Contributed talks on the history of physics and closely related disciplines are encouraged by the Forum on History of Physics of the American Physical Society for its meetings in 2005, the World Year of Physics – 2005 is, incidentally, the centennial anniversary of the publication of Einstein’s papers on special relativity, light quanta et al.. These meetings will take place March 21-25 in Los Angeles and April 16-19 in Tampa, Florida.

The focus of the March meeting is on condensed matter, atomic, molecular, and optical physics, and applied physics. The April focus is on particle, nuclear, and plasma physics and astrophysics. Details of the meetings, including abstract deadlines and registration process, will appear on the web sites: and

—————————————— W. Patrick McCray Assistant Professor Department of History University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9410 TEL: 805.893.2665 FAX: 805.893.8795 WEB: