AIP and its Member Societies

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The American Institute of Physics

American Institute of PhysicsThe American Institute of Physics (AIP) is an organization of scientific societies in the physical sciences, representing scientists, engineers, and educators. AIP offers information, services, and expertise in physics education and student programs, science communication, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research in physics employment and education, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and allied fields. AIP publishes the flagship magazine, Physics Today, and is home to the Society of Physics Students, the physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma, and the Niels Bohr Library and Archives. AIP owns AIP Publishing LLC, a scholarly publisher in the physical and related sciences.

AIP Member Societies

  • Acoustical Society of America
  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • American Association of Physics Teachers
  • American Astronomical Society
  • American Crystallographic Association
  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Physical Society
  • AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing
  • The Optical Society
  • The Society of Rheology

Other AIP Member Organizations

  • Society of Physics Students
  • Sigma Pi Sigma
  • Corporate Associates

Free Membership with two AIP Member Societies

When you join SPS as an undergraduate, you get free membership in two of the ten AIP member societies

Since you can do this for up to three years, you might consider joining different societies each year and trying out acoustics, crystallography, rheology, geophysics, or optics just to see what those societies have to offer. In any case, SPS is eager for you to see the breadth of physics through these societies, so indulge!