APS News

March 2009 (Volume 18, Number 3)

APS Honors Rabi and Columbia

Plaque award ceremony at Columbia

Photo by David Wentworth

On January 29, as part of its historic sites initiative, APS presented a plaque to the physics department at Columbia, honoring the achievements of I. I. Rabi and also more generally the contributions of the department. Rabi was cited specifically for his discovery of the magnetic resonance method. In the photo, APS Editor-in-Chief Gene Sprouse (right) and Columbia vice-President for Research David Hirsh (center) examine the APS register of historic sites, while Chair of the Columbia Physics Department Andrew Millis (left) looks