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The Forum on the History of Physics, established in 1980, 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.
Zhixin Wang, Yale University, wins the third annual History of Physics Essay Contest. Melia Bonomo, Rice University, wins runner-up.
2020 Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics
Dieter Hoffmann, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
Slides and audio records of many of the FHP-sponsored sessions at APS meetings are available online.
Nominees and award and office holders are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.