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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

  WANG Naiyan
  GAN, Zizhao
  CHEN, Hesheng
  GU, Binglin
  Secretary-General: WANG, Enge


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

Specialized Committees

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

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)

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