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.
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.
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!
Usually one might think of an international event to be located at some place one has to travel to – which can be a huge effort not everyone is able to take. Therefore, we are particularly proud of the IAPS School Day concept which was established in 2015 during the UN International Year of Light. It’s both local and international!
On the 10th of November, the World Science Day for Peace and Development, all our members perform locally at their universities or in schools a project day for high school students under a common topic. The topic for this year is “Acoustics”. One of the goals with this international event is to make more pupils interested in physics. To sum up, the School Day can be run locally, but it can still be internationally connected e.g. via video calls between committees.
So come let’s join hands together to educate and inspire the world with beauty of Physics and play a part of a tone to this wonderful melody of science education and outreach.
Got some ideas and plans on activities and your model of celebrating the School Day? Maybe you could be of help to many others willing to participate. Do send us your plans and ideas at edu (at) iaps.info or at binod.bhattarai (at) iaps.info. Or are you wondering how you can model a day and activities? Do write us at any of our above email addresses with your questions and queries. We will connect you with other interested committees like yours and you can collaborate to participate in the School Day together.
You can get some help from the following guideline adapted from our IYL, School Day Guideline. However, please note that you don’t have to stick to this guideline and you may design the day and activities you want to include as per your wish and needs.
While you start modelling your school day event, do your activities require experimental setups and instruments ? Is the financial need stopping your association from organizing the best School Day event you have planned? Do not worry, you can also apply for the famous IAPS School Day Grant. IAPS is willing to support up to 400 Euros per association as a support for organizing the School Day with up to 1200 Euros given out by IAPS in total. You can find the link to the grant call here. Send us a proposal before October 15, 2017.
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!
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
Election of chair, secretary and tellers
Approval of the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting
Auditors report and accounts of the previous Executive Committee
Election of auditors
Report on the work of the outgoing Executive Committee
IAPS Reimbursement Guideline
Code of Conduct
IAPS IMAP grant 2016/2017
PLANCKS General Rules
IAPS School Day topic
EC structure for 2017/2018, jIAPS editor position
Provisional budget and setting of membership fees for 2016/2017
Final report of the ICPS 2015 Organizing Committee
Election of the host of ICPS 2018
Progress report of the ICPS 2017 Organizing Committee
Final report of the PLANCKS 2015 Organizing Committee
Election of the host of PLANCKS 2018
Progress report of the PLANCKS 2017 Organizing Committee
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.
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.