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General Information - AIP and its Member Societies
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American Institute of Physics:
One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740
promotes the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare through numerous programs of publishing, education, and information.

Acoustical Society of America:
Ste. 1NO1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, NY 11747
physical properties of sound-architectural, engineering, musical, noise, physical, psychological and physiological, shock and vibration, speech communication, and underwater acoustics.

American Association of Physicists in Medicine:
One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740
application of physics to medical practice-radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and radiation protection.

American Association of Physics Teachers:
One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740
the teaching of physics at the high school and college levels, classroom experiments, methodology, computer technologies for teaching, public understanding of physics, and cultural and historical aspects of physics.

American Astronomical Society:
2000 Florida Ave. Ste. 400, NW, Washington, DC 20009
the physics of the cosmos-planetary sciences, solar physics, dynamical astronomy, high energy astrophysics (the extension of basic physics into the cosmos), and historical astronomy.

American Crystallographic Association:
P.O. Box 96, Ellicott Station, Buffalo, NY 14205-0096
study of the arrangement of the atoms in matter, its causes, its nature and its consequences, and the tools and methods used in such study.

American Geophysical Union:
2000 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009
understanding of the earth and its environment in space, including seismology (the study of earthquakes), hydrology (the study of water on and below the surface), and volcanology (volcanoes).

American Physical Society:
One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740
largest society of physicists in the world includes many subunits-astrophysics, atomic, molecular and optical, physics of beams, biological, computational, chemical, condensed matter, fluid dynamics, high polymer, materials, nuclear, particles and fields, and plasma physics, and the forums on education, international, history, and physics and society.

American Vacuum Society:
120 Wall St., 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10005
electronic materials and processes, fusion technology, surface science, thin films, vacuum metallurgy, and vacuum technology.

Optical Society of America:
2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036-1023
study of light (including invisible ultraviolet and infrared radiation)-laser technology, optical transmission of information via thin fibers, and the design of optical "circuits" for future computers.

The Society of Rheology:
500 Sunnyside Blvd., Woodbury, NY 11797-2999
study of the flow of viscous (thick, sticky) materials and mixtures of materials-interests include flow of blood in the body, materials such as plastic, metal, ceramics, rubber, and glass, and the movement of arctic glaciers.

Career Information and Resources
To Find Additional Information:

For Statistical & Salary Surveys contact:
American Institute of Physics
Education and Employment Statistics Division

For Physics News and physics posters contact:
American Institute of Physics
Public Information Division

For job listings for physicists contact:
American Institute of Physics
Career Services Division

Additional resource books and bulletins which may be found at your local public or university library:

America's Federal Jobs - 720 N. Park Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202 - A comprehensive guide to new job openings each year in the federal government - JIST Works, Inc.

Careers in Chemistry - Questions and answers - American Chemical Society, Washington, DC

Chamber of Commerce Directories - Available in many cities, and restricted to the areas they serve.

Chronicle of Higher Education - Weekly news- paper - Washington, DC

Directory of American Research & Technology - Organizations Active in Product Development for Business - R.R. Bowker, New Providence, NJ

Directories in Print - Gale Research, Inc., 835 Penobscot Bldg., 645 Griswold St., Detroit, MI 48226-4094

Directory of Physics & Astronomy Staff - American Institute of Physics

Dun & Bradstreet Million Dollar Directory - Vol. I, Dun & Bradstreet Inc., New York, NY

Employment Guide for Engineers and Scientists - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., New York, NY

Encyclopedia of Associations - Vol. I - National Organizations of the U.S.

Graduate Programs in Physics, Astronomy & Related Fields - American Institute of Physics

Job Hunter's Source Book - Gale Research, Inc., 835 Penobscot Bldg., 645 Griswold St., Detroit, MI 48226-4094

National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations - The Taft Group, Detroit, MI

Peterson's - Engineering, Science & Computer Jobs - Peterson's Guides, Princeton, NJ

Physics Today - A monthly professional scientific magazine - American Institute of Physics

Research Centers Directory - A guide to university- related and other nonprofit organizations - Gale Research, Inc., 835 Penobscot Bldg., 645 Griswold St., Detroit, MI 48226-4094

The Scientist - Biweekly newspaper for the science professional - The Scientist, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Scientific and Engineering Societies: Resources for Career Planning - American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC

Thomas' Register of American Manufacturers - (12 Vol.) Thomas Publishing Company, New York, NY