Navigation Links
American Institute of Physics announces awards for best science writing
Date:2/24/2009

anized and run by the brilliant and profoundly influential theorist Niels Bohr.

Though the skit was lighthearted, the times chronicled in Segre's book were anything but. Reflected in its subtitle, "A Struggle for the Soul of Physics," the book's chief theme is an examination of a discipline at a major crossroads. The world of physics was undergoing a great transition. By the time of the 1932 meeting, Bohr and others had pieced together the revolutionary ideas of quantum mechanics into a single interpretation that was displacing old certainties and ways of thinking. And the clouds of further revolutions in physics were already gathering. Just two months before the Copenhagen meeting, the neutron was discovered. This would lead directly to the discovery of nuclear fission a few years later and the construction of the first atom bomb a few years after that.

All this would take place against a backdrop of horrors that would surpass even the worst torments of Goethe's tragic figure Faust. Segre's book evocatively captures the mood of 1932, those last days before the world would change forever. Less than a year later, Adolf Hitler would take over of the German government -- an event that would alter the lives of all those present at the Copenhagen meeting.

Segre's award will be presented on March 19, 2009 at the American Physical Society's March Meeting in Pittsburgh. Segre's description of the book can be found on the Web site EDGE: http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/segre07/segre07_index.html.


MORE ABOUT "ASTEROID"

Produced as a segment of NOVA scienceNOW and originally aired in October 2006, "Asteroid" poses the question will a doomsday rock the size of the Rose Bowl hit Earth in 2036? The rock in question is called Apophis, an asteroid which astronomers discovered in 2004 was headed dangerously close to Earth -- but how close?


'/>"/>
Contact: Jason Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
301-209-3091
American Institute of Physics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related biology news :

1. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007
2. Understanding hypertension in African Americans proves elusive
3. Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
4. American Chemical Societys Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 15, 2007
5. American College of Medical Genetics responds to new FDA labeling decision for warfarin
6. American Chemical Societys Weekly Press Pac
7. Highlights from the September 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
8. American Chemical Societys Weekly Presspac -- Aug. 29, 2007
9. Report: African, Asian, Latin American farm animals face extinction
10. American Chemical Society calls green chemistry bill a smart step
11. Challenges remain in reintroducing American chestnut
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... available in German . ... PCFs proteins are fixated in a way so as ... the HZB and Fudan University researchers are planning on ... materials. Their findings are being published today in the ... Proteins are sensitive molecules. Everyone knows that at ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... to purchase fuel cell cars from Toyota and other ... cars will run on hydrogen made from natural gas, ... Now scientists at Stanford University have developed a low-cost, ... produce hydrogen by water electrolysis. The battery sends ... water into hydrogen and oxygen gas. Unlike other water ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... new study of American singles found that during ... highest orgasm rates. On average, men experience orgasm ... orientation making little difference. For women, however, orgasm ... orgasm 62.9 percent of the time during sex ... varies with women,s sexual orientation, with lesbian women ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Proteins: New class of materials discovered 2Stanford scientists develop a water splitter that runs on an ordinary AAA battery 2Stanford scientists develop a water splitter that runs on an ordinary AAA battery 3Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 2Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 3Orgasm rates for single women less predictable than men's, vary by sexual orientation 4
... of the brain and spine in America,s babies, particularly those of Hispanic origin, ... the B vitamin folic acid, according to a new petition filed with the ... Gruma Corporation Spina Bifida ... of Dimes Foundation , ...
... perennially covered in ice. It is exposed to severe ... and, during the winter, 24-hour darkness. But, for the ... To study them, Dr. Rachel Morgan-Kiss from the University ... to sample the ice-covered lake. The article describing her ...
... Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have ... osteoporosis. The study, published in Nature Genetics ... shows among other interesting facts that women with a ... a more than 50 percent increased fracture risk. ...
Cached Biology News:Coalition petitions FDA to fortify corn masa flour with folic acid 2Coalition petitions FDA to fortify corn masa flour with folic acid 3Research on carbon-consuming life-forms in Antarctica published in JoVE 2Scientists have discovered genes that increase the risk of osteoporosis and fractures 2
(Date:8/22/2014)... August 22, 2014 Ophthalmic drug ... interesting and challenging endeavors as the anatomy, physiology ... properties to the foreign substances. Ocular drug delivery ... self medication and minimal use of needles; also ... drugs and provides specific targeting within the ocular ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) Market - ... The global molecular biology enzymes market was ... to grow at a CAGR of 13.74% to reach ... reagents find applications in a large number of fields ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 ... traits in model organisms can be accelerated by ... design and manufacturing technologies, the custom SeqCap EZ ... such research. , Mr. Watson will additionally present ... seen with commercially available human and mouse exome ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... is making progress in its development of JRC-LAMP-vax, an ... red cedar pollen. Phase IC studies began this month ... solution to hay fever. , The Japanese red cedar ... million people in Japan. Mountain Cedar pollen wreaks similar ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3Ocular Drug Delivery Technologies Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 4Global Molecular Biology Enzymes, Kits, & Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) Market - Forecast to 2018 2Global Molecular Biology Enzymes, Kits, & Reagents (Cloning, Epigenetics, PCR, Restriction Digestion, Sequencing) Market - Forecast to 2018 3Efficient Identification of Protein-Coding Variants in a Model Organism Through Exome Sequencing, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks 2Relief for Allergy Sufferers Finally in Sight: Immunomic Therapeutics Closes in on Treatment for Hay Fever in Japan, U.S. 2Relief for Allergy Sufferers Finally in Sight: Immunomic Therapeutics Closes in on Treatment for Hay Fever in Japan, U.S. 3Relief for Allergy Sufferers Finally in Sight: Immunomic Therapeutics Closes in on Treatment for Hay Fever in Japan, U.S. 4
... Hemobag(R) prevents wastage by saving the patient,s own whole ... paper in a journal for,perfusionists, the health professionals who ... heart surgery, reports how Global Blood,Resources, online waste calculator ... seen with the "cell washing" machines most commonly used,during ...
... -- Using artificial sugar and some clever chemistry, University ... internal light comes from the sugar coating on their ... sugar chains, or carbohydrates, that coat cells is a ... a laboratory organism popular because its transparent embryos allow ...
... 5 VION PHARMACEUTICALS,INC. (Nasdaq: VION ) today ... 2008., The Company reported a net loss of ... ended March 31, 2008, compared with a net loss,of ... period in 2007.,Weighted-average common shares outstanding for the three ...
Cached Biology Technology:Global Blood Resources' On-Line Calculator Reveals Wasted Blood Costs by Blood Salvage Machines During Heart Surgery to be in the Billions 2Global Blood Resources' On-Line Calculator Reveals Wasted Blood Costs by Blood Salvage Machines During Heart Surgery to be in the Billions 3Glowing zebrafish help researchers track role of sugars in the cell 2Glowing zebrafish help researchers track role of sugars in the cell 3Vion Reports 2008 First Quarter Results 2Vion Reports 2008 First Quarter Results 3Vion Reports 2008 First Quarter Results 4
One-step, microplate or cuvet, turbidometric, linear detection range 0.096 mg/dL to 11.5 mg/dL. Procedure: 5 min....
One-step, microplate or cuvet, colorimetric, detection range 0.1 mg/dL to 3 mg/dL. Procedure: 10 min....
Moue Serum 8-12 Weeks Old...
Request Info...
Biology Products: