Mission, Vision, Values

Our Mission

To advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community, we:

  • Provide a welcoming and supportive professional home for an active, engaged, and diverse membership
  • Advance scientific discovery and research dissemination
  • Advocate for physics and physicists, and amplify the voice for science
  • Share the excitement of physics and communicate the essential role physics plays in the modern world
  • Promote effective physics education for all

Our Vision

To excel as a leading physics society, we will:

  • Be the authoritative advocate for physics
  • Publish world-leading journals in physics and related sciences
  • Convene vital meetings, conferences, and workshops
  • Engage and support the next generation of physicists
  • Foster equity and inclusion, and increase diversity in all its dimensions
  • Expand public appreciation of physics and its many contributions

Our Values

The core values that drive our mission are:

  • The Scientific Method
  • Truth and Integrity
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect
  • Partnering, Cooperation, and Open Collaboration
  • Speaking Out
  • Education and Learning