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In Memoriam: Gerson Goldhaber, renowned physicist

Gerson Goldhaber, an award-winning physicist with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California Berkeley, who played key roles in discoveries that spanned more than five decades, passed away July 19, 2010.

Guerrilla Tactics for Human Rights

Morris (Moishe) Pripstein shares this year’s Andrei Sakharov Prize recognizing outstanding leadership in upholding human rights. He was honored at a special session of the American Physical Society in Washington, D.C. on February 15, 2010. Pripstein’s remarks on receiving the award are introduced and made available here.

Alvarez Theory on Dinosaur Die-Out Upheld: Experts Find Asteroid Guilty of Killing the Dinosaurs

An international panel of experts has ruled in favor of the theory proposed in 1980 by the late Berkeley Lab physicist Luis Alvarez and his son Walter, a UC Berkeley geologist, that a large asteroid struck the earth 65 million years ago, triggering the extinction of the dinosaurs.

The Energy Problem: What the Helios Project Can Do About It