West and Central 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 West and Central Asia.

Any statistics listed on this page are representative of APS Members in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Georgia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, and Yemen

Programs & Opportunities

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SESAME Travel Award Program

Supports training opportunities for Middle East scientists to use the SESAME Light Source in Amman, Jordan. Learn more


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

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

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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

Reciprocal Membership Agreements in West and Central 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.

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 22,000 articles by authors in West and Central Asia have been published in the APS Physical Review Journals
  • Over 1,300 articles published Physical Review Journals in 2020 were from authors in West and Central Asia

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.

West and Central Asia - 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 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)
Universite Cheikh, Dakar

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Enge Wang
Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ursula Keller

Ursula Keller
ETH Zurich

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Karen Hallberg
Instituto Balseiro

*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 membership@aps.org

Recent Prizes and Awards

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

2021 Recipients

Moty Heiblum

Moty Heiblum
Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize

Jacob Klein

Jacob Klein
Irving Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics

2020 Recipients


Ayse Erzan
Andrei Sakharov Prize