APS Leadership and Governance

2024 APS President Young-Kee Kim.
2024 APS President Young-Kee Kim.


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APS leadership shapes the future of the society in response to our members.

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Leaders in APS's committees use their expertise to shape our initiatives and the physics community.

Clockwise from top left: Laura Cadonati, Brad Marston, Luisa Cifarelli, Nan Phinney

The 2023 general election results are in for terms beginning January 1, 2024.


APS's governing documents set forth the rules and structure of the organization to ensure sound governance, accountability, and alignment with our core values.

Find guidance around APS membership, meetings, committees, journals, and other processes within the organization.

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APS statements articulate our enduring positions on topics relevant to the physics community and guide our activities, including authorizing our federal advocacy efforts.

Upcoming leadership meetings

The Board and Council meet throughout the year to oversee APS's direction, policies, and operations.

Meeting minutes

APS members may view minutes from the Board and Council meetings by logging into Engage using their myAPS accounts.

View meeting minutes

2022 APS Annual Report

Annual Report

In 2022, APS hosted hybrid meetings with record attendance and launched the Advancing Graduate Leadership Conference.

Read the report


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Educate the next generation of scientists and strengthen the physics community. Make a lasting impact by volunteering with APS.

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Find other physicists in your region and specialty.

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We're advancing physics to benefit humanity.

The committee nominations cycle for 2025 is now open, with nominations accepted on a rolling basis. Appointments will be decided in the summer of 2024.

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