Shoucheng Zhang 1963-2018
Celebrated condensed matter theorist dies at 55
Argonne National Laboratory Named APS Historic Site
Newest APS Historic Site showcases the work of Nobel laureate Maria Goeppert Mayer.
New APS Prizes and Awards Recipients Announced
Three new honors join roster of Society’s awards
APS Members Win 2019 Breakthrough Prizes
Several APS members, Fellows, and past APS award recipients receive top prizes.
APS Members Named as 2018 MacArthur Fellows
Two APS members are among the winners of coveted grants from the MacArthur Foundation
Leon Lederman 1922-2018
Nobel laureate, master experimenter and witty explainer, dies at 96
Winners of 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics Announced
Three researchers receive honors for laser science
APS Addresses Decline in International Student Applications to U.S. Physics Ph.D. Programs
Survey reveals that some physics departments had a 40 percent drop in non-U.S. applicants
APS Takes Steps to Address its Carbon Footprint
APS is taking steps to address the impact of the emissions from its largest GHG sources, including emissions from member travel to and from select APS national and annual meetings.
APS Helps Form the Inclusive Graduate Education Network
Five scientific societies seek to increase participation of underrepresented students in science with the help of a $10M grant.
2018 APS General Election Results
Sylvester James Gates, Jr. to become 2019 APS Vice President
Review of Particle Physics Celebrates its 60th Anniversary Edition
The ultimate reference on all things particle physics is available online, with a slimmed down booklet version soon to follow.
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Doctoral Dissertation Award in Astrophysics
Foundation supports re-named astrophysics dissertation honor.
2019 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research Awarded to Bertrand I. Halperin
APS Flagship Honor goes to Harvard Physicist for Advances in Condensed Matter Theory
New APS Study on Nuclear Reactor Neutron Sources
Benefits of Civilian Reactors Must be Balanced with Nuclear Risks
PhysTEC Announces the 2018 National Teacher of the Year
The Physics Teacher Education Coalition recognizes an exemplary physics teacher.
Congressional Office Staffers React Favorably to PROSPER Petition
Student signatures gain attention on Capitol Hill
Burton Richter 1931-2018
Nobel laureate led team that co-discovered the J/psi particle in 1974
APS Outreach at Comic-Con International 2018
The world’s only physics-focused STEM comic book series goes to the largest annual comic book convention.
2018 Fall Prize & Award Recipients
APS announces the Fall 2018 prize and award recipients in the fields of fluid dynamics and plasma physics.
APS 5-Sigma Physicist Awardees Honored for Outstanding Advocacy
Recipients of the 5-Sigma award honor demonstrated at least one impactful advocacy action and continued their communication with the APS OGA throughout the year.
APS Celebrates the First International LGBTSTEM Day
The first international LGBTSTEM Day recognizes LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering, and math.
APS Designates LIGO Labs as Historic Sites
In recognition of their immense importance in unlocking the mystery of gravitational waves, the two LIGO lab locations were honored on June 20.
2018 U.S. Physics Team Prepares for Portugal
Twenty of the top high school physics students from around the nation came together to train to be a part of the U.S. team traveling to the 2018 International Physics Olympiad.
Two APS Student Members Lead National Petition Drive to Oppose Congressional Legislation
Two APS student members wrote op-eds highlighting harmful loan provisions in legislation pending in the U.S. House of Representatives.
2018 Kavli Prize Winners Announced
This year’s winners of the prestigious Kavli Prize in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience have been announced.
Homer Neal 1942-2018
Particle Physicist was the First African American President of APS
APS Celebrates Science of Light with Art
APS joins with OSA and AIP to support a one-of-a-kind display of art and technology.
2018 APS April Meeting Prize and Award Recipients
Special sessions to honor prize and award winners are held each year at the APS March and April Meetings. At this year’s APS April Meeting in Columbus, Ohio, 22 distinguished winners of APS prizes and awards were recognized.
APS at the March for Science
APS and the Optical Society Team Up for D.C. Event
2018 Andrei Sakharov Prize Awarded at APS April Meeting
Two physicists were recognized for their human rights work.
April Meeting Diversity Events and Undergraduate Opportunities
The 2018 APS April Meeting will feature research on a wide range of topics, from “Quarks to the Cosmos.”
APS at the USA Science and Engineering Festival
An all-about-science weekend isn’t complete without everyday physics.
2018 Goldwater Scholars Announced
Thirty-three exceptional physics and astronomy students were rewarded for their academic achievements and promise as future researchers.
FY 18 Funding Bill a Win for Science
The diligent work of APS members, coupled with support from the APS Office of Government Affairs (APS OGA), contributed to a tremendous win for science agencies in the fiscal year (FY) 2018 omnibus bill.
2018 APS March Meeting Prize and Award Recipients
Thirty-two distinguished winners of APS prizes and awards were recognized
APS Responds to Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Budget
APS is grateful for the work of the many members and staff in Congress, and staff at the executive branch agencies, for developing a 2018 federal budget that provides significant support for science.
APS Statement on Stephen Hawking
APS mourns the passing of Stephen Hawking, known for his groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of gravity and cosmology.
Stephen Hawking 1942-2018
Internationally renowned physicist dies at 76
PhysTEC Announces New Members of The 5+ Club
The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) has announced the newest members of “The 5+ Club”
American Physical Society Responds to President’s Budget Proposal
The President’s 2019 budget request proposes significant cuts from current funding levels for the federal science agencies, including reductions for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Department of Energy (DOE).
Joseph Polchinski 1954-2018
Joseph Polchinski, a prominent theoretical physicist and champion of string theory, died on February 2 at age 63.
Being a Scientist in the American Economy: It’s Not What You Think
As federal lawmakers iron out details of the fiscal year 2018 budget, they should keep in mind that science deserves strong support
APS Member Named Australian of the Year
Quantum physicist honored with Australia Day award
Physics Next Workshops Topic Suggestions for August 2018
APS Editors Request Workshop Proposals