Let's Advance the physical sciences together.

The AIP Foundation directly supports programs within the American Institute of Physics that preserve and celebrate the history of physics, foster support for future generations of physicists, and create a more equitable and accessible field for all.

Diversity Action Fund

Curious about what we’ve been up to?

Recording and publishing new oral histories, informing audiences about our archival and preservation efforts, supporting students during a global pandemic, and sharing the lived experiences of African American women in physics and astronomy – we've been up to a lot over these past few months.

See updates on the work we support.

AIP Foundation launch

Do you support Science? This question was posed through the launch of the AIP Foundation in late 2020.

An advocate of scientific endeavor, The AIP Foundation supports the charitable, scientific, and educational mission of the American Institute of Physics through establishing and building philanthropic engagement. Learn more about the Foundation in the film that heralded its introduction to the physical sciences community.

See full AIP Foundation Launch video.

Keeping physics alive, in the past and into the future.

The Niels Bohr Library & Archives houses many rare books and manuscripts, including the Wenner Collection, nearly 4,000 books and publications that document the important discoveries in physics and physical sciences, stretching back 400 years, including works by Ptolemy, Galileo, Huygens, Halley, Newton, and Curie, among many others. We welcome your questions about our entire rare book collection and archives in order to learn more about the cataloguing and promotion of the rare books through our online exhibits, private tours, research opportunities and more.

This video captures the promotion of the Niels Bohr Library & Archives at the Danish Embassy in 2019 with special guest, Wilhelm Bohr, grandson of Niels Bohr.