Forum on Physics and Society

The Forum on Physics and Society (FPS) is a forum of the American Physical Society, organized in 1971 to address issues related to the interface of physics and society as a whole. The support of APS members is vital to the work of the Forum, both because Forum activities are coordinated by its active members and the financial support the Forum receives from the APS depends on its membership. All APS members may join two Forums free of charge.

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Congratulations to New Prize & Award Recipients

2016 Joseph A. Burton Forum Award
Ernest Moniz, U.S. Department of Energy

2016 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award
Joel Primack, University of California, Santa Cruz

News & Announcements

The latest FPS newsletter is now available.
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FPS Newsletters

Physics and Society (P&S), a quarterly newsletter is available here back to 1973. It includes original research articles, reports on Forum-sponsored APS sessions, letters and regular book reviews. It is sent free of charge to all Forum members.

Recent Issues:
October 2016
July 2016
April 2016
January 2016