Policy & Advocacy

The APS Office of Public Affairs (OPA) was established to facilitate communication between physicists, the public, and government on scientific issues of concern to APS members and to the nation as a whole. OPA coordinates the interaction between APS in the federal government, directs the efforts of the Physics in Government Network (our national group of grassroots scientist-activists), and sponsors fellowships.

Contact Us:   opa@aps.org   |   (202) 662-8700

From the President

APS President Homer Neal recently authored a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump asking him to make science a priority and offering Trump a number of policy recommendations to improve America's science enterprise.

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To serve the needs of its membership and the general public, APS concerns itself with a number of issues that affect both the physics community and the nation as a whole.

Competitiveness & Innovation
National Security
Energy & Environment
Research Funding
Visa Policy