American Physical Society

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The American Physical Society (APS; German  American Physical Society ) is an American society of physicists , which was founded on May 20, 1899 on the initiative of Arthur Gordon Webster and which has set itself the goal of advancing and expanding knowledge of physics . The organization, based in College Park, Maryland, has around 55,000 members (as of 2018).

Since 1913, the society published the journal Physical Review , to which Physical Review Letters and Reviews of Modern Physics were added. They now publish the journal with the American Institute of Physics , of which they are a member; the magazine itself was divided into different sections.

It awards several prizes, for example the Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize , the Hans A. Bethe Prize , the Davisson Germer Prize , the Tom W. Bonner Prize for Nuclear Physics , the Abraham Pais Prize Prize , the Aneesur Rahman Prize , the Hydrodynamics Prize of the American Physical Society , the Sakurai Prize , the James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics , the Max Delbruck Prize , the Einstein Prize , the Earle K. Plyler Prize , the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics , the Jesse W. Beams Award , the Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize , II Rabi Prize , Irving Langmuir Award , Andrei Sakharov Prize , Lars Onsager Prize , the Arthur L. -Schawlow Prize for Laser Physics , the Leo Szilard Lectureship Award , the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award , George E. Pake Prize , Polymer Physics Prize and the Panofsky Prize .

In 2005 the APS took on a leading role in the American participation in the Year of Physics .

The APS awards Fellow status as an honor.

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  1. ^ APS Prizes & Awards. American Physical Society, accessed June 25, 2018 .