The author, who presented this paper as an invited talk at the seventh annual meeting of the AIP Corporate Associates on October 1, 1964, is professor of physics at Brown University. He is also chairman of the AIP Advisory Board on Translations.
The Ninth International Conference on Low‐Temperature Physics, reported here by M. Yaqub of Ohio State University, was sponsored by the Commission on Very Low Temperatures of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, and was held in Columbus, Ohio, from August 31 to September 4, 1964. The Ohio State University and Battelle Memorial Institute were the official hosts, and they were assisted financially by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research. Of the 850 delegates who attended the conference, 187 came from foreign countries (including five from the USSR, marking the first time a Soviet delegation was able to attend a low‐temperature conference held in the United States).
Ralph Dressel, professor of physics at New Mexico State University, serves as the regional counselor in physics for New Mexico. The joint AAPT‐AIP Regional Counselor Program is centered in the American Institute of Physics, where the coordination of the work of the counselors is carried out by William C. Kelly, AIP director of education and manpower, with the assistance of Mrs. Gertrude Martin.