Session S5: 50th Anniversary of Physical Review Letters

1:30 PM–3:18 PM, Monday, April 14, 2008
Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront (formerly Adam's Mark Hotel), Room: Promenade C

Sponsoring Units: FHP DPF
Chair: R. Sekhar Chivukula, Michigan State University

Abstract ID: BAPS.2008.APR.S5.1

Abstract: S5.00001 : Half a Century of PRL

1:30 PM–2:06 PM

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  Robert Garisto

Fifty years ago, Sam Goudsmit started an experiment: Physical Review Letters. Since 1958, the experiment has thrived. PRL has gone through many changes, published many important papers, and become a leader in international scientific publication.~ I will trace the rise of PRL from its early 20th century roots as ``Letters to the Editor,'' through changes in editorial process and advents of new technology. Along the way I'll show what has gone on behind the scenes, and give a glimpse of our plans for the future.

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