East Asia & APS

As part of an ongoing effort to serve the global physics community, APS provides resources to deepen its international engagement with physicists worldwide. Learn more about APS programs, events, publications, and networks offered to physicists in East Asia.

Any statistics listed on this page are representative of APS Members in China, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Hong Kong (SAR - China), Japan, Macau, Mongolia, and the Republic of Korea.

Programs & Opportunities

U.S. China Young Physicists Forum

US-China Young Physicists Forums

Stay tuned for more information about future US-China Young Physicists Forums.
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International Research Travel Award Program (IRTAP)

Travel grants to support collaborations between developing and developed country physicists. Learn more

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US Visa Information

Applying for a visa, navigating application delays, and estimating visa processing times. Learn more

Travel Award for Excellence in Graduate Research

FGSA Travel Award for Excellence in Graduate Research

Recognizes graduate students who have made noteworthy progress in academics, covers travel expenses to attend a scientific conference or workshop. Learn more

FIP Distinguished Student Program Travel Awards

FIP Distinguished Student Program Travel Awards

Recognizes outstanding students in any field of physics, providing travel funding to make presentations at the APS March or April Meeting. Learn more

U.S. China Physics Roundtable

US-China Physics Roundtable: Opportunities and Challenges

APS hosts high-level science leaders from the US and China for roundtable discussions on US-China physics cooperation. Learn More

APS Journals

APS-CPS Author-Referee Tutorial Webinar

This webinar covers different writing methods for peer-reviewed scientific papers, tips for improving writing skills, and provides more information about the submission and review process for APS's Physical Review Journals. Watch now

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APS Webinars for Physicists

APS Webinars offer professional development, career guidance, and advice from fellow physicists. Past webinars are available in the webinar archive. Learn more

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International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD 2022)

The International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development encourages exchanges between scientists and all categories of stakeholders to emphasize the links among basic sciences and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Agenda 2030. Learn more

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APS Student Ambassadors

The APS Student Ambassadors program is an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students around the world to strengthen the network of student members at their institution dedicated to advancing physics through APS by participating in and sharing valuable APS resources and programs. Learn more

Reciprocal Society Membership Agreements in East Asia

APS signs agreements with other physical societies to exchange certain member benefits. Learn more

Meetings & Events

As taken from the APS Meetings Calendar. To have your meeting added to the APS Meetings Calendar, please email meetings@aps.org.

APS March Meeting 2024
March 3-8, 2024
Minneapolis, MN

APS April Meeting 2024
April 3-6, 2024
Sacramento, CA

Access presentations and technical programs for past APS Meetings through the Meeting Archive and Meeting Presentations webpages.

Published by APS

Physical Review Journals

Articles in APS News about this Region

Physics Magazine

APS Forum on International Physics (FIP) Newsletter

Stay up to date with the activities of the APS Forum on International Physics by reading the most recent FIP Newsletter.

East Asia - APS Membership by the Numbers

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APS Members in this Region

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APS Fellows

Advocacy Efforts

APS Advocacy Efforts: International Scientists & Collaborations

The APS Government Affairs has partnered with APS members to advocate for openness and scientific mobility in hundreds of meetings with Congressional staff across the United States. Learn more

APS Task Force on Expanding International Engagement

The Task Force on Expanding International Engagement examined how the Society can better serve its international members and the global physics community. Share your feedback & ideas with us!

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APS International Councilors

The APS Council of Representatives is an elected body of APS Members that addresses matters related to science and membership, including science policy. International Councilors serve a four year term and provide the perspectives and opinions of international physicists during APS Council discussions and decisions.

Xun-Li Wang

Xun-Li Wang
City University of Hong Kong

Ursula Keller

Ursula Keller
ETH Zurich

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Karen Hallberg
Instituto Balseiro

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Omololu Akin-Ojo
East African Institute of Fundamental Research

*APS members whose primary residence is the US are not included in these statistics.

Recent Prizes and Awards

APS is proud to honor these recipients from the East Asia region. See more recipients from past years.

2023 Recipients


Michael J. Ramsey-Musolf, China
Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics


Jian Ping Gong, Japan
Polymer Physics Prize


Takashi Taniguchi, Japan
James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials


Kenji Wantanabe, Japan
James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials

2022 Recipients

Kimio Niwa

Kimio Niwa, Japan
W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics

Toshiaki Makabe

Toshiaki Makabe, Japan
Will Allis Prize for the Study of Ionized Gases

2021 Recipients

Chao-Yang Lu

Chao-Yang Lu
Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett Award in Quantum Computing

2020 Recipients

Thirumalai Venkatesan
Distinguished Lectureship Award on the Applications of Physics

2019 Recipients

Hideaki Takabe

Hideaki Takabe
John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research


Youichi Sakawa
John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research

Ken'ichi Nomoto
Hans A. Bethe Prize

Xi Dai
James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials

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