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- The Physics Library will be closed November 26-27, 2009 for the
Now Offers Access to Alumni! - RefWorks-COS has announced their Alumni Program
which gives lifelong access to alumni as long as WU Libraries continue to subscribe to RefWorks.
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- ITeach Newsletter -
Fall 2009 - ITeach 2010, a faculty-development symposium, will be held on January 14, 2010,
from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Seigle Hall, on the Danforth Campus. The symposium includes a
plenary discussion and 16 concurrent sessions. It is a great opportunity to gather with colleagues
to discuss teaching and to learn about innovative and effective teaching strategies that have been
developed here at Washington University. ITeach is coordinated by the Teaching and Technology
Partnership (Arts & Sciences, The Teaching Center, and University Libraries). For more information
and to register, please go to http://iteach.wustl.edu.
2009 Nobel Prize in Physics was announced on Tuesday, October 6. The Nobel Prize
in Physics has been awarded with one half to Charles K. Kao, Standard Telecommunication Laboratories,
Harlow, UK, and Chinese University of Hong Kong "for groundbreaking achievements concerning
the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication" and the other half jointly to
Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, USA, "for the
invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit – the CCD sensor."
- A New Application lets Researchers Download
and Store AIP Journal Articles to their iPhone or iPod Touch - The American Institute
of Physics announced the launch of its new mobile e-Reader application, iResearch.
iResearch was developed to provide physicists, engineers, scientists, and students
with mobile access to valuable physics journal content. Users may access iResearch via the
Apple iTunes store to download the application for version 3.0 and higher.
Library Directors Protest Huge Jump in 'Scientific American' Price - A group of 50
library directors has sent a letter to the managing director of the Nature Publishing Group,
protesting a huge increase in the price of institutional subscriptions to Scientific American.
Scientific American is probably the nation's most venerable source of science news written
for a general audience. The Nature group, which took over the magazine this year, proposes to
charge $299 for a 2010 print subscription—up from $39.95—and as much as $1,500 for an annual
license for online access—up from $1,000—depending on how big the institution is. The libraries'
directors called the increase "unreasonable" and said that it "hinders our ability to meet the
information needs of our library users."
effects on citation and readership in arXiv, Asif-ul Haque, Paul Ginsparg. Journal
of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 60:11, pp. 2203 - 2218 -
an interesting article confirming a correlation between article position in initial arXiv
announcements and later citation impact, due primarily to intentional self-promotion by authors.
- Recently published papers in Physics - The following papers were recently
indexed by INSPEC and published by members of the Physics Department:
- Title: Three-body decay of /sup 6/Be
Author(s): Grigorenko, L.V.; Wiser, T.D.; Mercurio, K.; Charity, R.J.; Shane, R.; Sobotka, L.G.; Elson, J.M.; Wuosmaa, A.H.; Banu, A.; McCleskey, M.; Trache, L.; Tribble, R.E.; Zhukov, M.V.
Source: Physical Review C (Nuclear Physics) vol.80, no.3 : 034602 (18 pp.), 2009
- Title: Precessing supermassive black hole binaries and dark energy measurements with LISA
Author(s): Stavridis, A.; Arun, K.G.; Will, C.M.
Source: Physical Review D vol.80, no.6 : 067501 (4 pp.), 2009
- Title: Secular evolution of galaxies and galaxy clusters in decaying dark matter cosmology
Author(s): Ferrer, F.; Nipoti, C.; Ettori, S.
Source: Physical Review D vol.80, no.6 : 061303 (5 pp.), 2009
- Title: Lunar meteorite LaPaz Icefield 04841: petrology, texture, and impact-shock effects of a low-Ti mare basalt
Author(s): Hill, E.; Taylor, L.A.; Floss, C.; Yang Liu
Source: Meteoritics & Planetary Science vol.44, no.1 : 87-94, 2009
- Title: Renormalization, duality, and phase transitions in two- and three-dimensional quantum dimer models
Author(s): Nogueira, F.S.; Nussinov, Z.
Source: Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics) vol.80, no.10 : 104413 (14 pp.), 2009
**NEW BOOKS**NEW BOOKS**NEW BOOKS**NEW BOOKS**Note: If you want more information on any of these, please search the Library Catalog by title, keywords or author.
Annual reports on NMR spectroscopy QC762 A55 v.66 (2009) Annual review of astronomy and astrophysics QB9 A6 v.47 (2009) Building scientific apparatus / John H. Moore, Christopher C. Davis, Michael A. Coplan ; with a chapter by Sandra C. Greer. Q185 .M66 2009 Dynamics of one-dimensional quantum systems : inverse-square interaction models / Yoshio Kuramoto, Yusuke Kato. QC176.8.E4 K867 2009 Electromagnetic simulation techniques based on the FDTD method / Wenhua Yu ... [et al.]. QC760 .E424 2009 Energy and mass in relativity theory / Lev B. Okun. QC173.65 .O48 2009 Exploding superstars : understanding supernovae and gamma-ray bursts / Alain Mazure and Stéphane Basa. QB843.S95 M3913 2009 Explorations : an introduction to astronomy / Thomas T. Arny, Stephen E. Schneider. QB45.2 .A76 2009 Fundamentals of thermodynamics and applications : with historical annotations and many citations from Avogadro to Zermelo / Ingo Müller, Wolfgang H. Müller. TJ265 .M77 2009 Heliophysics : plasma physics of the local cosmos / edited by Carolus J. Schrijver, George L. Siscoe. QB529 .H44 2009 In the name of science? : P.J.W. Debye and his career in Nazi Germany / Martijn Eickhoff ; translated by Peter Mason. QC16.D43 E5313 2008 LEP : the lord of the collider rings at CERN 1980-2000 : the making, operation and legacy of the world's largest scientific instrument / Herwig Schopper ; with a foreword by Rolf-Dieter Heuer. QC787.C59 S36 2009 The manual of scientific style : a guide for authors, editors, and researchers / edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Suzanne Vogel. [electronic resource] Nuclear reactions for astrophysics : principles, calculation and applications of low-energy reactions / Ian J. Thompson and Filomena M. Nunes. QB464 .T46 2009 Pattern formation and dynamics in nonequilibrium systems / Michael Cross, Henry Greenside. Q172.5.C45 C76 2009 Physics of the sun : a first course / Dermott J. Mullan. QB521 .M75 2010 The primordial density perturbation : cosmology, inflation and the origin of structure / David H. Lyth, Andrew R. Liddle. QB361 .L98 2009 Relativity and the nature of spacetime / Vesselin Petkov. QC173.59.S65 P47 2009 Rheophysics : the deformation and flow of matter / Patrick Oswald ; translated by Doru Constantin. QC189.5 O6913 2009 The silicon web : physics for the Internet age / Michael G. Raymer. QC23.2 .R36 2009 Solid State Engineering Physics / Prabir K. Basu, Hrishikesh Dhasmana. QC176 .B37 2009 Statistical mechanics / Scott Sheffield, Thomas Spencer, editors. QC174.82 .S73 2009
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- Title: Three-body decay of /sup 6/Be