American Institute of Physics


American Institute of Physics

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is an international body representing physicists and publishing physics related journals. It was founded in 1931.

AIP is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership corporation created for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare. It is the mission of the Institute to serve the sciences of physics and astronomy by serving its member societies, by serving individual scientists, and by serving students and the general public.

As a "society of societies," AIP supports ten Member Societies and provides a spectrum of services and programs devoted to advancing the science and profession of physics. A pioneer in digital publishing, AIP is also one of the world's largest publishers of physics journals and produces the publications of more than 25 scientific and engineering societies through its New York-based publishing division.

Member Societies

* American Physical Society
* Optical Society of America
* Acoustical Society of America
* The Society of Rheology
* American Association of Physics Teachers
* American Crystallographic Association
* American Astronomical Society
* American Association of Physicists in Medicine
* American Vacuum Society: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing
* American Geophysical Union
* Society of Physics Students
* Sigma Pi Sigma: National Physics Honor Society

Affiliated Societies

* American Association for the Advancement of Science Section on Physics
* American Chemical Society, Division of Physical Chemistry
* American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
* American Meteorological Society
* American Nuclear Society
* American Society of Civil Engineers
* ASM International: The Materials Information Society
* Astronomical Society of the Pacific
* Biomedical Engineering Society
* Council on Undergraduate Research, Physics & Astronomy Division
* The Electrochemical Society
* Geological Society of America
* IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society
* International Association of Mathematical Physics
* International Union of Crystallography
* JCPDS: The International Centre for Diffraction Data
* Laser Institute of America
* Materials Research Society
* Microscopy Society of America
* The National Society of Black Physicists
* The Polymer Processing Society
* Society for Applied Spectroscopy
* SPIE: The International Society for Optical Engineering

List of Publications

* Applied Physics Letters
* Biomicrofluidics
* [http://www.aip.org/history/web-news.htm History of Physics Newsletter] , AIP Center for History of Physics.
* Journal of Applied Physics
* Journal of Chemical Physics
* Journal of Mathematical Physics
* Journal of Physical & Chemical Reference Data
* Chaos
* Low Temperature Physics
* Physics of Fluids
* Physics of Plasmas
* Physics Today (magazine) [http://www.physicstoday.org/]
* Review of Scientific Instruments

ee also

* Science writing award
* Academic conferences
* Physics and Astronomy Classification Scheme
* [http://spie.org SPIE]

External links

* [http://www.aip.org AIP web site]
* [http://journals.aip.org AIP Journals Page]


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