Southeast 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 Southeast Asia.

Any statistics listed on this page are representative of APS Members in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.

Programs & Opportunities


International Research Travel Award Program (IRTAP)

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

Travel Award

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

Distinguished Students

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

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US Visa Information

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

Reciprocal Membership Agreements in Southeast 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

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

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

International Conference on Superlattices, Nanostructures and Nanodevices (ICSNN) (Canceled)
August 3-7, 2020
Quy Nhon, Vietnam

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 2000 articles by authors in Southeast Asia have been published in the APS Physical Review Journals.
  • Nearly 200 articles published Physical Review Journals in 2018 were from authors in Southeast Asia

Articles in APS News about this Region

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

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.

Southeast Asia - APS Membership by the Numbers

Globe Southeast Asia

APS Members in this Region

APS Members

APS Fellows

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.

Physicists in many countries may qualify for free APS Membership through the APS Matching Membership Program. For more information regarding this program or APS Membership in general, please contact