Mission: The American Physical Society strives to be the leading voice for physics and an authoritative source of physics information for the advancement of physics and the benefit of humanity.
The American Physical Society was founded on May 20, 1899, when 36 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, and journal publication became its second major activity.
Physical Review was followed by Reviews of Modern Physics in 1929, and by Physical Review Letters in 1958. Over the years, Physical Review has subdivided into five separate sections as the fields of physics have proliferated and the number of submissions grew.
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 nineteen sixties, 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. APS divisions and topical groups cover all areas of physics research. Forums reflect the interest of its over 54,000 members in broader issues, and sections are organized by geographical region.
I have been working at American Physical Society full-time (More than 3 years)
The culture here is top notch. It has been consistently one of the friendliest places I have ever worked. I honestly look forward to coming to work every day here because of my team. The flexibility at APS is also something very hard to find anywhere else. They happily work with their employees to ensure a good work/life balance.
C-suite decision making can be very slow at times, and often it’s very hard to move forward in your career here without a degree in physics.
I applied online. I interviewed at American Physical Society.
It started with online application, then phone screening followed by an audio/video interview and finally onsite interview. The onsite interview is one-on-one and a seminar. As in other cases the group lunch was also a discussion about the related stuff. It was filled with question about he journal appearance on online.
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