Volunteering your talents on a committee strengthens APS, serves the physics community, and enhances your leadership skills.

APS committees

Volunteers are the backbone of APS. Since our founding in 1899, physicists have contributed their time and resources to running our organization. Our volunteer members form our organization's character and direct our progress and development.

All APS committees operate on a calendar year basis and committee terms run from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31.

Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.


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