International Affairs

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.

Report: Task Force on Expanding International Engagement

Report, Recommendations, and Implementation

In 2017, APS launched a Task Force on Expanding International Engagement to examine how the Society could increase its international engagement and better serve its members, the physics community, and society at large. The Task Force worked to understand the interests and concerns of stakeholders to develop priorities and recommendations for APS. This resulted in a report and recommendations that were adopted by the APS Council of Representatives in November 2018.

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Read the Task Force on Expanding International Engagement Report

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African Physics Newsletter

African Physics Newsletter socialThe African Physics Newsletter (APN) is a quarterly, electronic publication about physics in Africa as gathered, and reported by, an Editorial Board of African physicists. It is published by APS.
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2019 Canadian-American-Mexican Graduate Student Physics Conference (CAM 2019)

CAM is a bi-annual conference exclusively planned by and for physics graduate students in North America. It provides students from all physics subdisciplines the opportunity to present their research, build an international network, and develop professional skills. CAM 2019 was held in Sudbury, Canada, July 24-27. 

 CAM 2019 website

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Reciprocal Member Societies

Reciprocal societies are national physical societies that have signed an agreement with APS to exchange certain membership privileges. APS members may take advantage of the following benefits from reciprocal societies:

  • Submit papers to reciprocal society meetings with the same privileges as the reciprocal society members
  • Register at reciprocal society meetings at member rates
  • Subscribe to reciprocal society publications at member rates.

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