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Library User of the Month Display @ Main - Vinod K. Tewary

Photo of Vinod Tewary
"Now, whenever I move to a new city, the first thing I find out is the library. As I grew up, my interest in libraries became stronger. I enjoy reading magazines in the library and often just sit there or talk to the library staff."

Dr. Vinod K. Tewary, a physicist for NIST's Materials Reliability Division since 1985, is an internationally renowed theoretician who has made numerous contributions to the modeling of properties, reliability, characterization, and fabrication of a wide variety of technologically important material systems.

His work on Green's-function (GF) method for lattice statics which he originated in 1973 is widely used even now and is considered a standard reference describing GF techniques.

Did you know?

Vinod's hobbies include writing Hindi poetry and plays - over 25 have been published

Research Interests:

Learn about Vinod including: his education, work experience, research, publications, awards and more. A special Library User of the Month display is located at the Main Library.

If you'd like to be a future Library User of the Month, contact Heather McCullough. Past honorees can be viewed at the Main Library front desk.


Added 10/4/06

Encyclopedia of Earth - New!

The Encyclopedia of Earth ( is a new wiki-like reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other's work.

Content is created, maintained, and governed by a community of experts via a wiki - an online tool that allows experts to collectively add and edit web content. See also: How Encyclopedia of Earth differs from Wikipedia

Search EoE: Topic · Author · Alphabetically


The Encyclopedia is published by the Environmental Information Coalition (EIC) of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)

See also: Encyclopedias -- Online

Added 10/11/06

Global Warming - ESI Special Topic

Thomson, providing the Web of Science and INSPEC databases, hosts Essential Science Indicators (ESI) Special Topics which details scientific research areas that have experienced notable recent advances or are of special current interest.

A recent Special Topic: Global Warming highlights their database results containing 3,621 (10 years) and 1,161 (2 years) papers; 8,503 authors; 100 countries; 1,038 journals; and 2,383 institutions on the topic of global warming.

Learn More on Global Warming:

Added 10/17/06

How the World is Changing

Image courtesy of Gary Braasch ©

"While the effect of human activity on the global climate is hotly debated, physical signs of environmental change are all around us."

BBC News presents In pictures: How the world is changing, a look at before and after photographs of how the climate and ecology is altering our landscapes.

Photographs include changes due to: glacial retreat, rising tides, vanishing islands, snowfall reduction, and tree-eating wood beatles.



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