Forum on the History of Physics

The Forum on the History of Physics, established in 1980, brings together physicists, historians, and other members of APS with an interest in the history physics and its impact on culture, education, and physics research itself. The Forum issues a semiannual Newsletter and organizes and sponsors sessions at the March and April APS meetings.


Spring 2020 Newsletter is Now Available

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Zhixin Wang Wins History of Physics 2019 Essay Contest

Zhixin Wang, Yale University, wins the third annual History of Physics Essay Contest. Melia Bonomo, Rice University, wins runner-up.
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Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows

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Congratulations to New Prize & Award Recipients

2020 Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics
Dieter Hoffmann, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

View FHP Sessions Online

Slides and audio records of many of the FHP-sponsored sessions at APS meetings are available online.

2019
March Meeting Presentations
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2018
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2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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2013
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2012
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Other Announcements

AIP Grants-in-Aid for History of Modern Physics and Allied Fields

Nominees and award and office holders 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.