European Physical Society
The European Physical Society is a not for profit association whose purpose is to promote physics and physicists in Europe. Created in 1968, the EPS provides an international forum to discuss science and policy issues of interest to its members. It represents over 80,000 members and physicists through its 38 national member societies. It also provides a forum for over 3500 individual members. Applied research in industry, and academic and other research institutes are also present as associate members. The Executive Committee with the support of the Secretariat, is responsible for running and operating the EPS. The Council, which meets once a year, establishes the strategic orientation of the society. Scientific activities are undertaken by EPS Divisions and Interdivisional Groups. The EPS Committees run programmes and provide advice in other important areas.
The EPS has prepared a series of Position Papers on a variety of topics, such as the Brain Drain and the Scientists' Oath. The European Physical Society provides an international forum for physicists and acts as a federation of national physical societies. Founded in 1968, the EPS now has over 3400 physicists from a variety of occupations as individual members, and brings together 38 national physical societies which represent 80,000 physicists from the countries of Europe that have an active physics community. The EPS works to promote the interests of physics in Europe. Its activities revolve around the themes of promoting excellent physics research, supplying a European view on important questions relating to physics, and acting as a catalyst bringing together physicists in different countries, and a liaison between physicists working in different fields.