Table of Contents

In this Issue


From Horsepower to Shanks' Mare Power: Is the Automobile Doomed, or Is It Just Us?
by Victor Wouk
A distinguished alumnus offers a lively look at the past, present, and future of automobile transportation.

New Materials: Atomic-Scale Architecture of Metallic Solids
by William L. Johnson
A materials scientist discusses his research on how to realign the atoms of metal crystals to create metallic glasses.

Research in Progress
The View from Tibet
Galactic Genesis

Max Delbrück — How It Was
The second of two installments in the Oral History of Caltech's Nobel Prizewinning biologist deals with his life and his science since World War II.

Retiring This Year
Jesse L. Greenstein
William H. Pickering
John R. Pierce
Homer J. Stewart