Promoting the role of Physics in research, education, industry and the community
Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM)
Australasian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS)
Australasian Society for General Relativity and Gravitation (ASGRG)
Australian Acoustical Society (AAS)
Australian and New Zealand Optical Society (ANZOS)
Astronomical Society of Australia (ASA)
Australian Society of Rheology (ASR)
The Australian and New Zealand Association of Mathematical Physics (ANZAMP)
The Victorian Physics Teachers Network (VicPhys)
Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
Vacuum Society of Australia (VSA)
Physics is an enabling science that provides the basis for much of our current understanding of the world in which we live as well as underpinning many established and emerging technologies. As such it is of critical importance to Australia’s cultural and economic development.
Since it was formed in 1963, The Australian Institute of Physics has served the needs and interests of professional physicists, and those with an interest in physics, by:
Benefits and Services
The AIP supports its scientists, by awarding medals, awards and honours.
The AIP produces a magazine four times per year called Australian Physics. As a member you automatically receive a copy.
University Courses Accredited by the AIP
The Australian Institute of Physics accredits universities across Australia, upholding the standard of physics education in Australia. Graduates with qualifications from accredited universities are automatically eligible for admission to the grade of Member of the AIP.
Events, Awards and Volunteering with AIP's Branches and Groups
The AIP is enhanced by 7 Australian state/territory branches and 9 physics groups. The branches and groups of the AIP organize local online and in-person events, hold annual general meetings, award prizes and awards and much much more!
The AIP branches and groups are solely run by its generous volunteers. Volunteering is the ideal way to integrate yourself in the Australian physics community. You will get to work with scientists from all over Australia, in many different careers with a wide range of expertise. Join a Branch or Group committee to contribute and support the Australian physics community today!
Student Members of the AIP are invited to apply for financial support for conference attendance using this template. Applications must be sent to the AIP on firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 March and 31 August each year. The following conditions apply:
AIP Conference Support Scheme
The AIP Conference Support Scheme offers two types of support for domestic and international Physics-based conferences held in Australia:
The first type of support is to be repaid regardless of the financial outcome of the conference. The second type is offered on a risk/profit sharing basis.
The conference organiser making the funding request must be a financial member of the AIP.
Reciprocal Benefits with International Physics Societies
The Australian Institute of Physics has reciprocal arrangements with the following professional societies:
These entitle AIP members to receive member discounts when attending professional meetings run by these societies. Email, email@example.com for more information.
For discounts for your AIP membership, please see our partner cognate societies and Fee schedule on our Membership page.
AIP members may also join the Division of Condensed Matter Physics (DCMP) of the Association of Asian Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS) for FREE. For more information and to sign up: http://aapps-dcmp.org/ This will give DCMP member discounts to attend the annual AC2MP conference and access online resources.
Discounts for Events
AIP members may receive discounts for events such as our Australian Institute of Physics Congress. Further information on the AIP Congress may be found here.
Members also receive discount to the Australian Institute of Physics Summer Meeting, Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, branch and group events, and all of the International Physics Societies that we have reciprocal benefits with.