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American Institute of Physics

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American Institute of Physics

Abbreviation Formation Type Purpose/focus Headquarters Location Membership Executive Director and CEO Budget Website

AIP 1931 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership corporation[1] Promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare.[1] American Center for Physics (ACP) College Park, MD 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators[1] H. Frederick Dylla 74 million USD[2] www.aip.org

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) promotes science, the profession of physics, publishes physics journals, and produces publications for scientific and engineering societies. The AIP is made up of various member societies. Its corporate headquarters are at the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland, but the institute also has an office in Melville, New York and Beijing, China.[1]

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1 Core activities 2 Historical overview 3 Member societies

4 Affiliated societies 5 List of Publications 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

[edit] Core activities


The focus of the AIP appears to be organized around a set of core activities. The first delineated activity is to support member societies regarding essential society functions. This is accomplished by annually convening the various society officers to discuss common areas of concern. A range of topics is discussed which includes scientific publishing, public policy issues, membership-base issues, philanthropic giving, science education, science careers for a diverse population, and a forum for sharing ideas.[1] Another core activity is publishing the science of physics in research journals, magazines, and conference proceedings. Other core activities are tracking employment and education trends with six decades of coverage, being a liaison between research science and industry, historical collections and outreach programs, and supporting science education initiatives and supporting undergraduate physics. One other core activity is as an advocate for science policy to the U.S. Congress and the general public.[1]

[edit] Historical overview


The AIP was founded in 1931 as a response to lack of funding for the sciences during the Great Depression. It formally incorporated in 1932 consisting of five, original, "membersocieties", and a total of 4 thousand members. A new set of "member-societies" was added beginning in the mid 1960s. As soon as the AIP was established it began publishing scientific journals.[3]

[edit] Member societies


Acoustical Society of America American Association of Physicists in Medicine American Association of Physics Teachers American Astronomical Society American Crystallographic Association American Geophysical Union American Physical Society American Vacuum Society

Optical Society Society of Rheology

[edit] Affiliated societies


American Association for the Advancement of Science, Section on Physics American Chemical Society, Division of Physical Chemistry American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics American Meteorological Society American Nuclear Society American Society of Civil Engineers ASM International Astronomical Society of the Pacific Biomedical Engineering Society Council on Undergraduate Research, Physics & Astronomy Division Electrochemical Society Geological Society of America IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society International Association of Mathematical Physics International Union of Crystallography International Centre for Diffraction Data Laser Institute of America Materials Research Society Microscopy Society of America National Society of Black Physicists Polymer Processing Society Society for Applied Spectroscopy SPIE

[edit] List of Publications

AIP Advances

AIP Conference Proceedings Applied Physics Letters Biomicrofluidics History of Physics Newsletter Journal of Applied Physics Journal of Chemical Physics Journal of Mathematical Physics Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data Chaos Low Temperature Physics Physics of Fluids Physics of Plasmas Physics Today Review of Scientific Instruments

[edit] See also


Institute of Physics PACS Science Writing Award SPIE

[edit] References
1. 2. 3. ^ a b c d e f About AIP. American Institute of Physics. July 2010. ^ Governance. American Institute of Physics. ^ http://www.aip.org/aip/history.html Brief History. American Institute of Physics. July 2010.

[edit] External links


AIP website Member societies of the AIP AIP journals

AIP Scitation website, which host academic articles of journals published by societies members of AIP, and by societies who decided to host their articles on the platform