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July 2007 (Volume 16, Number 7)

Members in the Media

“We are now on the endgame.”
Lyn Evans, CERN, on nearing completion of the LHC, The New York Times, May 15, 2007

“Thus, we have more and more convincing evidence that the dark matter is real material–probably elementary particles. Now we need to detect those particles directly with laboratory experiments.”
Blas Cabrera, Stanford University, on a recently discovered ring of dark matter around the remains of two galaxies that collided, San Francisco Chronicle, May 16, 2007

“I see in the British press and the BBC signs of a very strong anti-Israel bias–a kind of blind hostility that whatever Israel does, it is always in the wrong–so this is not an isolated action of a small group of anti-Semitic conspirators. This represents a widespread feeling among British journalists.”
Steven Weinberg, University of Texas, on his decision not to visit Britain after journalists’ decision to boycott Israel, Ha’aretz, May 25, 2007

“I want to help young artists. There are a lot of artists in the city who are working right now but not seriously thinking about showing their work.”
Paul So, George Mason University, on his plans to start a program to teach art students the business side of art, Washington Post, May 28, 2007

“A lot of the challenges that our country faces are economic and technical, and as a scientist and businessman, I can help solve them.”
Bill Foster, Fermilab, on planning to run for Congress, The Daily Herald (Illinois), May 31, 2007

“But I have the uneasy feeling that the U.S.A. is headed into asymptotic futility well before that.”
Jim Peebles, Princeton University, commenting that there are more pressing worries than the fact that the universe will become “asymptotically empty” in billions of years, The New York Times, June 5, 2007

“When you put a million grains of sand together, they exhibit behavior that you could not begin to predict.”
Douglas Durian, University of Pennsylvania, NPR, May 19, 2007

“Physicists don’t get up in the morning to confirm the standard model.”
Ed Kearns, Boston University, The Boston Globe, May 28, 2007

“It’s important because we have a national problem with the level of science understanding in this country.”
Joseph Bellina, Saint Mary’s College, on hands-on methods of teaching science, Fox 28.com WSJV(South Bend, IN), June 4, 2007

“This is a new class of matter acting like a wave.”
David Snoke, University of Pittsburgh, on a polariton condensate, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 23, 2007

“Studying the elementary particles helps us understand the evolution of the universe in the first fraction of a second.”
Ahren Sadoff, Cornell University, Ithaca Journal, June 8, 2007

“The brilliance of the free-electron laser gives us the hope that we will be able to get an X-ray diffraction pattern for a single macromolecule like a protein.”
Massimo Altarelli, DESY, on the X-ray Free-Electron Laser, to be built in Germany, BBC News.com, June 5, 2007

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Contributing Editor: Jennifer Ouellette
Staff Writer: Ernie Tretkoff

July 2007 (Volume 16, Number 7)

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Executive Board Resolution Thanks Legislators for Support of Science
US Physics Team Trains for Competition in Iran
NASCAR Fans Find the Physics
Creation Museum Draws Scientific Fire
Study Yields Insights into Public Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Science
Public Opinion on Evolution and Intelligent Design
Nobel Laureates Tackle Middle East Problems
Proposed European Missile Shield's Politics Overshadows Feasibility
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Profiles In Versatility
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Inside the Beltway
The Back Page
2007 General Election Preview