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July 2010 (Volume 19, Number 7)

Members in the Media

“If this holds up, the LHC is going to be producing some fantastic results.”
Neal Weiner, New York University, about surprising results about muons at Fermilab that could help to explain matter-antimatter asymmetry, The New York Times, May 17, 2010.

“What I get is 25,000 barrels a day coming out of that tiny hole –that’s a 1.2-inch hole,”
Steven Wereley, Purdue, estimating how much oil is flowing out of the damaged oil pipe in the Gulf of Mexico, NPR, May 20, 2010.

“It’ll be written about in physics books a hundred years from now,”
Zoltan Ligeti, Caltech, about the discovery of the Higgs Boson, Chicago Tribune, May 29, 2010.

“If they wanted to make highly enriched uranium, they could do it,”
David Albright, Institute for Science and International Security, on Iran’s nuclear capabilities, UPI, June 1, 2010.

“Joining the discussion on my Facebook page is no substitute for a PhD in physics. However, it’s a lot faster and cheaper,”
Steven Chu, US Department of Energy, The Associated Press, June 1, 2010.

“It is an unproven field…We are right at the edge now where optimism turns into realism.”
Thomas J. Weiler, Vanderbilt University, on Ice Cube, the neutrino detector array located in Antarctica, The Wall Street Journal, June 1, 2010.

“The world of time travel seems to be a world where the laws of cause and effect get screwed up…But we learned throughout the 20th century that just because things seem crazy doesn’t mean they don’t happen, it just may mean that we have to think about them slightly differently.”
Lawrence Krauss, Arizona State University, ABCNews.com, June 7, 2010.

“Science is more and more living in a glass house.”
Robbert Dijkgraaf, University of Amsterdam, on how the web makes scientific data easily accessible, The New York Times, June 14, 2010.

“The first astronomer who can prove they found an Earthlike planet around an Earthlike star will win many kudos and prizes.”
John Huchra, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, The New York Times, June 14, 2010.

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Murray to Serve on Investigative Panel
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