Special Coverage: 9-11-01

The following article appears in the journal JOM, 53 (12) (2001), pp. 4-7.

Symposium Explores the Impact of Terrorism on Scientific Community


Why Did the World Trade Center Collapse? Science, Engineering, and Speculation by Thomas Eagar and Christopher Musso

Better Materials Can Reduce the Threat from Terrorism by Toni G. Maréchaux

An Initial Microstructural Analysis of A36 Steel from WTC Building 7 by J.R. Barnett, R.R. Biederman, and R.D. Sisson, Jr.

News & Update

The research implications of fighting terrorism will be discussed during The War on Terrorism: What Does it Mean for Science, a symposium scheduled for December 18 in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the event will touch on such issues as increased spending for military R&D as well as R&D on bio-terrorism, blast protection, and information security. Also to be discussed is the potential impact on research of new national security measures aimed at protecting U.S. citizens and national interests. Invited speakers include newly sworn in White House Science Advisor John Marburger. Further information and a registration form are available at www.aaas.org/spp/scifree/terrorism.

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