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Tom DeFalco

Tom DeFalco is an American comic book writer and editor, well known for his association with Marvel Comics and in particular for his work with Spider-Man. While in college, DeFalco "wrote for a few local newspapers, a weekly comic strip and did a few short stories", after graduation "got in touch with the various comic book companies", which led to him beginning his comics career as an editorial assistant with Archie Comics in mid-1972. During his tenure with Archie Comics, he "initiated and developed the Archie Comics Digest Series, still being produced today and remains the company's most profitable publishing series". Learning fast, DeFalco was soon writing for the flagship title Archie as well as for other titles including Scooby-Doo and Josie and the Pussycats, he joined Marvel Comics, with whom he would spend the next twenty years of his career. DeFalco wrote for DC Comics in the late 1970s, he scripted several Jimmy Lois Lane stories for the Superman Family title. DeFalco moved to Marvel, where he wrote two issues of The Avengers and the final five issues of Machine Man plus a Machine Man issue of Marvel Team-Up, before launching Dazzler in March 1981.

DeFalco wrote a Machine Man limited series in 1984, with art by Herb Trimpe and Barry Windsor-Smith. DeFalco was the chief designer and author for Dazzler, became one of the writers for the Spider-Man comic book series while at the same time rising through the editorial ranks. While writing Dazzler, he wrote a couple of issues of Marvel Team-Up, before taking over from Dennis O'Neil as editor of that title, as well as assuming editorial duties on Ghost Rider, What If...? and the Spider-Man titles, which he edited throughout the early 1980s. DeFalco worked with toy manufacturer Hasbro in the early 1980s, heading the creative team that "produced the backstory and dossiers that served as the basis for the relaunch of the phenomenally successful G. I. Joe toy line and animated television show", in 1985; as part of this relaunch, Marvel produced a comic titled G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero in June 1982. DeFalco edited the first six issues, as well as assorted issues of the G. I. Joe series' throughout the 1980s.

The core G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero series would run for 155 issues over the next 12 years. DeFalco was "part of the creative team that introduced the Transformers to the American public" in 1984. In August 1983, DeFalco wrote the first four issues of the third series of Red Sonja and after shedding his Spider-Man editorial duties to Danny Fingeroth, he took over from Roger Stern as writer of The Amazing Spider-Man; the two collaborated on April–May's #251-252, before DeFalco took over with #253, for a two-year run, chiefly in collaboration with artist Ron Frenz. Concurrent with editing Jim Shooter's Secret Wars, DeFalco introduced Spider-Man's "black costume" in the pages of Amazing. DeFalco co-created the Rose, Black Fox, Silver Sable during his tenure on the series. DeFalco and Frenz were both removed from The Amazing Spider-Man by Spider-editor Jim Owsley, who stated that they had chronically failed to meet deadlines. DeFalco and Frenz both state they met their deadlines more diligently than any other Marvel creative team at the time, that Owsley caused them to miss deadlines by changing his production schedules.

Issue # 285 was their final issue. While writing Amazing, DeFalco continued editing various comics. After co-writing two issues of Fantastic Four, DeFalco took over writing duties on Thor with #383 in September. DeFalco became Marvel's tenth Editor-in-Chief on April 15, 1987; this change was effective in comics cover-dated November 1987. He served from 1987 to 1994; the only Editors-in-Chief with longer service than him were Stan Lee and Joe Quesada. Early in DeFalco's run as editor-in-chief, executive editor Mark Gruenwald remarked, "Tom does not seem to have as strong a personal vision for Marvel, as a result he's more open to other people's visions, it remains to be seen if that's good or bad." In an interview with The Comic Book Gazette, DeFalco described his experiences as Editor-in-Chief as being "A lot like those old Bullpen Bulletins comic strips, but with more yelling!"He was a key member of the management team that took Marvel public, under his leadership, Marvel's net profits from publishing rose by over 500%.

