APS News

January 2004 (Volume 13, Number 1)


April Meeting Goes Mile-High in 2004
Denver will host as many as 1500 physicists in April.
Junior Members Respond to APS Ethics Survey
APS task force finds that few physicist receive formal ethics training as part of their education.
Council Deplores Restriction of Non-Classified Science Information
The APS reaffirms its 1983 statement on the freedom of scientific information.
New Techniques for Controlling Fluid Flow Highlight the APS 2003 DFD Meeting
New models for turbulent fluid flow and transport of atomic contaminants among technical topics at New Jersey meeting.
House Resolution Recognizes Congressional Fellowship Programs
Intended to honor 30th anniversary of AAAS program.
Quinn Ponders Long-Range Goals for APS in 2004
An interview with incoming APS president Helen Quinn.
Lerch Retires as Head of APS International Affairs
The Society bids farewell to Irving Lerch, who made great strides in promoting the world community of physics during his 11-year tenure at APS.
Council Approves a New Prize and an New Award
APS establishes Sakharov Prize for upholding human rights, and a new award for excellence in physics education.
Quiet Microwave Ovens, Liquid Lithium Walls Among DPP Meeting Highlights
Around 1600 technical papers were presented at the Albuquerque Meeting.
NIH Announces New Roadmap for Funding Opportunities in Metabolomics
New initiative aimed at stimulating development of innovative technologies for understanding metabolic pathways and networks.


Ethical Principles Not Determined by APS — Two Major Problems Face Hydrogen Economy — No Need for 'Capsule' Degrees — Undergrad Enrollment is Key Factor — Employment Data Show Interesting Leads and Lags — Woody Allen Column Deemed Inappropriate
The Back Page
Albert Einstein on his 70th birthday.


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
This Month in Physics History
January 1884: First U.S. Patent for a Roller Coaster
Ask the Ethicist
Having to include managers as co-authors
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
A highly theoretical discussion of curve balls.

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