Policy & Advocacy

APS Government Affairs (GA) was established to facilitate communication between physicists, the public, and government on scientific issues of concern to APS members and to the nation as a whole.

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Reports & Studies

POPA Reports
The APS Panel on Public Affairs initiates in-depth studies on topics ranging from energy and environment to national security issues.

APS Studies
APS has undertaken a number of studies of timely technical issues as part of its role to serve emerging public needs.

APS Statements

APS Statements are public policy statements that undergo a meticulous process of draft and review, including receiving comments from APS members, before being voted on by APS Council at one of its semiannual meetings.

Five Sigma Physicists

APS members lauded for outstanding advocacy.

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Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction

With the support of the American Physical Society, the Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction has been launched. Our goal is to reach out to physicists in the United States and mobilize those interested in engaging on the nuclear threat and opportunities for its reduction.

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Science Policy News

APS Applauds Passage of CHIPS Act
The American Physical Society (APS) is delighted that Congress has passed the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 (CHIPS+).

Recent SCOTUS Emissions Ruling
The American Physical Society (APS) is troubled by the impact that the recent US Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia vs. Environmental Protection Agency could have on the United States’ ability to address climate change.

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Op-Eds by APS Member Volunteers

APS works with members to publish op-eds in their local newspapers. View Archive

Congressional Science Fellowship

These fellowships provide a public service by making available individuals with scientific knowledge and skills to Members of Congress.

Applications are due on December 1 prior to the fellowship year.

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