APS News

October 1997 (Volume 6, Number 9)


New Survey Reveals APS Members Unaware of Many Outreach Programs
APS members continue to be a diversified lot, but a number are uninformed about APS services.
APS and AIP Win Court Decision
Federal District Court Judge Leonard Sand found no basis for Gordon and Breach, a publisher of physics journals, to sue APS and AIP for publishing a study that rated the effectiveness of all such journals.
Inside the Beltway: Sailing Against the Tide?
When it comes to government support and funding for science and technology, scientists can't afford to turn their backs.
McIlrath Maintains Fiscal Health Amid Rapid Economic Changes
An in-depth interview with APS Treasurer Thomas McIlrath reveals the Society's budgetary policies.
Optical Spectroscopy, Modeling Techniques Featured at 1997 Shock Compression Meeting
Highlights of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter meeting included deformation of ceramics and molecular modeling.
in Brief
DMP and DCMP make Congressional visits, Montz is nominated for key DOE post, Eisenstein appointed Assistant Director for MPS at NSF
Students Find Summer Internships With ISIP; Program Discontinued
The APS Industrual Summer Intern Program (ISIP) places students in some of the nation's top industrial and national laboratories.
Ippen and Shank to Be Honored at ILS-XIII
Ippen and Shank will be awarded the 1997 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize.


APS Views
APS Editor in chief Martin Blume discusses current and future prospects for electronic publishing.
Last Word on Creationism — Intratomic Superconductors? — Pittel Responds — U.S. Productivity Figures Underestimated — Importance of Publicly Funded Science to Industry
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Hydrogen Beer
The Back Page
Points of Derailment: The Making of a Female Physicist


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