South and West Europe & 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 South and West Europe.

Any statistics listed on this page are representative of APS Members in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.


Programs & Opportunities


IRTAP

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

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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

Fundamental Physics Innovation Awards

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Fundamental Physics Innovation Awards

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Fundamental Physics Innovation Awards provide funding to bring people together to discuss and collaborate on ideas to advance research in the physics of fundamental particles and interactions. Learn more

Reciprocal Membership Agreements in South and West Europe


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.

Crete Regional Meeting in String Theory
July 4-11, 2021
Orthodox Academy of Crete
Kolymbari, Greece

44th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and Associated Events (COSPAR 2022)
July 16-24, 2022
Athens, Greece

March Meeting 2022
February 28-March 4, 2022
Chicago, IL

April Meeting 2022
April 9-12, 2022
New York, NY

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, nearly 169,000 articles by authors in South and West Europe have been published in the APS Physical Review Journals.
  • Over 7400 articles published Physical Review Journals in 2020 were from authors in South and West Europe.

Articles in APS News about this Region

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

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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 and West Europe - APS Membership by the Numbers


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APS Members in this Region

4481
APS Members

538
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.

Ahmadou Wague

Ahmadou Wagué (Board)
2018-2021
Universite Cheikh, Dakar
Senegal

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Enge Wang
2019-2022
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
China

Ursula Keller

Ursula Keller
2020-2023
ETH Zurich
Switzerland

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Karen Hallberg
2021-2024
Instituto Balseiro
Argentina

*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 South and West Europe region. See more recipients from past years.

2020 Recipients

Antoine Georges
Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics

Dieter Hoffmann
Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics

Klaas Bergmann
Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics

Mikhail Eremets
James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials

Kurt Binder
Polymer Physics Prize

Bruce Allen
Richard A. Isaacson Award in Gravitational-Wave Science

Bernard Schutz
Richard A. Isaacson Award in Gravitational-Wave Science

Michael Allen
Will Allis Prize for the Study of Ionized Gases

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Xavier Ribeyre
Landau-Spitzer Award

Marta Verweij

Marta Verweij
Stuart Jay Freedman Award in Experimental Nuclear Physics

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Alexis Casner
Landau-Spitzer Award

Emmanuel Villermaux

Emmanuel Villermaux
Stanley Corrsin Award

Gianluca Gregori

Gianluca Gregori
John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research

2019 Recipients

Francesco Calogero
Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics

Michel Gaudin
Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics

Claudia Felser
James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials

Gianluca Gregori
John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research

Alexander Schekochihin
John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research

Jonathan Home
Rolf Landauer and Charles H. Bennett Award in Quantum Computing

Fernando Quevedo

Fernando Quevedo
John Wheatley Award

Hasok Chang

Hasok Chang
Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics

Irene Giardina

Irene Giardina
Max Delbrück Prize in Biological Physics

Andrea Cavagna

Andrea Cavagna
Max Delbrück Prize in Biological Physics

Lev P. Pitaevskii

Lev P. Pitaevskii
Lars Onsager

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Lieselotte Obst-Huebl
Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Beam Physics Award