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All Articles by Henry Simmons
Year (Volume & No.)TitleAbstractAuthorDownload
1976 (Volume 7, No. 4)Midplate Earthquakes: Quakes in Search of a TheoryAmerican history's most severe earthquake fell outside of the `ring of fire,` and outside of the ability of current tectonic theory to explain.Henry SimmonsPDF
1977 (Volume 8, No. 6)Australia -- International Cooperation In Research Special: Cooperation Down UnderAustralia's broad base of sophisticated research draws Americans in fields as diverse as astrometry and range management.Henry SimmonsPDF
1979 (Volume 10, No. 3)Satisficing: Herbert Simon's EconomicsBusiness planners, more than economic theorists, seem to have benefited from Simon's Nobel prize-winning contributions.Henry SimmonsPDF
1979 (Volume 10, No. 5)Neutrinos -- Unifying Themes Special I: The Neutrino: The `Little Neutral One`The spectral neutrino, massless and chargeless, is the key to many cosmological and physical mysteries, if its own mysteries can be successfully revealed. Pauli's patchwork particle. Detection of the neutrino. Proton instability.Henry SimmonsPDF
1980 (Volume 11, No. 1)DNA's Proteins: The Structures That Make DNA WorkWithin the coils of coils of genetic information are important proteins. Biochemists are routing out their function. Prokaryotes and eukaryotes.Henry SimmonsPDF
1981 (Volume 12, No. 1)DNA Topology -- Molecular Biology Special: DNA Topology: Knots No Sailor Ever KnewTo avoid snaring itself in its own incredible snarliness, DNA has evolved some remarkable relationships with some remarkable proteins. Topology. A coiled-rubber-band analogy.Henry SimmonsPDF
1981 (Volume 12, No. 2)Early Tectonics -- Earth Sciences Special: Before PangeaBefore there wa the Pangean supercontinent there were fragments that became it. And there was something before that, and before that, and be.... Geologic time scale. Continental blocks in motion. Footprints of ancient collisions.Henry SimmonsPDF
1981 (Volume 12, No. 5)Finite Simple Groups: A Friendly GiantMathematicians are celebrating the completion of their quarter-century effort to classify finite simple groups--and prove that they'd done it.Henry SimmonsPDF
1982 (Volume 13, No. 2)Anthropic Cosmology: Redefining the CosmosAssaulting the ageless question of the nature of the universe, cosmologists have advanced a view they call anthropic. The notion bends the line where science and philosophy meet. The riddle of large numbers.Henry SimmonsPDF
1983 (Volume 14, No. 2)Mountain Building: Old Rock on Young RockThe exploration of tectonic scars on dry land is revealing the sideways thrusting of older rock over latter-day sediments and a new notion of how mountains came to be. Seismic-reflection profiling. Orogens, sutures, and geological time.Henry SimmonsPDF
1984 (Volume 15, No. 4)Ceramics -- Engineering Research Special: Hard Questions, Tough CeramicsEngineers are demanding properties of ceramics that ceramists are not accustomed to providing. An adiabatic diesel engine. Crystal structure.Henry SimmonsPDF


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