Conversion of physicists



President Landsberg 's editorial ‘Conversion of Physicists’ (May EOS) is, as he notes, very timely in several respects. Perhaps the closest relationship between physicists and geophysicists in the AGU exists at present in the Section of Solar-Planetary Relationships. Indeed, personnel conducting planetary and space research in many physics departments in the United States regularly participate in AGU meetings and publish in the Journal of Geophysical Research. The recent (April 1970) establishment of a Division of Cosmic Physics in the American Physical Society at first appeared to be a likely vehicle for establishing closer relationships between physicists and geophysicists in the areas of cosmic rays and planetary physics.