Celebrating Leaders in Physics Teacher Preparation
Nine colleges and universities received top honors for preparing highly qualified high school physics teachers.
New Report: “Impact of US Research Security Policies: US Security and the Benefits of Open Science and International Collaborations”
The pace of scientific discovery and the translation of those discoveries into usable technologies has greatly accelerated in the past decades, resulting in a highly competitive world where nations are now challenging the United States’ leadership in science, technology, and innovation.
2022 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research Awarded to Elliott Lieb
Princeton University physicist to receive top APS honor
Preview: 39th Annual Gallery of Fluid Motion
This week, researchers studying the physics of fluids will meet in Phoenix for the 74th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD).
Spring 2022 APS Prizes and Awards Recipients
APS has announced the Society’s Spring 2022 prize and award recipients.
Research Security Policies & Their Impacts: Key Results of APS Member Survey
New data from a September 2021 survey by the American Physical Society of more than 3,200 physics professionals and students shows that the US federal government’s current approach to addressing research security concerns is weakening, not strengthening, the US scientific enterprise.
Next-Generation Fellowship Supports Diverse Voices within Nuclear Weapons Policy Field
Applications for a new cohort of Next-Generation Fellows closes November 30, 2021.
2021 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Research in Complex Systems
The Royal Swedish Academy has announced the recipients of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Physical Review Journals Announce Inclusive Name-Change Policy
New initiative allows authors to change their previously published names for any reason.
Past APS President Laura Greene Appointed to President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
The Biden-Harris Administration today announced the appointment of Laura Greene, Chief Scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the MarieKrafft Professor of Physics at Florida State University, to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
APS Voice Concerns About DOJ’s China Initiative and Suggests Reforms
APS President Sylvester James Gates, Jr. recently sent a letter to Biden Administration leaders expressing the Society’s strong concerns with the Justice Department’s China Initiative.
APS Celebrates Undergraduate Research with the LeRoy Apker Award Finalists
Seven undergraduates showcased their physics research at the annual Apker selection meeting.
Steven Weinberg 1933-2021
Architect of the Standard Model dies at 88.
APS Appreciates the Guiding Principles Outlined by the President’s Science Advisor and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Dr. Eric Lander
APS believes these are important first steps.
Current US Policy on China: The Risk to Open Science
Free information exchange between research groups worldwide is essential for progress in science.
2021 APS Fall Prize and Award Recipients
APS announces the recipients of prizes and awards for achievements in fluid dynamics, nuclear physics, and plasma physics.
APS Thrilled with DHS Withdrawal of Proposed Elimination of Duration of Status
APS is delighted that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have eliminated the duration of status guidelines that allow international students and researchers on certain visas to remain in the country as long as they maintain compliance with their terms of admission.
David Wirth Named 2021 PhysTEC Teacher of the Year
Each year, the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) recognizes outstanding physics educators with the PhysTEC Teacher of the Year award.
Issue Brief: Visa Uncertainty and Inaction Drives Declines in International Enrollment
New APS survey results reveal that more than two-thirds of the international, first-year physics PhD students who were slated to enroll in fall 2020 are still not on campus.
APS to Launch New Open-Access Energy Sciences Journal: PRX Energy
New publication will open for submissions in late summer 2021 with publication fees waived until 2023.
Joseph Serene 1947-2021
Joseph Serene, 74, Professor Emeritus of Physics at Georgetown University and former Treasurer/Publisher of APS, passed away on May 1, 2021
Building Stronger Bridges Between Discovery, Innovation, and Prosperity
The Biden-Harris administration recently released its budget request to Congress for fiscal year 2022.
APS Encouraged by President Biden’s Initial Request for Fiscal Year 2022 Funding
The American Physical Society is encouraged by President Biden’s initial budget request for Fiscal Year 2022.
APS Sharpens Focus on Ethical Conduct in Physics
New policies and procedures hold APS honor recipients and leaders accountable to ethical standards
Issue Brief: US R&D Community Pandemic Recovery Lagging
The federal government’s response to the impacts of the pandemic on the scientific enterprise is imperative, as highlighted by a recent APS Office of Government Affairs (OGA) issue brief.
APS Releases New Report: Building America’s STEM Workforce
APS has released a new report that provides recommendations to strengthen the nation’s STEM workforce.
Black History Month: A Reflection on Einstein’s Opinions About Racism and African-Americans
The APS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group asked 2021 APS President S. James Gates for his thoughts during Black History Month.
President Biden’s Recent Executive Actions Address APS Concerns
APS is encouraged by the early actions President Biden has taken related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), climate change, and nuclear threat reduction.
Beverley McKeon and Eric Lauga Selected as Lead Editors for Physical Review Fluids
APS has appointed Beverley McKeon (California Institute of Technology) and Eric Lauga (University of Cambridge) as Lead Editors for the Physical Review Fluids as of February 1, 2021. They take the helm following the journal's founding Editors John Kim and Gary Leal.
New Report: “Building America’s STEM Workforce: Eliminating Barriers and Unlocking Advantages”
The APS Office of Government Affairs has released a new report titled “Building America’s STEM Workforce: Eliminating Barriers and Unlocking Advantages.”
APS Applauds President-elect Biden’s Recently Announced White House Science Team
The Society is encouraged by the Biden Administration selecting a diverse team of highly respected science and policy experts ready to serve on day one and stands ready to work with them on the challenges facing the scientific community and the nation more broadly.
APS Joins the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge
On January 11, APS CEO Jonathan Bagger joined more than 1,600 other chief executives and organization presidents in signing the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge.
Uwe Täuber Selected as Lead Editor for Physical Review E
APS has selected Uwe Täuber as the new Lead Editor of Physical Review E.