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Every year, the American Physical Society (APS) recognizes a select number of sites in the United States where important events in the history of physics took place.
With your nomination, you are helping to raise public awareness about noteworthy events and illuminate the impact of scientific advancements on everyday life.
New sites are selected by the APS Historic Sites Committee. Awardees receive a plaque commemorating the site's significance to physics, and a listing in the APS Historic Sites online directory.
Congratulations to our newest historic sites, The Bevatron, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Mayer Hall, University of California, San Diego!
Each of these sites has been formally recognized for historical significance to the field of physics. New nominations for historic sites open November 2, 2021. If you would like to nominate a new historic site, please review the guidelines.
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