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The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.
Throughout 2018, APS members, leadership, and staff prepared a new Strategic Plan to guide the Society and lay out strategic priorities for APS in the years ahead.
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The APS 2017 Annual Report is now available. The report provides an overview of the Society's activities and achievements in 2017, as well as a summary of financial operations for the year.
The annual APS Business Meeting features presentations from APS leaders on Society activities and plans for the coming year.
APS has a number of statements on education, ethics and values, human rights, internal policy, international affairs, and national policy.
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