France Córdova Named Founding Chair of AIP Foundation, Will Help American Institute of Physics Reach Ambitious Goals, New Levels of Impact

France Córdova, former director of the National Science Foundation, NASA chief scientist, and president of Purdue University, has been appointed as the first chair of the newly formed AIP Foundation. The Foundation was established to support the charitable, scientific, and educational mission of the American Institute of Physics by amplifying philanthropic support of the Institute, bolstering and innovating funding models for AIP programs and activities and supporting the Institute’s overarching strategy of advancing the physical sciences with a unifying voice of strength from diversity.

American Institute of Physics CEO Elected as 2020 APS Fellow

Michael Moloney, CEO of the American Institute of Physics, was elected a 2020 Fellow of the American Physical Society as recognition of his outstanding contributions to physics. The citation reads, “For exceptional contributions to physics research enterprise and science policy as overseer of studies conducted by the National Academies of Sciences boards on Space, and Physics and Astronomy, and by the National Materials Advisory Board; and for visionary leadership as CEO of the American Institute of Physics.”