1930-1960s
1931
AIP founded, with headquarters in New York City
Photo of the old American Institute of Physics building in New York City
1932
AIP comprises five societies with a combined membership of 4,000: American Physical Society (APS) Optical Society of America (now Optica) Acoustical Society of America Society of Rheology American Association of Physics Teachers
Logos: ASA, SR, APS, AAPT, Optica
AIP publishes journals on behalf of Member Societies, such as Physical Review for APS, as well as cross-disciplinary journals and titles that bridge basic and applied physics.
1941
AIP conducts its first surveys on education and employment in the physical sciences
1948
Physics Today begins publication
The first Physics Today cover, featuring Oppenheimer's porkpie hat.
1966
American Crystallographic Association and the American Astronomical Society join AIP
1970-1990s
1970
The AIP Conference Proceedings series begins publishing
1973
American Association of Physicists in Medicine joins AIP
AAPM logo
1973
American Vacuum Society (now AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing) joins AIP
AVS logo
1979
AIP publishing operations moved to Woodbury, Long Island, NY
AIP's Woodbury site, from Physics Today
1986
American Geophysical Society (AGU) joins AIP
AGU logo
1984
AIP begins book publishing program (renamed AIP Press in 1993)
1988
First Science Policy Fellowship awarded
1989
Office of Public Information formed, combining government relations and media services
2000-Present
2000
AIP launches Discoveries & Breakthroughs Inside Science television program (later evolving into the website Inside Science, in operation until 2021
Inside Science logo
2001
Graduate Programs in Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields goes online, renamed GradSchoolShopper
GradSchoolShopper.com logo
2002
Physics Today Career Network, an online jobs board, launches
2010
AIP opens an office in Beijing, China (now part of AIP Publishing)
Group Opening of AIP Beijing Office
2011
To adapt to changes in the publishing market and focus on its own publications and its Member Societies’ journals, AIP divests some of its publishing services business.
AIP launches its first open access journal, AIP Advances, followed by APL Materials in 2013
2013
American Meteorological Society joins AIP; AGU departs from AIP
AMS logo
AIP’s governing board forms AIP Publishing LLC, as a wholly owned subsidiary to carry out AIP’s journal publishing mission.