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Stories of how APS members are advancing physics and making an impact around the world.
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Putting the spotlight on exceptional service

We're highlighting the service and achievements of APS members outside the United States doing exceptional work in the lab and beyond.

Featured physicists

We're proud to focus the global spotlight on the service-oriented work of these featured APS members.

If you know of an APS member doing exceptional work, please recommend them to be highlighted here.

Physics professor Hanan Sa’adeh founded the LAMBDA Physics Group to inspire the next generation of scientists, educators, and engineers in Jordan to spread the excitement of physics.

Paul Woafo, a physics professor at the University of Yaoundé I, is the founding president of the Cameroon Physical Society.

Anton Senenko, a senior researcher at the Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine, volunteered to help Ukrainians escape the war zone in the Kyiv region.

Recommend someone exceptional

We're looking to feature APS members who are making an impact for physics in their community, country, or region. Examples include starting a club, mentoring others, fundraising, or dedicating time to an APS unit — any service in support of physics.

Any APS member is welcome to recommend other APS members who reside outside the United States to be featured — you can even nominate yourself.

Submitting a recommendation

Recommendations are always open. When submitting your recommendation, you'll be asked to include:

  • A 200 to 500-word summary describing how the member has served their local or wider community, and why they should be considered
  • Contact information for the member you are recommending
  • Your contact information

Submit a recommendation

Contact us

The APS International Affairs team is always happy to hear from members. Please email us with any questions.


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