While the problems underlying message communication have largely been described in mathematical terms, some outstanding questions must be answered before the theory can be put to more practical use.
Physical research in Switzerland, while handicapped to some extent by the same financial problems that beset science in other European countries, is nevertheless being pressed vigorously in a number of directions. The following article reviews the activities of the main Swiss research centers.
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Anniversary Meeting; Manpower mobilization; selective service; resources board; legislation; national scientific register; physics students; student sections; placement service; Physics Today; Physics Today 1951; Institute Technical Journals; Advertising; Government support; page charge; physics abstracts; publishing department; financial; 1950 operations; John T. Tate; Mrs. Tate
American Standard Test Code for Apparatus Noise Measurement; A Study of the Effects of Form Factors on the Translation of the Inherent Physical Properties of Textile Fibers into Textile Structure; ASTM Manual on Quality Control of Materials.
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Nuclear engineering at North Carolina; Polymers and x‐ray diffraction; Radioisotope techniques at Orins; Radioisotope Handling School at Harwell; Theoretical physics in the French Alps; Lectures in physics at Wisconsin; Electron microscopy at Cornell; Science courses at Harvard Summer School; Course in servomechanisms at MIT; Photographic exhibit in Britain.
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Symposia to be held at Illinois Tech; 6th Canadian Physicists Congress; Society for Applied Spectroscopy; Industrial research; Colloquium of College Physicists; Meetings on heat and applied mechanics; Science in general education.