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Upcoming events

Registrations for first edu weekend of IAPS outreach network are open!

Dear members,

the registration for the event in Zagreb is now up! Register here.

Participation fee is set at 65 € and only IAPS members may attend.

Schedule of the event can be found here. For any questions, contact edu[at]iaps.info

* denotes events related to EGM and it is possible to join those as well (not included in price of the trip). If you are coming to the EGM, please let the EC know. (ec[at]iaps.info)

For more info visit NOTE  or event pages.

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The IAPS School Day Grant 2016

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We are repeating the IAPS School Day!

10 November is an occasion for you to spread interest in physics and this year’s theme is Environment and Energy. Around the world, members like you will organise activities at schools, universities, and other venues in order to ensure that we will have a new generation of physics students. For inspiration, this is what it looked like last year.

To help you in this endavour, we have decided to make a dedicated School Day Grant. Each member committee can receive up to 500 € with a total of 1500 € given out by IAPS.

The deadline is 19 October.

So do you have an idea for a fun experiment in a local school? Then join us!

Questions are welcome and can be sent to: edu(at)iaps(dot)info

We hope to see you!

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).

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.

Register for The International Conference of Physics Students

It is now possible to register for The International Conference of Physics Students which is the main event of IAPS. This year, it will take place 11-17 August in Malta and will offer a wide variety of  lectures, excursions, and social activities with fellow physics students from all across the world.

So far 140 have already registered and acceptances and rejections are expected to be send already on Monday 8 February so be sure to sign up during this week.

Register here.

Note that you can get you registration fee of 190 € plus an excursion refunded by participating in the jIAPS Article Contest until 31 March.

Lights of Tuscany

A group of motivated physics students joined together just before Christmas in order to spend some days in the beautiful area of Tuscany, Italy and learn more about light-related research and technologies.

The organisers from AISF did an amazing job in the creation of this new event! At the opening ceremony, a set of LIGHTalks gave an introduction into medical applications, quantum sensors, the research done at the University of Pisa and much more. We later visited the European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS) near Florence, where researchers described to us their work on photonics, atomic and biophysics. On Saturday afternoon, we spent some hours at the University of Pisa Physics Department and then at The European Gravitational Observatory EGO-VIRGO. This enormous facility, with arms of a Michelson interferometer extending for several kilometers, aims at proving the existence of gravitational waves through the use of advanced laser technology. On Sunday, we spent a fantastic day in Florence, which is undoubtedly a unique and wonderful city!

We concluded the event with visits of the NEST and TeCIP institutes of the Scuola Normale and Scuola Sant’Anna of Pisa, where we were inspired by great work on nanotechnology and integrated photonics.

The event offered many possibilities to get in contact with researchers at the individual institutes as well as with students from around the world. With participants coming from 14 countries, the event was a true international one.

Many thanks to the organisers!