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Ralph A. Alpher Part II: Early Career: What Kind of Physicists Were They?
by Victor S. Alpher, PhD
| Part I | Part II | Part III |

Special Section: Scientific Citizenship—The 2008 Quadrennial Congress of Sigma Pi Sigma

What Does it Mean to be a Civic Scientist?

Preserving and Cherishing the Earth
by Carl Sagan

Putting a New Face on Physics
by Krystle Williams

Physicists and Dissent: The Obligation of Scientific Citizenship
by Dwight E. Neuenschwander

Scientific Citizenship Reading List
Compiled by members of the 2008 Sigma Pi Sigma Congress Planning Committee


The Director's Corner
Interesting Times
by Gary D. White

Elegant Connections in Physics
History of Big Bang Cosmology, Part 3: The de Sitter Universe and Redshifts
by Dwight E. Neuenschwander

Spotlight on “Hidden Physicists”

Sigma Pi Sigma Initiates List

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Fall 2008

On the Cover | Larger Image
Several views of the soaring 16-story atrium in Fermilab’s Wilson Hall, the main venue for the 2008 Quadrennial Congress of Sigma Pi Sigma. Clockwise from top: A student takes in the atrium’s Apple© Power Wall; a birds-eye view of a graduate student conference; holiday flowers in the atrium gardens. See the Congress-related articles in our special "Scientific Citizenship" section.

Photos courtesy of Fermilab.

Dwight E. Neuenschwander,
Southern Nazarene University

Art Director
Phillip Payette

Editorial Assistants
Stephanie P. Campbell
Tracy M. Schwab
Kendra Rand

Sigma Pi Sigma President
Ann Viano, Rhodes College

SPS President
Earl Blodgett, University of Wisconsin, River Falls

Sigma Pi Sigma/SPS Director
Gary D. White

Sigma Pi Sigma/SPS Assistant Director
Thomas Olsen

Radiations is the official publication of Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society.