PHYSICS TODAY, the flagship magazine of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), turns 50 this month. Over the decades, as the magazine's staff has grown in size from three to seventeen, its coverage of history, international and political news has also grown, and the staff still finds itself stretching to cover both the shifting and expanding field of physics and the physics community. And, as recent chats with the six past and present editors reveal, many of the rewards and challenges of working on PHYSICS TODAY have remained steady through the years.

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