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Meson physics, which has figured in two other Nobel awards in past years, again in 1950 played a dominant role at Stockholm when Cecil F. Powell, 46‐year‐old Melville Wills Professor of Physics at Bristol University's H. H. Wills Physical Laboratory, received the 1950 Nobel Prize in physics...
Applications are now being received by the Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology for enrollment in the 1951–52 session, beginning September 10, 1951. This School was established at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in March of 1950 under sponsorship of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Its...
Within the past decade physics in the United States has moved from a position of relative obscurity to one of uneasy prominence. It is at the same time feared as a destroyer of civilization and regarded as its only hope.
On December 16 the President declared a state of national emergency. Such a declaration, and the facts behind it, naturally influence all our present thoughts and plans. Some of us are filled with emotion and can think only in terms of immediate action. This is not good enough. Regardless of the...
In a recent article on “High Altitude Laboratories” in ; Physics Today , November, 1950, page 17, the need for additional laboratory facilities in the equatorial zone was stressed. No sooner had the issue of Physics Today reached some members of the medical fraternity than the author began to...
Through the Forum, I should like to add a postscript to my article “Physicists and the English Language” (; Physics Today , February 1950). The postscript consists of a bibliography, comments on it, and a suggestion that emerges from it.;
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