APS News

February 2003 (Volume 12, Number 2)


Sreenivasan is New ICTP Director
University of Maryland professor assumes leadership at a critical point in the institute's 30-year history.
Questioned Papers in Physical Review Journals Retracted
APS journals have printed retractions of six papers as a result of the Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs inquiry into misconduct by Jan Henrik Schon.
APS Member Gives Minority Scholarship Fund a Boost
Alexsandr Svager continues lifelong mission to bring more minorities into physics.
For some APS Prizes and Awards, Competition Cuts Across Fields'
An overview of some prizes and awards that are open to all subdisciplines of physics.


Bohr Misunderstood Heisenberg's Motivation — Create a Physics Piggy Bank — Elephant's Area Important — Book Gives Perspective on Science and Religion — Economic Assistance Key for Students of Color
The Back Page
Speeding up the Long Slow Path to Change


Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Top 10 (±2) Physics Pick-Up Lines (in randomized order)
This Month in Physics History
February 1987: Discovery of Supernova 1987A
PRL Top Ten: #7
"Scaling theory of localization: Absence of quantum diffusion in two dimensions"
Physics & Technology Forefronts
Protein Folding, HIV and Drug Design