Upcoming Events at the 2014 APS March and April Meetings

APS Meeting, March 3-5, Denver, Colorado:

Women at Oak Ridge gaseous diffusion plant

Women at Oak Ridge gaseous diffusion plant

Women and the Manhattan Project
Co-sponsored by FHP and CSWP
Monday, March 3, 2014
11:15 AM

Session Chair: Margaret Murnane, University of Colorado, Bolder and JILA

“The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II,” Denise Kiernan, Author, Touchstone/Simon & Schuster

“Women and the Hanford Site,” Michele Gerber, Gerber Group Consulting

“After the War: What Happened to the Women Scientists of the Manhattan Project,” Ruth Howes, Professor Emerita of Physics and Astronomy, Ball State University

“Preserving the Manhattan Project: Women at Work,” Cindy Kelly, Director, Atomic Heritage Foundation

“On the Ordinary Genius of Laura Fermi,” Olivia Fermi, On the Neutron Trail

The History of the Communication of Science to the Public
Co-sponsored by FHP and FOEP
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
8:00 AM

Session Chair: Brian Schwartz, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

“The Establishment of Science Communication for the Public at the Royal Institution” Frank Burnet, Emeritus Professor of Science Communication, University of West of England

“Displaying Science: The Exhibits Revolution in Science and Natural History Museums, 1900-1990, Karen Rader, Virginia Commonwealth University

“The Role of Living History in the Communication of Science to the Public,” Susan Marie Frontczak, Storysmith®

“The Historical Role of the New York Times in the Communication of Science to the Public,” Dennis Overbye, The New York Times

Twentieth-Century Chinese Physicists and Physics
Co-sponsored by FHP and FIP
Thursday, March 6, 2014
2:30 PM

Session Chair: Danian Hu, The City College of New York, CUNY

“Chien-Shiung Wu: An Icon of Physicist and Woman Scientist in China,” Yuelin Zhu, Harvard University

“Chinese physicists educated in the Great Britain during the first half of the 20th century,” Xiaodong Yin, Capital Normal University

“Mao and physics research in China in the 1950s-1960s: the H-bomb project and the Straton model,” Tian Yu Cao, Boston University

“Some problems in the competition of high-temperature superconductivity research during the late 1980s,” Bing Liu, Tsinghua University

“A brief history of the Institute of Theoretical Physics in the Chinese Academy of Sciences since 1978,” Jinyan Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences

APS Meeting, April 5-8, Savannah, Georgia:

The Many Worlds of Leo Szilard
Co-sponsored by FHP and FPS

“The Many Worlds of Leo Szilard,” William Lanouette, author of Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the Bomb

“Leo Szilard in Physics and Information,” Richard Garwin, IBM

“Leo Szilard: Biologist and Peace-Maker,” Matthew S. Meselson, Harvard

History of G-2: Experiment and Theory
Co-sponsored by FHP and DPF

Session Organizer and Chair:
Robert P. Crease, Stony Brook University

“Study of Lepton G-2 from 1947 to Present,” Toichiro Kinoshita, Cornell

“The First CERN Muon G-2 Experiment by G. Charpak, F. J. M. Farley, R. L. Garwin, T. Mueller, J. C. Sens, and A. Zichichi,” Richard Garwin, IBM

“The BNL Muon G-2 Experiment and Beyond,” Yannis Semertzidis, BNL

Gaining Inspiration From Galileo, Einstein, and Oppenheimer

Session Organizer and Chair:
Catherine Westfall, Michigan State University

“Galileo As An Intellectual Heretic And Why That Is Important,“ Paolo Palmieri, University of Pittsburgh

“Walking in the Footsteps of Einstein: Why History of Physics Aids Physics Education,” Gerd Kortemeyer, Michigan State University

“Using the History of Physics to Enrich Your Teaching,” B. Cameron Reed, Alma College

Journeys in the History of Physics: Pais Prize Session in Honor of David Cassidy

Session Organizer and Chair:
Catherine Westfall, Michigan State University

“Physics History, and Biography,” David Cassidy, Hofstra University

“Towards A Rethinking Of The Relativity Revolution,” Daniel M. Siegel, University of Wisconsin, Madison

“How a Research Physicist Got Involved With History of Science,” Brian Schwartz, Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, CUNY

The articles in this issue represent the views of their authors and are not necessarily those of the Forum or APS.