North America & 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 North America.

Any statistics listed on this page are representative of APS Members in Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago.

*APS members whose primary residence is the US are not included in these statistics.

Programs & Opportunities


Canadian-American-Mexican Graduate Student Physics Conference

A multilateral Young Physicist Forum organized by and for graduate students from Canada, the United States, Mexico, and now Cuba too! Learn more

Women's Programs

Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)

Three-day regional conferences in the US and Canada for undergraduate physics majors. 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

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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 North America

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

CSQCD IX: From RHIC to Astrophysics, probing the quark-gluon plasma
August 1-5, 2022
Banff, Alberta, Canada

APS March Meeting 2023
March 6-10, 2023
Las Vegas, NV

APS April Meeting 2023
April 15-18, 2023
Minneapolis, MN

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 17,000 articles by authors in North America (Non-US) have been published in the APS Physical Review Journals.
  • Nearly 700 articles published Physical Review Journals in 2020 were from authors in North America (Non-US).

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.

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APS Members in this Region (excluding US)

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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.

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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

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Omololu Akin-Ojo
East African Institute of Fundamental Research

North America - APS Membership by the Numbers

*excluding the United States

*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 North America region. See more recipients from past years.

2020 Recipient

2019 Recipient

Hsiang-Hsi Kung
Richard L. Greene Dissertation Award in Experimental Condensed Matter or Materials Physics

Federico Rosei
John Wheatley Award

International STEP UP Ambassador

STEP UP Ambassadors empower fellow teachers to inspire young women to pursue physics by changing cultural views about physicists through the use of evidence-based teaching resources designed to help young women see themselves as “physics people.”

Joe Muise

Joe Muise
St. Thomas More Collegiate
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

As part of the 2020-2021 STEP UP Ambassador Cohort, Joe is modifying the U.S.-based STEP UP materials into Canadian-friendly lessons by increasing the representation of Canadian women and Canadian statistics. He is piloting these with his class, while also networking with the Canadian Association of Physicists and other organizations to encourage others to inspire young women to pursue physics. Through articles and presentations at workshops, Joe is disseminating information about STEP UP and gender equity in physics.