South America & APS

As part of an ongoing effort to better serve the global physics community, APS has dedicated resources to further its international engagement activities. Learn more about APS programs, events, publications, and networks offered to the physics community in South America.

Any statistics listed on this page are representative of APS Members in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela

Programs & Opportunities

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US-Brazil Young Physicists Forums

Conferences connecting young physicists from around the world with scientific sessions, career development, and networking opportunities. Previous Forum

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Brazil-US Exchange Program

The Sociedade Brasileira de Física (SBF) and APS sponsor an exchange program for physics professionals, PhD students, and postdocs in the United States and Brazil. Learn more

Travel Grant

International Research Travel Award Program (IRTAP)

Travel grants to support collaborations between developing and developed country physicists. 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, providing travel funding to attend scientific conferences. Learn more


FIP Distinguished Student Program Travel Awards

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

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US Visa Information

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

Reciprocal Society Membership Agreements in South America

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

2020 APS March Meeting (Virtual)
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2020 APS April Meeting (Virtual)
Access presentations from the most recent April Meeting

Multi-component Superconductivity and Superfluidity in Solids and Ultracold Gases (MultiSuper2020)
September 28-October 2, 2020
International Institute of Physics
Natal, Brazil

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

Published by APS

Physical Review Journals

  • Since 1980, over 14,000 articles by authors in South America have been published in the APS Physical Review Journals.
  • Almost 700 articles published Physical Review Journals in 2018 were from authors in South America.

Articles in APS News about this Region

View articles that have appeared in the International News column of APS News.

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.

South America - APS Membership by the Numbers

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APS Members in this Region

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Advocacy Efforts

APS Advocacy Efforts: International Scientists & Collaborations

The APS Office of 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.

Marta Losada

Marta Losada (Board)
New York University | Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

Ahmadou Wague

Ahmadou Wagué (Board)
Universite Cheikh, Dakar

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Enge Wang
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ursula Keller

Ursula Keller
ETH Zurich

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