APS News

August/September 2002 (Volume 11, Number 8)


APS Selects 26 as 2002-2003 Minority Scholarship Recipients
The APS has awarded Corporate Minority Scholarships to 26 students who are majoring or planning to major in physics.
Department Chairs Confer, Drop In On Congress
One hundred eleven physics department chairs convened in early June for the Physics Department Chairs' Conference.
Tannenbaum is New APS Congressional Fellow
A young high-energy physicist from California is the new APS Congressional Fellow.
Societies Honor Physics Olympiad Team
Five students have been selected as winners of the 2002 Physics Olympiad.
APS Fellows Win Four National Medals of Science, 1 Technology
The medals are the country's highest award for lifetime achievement in science and technology.
Demand for Boycott of Israeli Science Stirs Controversy
The political turmoil in the Middle East has begun to spill over into the scientific community
Hamre Commission Takes Hard Look at Security Mismanagement at Weapons Labs
The Commission on Science and Security has released a report identifying problems with the labs' current security structure.
Scientists Toy with Origami As A Solution
Origami is providing the answers to real world problems in mathematics, engineering, and astronomy.
APS Lobbyists Work the Hill While Brinkman and Colwell Correspond
APS Lobbyists Work the Hill While Brinkman and Colwell Correspond
Proposed New Department Complicates Outlook for Visas
The federal government is instigating major changes in the way visa applications are screened and foreign students are tracked in the US.
Speaking Out In Support of Science Education Funding
Members of Congress were invited to support full funding for federal programs to improve K-12 science and math education.
APS Executive Board Passes Resolution on Perpetual Motion Machines
The resolution affirms the fraudulent nature of claims of perpetual motion machines.


APS Statement Draws Fire
Viewpoint: Odds Are Stacked When Science Tries To Debate Pseudoscience
By Lawrence M. Krauss
Viewpoint: Letters Reveal New Insights Into the Bohr-Heisenberg Meeting
By Frederick Seitz
The Back Page
Physics in Cuba: Partnerships and A Personal Perspective


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
August 1946: The Moore School Lectures
Physics and Technology Forefronts
Photonic Crystals
Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis
Leaders of Industry Fall From Political Grace

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