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May 2014 (Volume 23, Number 5)

Historical Sites: Savannah River Nuclear Plant

APS President Malcolm Beasley presents plaque to Doug Hintze, CFO of Savannah River Site
Photo by Ken Cole

APS President Malcolm Beasley (left) presents a plaque to Doug Hintze, acting chief financial officer of the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, which reads “In 1956 Clyde Cowan and Frederick Reines used the flux from P Reactor at the Savannah River site to perform the first experiment that conclusively detected the neutrino, thereby establishing the existence of the particle postulated 26 years earlier by Wolfgang Pauli to explain the apparent lack of conservation of energy in beta decay." The presentation was made on April 6, 2014 at the APS April Meeting in Savannah, Georgia.

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May 2014 (Volume 23, Number 5)

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science in Popular Culture
Update on APS Corporate Reform
Safer Spaceflight to Mars
Congress Weighs the Future of Science Funding
Sister of Imprisoned Physicist Accepts Sakharov Prize
A Unified Theory of Journalistic Caution
Astrophysics Highlights from the APS April Meeting
Southern Oregon University Suspends Physics Program
Historical Sites: Savannah River Nuclear Plant
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