APS News

February 2000 (Volume 9, Number 2)


Chodos is New Associate Executive Officer
Alan Chodos, a professor at Yale, will replace Barrett Ripin as APS Associate Executive Officer.
Man of the Century
Albert Einstein is Time magazine's "person of the century."
APS Career Efforts Focus on Physics Departments
The primary thrust of the APS' career activities has been directed at assisting physics departments in their efforts to prepare graduates for the full range of careers open to them.
Mass Media Fellow Learns "Nuts and Bolts" of Journalism
Lessons learned from a summer at the Raleigh News & Observer.
Outreach and Community Service I
Outreach and Community Service I
In the Journals
Science goes further than fiction.
APS and BNL Host XXX e-Print Archive Mirror
The APS is establishing, in cooperation with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the first electronic mirror in the United States for the Los Alamos e-Print Archive.
In Brief
Mazur honored by CSSP; Centennial special projects earn recognition; Council memoriam resolutions honoring George Brown Jr. and Arthur L. Schawlow.
Poll Reveals All-Star Physicists
Physics World names Top Ten physicists; readers are invited to submit own lists.
Cosmic CD Available at Last!
Lynda Williams, the "physics chanteuse," releases new CD.
US R&D Spending Trends
NSF data on R&D spending in the US.
Exploring "Who Did It?" with Forensic Science
Physical methods solve crimes.
Cornell "Nanoharp" Studies Vibrating Materials at High Frequencies
World's smallest stringed instrument.


Who Taught Physics to Thomas Pynchon?
Sinking Test Ban Politics — Festive Formula Flaw


Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Physics Product Warnings
Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
Y2K Forecasting Takes Guts
The Back Page
The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and US National Security