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.org/physnews/graphics/Birnbaum, explores the relationship between on the proposed definition printed at right.physics and the information revolution. Photo by Swieter Image APS News June 1999 he American Physical Society was established one hundredTo Advance & Diffuse the Tyears ago; the Physical Review six years before that. Together they have shaped and promoted physics research in the 20th century.Knowledge of Physics This is the second in a series of excerpts from this exhibit to be100 Years of the American Physical Society published in APS News throughout the Centennial year. Curator Sara Schechner Genuth Researchers George Trigg Next month: Meeting and Journal Firsts .Ruth KastnerGnomon Research Steven Norton Exhibit Director Barrett Ripin Amy Halsted Special thanks also to: Barbara Gill, Debbie Brodbar, Alan Friedman, W. W. APS History Harry Lustig Exhibit Design Puches Design Inc. Havens, Jr., Margaret Malloy, Eugen Merzbacher, Charles Muller, and the staff Journals History R. Mark Wilson Fabrication Malone Displays of the Niels Bohr Library for valuable assistance with the exhibit. First FundsFounding Editors:Early Years of the Cornell University appropriatedEdward L. Nichols, Ernest $500 to start Phys. Rev. in 1893.Merritt, and FrederickPhysical Review The first budget is shown here.Bedell The founding of the Physical Three Cornell physicists Review predates that of the worked as a team to manage Bedell the Physical Review for twoAmerican Physical Society, decades. Nichols was chiefalthough both arose out of the Merritt among them. As firstsame ferment. In the 1890s, secretary of APS, Merritt was American physicists had no real instrumental in merging the niche for publishing their activities of Phys. Rev. and research. Editors of the American APS. Journal of Science and Journal of 1999 Journal Budget $26,491,201 the Franklin Institute cared little for physics. To rectify the Rockefeller Hall Home to the Phys. Rev. editorialproblem, three Cornell University offices on the campus of Cornellscientists established the until 1926.Physical Review in 1893. For the first few years, a disproportionate number of papers came from Cornell faculty. Authorship broadened with the journal’s takeover by APS in late 1912. Improving standards for research in U.S. laboratories led From the Early Physical Review : to a surge in quality. By the Determination of h in 1916 1930s, the Physical Review was To verify Einstein’s photoelectric effect and determine Planck’s unarguably the most important constant h, Robert Millikan required very pure physics journal in the world. materials. He devised a “machine shop in a vacuum” Citations to its articles exceeded that enabled him to prepare a fresh, uncontaminated those to Zeitschrift für Physik . surface for every run. Millikan with Michelson, Kinsley, and Gale, circa 1910 (below). First Issue A copy of the first issue of the Physical Review. The Merger Money brought people together: In 1902, Phys. Rev. editors convinced APS councillors to let the journal publish meeting abstracts in exchange for $3 per member. These abstracts often represented better physics than that found in the articles. In 1912, when APS considered establishing See http://focus.aps.org/v3/st23.html its own research journal, the editors averted the plan by ceding Phys. Rev. to APS. What Did We Publish? Applied science dominated early issues of Phys. Rev., but theoretical discussions were not shunned. Letter from a ‘typical’ contributor: Harry W. Fisher complained to Merritt of the pounding steam hammers close by his lab in 1895. 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