Topical Group on Instrument & Measurement Science

The Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science (GIMS) was formed in 1984 to advance the development of new instrumentation and measurement science, and to provide a forum for discussions of these topics. GIMS provides professional recognition to those who advance instrument and measurement science in all fields of physics.

Membership in the American Physical Society (APS) is required in order to join GIMS. All physicists with an interest in measurement sciences who are APS members are encouraged to sign up for GIMS on their next APS renewal form. Members of GIMS receive newsletters, special announcements of new opportunities, and sponsor numerous invited and focus sessions at the annual March Meeting. Members also cast votes for officers, so please sign up! Also, see the bylaws of the group. Those who are not members are encouraged to join APS.

The official newsletter of the Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science is part of your membership in GIMS and reports on the group's activities in addition to its broader coverage.

The Topical Group on Instrument and Measurement Science and Keithley Instruments, Inc. founded and support the Joseph F. Keithley Award. The Award is given to APS members whose discoveries or inventions have advanced physics through measurement science.

News & Announcements

Fall 2020 Newsletter
The latest GIMS Newsletter has been posted.
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Inaugural Seminar of GIMS Monthly Seminar Series
October 9, 2020
(2pm Central Time, 3pm Eastern Time)
GIMS launches monthly seminar series to be held 2nd Friday of each month.
Each seminar will host two half-hour talks.
(First half hour) Title: Synchrotron Infrared Nano Spectroscopy
Speaker: Mike Martin, Senior Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
(Second half hour) Title: Modern History of Nondestructive Nanoscale Exploration of Liquid Environments and Solid-Liquid Interfaces with Infrared Nanospectroscopy
Speaker: Jonathan Larson, Postdoctoral Scholar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Important GIMS Announcements
For information regarding GIMS at March Meeting and Volunteer Opportunity
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GIMS provides a limited number of travel grants for student who are attending the March Meeting to present a paper.
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Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows

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Congratulations to New Prize & Award Recipients

2019 Joseph F. Keithley Award for Advances in Measurement Science
Zahid Hussain, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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.