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Motorcycle Maintenance and the Art of Physics Appreciation
by Dwight E. Neuenschwander, Southern Nazarene University

In Memoriam: Waldemar Gorzkowski
by Dr. Andrzej Kotlicki

Bridges: A Report on the Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter Award for Ramapo College of New Jersey
by Brian Knorr, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Scientific Citizenship: The 2008 Quadrennial Congress of Sigma Pi Sigma
by the 2008 Congress Planning Committee & Sigma Pi Sigma Staff



The Director's Corner
by Gary D. White

Letters to the Editor

Elegant Connections in Physics: A Survey of Big Bang Cosmology, Part I: Cosmic Geography
by Dwight E. Neuenschwander

Spotlight on “Hidden Physicists”

Sigma Pi Sigma Initiates List 2006−2007

Fall 2007

On the cover
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Sputnik, and next year marks the 10th anniversary of the discovery of the accelerating universe. Our awareness of the universe reminds us that we are in it as participants; we are not detached spectators of it. Robert Pirsig wrote, “On a cycle the frame is gone. You’re in the scene, not just watching it anymore, and the sense of presence is overwhelming.” Our cover story (p. 5) muses on the art of physics appreciation, from the formative role of the profound science questions asked by second-graders, to the sense of presence one experiences when standing next to a radio telescope collecting faint signals from across the universe.

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