Introducing the IAPS Contact Network!

As you know, IAPS offers grants, volunteering work, and opportunities to gain experiences in an international non-governmental, non-profit association, and help to its members.
To help each student interested in an exchange or starting at a new university, IAPS is establishing a Contact Network. The goal is to have at least one student at each university, willing to help others with information on the university, city, or country. At the same time. it’s always nice to already know a person in the city you move to, e.g. to find good places to hang out.
If you are interested, and we hope you are, please send an email with your name and university to secretary@iaps.info. Only your university will be published, and your name and email address will be provided to an interested student on request to the same email address listed above.
We are looking forward to having a huge network and help as many students as possible.
If you do have questions, suggestions, or comments about the Network, please do let us know.

AGM 2016 final agenda is here!

The Annual General Meeting comprises all members of IAPS, who are up to date with their subscriptions. The Annual General Meeting 2016 of IAPS will be held on

Sunday, 14th of August at 14:00 (UTC+2:00)

At Microsoft Innovation Center (Skyparks Bussiness Center), Malta International Airport Luqa, Malta.

It is recommended that all interested parties go together, so we will meet in front of university (quadrangle) at 13:00. For those unable to physically attend, stream will be available.

Furthermore, members interested in bidding for ICPS 2018, PLANCKS 2018 or who are interested in running for an office in the IAPS EC 2016/2017, should contact the Executive Committee as soon as possible at ec (at) iaps.info

Final agenda of Annual General Meeting 2016

  1. Election of chair, secretary and tellers
  2. Membership
    1. Voting rights
    2. New members
    3. Expulsion
    4. Quorum
  3. Approval of the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
  4. Auditors report and accounts of the previous Executive Committee
  5. Election of auditors
  6. Report on the work of the outgoing Executive Committee
  7. IAPS Reimbursement Guideline
  8. Code of Conduct
  9. IAPS IMAP grant 2016/2017
  10. Regulation changes
  11. PLANCKS General Rules
  12. IAPS School Day topic
  13. IAPS archivists
  14. EC structure for 2017/2018, jIAPS editor position
  15. Provisional budget and setting of membership fees for 2016/2017
  16. Final report of the ICPS 2015 Organizing Committee
  17. Election of the host of ICPS 2018
  18. Progress report of the ICPS 2017 Organizing Committee
  19. Final report of the PLANCKS 2015 Organizing Committee
  20. Election of the host of PLANCKS 2018
  21. Progress report of the PLANCKS 2017 Organizing Committee
  22. Election of Executive Committee members
  23. Other points of interest

We look forward to seeing you there!

Particle and Astroparticle Physics Autumn Programme (registration deadline 10 July at 1 pm (CEST)

The Particle and Astroparticle Physics Programme is coming to its second edition, this time to be held in the autumn. Following last year’s great success, the Italian Association of Physics Students (AISF) and IAPS will be organising a similar event, also including some new features and further improvements.

During the Programme, 40 students will be visiting the National Gran Sasso Laboratory and the Gran Sasso Science Institute in central Italy and the INFN laboratories in Frascati, Rome. Participants will meet in Rome, then move to the city of L’Aquila by coach and eventually return to Rome for departure. The event will have a focus on astroparticle physics, but a number of other topics will be touched upon, including theoretical physics, nuclear physics, high energy collisions and cosmology. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of these subjects in order to effectively make the most of the programme.

The complete event programme for 2016 can be downloaded here.

Registration and further information can be found here.

Register no later than 10 July at 1 pm (CEST).

jIAPS Article Contest – deadline 25 June 2016

Don’t miss out on the opportunity of winning the participation fee for this year’s International Conference of Physics Students! If there’s a physics idea you’d like to share with your colleagues from all around the world, you have a chance to get it published in the journal of the IAPS (jIAPS) – the best article will win the full ICPS2016 participation fee and a place in history!
We will be receiving articles until 25 June 2016.

Find more information here.

Note that you are also very much welcome to send us your article if you don’t want to participate in the contest.

iaps2CERN trip 2016

In the last week of April almost 50 students met in Geneva, Switzerland to visit CERN. The annual excursion organised by the IAPS EC always reached a high number of interested physics students from all over the world. This year highly motivated people from 15 different countries spent two days at the CERN facilities. Apart from listening to a lecture and building their own cloud chamber, they also walked underground at the CMS detector site.
If you are interested in the excursion for next year, note it down now. The registration will be open again in December.

For now, you can find photos of the event here.

Become a Student Ambassador

Having trouble getting your fellow students excited about IAPS and the world of physics students? That is now a thing of the past – introducing the Student Ambassador Program!

If you have ever been part of an IAPS activity, chances are that you found it to be a rewarding experience, which you will cherish for years. However, most physics students have never had that chance, and for whichever reason, they have not been motivated to seek it.

As an Ambassador, you will be part of an international team sharing information about our offers to local student communities all over the world. This can be achieved through, but is not limited to, putting up posters, distributing flyers, telling your colleagues, writing to magazines, getting students involved, and more. Whether you want to focus on your local environment or a larger area is up to you. The workload is defined by your own schedule.

Though not required, you will have easy access to participation in our projects and subbies and you will inevitably help improve and change what it means to study physics. You will receive regular emails with information and material in need of sharing and you will be able to write directly to the PR Subbie and discuss your progress with us. Thus, IAPS will support you with ideas on how to get your community involved while we can all learn from your experience in return. As such, the Ambassador position is also an opportunity to change IAPS as well as making it grow.

Many new students will benefit because of passionate Student Ambassadors and we very much hope that you are willing to join in the efforts.

Write to pr(at)iaps(dot)info if you are interested or want to know more.