promise as an alternative to carbon nanotubes.
New APS Education Award Calls for Nominations
Award honors sustained commitment to excellence in physics education.
... And the Physicists Sang Along
March Meeting sing along event brings lighter note to the convention.
Nanopores Have a Zillion Uses, Researchers Say
Tiny holes formed by proteins useful for sequencing DNA and detecting anthrax, among other applications.
States with Unmatched Spins Lead to Novel Superfluids
Two separate research groups create strange new form of superfluidity.
Meeting Attendee Has Identity Stolen
UCLA postdoc Greg Grason wants you to know that wasn't him "borrowing" money from March Meeting physicists in Baltimore.
The Ides of March
APS hosts Hill reception for physicists to mingle with Congressional representatives and staffers.
Committee on Minorities Meets
The APS Committee on Minorities met at APS headquarters in College Park, MD on April 7.
Intel Science Talent Search Selects 2006 Winners
Top honors go to study of water quality problems in Utah river.
Coloring Book Features Famous Physicists
APS Public Outreach Department offers 'Color Me Physics' for kids.
Scientists Explore Intricacies of Evolution.
More quantitative models could shed light on gaps in current theory.
Division of Biological Physics Workshop Presents Research Opportunities
Talks focused on exciting research at the interface between physics and biology


Theory of Everything a Grand Illusion — A. R. P. Rau
Scientists can bring truth to the public arena.
The Back Page
Welcome to the Blogosphere


Members in the Media
APS members quoted in the media.
This Month in Physics History
May 1911: Rutherford and the Discovery of the Atomic Nucleus
Washington Dispatch
A bi-monthly update from the APS Office of Public Affairs
International News
International efforts in homeland security R&D By Penrose Albright
Zero Gravity

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