History of AIP: Locations

History of AIP | Membership | Publications  |  Programs  | Locations

Early days

Originally located entirely in New York City, AIP moved most of its publishing operations to Woodbury, Long Island, NY in 1979. Beginning in the 1980s the Institute transferred some of its education and public information operations to the Washington, DC area to be closer to the Federal government as well as the Member Societies in the DC area.

The creation of the American Center for Physics

In 1993 the headquarters, magazines and other physics programs moved to College Park, Maryland. The American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers joined together with AIP to collocate in one building: the American Center for Physics (ACP). Soon after, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) signed on as a building tenant. In 2015, AAPM left ACP, having purchased its own building.

"ACP History - A Whimsical Tour," by Bernie Khoury, 2013.
(Photo slide show PDF)

Publishing and some other AIP services continued to be centered in Long Island, relocating in 1998 from Woodbury to Melville.

AIP opens China office

To better serve the Chinese publishing community, AIP opened an office in Beijing, China in 2010, a move that also demonstrated AIP’s growing commitment to international audiences.  Watch the video prepared for its grand opening. The office is now under AIP Publishing. 

Recognizing the growth in physics research in China, AIP Publishing opened an editorial office in Beijing in 2010. This video looks at the partnership between Chinese scientists and AIP.

In 2014 AIP Publishing LLC moved to new offices in Melville, with an open floor plan and modern design.