Experts Available: Nobel Prize in Physics – Discovery, Impacts, and History

Article ID: 581233

Released: 30-Sep-2011 11:00 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Audio Commentary by AIP’s H. Frederick Dylla and Greg Good

Newswise — The Nobel Prize in Physics will be announced Tuesday, October 4. The prize is given for the most groundbreaking and influential research. Its history chronicles many of the discoveries that underpin not only modern technology, but also our understanding of the Universe and our place in the cosmos. To discuss in advance of this year’s announcement, the impact of the prizes and to help explain the scientific significance and societal implications of the Nobel in Physics, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) provides the following experts:

• H. Frederick Dylla is the executive director of the American Institute of Physics. Dr. Dylla is able to comment on the importance of scientific discovery in general and the influence of the Nobel Prize on the scientific community and the general public. [Download Audio Commentary on Nobel by Dr. Dylla] http://www.aip.org/aip/research/Dylla_Nobel.wav

• Greg Good is the director of the American Institute of Physics’ Center on the History of Physics. Dr. Good has written widely about the history and personalities at the heart of 20th and 21st century physics, including many of the Nobel Prize laureates. [Download Audio Commentary on History of Nobel by Dr. Good] http://www.aip.org/aip/research/Good_Nobel.wav

Journalists are welcome to use AIP’s W.F. Meggers Gallery of Nobel Laureates, which contains a collection of all the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics up to 2010, as well as physicists who have received a Nobel Prize in other areas (e.g. Chemistry or Peace).

Gallery: http://photos.aip.org/collections.jspImage Use Policy: http://photos.aip.org/use.jsp

Additional information will also be made available by AIP the day of the announcement.

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About AIPThe American Institute of Physics is an organization of 10 physical science societies, representing more than 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators and is one of the world's largest publishers of scientific information in physics. AIP pursues innovation in electronic publishing of scholarly journals and offers full-solution publishing services for its Member Societies. AIP publishes 13 journals; two magazines, including its flagship publication Physics Today; and the AIP Conference Proceedings series. AIP also delivers valuable resources and expertise in education and student services, science communication, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and other sciences.


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