Congratulations to the 29 new Resident Members and seven International Members elected to the APS at the April General Meeting of the Society. 2021 marks the first year when more women than men were elected to the Society.
Fabiola Gianotti (APS 2019), Director-General of CERN, is the recipient of the APS's Magellanic Premium, the nation's oldest medal for scientific achievement. Watch her acceptance remarks, where she reflects on the nature of useful knowledge.
Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the APS's Library & Museum will be able to offer sabbatical fellowships for researchers to immerse themselves in APS collections and work on a book project.
Philosophical Hall, adjacent to Independence Hall, has been the home of the American Philosophical Society since 1789. In its Museum, visitors will see exhibitions drawn from the Society’s renowned collections that trace American history and science from the Founding Fathers to the digital age.
The American Philosophical Society is the oldest learned society in the United States. Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, it continues its mission of "promoting useful knowledge" through research, fellowships, and public outreach.