Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 12:37:14 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: AASWOMEN for October 10, 2003

AAS Committee on the Status of Women
Weekly issue of October 10, 2003
eds. Patricia Knezek & Michael Rupen

This week's issues:
1. Princeton Task Force Publishes Results
2. Electronics pneumonic
3. AURA U.S. Gemini Fellowship Program
4. Postdoctoral Positions in Theoretical Astrophysics, Northwestern University
5. Postdoctoral Research Position, Theoretical Nuclear Physics, The Ohio 
   State University
6. National Solar Observatory, Assistant Scientist
7. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sedimentary Geology and Earth 
   System History Position

1. Princeton Task Force Publishes Results

> From WIPHYS October 9, 2003

Hi -- People on the distribution list might like to be alerted to the
Princeton Study on Women in Science and Tech:

Ellen D. Williams
University of Maryland College Park 

2. Electronics pneumonic
From: Julie Rathbun

I've just discovered an appalling pneumonic still used by some physics
instructors while teaching undergraduates. When they learn about resistors
in electronics and the color coding which indicates the resistance a
pneumonic helps to remember the order of the colors. The order is:

The current (awfully sexist and offensive) pneumonic is:

I'm asking for help coming up with a new, non-sexist, non-offensive
pneumonic. Thanks for any help you can give me, and please feel free to
pass this question on to other forums.


3. AURA U.S. Gemini Fellowship Program
From: Sally Adams

The AURA U.S. Gemini Fellowships provide South American students and 
educators from Argentina, Brazil, and Chile with opportunities to study, 
conduct independent research, work, and teach at any scientific, nonprofit 
U.S.  organization where Gemini-related science can be successfully carried 
out.  Please see for complete 
information about this program.

Eligibility: Fellowships under this program are open to English-speaking
citizens of the South American Gemini partner countries Argentina, Brazil, 
and Chile. Applicants must have received a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-level
research degree in astronomy, physics, or a related discipline on or before
January 1, 2004. AURA expects applicants to return to teaching, research, or
technology development positions in South America upon completion of the
fellowship visit.

Stipend: The stipend for a fellow will be $18,000 to $36,000 per year. Each
fellowship is for two years, contingent upon the availability of funding 
from the National Science Foundation.

Applications: Applications must be submitted to the Gemini national contact 
in the applicant's home country. The deadline for submitting ALL application
materials to the national contact is 15 November 2003. For complete
instructions, please see

Research Proposal: Each applicant must formulate a specific research plan 
that is related to planned Gemini science and technology and is generally
compatible with the research activities of the proposed host institutions. 
The proposal should state the relevance to planned Gemini science and 

Requests for information should be directed to: Dr. Taft Armandroff , NOAO
Gemini Science Center ( or Sally Adams (
or 520-318-8421).

4. Postdoctoral Positions in Theoretical Astrophysics, Northwestern University
From: Frederic Rasio

Department of Physics and Astronomy
2131 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
Tel: 847-491-7650
Email Inquiries:

Several postdoctoral positions in theoretical astrophysics may be available
in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University,
starting in Fall 2004. The Theoretical Astrophysics Group at Northwestern
currently includes Profs. V. Kalogera, F. Rasio and R. Taam, five
postdoctoral fellows (K. Belczynski, J. Faber, N. Ivanova, R. O'Shaughnessy
and B. Willems) as well as nine graduate students. We are particularly
interested in candidates with interests and prior experience in the
following research areas; compact object physics, X-ray astrophysics, binary
stellar evolution, gravitational wave sources and data analysis, numerical
relativity and relativistic hydrodynamics, nuclear astrophysics, dense star
cluster dynamics, and extra-solar planetary systems. Initial appointments
will be for two years with likely renewal for a third year. Applications
from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.

Applicants should send their CV, list of publications, a brief statement of
research interests, (up to four pages), and arrange for a minimum of three
recommendation letters to be received by December 15, 2003. Later
applications will be considered until all positions are filled. 

