About APS

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents more than 50,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.

APS Strategic Plan: 2019

Strategic Plan

Throughout 2018, APS members, leadership, and staff prepared a new Strategic Plan to guide the Society and lay out strategic priorities for APS in the years ahead.
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2022 Annual Report

APS Annual Report 2022 coverThe APS 2022 Annual Report is now available. The report provides an overview of the Society's activities and achievements in 2022, as well as a summary of financial operations for the year.
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Annual Business Meeting

The annual APS Business Meeting features presentations from APS leaders on Society activities and plans for the coming year.
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Sustainability at APS

APS is committed to sustainability in all forms, from supporting scientists seeking climate solutions to ensuring quality physics education that advances the next generation's involvement in the field. APS supports the United Nations's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the SDG Publisher's Compact.

Learn about the SDG Publisher's Compact


Leadership 2024 photo

Learn More About APS Governance

General Election 2023

APS is pleased to announce the results of the 2023 General Election.
View the Winners

Position Statements

APS has a number of statements on education, ethics and values, human rights, internal policy, international affairs, and national policy.
APS Statements

APS Units

The divisions, topical groups, forums, and sections play a vital role in the Society by aiding in the fulfillment of its mission.
APS Units