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Plaque to be Dedicated at Colloquium


Dr. Martin Blume, APS, will deliver the colloquium, "The Physical Review and Physics Publishing, Past and Future (with particular mention of the Minneapolis years of the Physical Review)."

The Physics and Astronomy Colloquium will be given at 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, September 17th in Room 131. The Pre-Colloquium refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in room 143 so that people can view the new plaque commemorating Professor John Tate's contribution as an editor of The Physical Review. The plaque will be officially dedicated at the start of the colloquium.

Professor Tate
became Managing Editor of the American Physical Society and
editor of the Physical Review in 1926. Under his editorship the Physical
Review became the foremost journal in physics in the world
quadrupling in its annual number of pages and tripling in
circulation over the next quarter century. In 1929 Tate founded
the Reviews of Modern Physics and edited it for over two
decades. In 1931, he founded a second new Journal, Physics (now
called the Journal of Applied Physics) and edited it for six
years. It is known that Tate used Room 143 as an Editorial
Office during at least part of this period.