Global Spotlight

To recognize the contributions of APS members worldwide, the Society seeks recommendations to feature APS Global Spotlight Members.

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As a welcoming global hub for physicists, APS acknowledges our members' contributions to the international physics community. APS also seeks to increase awareness of our programs and opportunities available to physicists around the world.

Featured Global Spotlight Member

Paul Woafo

Paul Woafo

Paul Woafo, a physics professor at the University of Yaoundé I and a founder of the Cameroon Physical Society in 2006, sought to ensure that physicists in Cameroon had an organized way of supporting each other.

Read more about Woafo's story

Anton Senenko

Anton Senenko, a senior researcher at the Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine, sprang into action to help his fellow citizens after Russian forces invaded his country on February 24, 2022.

Read more about Senenko's story

About the Global Spotlight

Every quarter, APS will honor at least one international member serving physicists in their local community, country, or region to highlight on the APS website. The highlight will include a brief biography and photo of the Global Spotlight Member along with information on APS connections, engagement, and available programs regarding the Global Spotlight Member’s region.


Any APS member who resides outside of the United States may be recommended. Any APS member may submit a recommendation. Self recommendations are welcome, as are recommendations for a peer or student member. Recommendations may be for a physicist at any career level.

Deadlines & Timelines

Recommendations are accepted on a rolling basis with no official deadline.

Submitting a Recommendation

When submitting a recommendation, please include the full name and institutional affiliation of the person you are recommending, as well as your own name and institutional affiliation. Additionally, please include a 200-500 word narrative of the individual's contributions to the international physics community in their neighborhood or country or their contributions globally. You may also choose to include supporting documents, such as a CV, but these documents are not required.

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Please contact the International Affairs team with questions.

More Information

Learn how APS engages with the physics community in your country or region with  the International Engagement Around the World tool.

Find more information about APS's international work, including Reciprocal Society and Matching membership, as well as visa information for international scientists.