The Chinese Physical Society

The Chinese Physical Society (CPS) was founded in 1932.
   CPS is an academic organization under the leadership of the China Association for Science and Technology. Its purpose is to promote the development and popularization of physics. The CPS at present includes about 35000 members. The national congress of CPS representatives is held every four years, and elects members of the national council. The national council elects the executive council. The president, five vice-presidents and the secretary-general of the CPS are elected and two associate secretary-generals appointed by the executive council. The national council meets once every two years, the executive council meets every three months.
   Beneath the executive council are seven working commissions and one office. The CPS is at present composed of 31 provincial societies, 28 sub-societies and specialized committees. The society publishes 11 academic journals, and 11 others are published by the sub-societies and specialized committees. The society has established 5 physics awards and their selection committees.
   The CPS has been a member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) since 1984 and of the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS) since 1990. Cooperation and scientific exchanges between the CPS and other physical societies have greatly increased in recent years.

   YANG Guo-zhen

   ZHANG Chuang
   DU Xiang-wan
   ZHAO Guang-da
   GU Bing-lin

Secretary-General: WANG Yu-peng

Organizations in the Society:
   National Council
   Executive Council
     Office of the Chinese Physical Society
     Commission on Academic Exchange
     Commission on Science and Technology Popularization
     Commission on Publications
     Commission on Physics Education
     Commission on Physics Nomenclature
     Commission on Consultation
     Commission on Women in Physics
     Commission on International Exchange

Specialized Committees:
   Committee on High Energy Physics
   Committee on Nuclear Physics
   Committee on Plasma Physics
   Committee on Atomic and Molecular Physics
   Committee on Microwave Spectroscopy
   Committee on Optical Physics
   Committee on Light Scattering
   Committee on Quantum Optics
   Committee on Luminescence
   Committee on Electrostatics
   Committee on Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics and Statistical Physics
   Committee on Semiconductor Physics
   Committee on Magnetism
   Committee on Surface and Interface Physics
   Committee on Amorphous State Physics
   Committee on Defects in Solids
   Committee on Phase Diagrams
   Committee on Low Temperature Physics
   Committee on High Pressure Physics
   Committee on Liquid Crystals
   Committee on Dielectrics
   Committee on Internal Friction and Supersonic Attenuation
   Committee on X-ray Diffraction
   Committee on Gravitation and Relativistic Astrophysics
   Committee on Electronic Spectroscopy
   Committee on Mass Spectroscopy
   Committee on Accelerators
   Committee on Synchrotron Radiation

   Acta Physica Sinica (monthly, in Chinese)
   Chinese Physics (monthly, in English)
   Chinese Physics Letters (monthly, in English)
   Progress in Physics (quarterly, in Chinese)
   Wuli (Physics) (monthly, in Chinese)
   Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics (bimonthly, in Chinese)
   College Physics (monthly, in Chinese)
   Physics Teaching (monthly, in Chinese)
   Communications in Theoretical Physics (monthly, in English)
   Journal of Chinese Electron Microscopy Society (bimonthly, in Chinese)
   High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics (monthly, in Chinese and English)
   Chinese Journal of Magnetic Resonance (quarterly, in Chinese and English)
   Chinese Journal of High Pressure Physics (quarterly, in Chinese)
   Chinese Journal of Luminescence (bimonthly, in Chinese)
   Physics Teaching in the Secondary Specialized School (quarterly, in Chinese)
   International Physics Education Newsletter (semi-annual, in Chinese and English)
   Acta Sinica Quantum Optica (quarterly, in Chinese)
   Chinese Journal of Light Scattering (quarterly, in Chinese)
   Chinese Journal of Atomic and Molecular Physics (quarterly, in Chinese and English)
   Modern Physics (bimonthly, in Chinese)
   Chinese Journal of Low Temperature Physics (quarterly, in Chinese and English)
   Nuclear Physics Review (quarterly, in Chinese)

Prizes Awarded by CPS:
   HU Gang-fu (HU Kang-fuh) Prize (for Experimental Techniques)
   RAO Yu-tai (YAO Yu-tai) Prize (for Optics, Acoustics, Atomic and Molecular Physics)
   YE Qi-sun (YEH Chi-sun) Prize (for Condensed Matter Physics)
   WU You-xun (WOO Yui-hsun) Prize (for Nuclear Physics)
   WANG Gan-chang (WANG Kan-chang) Prize (for Particle Physics and Inertia Confinement Nuclear Fusion)

Conferences and Academic Meetings Sponsored by CPS:
     Domestic ~ 50/year, International ~ 4/year

Office of the Chinese Physical Society
P.O. Box 603, Beijing 100190, P.R. China
Tel./Fax: 86-10-82649019
CPS Website:
Chinese Physics Education Website:



Host: Nankai University, China;

Sponsor: Tianjin Association of Science and Technolgy