South 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 South Asia.

Any statistics listed on this page are representative of APS Members in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.


Programs & Opportunities


APS Journals

APS Journal Article Access for Developing Countries [Bangladesh]

With ICTP, APS offers access to its journal articles to scientists in some developing nations. 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

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

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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

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U.S.-India Travel Grant Program

In partnership with the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF), APS administered the exchange of physicists between India and the United States. (Applications closed) Learn more

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IPA-APS Joint Webinars

In 2021, APS collaborated with the Indian Physics Association to organize a series of webinars on gender equity and publishing in peer-reviewed journals aimed at young physicists. Learn more

Reciprocal Membership Agreements in South 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.

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 13,500 articles by authors in South Asia have been published in the APS Physical Review Journals.
  • Over 900 articles published Physical Review Journals in 2020 were from authors in South 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.


South Asia - APS Membership by the Numbers


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APS Members in this Region

809
APS Members

20
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
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

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Omololu Akin-Ojo
2022-2025
East African Institute of Fundamental Research
Rwanda

*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 South Asia region. See more recipients from past years.

2018 Recipient

Ravi Kuchimanchi
Andrei Sakharov Award