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

2017 Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Hayden Planetarium – American Museum of Natural History

2018 Joseph A. Burton Forum Award
Neil F. Johnson, University of Miami

2018 Leo Szilard Lectureship Award
Edwin Stuart Lyman, Union of Concerned Scientists

News & Announcements

FPS October 2017 Newsletter
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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 2017
July 2017
April 2017
January 2017

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