As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public for at least the rest of the summer. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the summer and fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.

Franklin’s spirit of inquiry remains alive and well. The APS is guided by the belief that the pursuit of useful knowledge remains essential to our society and is inherently in the public interest.

Today, the Society honors distinguished scientists, humanists, social scientists, and leaders in civic and cultural affairs through elected Membership, and engages them through its annual Meetings. APS grants, fellowships, lectures, publications, and prizes also encourage groundbreaking research and discovery. The APS Library and Museum are dedicated to supporting scholarly research and sharing their rich collections with the public.

As a supporter of useful research and a forum for the free exchange of ideas, the APS will continue to engage the most important issues facing our society.