APS News

December 2005 (Volume 14, Number 11)


Baltimore to Host 2006 APS March Meeting
More than 6000 physicists will gather for the largest annual professional conference for physicists of the year.
Conference Addresses Problems of Sustainable Development Worldwide
More than 350 people from 70 different countries attended the South African conference, held October 31 through November 2
Three Undergraduates Receive APS Apker Awards
Nathaniel Craig, Matthew Paoletti and David Miller were honored for their outstanding accomplishments in physics.
Plasma Turbulence, ELM Insights Highlight 2005 DPP Meeting
More than 1500 attendees heard about using the solar wind to study flow patterns of plasmas, and new insights into plasma instabilities, among other highlights at the 47th annual Division of Plasma Physics meeting.
2006 Policy for Printed Bulletin
CD-ROM provided free; printed bulletin available for a fee.
Achim Richter Replaces George Bertsch as Editor of Reviews of Modern Physics
Professor in Darmstadt, Germany, becomes first APS journal editor to be based abroad.
Physicist Does Star Turn in TV Reality Show
University of Nebraska's Timothy Gay takes on the challenge of advising rock star-turned-college student Tommy Lee.
Hopfield Receives Albert Einstein World Award of Science
APS president-elect honored for his interdisciplinary approach and 'valuable contributions to all three of the major disciplines of science: physics, chemistry and biology.'
Case Contest Seeks 27 Great 20th Century Physicists
Case Western Research University's physics building is celebrating its centennial along with the World Year of Physics.
Featured PhysTEC University: Arkansas Ramps Up Teacher Preparation
Program now produces a handful of state-certified physics teachers each year who are better prepared and more enthusiastic about their subject.
Science and Engineering are Hidden Stars in Stealth
Moviemakers draw on latest in computer simulation technology to produce dazzling special effects.


Letters from our readers
International and US efforts to regulate civil society participants
Inside the Beltway: Washington Analysis and Opinion
Living with the clout of religious conservatives
The Back Page
Intrigues in work collectives: the story of MentorNet


This Month in Physics History
Einstein's quest for a unified theory
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Little known conversion factors, explained

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