Membership and Communities

Grow your career, share your research, and network within an international physics community.
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Connect with the physics community

APS membership connects you to the wider physics community through opportunities to share your research, network with new collaborators, read about the latest innovations, and much more.
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Membership options for every stage of your career

Whether you're a student just starting your journey, an experienced physicist with a distinguished career, or somewhere in between, APS has a membership option for you. We also offer special memberships for unemployed, retired, and other eligible physicists around the world.

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Regular membership

Open to all science professionals and physics enthusiasts

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Student memberships

Free for the first year, with student-friendly prices as long as you're enrolled

  • Undergraduate: $25
  • Graduate: $39
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Early career membership

Open to science professionals up to five years after they have received their final degree

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Senior membership

For current members who have been part of APS for at least a decade and are at least 70 years old or retired.

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Find your community with APS units

Units are communities within APS that provide opportunities for members to interact with colleagues with similar interests and to keep abreast of new developments in their specialized fields.
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Connect with others who share your interests

Join us in advancing physics by connecting with other APS members who share your interests.

We offer many community options featuring meetings, newsletters, and online collaboration spaces to help you find others who share your in on the professionals working in your field.

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APS chapters support graduate students, postdocs, and early career scientists at their colleges, universities, and national laboratories.

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Student ambassadors serve as a voice for physics by building inclusive communities at colleges and universities around the world.

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Connect with others who share your special interests in physics, advance your career, find mentorship opportunities, and more.

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Industrial physicists

Connect with industry colleagues

If you are in industrial and applied physics, you belong at APS, and we will support your work through mentoring initiatives, career development, funding opportunities, and more.
Industry career resources


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Explore APS membership opportunities and benefits for physicists outside the United States.

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We're advancing physics to benefit humanity.

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APS publications are a trusted source of peer-reviewed research, in-depth articles, current news, and topical commentary about physics and its place in the world.

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If you embrace scientific discovery, truth and integrity, partnership, inclusion, and lifelong curiosity, this is your professional home.