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The American Physical Society was founded in 1899 and is the world's second largest organization of physicists. The Society publishes more than a dozen science journals and organizes more than twenty science meetings each year. Over 40,000 members belong to the Society. 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The World in plate carrée projection The World In English, world is rooted in a compound of the obsolete words were, man, and eld, age; thus, its oldest meaning is age or life of man. Its primary modern meaning is the planet Earth, especially when capitalized: the World. ... The Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG) is a worldwide operating physics organization. ... Dozen is another word for the number twelve. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Science For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ... Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ... 20 (twenty) is the natural number following 19 and preceding 21. ...

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Brief history

The American Physical Society was founded on May 20, 1899, when thirty-six physicists gathered at Columbia University for that purpose. They proclaimed the mission of the new Society to be "to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics", and in one way or another the APS has been at that task ever since. In the early years, virtually the sole activity of the APS was to hold scientific meetings, initially four per year. In 1913, the APS took over the operation of the Physical Review, which had been founded in 1893 at Cornell University, and journal publication became its second major activity. The Physical Review was followed by Reviews of Modern Physics in 1929 and by Physical Review Letters in 1958. Over the years, Phys. Rev. has subdivided into five separate sections as the fields of physics proliferated and the number of submissions grew. 20 May is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (141st in leap years). ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City and a member of the Ivy League. ... For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ... 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Physical Review is one of the oldest and most-respected scientific journals publishing research on all aspects of physics. ... 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Cornell University is a research university located on the East Hill of Ithaca, New York. ... A journal (through French from late Latin diurnalis, daily) is a daily record of events or business. ... The Reviews of Modern Physics are a journal of the American Physical Society. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Physical Review Letters is one of the most prestigious journals in physics. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In more recent years, the activities of the Society have broadened considerably. Stimulated by the increase in Federal funding in the period after the Second World War, and even more by the increased public involvement of scientists in the 1960s, the APS is active in public and governmental affairs, and in the international physics community. In addition, the Society conducts extensive programs in education, public outreach, and media relations. The APS has fourteen divisions and nine topical groups covering all areas of physics research. There are six forums that reflect the interest of its 43,000 members in broader issues, and eight sections organized by geographical region. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... A government is an organization that has the power to make and enforce laws for a certain territory. ...


In 1999, the APS celebrated its Centennial with the biggest-ever physics meeting in Atlanta. In 2005 the APS took the lead role in United States participation in the World Year of Physics, initiating several programs to broadly publicize physics during the 100th anniiversary of Albert Einstein's annus mirabilis. Einstein@Home, one of the projects the APS initiated during World Year of Physics, is an ongoing and popular distributed computing project. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Physics has been the basis for understanding the physical world and nature as a whole. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Annus Mirabilis is a Latin expression which means miraculous year. ... A screenshot of the Einstein@home graphics. ... Distributed computing is an aspect of computer science that deals with the coordination of multiple computers in remote physical locations in order to accomplish a common objective or task. ...


Proposed Name Change

A name change was proposed for the 2005 election year. The new name would have been "American Physics Society", a name that the majority of members would prefer according to an electronic poll conducted by the APS in summer 2005.


However, because of legal issues, the planned name change was eventually abandoned by the APS executive board. Consequently, the official name as of December 2005 remains "American Physical Society."


See also

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American Physical Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (462 words)
The American Physical Society was founded in 1899 and is the world's second largest organization of physicists.
The American Physical Society was founded on May 20, 1899, when thirty-six physicists gathered at Columbia University for that purpose.
They proclaimed the mission of the new Society to be "to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics", and in one way or another the APS has been at that task ever since.
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