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May 2008 (Volume 17, Number 5)

Members in the Media

“It turns out babies seem to cry for no reason at all.”
Dan Sisan, Georgetown University, on finding that little scientific research had been done on infant crying, Chicago Tribune, March 24, 2008

“The future for students is bleak if their only vision is to become a professor. This year’s budget cuts alone may not be enough to convince someone [to leave physics] but it will definitely influence people on the cusp of a decision.”
Gary White, Society for Physics Students, on physics students leaving for other fields, Boston Globe, March 10, 2008

“It was a nice experience, but it also convinced me I was not cut out to do that sort of thing.”
Eric Cornell, University of Colorado, on his travels to China and attempt to learn Chinese, La Crosse (Wisconsin) Tribune, March 31, 2008

“Our research shows that what is true in power networks is also true in biological networks. Inflicting a small amount of damage can control what otherwise would be much more significant damage.”
Adilson Motter, Northwestern University, Chicago Tribune, March 31, 2008

“We were working not only on nanoscience, but on a nanobudget.”
Eric Mazur, Harvard University, on making tiny glass fibers to guide light, The Huntsville Times, March 30, 2008

“I understand clearly as a freshman in Congress you don’t get to steer the bus.”
Bill Foster, former Fermilab physicist recently elected to Congress, Scientific American, April 1, 2008

“Having spent £25m to build it, it would seem crazy not to operate it.”
Peter Weightman, University of Liverpool, on Alice, an LHC detector that may fall victim to funding cuts, BBC News online, April 3, 2008

“Cramer was such a wonderful person. I’d like to see someone replace him who is just like that.”
David Maker, Photon Research Associates, who is running for Bud Cramer’s seat in Congress (Alabama, 5th district), The Huntsville Times, April 3, 2008

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

May 2008 (Volume 17, Number 5)

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Articles in this Issue
PRL Showcases Milestone Papers
Macromolecular Self‑Assembly a Promising Alternative to Photolithography
APS Recognizes Cornell as Birthplace of the Physical Review
Diamond Sparkles in Quantum Computing
Physics Rebounds in Post-Katrina New Orleans
Economic Models for Stock Markets Should Incorporate “Outlier” Events
“Mixed Reality” States Explore Link Between Real and Virtual Worlds
March Meeting Briefs
Sessions Cover “Designer Viruses”, Spread of Global Disease
March Meeting Prize and Award Recipients
March Meeting Session Addresses Climate Change
Workshop Opens Door to Energy Research
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Washington Dispatch
International News
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Profiles In Versatility
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