Forum on the History of Physics
The Forum on the History of Physics brings together physicists, historians, and other members of APS with an interest in the history physics and its impact on culture, education, and physics research itself. The Forum issues a semiannual Newsletter and organizes and sponsors sessions at the March and April APS meetings.
See the latest FHP Newsletter
The FHP Fall 2013 Newsletter is now available.
2014 FHP Election Results (will take office in April)The incoming Executive Committee members are:
- Vice-Chair: Robert Crease
- Councilor: Dan Kleppenr
- Members-at-Large: Alberto Martinez and Suman Seh
2014 Abraham Pais Prize Awarded to David C. Cassidy
The 2014 Abraham Pais Prize for the History of Physics has been awarded to David C. Cassidy “For his foundational studies on the history of quantum mechanics and his nuanced examinations of physics in Germany and the United States, with special attention to the scientific work, personalities, and dilemmas of Heisenberg and Oppenheimer.” More Information
FHP welcomes two new APS Fellows
The Forum on the History of Physics extends a welcome and congratulations to two APS members who were elected to fellowship in 2013.
Diana L. Kormos Buchwald
“For her pioneering work in the history of the physical sciences, especially her exemplary editorial leadership on The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein.”
“For his outstanding scholarship on the history of modern physical sciences that explores relations between experts, amateurs, and enthusiasts, and for his service to the scholarly community, including institution-building and sustained public outreach.”
FHP Sessions in 2013
APS March Meeting 2013
B10: Celebrating 100 Years of Physical Review at APS
M9: A History of Physics in Industry followed by Panel Discussion
N32: International Physics Programs and History of Physics
View FHP Sessions Online
Slides and audio records of many of the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 FHP-sponsored sessions at APS meetings are available online.
Pictures of FHP sessions can be seen at the Image Gallery