November 13, 2006

Biomicrofluidics — AIP's First Open Access journal

Biomicrofluidics is the first Open Access journal published by the American Institute of Physics (AIP). The online-only journal provides an interdisciplinary, rapid-publication environment for the dissemination of research from diverse fields, including engineering, physics, materials science, chemistry, and biology. From the press release:

Organized into four issues per year, Biomicrofluidics will publish each article online in final citable form as soon as it is available. The journal will cover topics such as DNA and molecular manipulation, microfluidics and nanofluidics, wetting and nano-rheology, drop and digitated platform, electrokinetics and magneto-hydrodynamics, pathogen and molecular concentration, and separation and sorting devices.

Biomicrofluidics -- Fulltext v1+ (2007+); ISSN: 1932-1058.

May 2, 2006

75th Anniversary of the American Institute of Physics

Diverse Frontiers of Science Symposium is a two-day event, May 3-4, commemorating the founding of the American Institute of Physics (AIP).. The opening session will be available as a live webcast, 12:45pm EST, Wednesday, May 3. Viewers can begin connecting to the webcast at 12:25pm EST. It is unclear whether more of the sessions will be webcast.

  • Diverse Frontiers: Mildred Dresshaus, Chair
  • Opening Remarks, Marc Brodsky, American Institute of Physics 12:45 pm
  • Historical Trends, Spencer Weart, American Institute of Physics 1:00 pm
  • Astronomy & Cosmology, Martin Rees, Cambridge University 1:30 pm
  • Optics & Biophysics, Steven Chu, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory 2:00 pm
  • Condensed Matter, Marvin Cohen, University of California, Berkeley 2:30 pm
  • Acoustics, Lawrence Crum, University of Washington 3:00 pm