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November 2006 (Volume 15, Number 10)

April Plenary Speakers Set

As APS News goes to press, eight of the nine plenary lectures at the APS April meeting in Jacksonville, April 14-17, 2007, have been confirmed. The slate features many distinguished speakers on a broad range of topics. They are:
  • Steven Chu, LBL, “The Energy Problem: What Can Physicists Do?”
  • Francis Everitt, Stanford, “First Results from Gravity Probe B
  • Gerald Gabrielse, Harvard, “New Measurement of the Electron Magnetic Moment and the Fine Structure Constant
  • James E. Hansen, NASA, “The Threat to the Planet: Actions Needed to Avert Dangerous Climate Change
  • Jacqueline Hewitt, MIT, “The 21cm Background: A Probe of Reionization and the Dark Ages”
  • Shamit Kachru, Stanford, “String Theory, Branes, and, if you wish, the Anthropic Principle
  • David Spergel, Princeton, “Cosmology After WMAP
  • Steven Vigdor, Indiana,“New Results from RHIC on the Spin Structure of the Proton

Meeting attendees will be able to register online at the April Meeting starting in early November.

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Contributing Editor: Jennifer Ouellette
Staff Writer: Ernie Tretkoff

November 2006 (Volume 15, Number 10)

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Articles in this Issue
APS Task Force Recommends Ways to Better Serve Industrial Members
New Website Targets a Broader Audience
Fellowship Nominations Go Electronic
April Plenary Speakers Set
APS Interviews Apker Finalists
Mather, Smoot Share 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics
NRC Releases AMO Physics Report
Mass Media Fellows Reflect on Summer Science Writing Experience
NAS Study Finds Barriers Remain for Women Physicists
AIP Survey Finds Increase in Physics Degrees
Ninety Years of Optics Innovation Highlight 2006 Laser Science Meeting
ETS Announces Newly Revised GRE Test
Nine Physicists Honored at November Division Meetings
Viewpoint: Back to School
Inside the Beltway: Innovation and competitiveness is the people’s business.
The Back Page
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Zero-Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Zero Gravity: Puzzle Answers