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October 2008 (Volume 17, Number 9)

Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science

Collyer Captures Caption Contest

Paul Dlugokencky

In the April APS News, we invited readers to submit a physics-related caption for this cartoon drawn by APS News cartoonist Paul Dlugokencky. We then narrowed the field down to five finalists, and asked readers to vote for their favorite. Now the votes are in. 

Hundreds of people voted. The winner is Robert Collyer of Baton Rouge, LA, who submitted the caption, “Partway through their argument, Mary realizes that Albert does not understand the gravity of the situation.”

“I honestly entered on a lark,” Collyer said upon hearing he had won. “I thought it was funny.”

Collyer will receive a print of the cartoon signed by the artist, as well as a copy of the book Physics in the 20th Century and an APS tee shirt.

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Staff Writer: Ernie Tretkoff
Contributing Editor: Jennifer Ouellette
Science Writing Intern: Nadia Ramlagan

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Energy Efficiency Crucial to Achieving Energy Security and Reducing Global Warming, States APS Report
Members Elect Barry Barish as Next APS Vice-President
LHC Start-Up was a Long Time Coming
Three Women Receive Blewett Scholarships in 2008
Four APS Members Receive National Medal of Science
Agreement Lets APS Members Provide Expertise to Industry
Physicist Tilts at Diploma Mills
The Back Page
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Washington Dispatch
International News
Profiles In Versatility
Focus on APS Topical Groups