Topical Group on Magnetism and its Applications

GMAG LogoThe American Physical Society Topical Group on Magnetism and its Applications, or GMAG, represents one of the fastest-growing scientific sectors of the APS.

Membership in GMAG — an annual investment of only $10 for APS members — not only helps you keep up with the fast-paced field of Magnetism but also provides the following features:

  • A convenient way to connect with other members of the magnetism community
  • The GMAG Newsletter, distributed biannually
  • The opportunity to shape the GMAG-sponsored sessions and symposia at the March Meeting, 94 sessions in all for 2019. The Magnetism sorting category received 840 abstracts, which is ~8% of all the abstracts submitted.
  • Access to GMAG-sponsored graduate student awards and sponsorships
  • Potential to increase the number of invited talks on magnetism at the March Meeting
  • Potential to increase the number of APS Fellows sponsored by GMAG
  • The opportunity to help shape the future of Physics in the US by participating in GMAG-sponsored student outreach activities and Congressional visitations.

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News & Announcements

The GMAG August 2020 Newsletter
The latest GMAG newsletter has been posted.
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GMAG Student Travel Award
To increase student participation and involvement in activities essential to GMAG and the APS as a whole, GMAG will sponsor up to ten Student Travel Awards for the March Meeting. The awards will consist of $250 in travel assistance to attend the meeting. An additional $200 is available for those students at institutions outside the United States. The selected students will have lunch with a GMAG Executive Committee member and are expected to attend the GMAG business meeting. We also ask selected students to assist at the GMAG membership table and/or serve one shift at the “Contact Congress” booth to support APS outreach for congressional support for scientific research. To be eligible, students must present at the March Meeting and should submit an application, which can be downloaded here. Applications should be submitted by email to Julie Borchers ( by Wednesday November 27, 2019 at 5 PM Eastern Time. Please put “GMAG Student Travel Award” in the subject line of the email.

2019 Election Results
Please join me in congratulating the new members of the GMAG Executive Committee: Vice Chair Julie Borchers and Member-at-Large winners Yayoi Takamura and Luc Thomas.

Congratulations to Our Newest APS Fellows

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Upcoming Meetings

March Meeting 2021
March 15-19, 2021

APS April Meeting 2021
April 17-20, 2021

March Meeting 2022
February 28-March 4, 2022

APS April Meeting 2022
April 23-26, 2022

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