Office of International Affairs
In this era of globalization, international issues cut across essentially all aspects of the APS and physics community.
Science: International R&D collaborations are on the rise; countries are partnering to build big facilities.
Industry: Companies are increasingly multinational; US companies are moving R&D facilities offshore.
Education: The US competes for the world's best talent; it needs to attract and retain first-rate students and scientists.
Policy: National S&T policies are affected by global events; federal R&D funding influences US participation in international large-scale collaborations.
Beller Lectureships for APS March & April Meetings
Three physicists have been selected by the APS Committee on International Scientific Affairs (CISA) to present Beller Lectureships at the 2014 March and April Meetings. The Beller Lectureship was endowed by Esther Hoffman Beller for the purpose of bringing distinguished physicists from abroad as invited speakers at APS meetings. The Beller Lectureship recipients for 2014 are:
- Professor Ulf-G. Meissner, University of Bonn, Germany (April Meeting)
- Professor Bene Poelsema, University of Twente, The Netherlands (March Meeting abstract)
- Professor Xiaodong Yin, Capital Normal University, P.R. China (March Meeting abstract)
APS Co-Sponsored Human Rights Event
On Saturday, November 16, APS co-sponsored a program on "Iran: Silencing Scientists and Squelching Scholarship"at Georgetown University. The event featured the case of imprisoned APS member Omid Kokabee. Members of the APS Committee on International Freedom of Scientists were among the speakers.
APS Fellows in Tokyo
APS President Michael Turner hosted a luncheon for APS Fellows from Tokyo on October 24. APS was pleased to have this opportunity to recognize these Fellows while Dr. Turner was in Tokyo. Also in attendance were the Presidents of the Physical Society of Japan and the Japanese Society of Applied Physics.
Learn about APS Fellows
Physical Society of Japan
Japanese Society of Applied Physics