Under DeFalco's guidance, Marvel entered a phase of expansion that provided an opportunity for "new talent" to enter the comic book industry, released a number of new titles with original characters. After clashing with the company's upper management, DeFalco resigned in 1994. During his tenure as Editor-in-Chief, DeFalco had continued to write as well, with noted runs on Thor where he created the New Warriors with artist Ron Frenz and the spin-off Thunderstrike, as well as Fantastic Four and Marvel children's comic imprint Star Comics. Defalco was one of the writers on the "Maximum Carnage" storyline in 1993, his resignation as Editor-in-Chief coincided with a run on The Spectacular Spider-Man, after which he returned to The Amazing Spider-Man in January 1996 for issues #407-439. During this time he helped co-write the Spider-Clone Saga which revealed that Peter Parker was a clone of the original, active since 1975. Peter would be replaced by the original Spider-Man under the ali

Edison Volta Prize

The Edison Volta Prize is awarded biennially by the European Physical Society to individuals or groups of up to three people in recognition of outstanding achievements in physics. The award consists of a diploma, a medal, 10,000 euros in prize money; the award has been established in 2012 by the Centro di Cultura Scientifica "Alessandro Volta", Edison S.p. A and the European Physical Society; the 2018 EPS Edison Volta Prize was awarded to: Alain Brillet, CNRS, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, France Karsten Danzmann, Max-Planck- Institut für Gravitationsphysik and Leibniz University, Germany Adalberto Giazotto, INFN, Italy Jim Hough, University of Glasgow, UKfor "for the development, in their respective countries, of key technologies and innovative experimental solutions, that enabled the advanced interferometric gravitational wave detectors LIGO and Virgo to detect the first gravitational wave signals from mergers of Black Holes and of Neutron Stars" 2016 - The 2016 EPS Edison Volta Prize was awarded to Michel A.

G. Orrit, University of Leiden, the Netherlandsfor "seminal contributions to optical science, to the field of single-molecule spectroscopy and imaging and for pioneering investigations into the photoblinking and photobleaching behaviors of individual molecules at the heart of many current optical super-resolution experiments." The 2015 EPS Edison Volta Prize has been awarded to the three principal scientific leaders of the European Space Agency’s Planck Mission: Nazzareno Mandolesi, University of Ferrara, Italy Jean-Loup Puget, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris Sud & CNRS, France Jan Tauber, Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency"for directing the development of the Planck payload and the analysis of its data, resulting in the refinement of our knowledge of the temperature fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background as a vastly improved tool for doing precision cosmology at unprecedented levels of accuracy, consolidating our understanding of the early universe.

" 2014 EPS Edison Volta Prize was awarded to: Jean-Michel Raimond, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Professor"for seminal contribution to physics have paved the way for novel explorations of quantum mechanics and have opened new routes in quantum information processing" 2012 EPS Edison Volta Prize was awarded 12 November 2012 to: Rolf-Dieter Heuer, CERN Director General, Sergio Bertolucci, CERN Director for Research and Computing, Stephen Myers, CERN Director for Accelerators and Technology,"for having led, building on decades of dedicated work by their predecessors, the culminating efforts in the direction and operation of the CERN Large Hadron Collider, which resulted in many significant advances in high energy particle physics, in particular, the first evidence of a Higgs-like boson in July 2012". List of physics awards

Dwight, Kansas

Dwight is a city in Morris County, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 272. Dwight had its start in the year 1887 by the building of the Chicago and Nebraska Railway through that territory, it was named for the owner of the original town site. Dwight was incorporated as a city in 1903; the Chicago and Nebraska Railway was foreclosed in 1891 and taken over by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which shut down in 1980 and reorganized as Oklahoma and Texas Railroad, merged in 1988 with Missouri Pacific Railroad, merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island". A post office was established in Dwight on March 19, 1887. Dwight is located at 38°50′41″N 96°35′42″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.37 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2010, there were 272 people, 117 households, 79 families residing in the city; the population density was 735.1 inhabitants per square mile.

There were 136 housing units at an average density of 367.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 93.0% White, 1.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.4% from other races, 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.8% of the population. There were 117 households of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, 32.5% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.78. The median age in the city was 45.1 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6 % female. As of the census of 2000, there were 330 people, 143 households, 90 families residing in the city; the population density was 886.8 people per square mile.

There were 163 housing units at an average density of 438.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 94.85% White, 0.30% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 1.52% from other races, 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.85% of the population. There were 143 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.4% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.96. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,909, the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $20,227 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,727. About 9.4% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over. The Dwight government consists of five council members; the council meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 7PM. Dwight is served by Morris County USD 417 school district; the district high school is Council Grove High School. Dwight schools were closed through school unification; the Dwight Rockets won the Kansas State High School boys class BB basketball championship in 1966 and 1967. CityCity of Dwight Dwight - Directory of Public OfficialsSchoolsUSD 417, local school districtHistoricalHistoric Images of Dwight, Special Photo Collections at Wichita State University LibraryMapsDwight City Map, KDOT