Forum on International Physics

The Forum on International Physics, established in 1982, is a voluntary association of APS members who are interested in advancing the knowledge of physics and its diffusion by fostering cooperation and communication among physicists of all countries. The FIP organizes focused sessions at APS meetings, receives nominations for APS fellowships and the Wheatley Award, and communicates with its members via this page and a periodic Newsletter. The FIP also cooperates with several other APS bodies in charge of international scientific affairs. But the unique strength of the FIP lies in the openness of its agenda, which reflects the grass-roots origin of this Forum. Programs such as international book exchanges, equipment exchanges, travel grants, etc. have been established in the past as a result of individual initiatives of FIP members. So if you feel that something is missing in the area of international scientific cooperation, join the FIP and make it happen! And if you are already a member of the FIP, share the excitement with your colleagues and help us recruit even more volunteers!

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PHYSICS MATTERS — On-line Colloquia Series

The APS Forum on International Physics (FIP) is pleased to present the PHYSICS MATTERS on-line colloquia series. The main goal of these on-line colloquia as part of the “Physics for Development” program of FIP is to support international engagement for APS among students and early career physicists, targeting developing country audiences, especially in a time when, due to the COVID pandemic, travel is difficult or even impossible.

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1st PHYSICS MATTERS on-line colloquium

The first PHYSICS MATTERS recorded colloquium will be made available for broadcasting by the APS from Monday, November 23 at noon ET.
To access the video, please use this link

POLARQUEST – A sailing expedition to measure cosmic rays (and not only) beyond the Arctic Circle

A two-voice lecture will be delivered by Paola Catapano (CERN, Geneva Switzerland – Head of the Audiovisual Production Service for the CERN Communications Group and Project Leader of Polarquest) and Luisa Cifarelli (University of Bologna, Italy – FIP Chair and past President of the Centro Fermi, Rome, Italy). It will be interleaved by pieces of a riveting documentary on the expedition. The whole duration will be about 90 mn.

Congratulations to New Prize & Award Recipients

Distinguished Student (DS) Program 2019 Awardees

APS March Meeting
Binaya Kumar Sahu – India - Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
Garima Aggarwal – India - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Simon Batzner – Germany & Harvard University
Helena Drueeke – Germany - University of Rostock
Md Shafayat Hossain – Bangladesh & Princeton University
Felix Sebastian Kratz – Germany -Technical University of Dortmund
Indrajit Maity – India - Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Hinako Murayama – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sofia Ferreira Teixeira – Portugal - University of Porto

APS April Meeting
Deniz Aybas - Turkey & Boston University
Meghna Bhattacharya - India - University of Mississippi
Alejandro Cardenas Avendano – Colombia & University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Alemayehu Cherkos – Ethiopia - Addis Ababa University
Alberto Roper Pol – Spain & University of Colorado

View Distinguished Student (DS) Program Award Page

2019 John Wheatley Award
Federico Rosei, INRS Centre Énergie

2020 Andrei Sakharov Prize
Ayşe Erzan, Istanbul Technical University
Xiaoxing Xi, Temple University

International Research Travel Award Program (IRTAP) 2019 Awardees

Nandini Trivedi, USA
Rajdeep Sensarma, India
Emanuele Berti, USA
Caio Filipe Bezerra Macedo, Brazil
Ann Karagozian, USA
Leonardo Alves, Brazil
Prasenjit Guptasarma, USA
Goutam Sheet, India
Amor Gueddana, Tunisia
Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Canada

View IRTAP Page

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Nominees and award and office holders are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.