American Physical Society

The American Physical Society (APS) is a not-for-profit membership organization of professionals in physics and related disciplines, comprising nearly fifty divisions, sections, and other units. Its mission is the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics.[1] The society publishes more than a dozen scientific journals, including the prestigious Physical Review and Physical Review Letters, and organizes more than twenty science meetings each year. APS is a member society of the American Institute of Physics.[2] Since February 2015 the organization is led by chief executive officer Kate Kirby.[3]

American Physical Society
APS Physics
FormationMay 20, 1899; 122 years ago (1899-05-20)
PurposeTo advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics