International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers

Newsletter report on OCPA9 Beijing

OCPA9 Beijing: A Multi-Faceted Meeting of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers Worldwide and International Colleagues and Friends. Over 400 colleagues, distinguished scientists, postdoctoral associates and students, came to Beijing to participate in the 9th Joint Meeting of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers Worldwide (OCPA9), held at Tsinghua University, July 17-20, 2017. Please see the complete report: OCPA9-APPN-Newsletter.pdf. […]

Awards Due Date Extension

The due date of the three awards will be extended to Dec. 15, 2017.

2017 APS March Meeting FIP (Forum on ...

Upcoming OCPA Co-sponsored Event (March 14, 2017) APS March Meeting FIP (Forum on International Physics) Reception, New Orleans        The reception is next Tuesday evening in New Orleans:        TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017        6:00 – 8:00 PM        Napoleon Room – New Orleans Marriott . On […]


Update on OCPA9 Beijing Poster Award APS Sponsorship Dear Member, During this holiday season, I bear wonderful tidings. First, on behalf of OCPA, I wish you all: Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year! A. The 2016 OCPA Awards–Please join me in congratulating the winners of the: 1) Achievement in Asia Award (AAA-Robert […]

2017 APS Prize Winners and 2016 APS F...

Please join me in congratulating: 1)  2017 APS Prize winners: Xiao-Gang Wen (MIT) 2017 APS Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize: "For theories of topological order and its consequences in a broad range of physical systems." Xiao-Gang shares this year's prize with Alexei Kitaev (Caltech). Tze-Chiang Chen (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center) 2017 George […]

2016 OCPA Awards Nomination/Extension...

Reminder for 2016 OCPA Awards Nomination/Extension of Deadline: Dear Colleagues, I would like to remind our membership that the deadline for the nomination of candidates for the following awards is fast approaching. 2016 Oustanding Young Researcher Award (Macronix Prize) OCPA_2016_OYRA_Nomination.pdf   2016 Achievement in Asia Award (Robert T. Poe Prize) OCPA_2016_AAA_Nomination.pdf   2016 Oustanding Dissertation […]

International Conference on Algorithm...

International Conference on Algorithms and Applications for Excited State Electronic Structure Theories August 8-10, 2016, Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing, China Conference Themes Excited state electronic structure theory is one of the most active research fields in condensed matter physics and quantum chemistry, and plays a critical role in understanding electronic and optical properties […]

2015 APS Prize Winners

Earlier, we had announced the winners of 2016 APS Prizes.  Here, we update with the complete list (courtesy Jian-Ping Chen; Jefferson Lab; OCPA Chair Communication Committee): 1)  2016 Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics Recipient: Xiangdong Ji University of Maryland, College Park / Shanghai Jiao Tong University "For pioneering work in developing tools to […]

2016 APS March Meeting FIP Reception ...

The FIP reception took place on Tuesday, March 15 in Baltimore Hilton Labtrobe ball room from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The recpetion was attended by ~ 60 international participants, and was a great success.  Representatives of OCPA, including Prof. Dongping Zhong (Ohio State; OCPA Secretary), and Prof. Xuan Gao (Case Western; OCPA Vice Chair Communication Committee), were […]

Meeting Updates

Brief update on meeting with Dr. Amy Flatten (APS Director of International Affairs), Prof. Xiaoxing Xi (Temple), Prof. Maria Spiropulu (Caltech; chair APS FIP). Prof. Xiaoxing Xi (Temple) met with me, Amy Flatten, and Maria Spiropulu on the sideline of the APS March meeting. I would like to report that the meeting was useful and constructive. APS […]