APS News

August/September 2003 (Volume 12, Number 8)


APS Study Questions Feasibility of Boost-Phase Missile Defense
BPI may not be a viable defense against ICBMs, study group concludes.
News Background: Pentagon Seeks Functioning Booost-Phase System by 2010
A report on the DOD's current and projected plans for BPI defense.
BPI Study Group Members
Biographical information about the group.
Visa Issue Impacts 2004 March Meeting
Holders of F-1 visas particularly at risk. The APS has set up a special Web site to handle queries and difficulties facing foreign students, post-docs and scientists interested in attending Montreal meeting.
Visa Rules Must Promote Science as well as Security
APS Council statement addresses difficulites of foreign students and scientists in the US in the post 9/11 climate.
Visa Problems Continue to Plague Foreign Students
Overseas students are arriving late, being denied visas, and sometimes opting not to enroll in US institutions.
Rosenberg is New APS Congressional Fellow
Young plasma physicist from New Jersey will spend next year on the Hill .
APS Selects Three as 2003 Mass Media Fellows
These physicists will gain invaluable firsthand experience in communicating science to the media.
APS Selects 25 as 2003-2004 Undergraduate Minority Scholars
The APS has awarded Scholarships for Minority Undergraduates to 25 students who are majoring or planning to major in physics.
Jakobsson is First Director of NIH Center for Bioinformatics
APS Fellow to head up fledgling effort supporting research in areas that join biology with computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics.
Gammasphere's Starring Role in THE HULK
Not just a sci-fi plot device, real life machine reveals inner forces inside unstable atomic nuclei.


Hobson's Choice of More Examples — No Discrimination Against Arabs — New Generation of Nuclear Weapons
The Back Page
Underground Science: The US Effort to Create a Deep Underground Laboratory


This Month in Physics History
September 1981: Invention of the scanning tunneling microscope
PRL Top Ten: #1
"A Model of Leptons." An exclusive interview with Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg.
Physics and Technology Forefronts
Non-Volatile Storage for Information Access

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