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April 2000 (Volume 9, Number 4)

Test Your Knowledge of Physics Trivia

The February 2000 issue of APS News featured a list of the top ten physicists and physics discoveries, as selected by Physics World, and invited the APS membership to respond with their own top ten lists. This month we have devised a completely different means of scoring those same "Top Ten," sampled below:

Newton 0
Maxwell 1
Einstein 2
Feynman 3
... and so on.

Can you figure out the scoring system and use it to score the remaining six physicists on the Top Ten list? We'll give you two hints: the scoring system is not subjective, and there will be many "tie" scores.

The first three correct answers received will receive a prize. Send submissions to Editor, APS News, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, letters@aps.org.

APS encourages the redistribution of the materials included in this newspaper provided that attribution to the source is noted and the materials are not truncated or changed.

Editor: Alan Chodos
Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette

April 2000 (Volume 9, Number 4)

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Articles in this Issue
2000 April Meeting Drops Anchor in Long Beach, CA
Langer Petitions Reno on Behalf of Wen Ho Lee
DOE Travel Cuts Impact Lab Meeting Attendance
Mechanics of Publishing APS Journals
A Strike: The Hardest Way To Learn Physics
APS, AIP, and AAPT Launch Task Force on Undergrad Physics
APS Members Receive National Medal of Science
APS Grants Online Journal Access to Troubled Russian Institutes
Krauss, Lane Win AAAS Awards
Test Your Knowledge of Physics Trivia
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
Physics and Technology Forefronts
This Month in Physics History
The Back Page