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October 2005 (Volume 14, Number 9)

Cohen Sends Message to Gulf Coast Physicists

In a message to APS members in the Gulf Coast region affected by Hurricane Katrina, APS President Marvin Cohen said, in part, " On behalf of APS, I'm writing to express my sincere hope that all of you and your families are safe, and to offer the help of the Society over the coming weeks and months as you seek to rebuild your departments, laboratories and workplaces. If we can assist you in any way in your efforts to recover from this devastating tragedy, please contact our Director of Membership, Trish Lettieri, at lettieri@aps.org or 301-209-3272. Our thoughts are with you." The full message is on the APS web site.

Those who can offer assistance to affected members of the physics community are also urged to contact Lettieri, to bring those in need together with those who can help. Anyone in the affected area with a pending APS membership renewal will have their membership fee waived for the coming year.

In addition, APS is participating with its sister societies the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Institute of Physics, and the American Astronomical Society, in the Katrina Affected Physics and Astronomy Bulletin Board, which can be found at http://www.compadre.org/katrina.


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Editor: Alan Chodos
Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette
Staff Writer: Ernie Tretkoff

October 2005 (Volume 14, Number 9)

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APS Members Elect Kadanoff, Bienenstock to Presidential Line
APS Mourns Loss of President-Elect John Bahcall
Twenty Troupes Pack 'Em In To See Physics on the Road
DOE Report Highlights Promising Areas of Solar Energy Research
Cohen Sends Message to Gulf Coast Physicists
APS Selects Mohta as New Congressional Fellow
APS President Says Intelligent Design Should Not Be Taught as Science
U.S. Physics Team Wins Five Medals in 2005 International Physics Olympiad
Estate Planning Information Available to APS Members
Rebecca Forrest Receives First Blewett Scholarship
Inside the Beltway: The Avoidable Tragedy of New Orleans
The Back Page
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Physics and Technology Forefronts
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science