jIAPS Article Contest – Call for applications

Along with the Worldwide Grant, there is another opportunity for attending the ICPS for free while developing your scientific work skills: the jIAPS Article Contest.

The contest is a great opportunity to write about any Physics-related topic you like and have your article published in jIAPS, the IAPS journal!

To apply for the contest, send your article to jiaps@iaps.info and grants@iaps.info.

You can apply until 23:59 GMT, 28th February, so start writing as soon as possible!

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ICPS Worldwide Grant – Call for applications

ICPS 2019 registrations are open and, with them, so is a big opportunity for students that may want or need IAPS support in attending ICPS in Cologne: the ICPS Worldwide Grant!

By preparing a student lecture to be presented during the conference, applicants to the Worldwide Grant will have a chance to have the conference fee plus a considerable fraction of travel costs covered by IAPS!

This grant serves the purpose of rewarding students with a good academic record, history of participation in a Physics society and adequate lecturing skills, with priority given to those with financial hardship.

To apply to go to ICPS 2019 through this opportunity, you must prepare and send to grants@iaps.info a preliminary abstract of your student lecture, a letter of motivation, your CV and remaining documents specified in the Worldwide Grant webpage.

Applications are open until February 28th, so start preparing yours now if you plan on sending one!

iaps2CERN Registrations open!

February 1st marked the official opening of registrations for iaps2CERN, with a final deadline scheduled for February 28th! However, admissions begin on February 14th, so the quicker you register, particularly before this date, the higher the chances of attending the event!

iasp2CERN is an annual IAPS excursion to the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, organised by IAPS Executive Committee (EC) Events Manager, that articulates visits to CERN facilities with social activities within a friendly social environment and cultural experiences that allow for participants to get to know Geneva.

This year, iaps2CERN will be held between April 24th and 27th, coordinated by 2018/2019 mandate EC Events Manager Margaret Rosenberg.

To find out more about the amazing programme, go to the iaps2CERN official website!

To register now, go here.

Follow IAPS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to watch for iaps2CERN updates!

This April, leave your conCERNs behind and join IAPS in our Nuclear and Particle Physics adventure!

ICPS 2019 Registrations open!

On February 1st, registrations for ICPS 2019 officially opened! This first call of registrations extends to February 28th!

The International Conference of Physics Students (ICPS) is the biggest IAPS event, that, every year, joins hundreds of Physics students affiliated with IAPS to participate in an extensive and broad programme of awesome scientific, cultural and social activities.

The ICPS 2019 edition will run from the 10th to the 17th of August in Cologne, Germany, organised by the junge Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (jDPG), the IAPS National Committee (NC) of Germany.

For more information, go to the ICPS 2019 Cologne website, where you can also find all necessary information about registration!

Follow ICPS 2019 on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the news and announcements!

In August, be a part of this great convergence of members of the global community of Physics students that is IAPS in Cologne!

Become a Subbie!

An organisation as big as IAPS cannot be run only by the 9 physics students that make up the Executive Committee (EC). Several subcommittees in different areas exist and are constituted by IAPS members who devote their free time to help the EC on the day to day work of IAPS. These are the Subbies and you can be the next IAPS Subbie!

Several opportunities are open and you do not want to miss this chance! Volunteering and gathering experience in student associations is getting increasingly popular and it may even help you when you apply to your first job! You can be an enthusiastic beginner, a self-made pro looking to share knowledge or something in between. What is important is to have an open mind, good work ethics, the will to help and learn by doing.

This year, there are opportunities in several fields, from Events to Advocacy! Find out more here. And do not miss this chance to become a Subbie!

PLANCKS 2019 – A National Competition?

Do you know what PLANCKS is?

It is the Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kickass Students and in 2019, its 6th edition is going to take place from the 17th to the 19th of May in Odense, Denmark!

It is the theoretical team Physics Competition that decides which country has the most kickass students. ;) Each country can send 2 (or 3) teams of 3 to 4 bachelor or master students. However, how do you choose who represents your country?

Well, you organise a preliminary! A PLANCKS preliminary is a national qualifier PLANCKS competition, where several teams from your country compete for a place in the final!

If you are considering organising a preliminary, you can find all the useful information in the Info-package. If you want to host a preliminary but don’t know how to do it, you can also check several PLANCKS Preliminary Examples and see what fits your country the best! After you decide to host a Preliminary, please register it here.

What are you waiting for? Find out more about PLANCKS 2019 here and get involved!

IAPS School Day Grant 2018 Call – Second Run

The IAPS School Day is the main IAPS outreach activity! Around the 10th of November, every year since 2015, physics students, members of IAPS visit schools and demonstrate several physics experiments under the same physics topic! It is our IAPS way of celebrating the World Science Day for Peace and Development!

And in 2018 the topic is … Particle Physics! If you are interested in participating in this local international activity but are struggling to attain sponsors, you have now a second chance to submit an application to the IAPS School Day Grant! Several applications were already accepted on the first call and with the leftover funds, IAPS wishes to help as many committees as possible to make the IAPS School Day come true!

What are you waiting for? You have until the 31st of October to send in your application! Do not miss this rare second opportunity! Find out more here!

jIAPS Editor 2019 Call is Open!

The journal of IAPS, jIAPS, is the annual publication of the International Association of Physics Students, containing scientific articles, IAPS event reports and news from our members!

The journal, and all its promotion, is run and organised by an editor, and that person could be you!

The Call for the jIAPS 2019 Editor is now open! If you are interested in working and developing this publication, you have until the 14th of November to send to pr@iaps.info your CV, a letter of motivation and any statement about your ideas, projects and vision for jIAPS you may have!

Find out more here!

jIAPS 2018

This year’s edition of jIAPS, the journal of the International Association of Physics Students, is now available.

It contains events reports from our members. If a scientific trip to another country seems appealing, read these to see in-depth descriptions of what the events were like by the participants themselves. The majority are set to be re-held again this academic year. Email events@iaps.info for more info on a specific event.

The next part of the contents are introductions from our new members. We had articles from 6 new members this year, from the Hellenic Society of NC Greece to Local Committee SPHERE in the Philippines and WINAK of LC Antwerp. These are useful to read to see how physics societies around the world handle becoming IAPS members and for info on their unique structure and events. If you are interested in becoming an IAPS member by forming either a National or Local committee, you can contact members@iaps.info for advice and guidance.

The second part of jIAPS is the scientific articles. Every year we hold an article contest to give students practice of writing scientific articles based on their current research or science interests. This is open to all levels of study and the first prize is a free trip to our conference, ICPS.

I would like to give a special thanks to our Editor-in-Chief Ewelina Nowak for doing such an excellent job of compiling this year’s jIAPS and for all of her hard work. I would also like to thank the editors (Augustin Orešković and James Kneller) for their contribution. If you would like to be on the editorial team of next year’s edition, email pr@iaps.info.

So please do enjoy the attached jIAPS article!