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May 2006 (Volume 15, Number 5)

APS Honors Its First President

APS Honors Its First President
Photo credit: Robert Stockfield

As part of the APS historic sites initiative, at the March Meeting a plaque was presented to Johns Hopkins University to commemorate the work of Henry A. Rowland, Professor of Physics at Johns Hopkins from 1875 to his death in 1901, and inventor of the diffraction grating that bears his name. He was also the founding president of the American Physical Society in 1899. Presenting the plaque on behalf of APS was past-President Marvin Cohen (left). The plaque was accepted by Adam Falk (center), the James B. Knapp Dean, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins. Watching at right is John Rigden of Washington University, St. Louis, the Chair of the APS Historic Sites Committee.

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May 2006 (Volume 15, Number 5)

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Serene to Succeed McIlrath as APS Treasurer
APS Honors Its First President
March Meeting Prize and Award Recipients
Meeting Attendees Contact Congress
March Meeting Physicists Drop In on Congress
Graphene's Unique Properties Offer Much Potential
New APS Education Award Calls for Nominations
... And the Physicists Sang Along
Nanopores Have a Zillion Uses, Researchers Say
States with Unmatched Spins Lead to Novel Superfluids
Meeting Attendee Has Identity Stolen
The Ides of March
Committee on Minorities Meets
Intel Science Talent Search Selects 2006 Winners
Coloring Book Features Famous Physicists
Scientists Explore Intricacies of Evolution.
Division of Biological Physics Workshop Presents Research Opportunities
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