Reports and Studies

Providing compelling information and analysis to address societal challenges

APS compiles reports and studies to influence policy issues, advance DEI in physics, and find yearly reports of our successful initiatives.

Science policy reports

The APS Panel on Public Affairs (POPA) oversees reports present technical assessments in areas of interest to the physics community, policy decision-makers, and the general public. Topics covered in these reports range from energy and the environment to national security.

Task force and committee reports

APS annual reports

Annual reports provide our members, donors, and the physics community with transparent information about our initiatives, successes, and finances.


APS studies serve occasional needs outside the scope of POPA reports by providing detailed data on technical issues of importance to APS, the physics community, and policymakers. For more information about APS studies, please contact the Government Affairs team.


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