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Physics Today 4 (9), 4–5 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067362
Physics Today 4 (9), 6–11 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067364

Recent developments in semiconductor physics, especially the discovery of the transistor (See William Shockley's article, Holes and Electrons, in the October, 1950, issue of Physics Today), have greatly stimulated the entire field of solid state electronics. The present article reviews recent work in this subject at the National Bureau of Standards.

Physics Today 4 (9), 12–16 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067338

The following report was issued earlier this year by the Committee on Operations Research of the National Research Council. It is reproduced here in order to give the Committee's views on operations research the widest possible audience among physicists.

Physics Today 4 (9), 17–19 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067339

All legends to the contrary, certain government agencies have an authentic interest in basic scientific research. In this, the ninth of a series of articles on national and international scientific affairs, the author reviews the attitude of the ONR towards fundamental research.

Notes and Comments

Physics Today 4 (9), 5 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067363

News and Views

Physics Today 4 (9), 20–21 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067340

AEC enlarges its export program

Physics Today 4 (9), 21–22 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067341

Further discussions on international labs

Physics Today 4 (9), 22 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067342

For low‐power research reactors

Physics Today 4 (9), 23 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067343

Personnel and Education Division formed

Physics Today 4 (9), 23 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067344

Lecturing and research awards

Physics Today 4 (9), 23–24 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067345

Appeals now made in area of employment

Physics Today 4 (9), 24 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067346

Established at Duke University

Physics Today 4 (9), 24 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067347

Installs five chapters this year

Physics Today 4 (9), 24 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067348

West European Geophysical Union formed

Physics Today 4 (9), 24–25 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067349

Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Awards; Research corporation grants.

Physics Today 4 (9), 25 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067350

Ionospheric laboratory on wheels

Obituaries

Physics Today 4 (9), 25 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067351

We Hear That

Physics Today 4 (9), 26 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067352

Books

Physics Today 4 (9), 27 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067353
Physics Today 4 (9), 27–28 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067354
Physics Today 4 (9), 28 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067355

Engineering Research Review; The AEC's Semiannual Reports; Physics of Lubrication; Nuclear Data.

Physics Today 4 (9), 29 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067356

Meetings

Physics Today 4 (9), 29–30 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067357

Physics teachers meet at Michigan State

Physics Today 4 (9), 30–31 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067358

Sixth Annual Congress held in Montreal

Physics Today 4 (9), 31–32 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067359

Joint URSI‐IRE Meeting held at NBS

Physics Today 4 (9), 32–33 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067360

The AIP's Twentieth Anniversary Meeting; Polymers and colloids; APS Division of Electron Physics; Conference on electrical insulation; Diffraction conference.

Calendar of Events

Physics Today 4 (9), 34–35 (1951); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3067361
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