Number 66 (Story #3), February 3, 1992 by Phillip F. Schewe and Ben Stein|
PHYSICS AND GOVERNMENT need each other more than ever. Government counts on physics and the other sciences for help in competing in the global technological marketplace. And physics, if it is to create miracle materials and explore nature at the coldest temperatures and highest energies, needs government funding for procuring state-of-the-art equipment. To help monitor this interdependence, the AIP Office of Government and Institutional Relations in Washington issues short, weekly reports, called FYI, on a variety of subjects such as pending science legislation, committee hearings, and trends in research funding. FYI can be obtained gratis (whether you are a reporter or a scientist) by contacting Richard M. Jones at 202-234-7058 or by electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also not to be missed is the incomparable "What's New," the weekly online wrapup of physics and government news from the nation's capital, produced by Robert L. Park, director of the American Physical Society's Office of Public Affairs (202-232-0189).