The KPS was founded in 1952 during the Korean War.
Since then it has dedicated itself to developing and advancing research in physics and its applications in Korea, thereby promoting science and culture. It has progressed steadily to become one of the most influential academic societies in Korea and currently has 11 divisions, 7 regional branches and about 15,000 members.
The KPS provides its members with various opportunities to exchange information and opinions.
It organizes conferences including two semiannual meetings and publishes academic journals such as the Journal of the Korean Physical Society and Current Applied Physics.
The KPS has made efforts to promote international collaborations with foreign physical societies and institutes and actively participated in organizations such as the IUPAP, the AAPPS and the APCTP.