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

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.

2020 APS March Meeting (Virtual)
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2020 APS April Meeting (Virtual)
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Les Houches Summer School: Emergent Electronic States Confined at Interfaces
July 6-24, 2020
Virtual

Dynamics of Electrons in Atomic and Molecular Nanoclusters
July 10-16, 2020
Postponed until October 24-30, 2021
Erice (Sicily), Italy

SUCCESS-2020: School on UV and X-ray Spectroscopies of Correlated Electron Systems
August 31-September 11, 2020
Les Houches Physics School
Les Houches, France

Autumn School on Correlated Electrons: Topology, Entanglement, and Strong Correlations (Online)
September 21-25, 2020
Forschungszentrum (Online)
Jülich, Germany

European Lasers, Photonics and Optics Technologies Summit
September 24-25, 2020
Paris, France

Quantum Thermodynamics of Non-equilibrium Systems
October 13-16, 2020
Donostia-San Sebatián, Spain

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

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 154,000 articles by authors in South and West Europe have been published in the APS Physical Review Journals.
  • Nearly 6800 articles published by Physical Review Journals in 2018 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.

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

4234
APS Members

537
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)
2017-2020
New York University | Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

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

*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

Kurt Binder
Polymer Physics Prize

Dieter Hoffmann
Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics

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

Klaas Bergmann
Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics

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

Mikhail Eremets
James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials

Michael Allen
Will Allis Prize for the Study of Ionized Gases

2019 Recipients

Francesco Calogero
Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics

Alexander Schekochihin
John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research

Michel Gaudin
Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics

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

Claudia Felser
James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials

Gianluca Gregori
John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research