A single event just before the start of 1978—the date was 30 November 1977—made this year begin with a challenge. It came from a proposal of the US Internal Revenue Service to remove the tax‐exempt status of AIP on the grounds that the Institute's operations are mainly of benefit to the private interests of its Member Societies, rather than its chartered purpose of “advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics…” Such a change in tax status, if left unchallenged, would have had disastrous effects on the journals that are at the very heart of the dissemination of scientific information and of the very purpose of AIP.
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August 01 1979
The AIP in 1978
The Annual Report for 1978 tells of a successful defense of the Institute's tax‐exempt status and the relocation of several AIP divisions to Woodbury.
Physics Today 32 (8), 43–50 (1979);
The AIP in 1978. Physics Today 1 August 1979; 32 (8): 43–50. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2995670
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