5. Postdoctoral Research Position, Theoretical Nuclear Physics, The Ohio 
   State University

> From WIPHYS October 8, 2003

The Ohio State University Nuclear Theory Group anticipates one
or more postdoctoral research positions to begin autumn, 2004. In
addition, we have been successful in nominating postdoctoral
candidates for the University Postdoctoral Fellowship program.
Current research efforts by Profs. Clark, Furnstahl, Heinz,
Jeschonnek, and Perry include work on effective field theory,
renormalization-group applications, relativistic heavy-ion collisions
and quark-gluon plasma, quark-hadron duality, and relativistic
treatments of nuclear reactions and structure. Group members
frequently interact with other Ohio State faculty, including Profs.
Braaten, Ho, Kilcup, Pinsky, Shigemitsu, Wilson, and the Nuclear
Experimental Group, Professors Boyd, Lisa, Humanic and
Sugarbaker which has research efforts at RHIC and in nuclear

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, publication list, and
statement of research interests, and arrange to have three letters of
reference sent to:

Nuclear Theory Postdocs, c/o Bob Cope
Department of Physics, The Ohio State University,
174 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
(or by email to:

For fullest consideration, applications should be received by
December 1, 2003. The Ohio State University is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The members of the Nuclear
Theory Group value diversity. Women and minorities are very
strongly encouraged to apply.
6. National Solar Observatory, Assistant Scientist
From:  John Leibacher

The National Solar Observatory has an opening for an Assistant Scientist to
participate in the development of local helioseismology applications and
exploit the scientific potential of the higher-resolution dopplergrams and
magnetograms acquired by the upgraded cameras in the network of observing
instruments that is operated by the Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG).
Other areas of research include global helioseismology; and the development 
of data analysis techniques. The data reduction and analysis system consists 
of helioseismic processing and reduction software on Sun workstations (Unix,

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Astronomy or closely related Physical 
Science; demonstrated record of scientific accomplishments; experience with 
scientific-based operating systems, programming languages, and data reduction 
and analysis packages. 

To apply, send resume and names and address of three professional references. 
Accepting resumes until the position is filled. Please refer to position #623 
when submitting resume. 

Sandra Abbey 
Human Resources Manager 
National Optical Astronomy Observatory 
P.O. Box 26732
Tucson, Arizona 

(or ) email: 

Preference granted to qualified Native Americans living on or near the 
Tohono O'Odham reservation.  We are an AA/EO employer.

7. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Sedimentary Geology and Earth 
   System History Position
> From WIPHYS October 8, 2003

The Department of Geological Sciences at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track
faculty position at the assistant professor level to begin July 1,

We seek applicants with a broad range of research interests in earth
system history, including one or more of the following areas. (1)
Marine geobiology, including paleoecology, paleobiogeography,
and paleoceanography, with an emphasis on the relationships
between geology, plate tectonics, climate, and biological evolution;
(2) Quantitative studies of past climates, including abrupt climate
change, utilizing marine, terrestrial, and/or ice core data; (3)
Evolution of sedimentary basins, including stratigraphic,
biostratigraphic, geochronologic, and paleoenvironmental
investigations, and the relationship between climate and sediment
supply. This position will complement existing strengths at UNC-
CH in paleobiology, climate modeling, continental margin geology,
and tectonics. The successful candidate will be expected to
interface with existing departmental research programs and advance
undergraduate and educational programs through developing cross-
disciplinary ties with other units on campus.

The department houses several laboratories including a scanning
electron microscope, thermal ionization mass spectrometer, and
DCP, and has access to an ICP-MS and electron microprobe at
Duke University. The Department of Marine Science houses a GC-
C-IR mass spectrometer. UNC-CH and Duke jointly operate the
R/V Cape Hatteras, a part of the UNOLS oceanographic research
fleet. The university offers access to several in-house
supercomputing facilities.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.
Postdoctoral and teaching experience is highly desirable. The
candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded
research program, and to demonstrate excellence in both
undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, names, addresses,
and email and phone numbers of four references, statements of
teaching and research interests, and their vitae to Prof. J. A. Rial,
Chair, Search Committee for Earth System History, Department of
Geological Sciences, CB# 3315, University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3315. Review of applications will begin on
December 15, 2003, and will continue until the position is filled.
Informal meetings with UNC-CH faculty at GSA or AGU
meetings can be arranged. More information about the department
can be found at UNC-CH is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities
are encouraged to apply.