AIP is a 501(c)(3) membership corporation of physical science societies with an annual budget exceeding $70M and serving a combined membership of more than 100,000 scientists, engineers and students.

General control is exercised by a 40-member Governing Board, 37 of whom are appointed by the Member Societies apportioned according to the size of their memberships. Operations are overseen by a smaller Executive Committee of Member Society representatives, the Governing Board Chair, the Corporate Secretary, and the Executive Director. AIP's confederate structure is unique among scientific organizations and has given physicists the ability to coordinate their goals and exert influence.

Organizational Information

Information for Executive Committee and Governing Board

Meeting minutes of the Governing Board 1931-1952