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October 2011 (Volume 20, Number 9)

Members in the Media

“Just get involved, the country needs your expertise, your analytical thinking and your approach to issues… If you can learn nuclear physics, you can learn politics.”
Vernon Ehlers, urging scientists to get more involved with politics, The New York Times, August 8, 2011.

“The scientific establishment holds [political involvement] against a scientist to some extent.”
Rush Holt, urging scientists to get more involved with politics, The New York Times, August 8, 2011.

“The comic-book picture somehow comes to life and speaks with the voice of the real Feynman…the best example of this genre that I have yet seen with text in English.”
Freeman Dyson, the Institute for Advanced Study, quoted from his review of the graphic novel “Feynman” in June’s New York Review of Books, USA Today, August 9, 2011.

 “It was a big deal… If you could enrich with lasers, you could cut the cost by a factor of 10.”
Ray E. Kidder, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, on the international race to develop laser uranium enrichment, The New York Times, August 20, 2011.

“What this means is that by the end of this year, not next year, we will definitely know whether or not the Higgs Boson as predicted by the Standard model exists.”
Richard Ruiz, University of Wisconsin Madison, on the recent announcement by CERN that they expect to find the Higgs Boson by Christmas, BBCNews.com, September 1, 2011.

“The amazing thing is that the behavior remains the same across asset classes and across different time scales… The empirical law characterizing market trends [the findings of this research] is valid for FX futures as well.”
Tobias Preis, Artemis Capital Asset Management, on his work finding a correlation between the number of times a company’s name is googled and the frequency its stocks are traded, The Wall Street Journal Online, September 7, 2011.

“The first time I came here was 1989… I remember sort of coming to this point and looking and saying, ‘Wow, that’s really a big machine!’”
Dimitri Denisov, Fermilab, reminiscing about the Tevatron, NPR, September 6, 2011.

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Editor: Alan Chodos

October 2011 (Volume 20, Number 9)

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Physics Programs Face the Axe at Seven Texas Universities
Apps to Enhance Program Access at Three APS Fall Meetings
Ohio High School Hosts APS Artwork
Imprisoned APS Member Faces Harsh Treatment and Charges in Iran
Posting Meeting Slides Online Gains Strong Acceptance
Physics Enrollments Set Records
Science Journalist Shares Her Love of Physics
Concerted Effort Underway to Save Webb Telescope
APS Announces New Minority Scholarship Recipients
Letters to the Editor
The Back Page
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Inside the Beltway
Profiles in Versatility
The Education Corner
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science