American Physical Society

The American Physical Society (APS; German American Physical Society) is an American Society of Physicists, founded on May 20, 1899 initiative of Arthur Gordon Webster and has set itself the goal of the knowledge of physics to advance and expand. This organization, based in College Park ( Maryland) has approximately 40,000 members.

Since 1913, the company published the journal Physical Review. Meanwhile, the American Institute of Physics acts as publisher; the magazine itself was divided into different sections.

It gives several awards, such as the Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, the Hans A. Bethe - Prize, the Davisson -Germer Prize, the Tom W. Bonner Prize for nuclear physics, Abraham Pais price, 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 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, Jesse W. Beams Award, the Julius Edgar Lilienfeld prize, the Arthur L. Schawlow prize for laser - Physics and the Panofsky prize.

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

Choosing a Fellow of the APS is considered a special honor.