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ICPS 2019 – Last registration opportunity for waiting list

The ICPS 2019 Organising Committee has opened registrations one final time to allow for a participation possibility for those who are still interested but were unable to sign up between the first and second rounds.

As all the places for ICPS Cologne are already filled, this final round is based on a waiting list, ordered according to date and time of registration, as it is expected that some already accepted participants might have to renounce their place for various possible reasons, a phenomenon observed every year.

So, if you haven’t signed up and want to attend the biggest IAPS event, this is your opportunity to register!

ICPS 2019 Grants and Scholarships available

The ICPS 2019 Organising Committee (OC) has announced two opportunities for financial support in ICPS 2019 attendance.

The Bonn Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy (BCGS) is supporting five Travel Grants, by reimbursement, of up to 400€ to cover conference fee and travel costs for students from Europe presenting a scientific contribution at ICPS.

The Dr. Karl Mey Scholarships, established by the DPG to promote young scientist from Central and Eastern Europe, are supporting with up to 600€ for conference fee and travels costs up to six ICPS participants from Central and Eastern European countries presenting a scientific contribution at ICPS.

To find out how to apply and to check if you can apply, read instructions here!

If you can apply, don’t miss this opportunity!

ICPS 2019 – Second Round Registrations call

Registrations for the International Conference of Physics Students (ICPS) 2019 have opened in a second round from April 1st to the 15th.

If you missed the first round in February, you have an opportunity to sign up for this awesome conference in Cologne, Germany, where Science, Culture and social activities with hundreds of your fellow Physics students will make for a week of fun, learning and establishing contacts and friendships across the world!

In this round, the Organising Committee has launched an exciting Poster Challenge. Read about how to participate here!

Check out all the ICPS 2019 information here and register through the Member Network!

Remember to follow ICPS 2019 on Facebook and Instagram!

Extraordinary General Meeting called for May

The Executive Committee, per IAPS Charter point 17.2, has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to be held on Saturday, May 11th 2019 at 6:00 PM CEST (Central European Summer Time, UTC+2) with physical location at the University of Oulu, Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, Oulu, Finland and online access.

The main purpose is to determine who will carry on the PR Manager duties until the end of the current term, following the resignation of Sofia Ferreira Teixeira, and to review some of the main IAPS documents. Read the full provisional agenda below.

Provisional Agenda:
1. Election of Chair, Secretary and Tellers
2. Checking quorum
3. General announcements
4. Approval of the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting (AGM)
5. Selection of the new IAPS EC PR Manager
6. Approval of the updated IAPS Code of Conduct
7. IAPS’s Affiliated Commission application to the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)
8. Discussion on proposed changes to the IAPS Charter and Regulations
9. Discussion on a proposal to change the IAPS membership of individual members and alumni in the future
10. Other points of interest

If you have any questions, wish to attend the meeting remotely or want to propose other items to the agenda, write to president@iaps.info.

Mafihe-jDPG Exchange Program 2019 – Registrations call

Exchange Program 2019
Mafihe-jDPG Exchange Program 2019 poster


The Magyar Fizikushallgatók Egyesülete (Mafihe) – IAPS NC Hungary – is organising the Mafihe-jDPG  Exchange Program 2019 in Budapest, Hungary, in cooperation with the Junge Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (jDPG) – IAPS NC Germany.

The event will run between the 11th and the 14th of April, with the program including university and lab visits, lectures, social and cultural activities.

Mafihe has opened this edition to all IAPS members!

So, don’t hesitate to register here until April 1st to participate!

Follow Mafihe to keep up with the news!

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!

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!

School Day 2017, November 10th

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.


An Example School Day

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