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Letters to the Editor

Physics Today 2 (4), 5–35 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066492
Physics Today 2 (4), 35 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066480

Articles

Physics Today 2 (4), 8–15 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066493

From Newton's curiosity about the “phenomenon of colors” there grew spectroscopy, until recently the physicist's prime tool for exploring atomic structure, and now of ever growing usefulness to industry.

Physics Today 2 (4), 16–17 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066463

Why confine support of scientific research to projects? The author, in what he calls “random thoughts on creative research,” suggests that a few individuals capable of creative scientific work should themselves be supported for what they might do.

Physics Today 2 (4), 18–22 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066464

A chemist, a geophysicist, and a theoretical physicist discussed the rush with which we are using up our mineral and energy resources at a symposium held during the centennial meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science last fall. Here is their joint report on our spending spree and their thoughts on the possibilities of solar and nuclear energy as substitutes for the fossil fuels which are fast being used up.

Physics Today 2 (4), 23–26 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066465

Volta Torrey, former newspaperman and Nieman Fellow, writes that many of the reviewers of P. M. S. Blackett's book, “Fear, War, and the Bomb,” seem to have hastened over one important feature in their anxiety to get at Blackett's conclusions. That feature is Blackett's use of the data from the United States Strategic Bombing Survey.

Books

Physics Today 2 (4), 27–28 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066466
Physics Today 2 (4), 28–29 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066467
Physics Today 2 (4), 29 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066469
Physics Today 2 (4), 29 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066470

News and Views

Physics Today 2 (4), 30–31 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066471
Physics Today 2 (4), 31–32 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066472
Physics Today 2 (4), 32–33 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066473
Physics Today 2 (4), 33 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066474
Physics Today 2 (4), 33 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066475
Physics Today 2 (4), 33 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066476
Physics Today 2 (4), 33 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066477
Physics Today 2 (4), 33 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066478
Physics Today 2 (4), 33 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066479

Whereabouts

Physics Today 2 (4), 35 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066482

Journal Notes

Physics Today 2 (4), 36 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066483
Physics Today 2 (4), 36–37 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066484
Physics Today 2 (4), 37 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066485
Physics Today 2 (4), 37–38 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066486
Physics Today 2 (4), 38 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066487
Physics Today 2 (4), 38–39 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066488
Physics Today 2 (4), 39 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066489

Calendar of Events

Physics Today 2 (4), 39 (1949); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3066491
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