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Upcoming events

PLANCKS 2016 – registration opening

We are happy to announce that PLANCKS 2016 will be held in Bucharest, Romania, between 20 – 23 of May 2016!

Registration will be open from 16th November 2015 until 7th February 2016. Please check plancks.org  for more information.

Very important, we kindly ask you to contact us until 15th  November 2015 if your country plans  to organize preliminaries!

If you have any questions regarding PLANCKS,  don’t hesitate  to write to  OC2016@plancks.org or  plancks2016@gmail.com .

We cannot wait to meet all of you at PLANCKS 2016!

 

IYL School Day Grant

The IYL School Day is coming up. On 10. November students all over the world will learn more about light and light based technologies. Please motivate your members to participate. A template on how to contact schools can be found in the IAPS owncloud.

Help from IAPS is also available: To enable more events IAPS has issued a call for proposals to support events regarding the IYL School Day. The grant proposal can be found on the IAPS IYL School Day webpage.

Also, please feel free to contact us (iyl (at) iaps dot info) at any time, if you have any questions regarding the IYL School Day or grant.

Lights of Tuscany

IAPS and the Italian Association of Physics Students are happy to announce a new event for the end of this year!

Lights of Tuscany takes place at the end of the International Year of Light, with five days of full immersion on light-related themes! In December, 17-21 it will be possible to come to Pisa and visit research centres such as the physics facilities of the University of Pisa, the VIRGO (gravitational interferometer), the NEST (laboratory of nanoscience which strongly collaborates with the Scuola Normale Superiore), the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. We will also move to Florence to the European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS).

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During the opening ceremony there will be a LIGHTtalk: profiles from academia, artists, journalists and entrepreneurs are going to discuss themes related to light, its interdisciplinarity and its importance for progress and development. Social activities and sightseeing are also included, with a Pisa by Night and an entire free day in Florence, with the optional possibility to visit the Uffizi Gallery.

All the activities will be held in English, and we expect 2/3 of the participants to be international. All members of IAPS can apply. Check here to see if you are a member.

Programme, registration form and more details are available on the official portal http://ai-sf.it/lot.

Registration closes 15 October and the participation fee is 110 €. There are around 40 places so be quick.

2015 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony Stream and Chat

The 25th Ig Nobel ceremony is just behind the corner! If you haven’t got a ticket, don’t fret just yet:  you can still see the improbable (and incredible) show live from the comfort of your home. The ceremony will be streamed here on Friday 18th, starting at 12 am CET.

The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people laugh, and then make them think. The winners come to a gala ceremony at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, and then give public lectures at MIT.

The 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony will introduce ten new Ig Nobel Prize winners – Each has done something that makes people laugh then think.
Winners will travel to the ceremony, at their own expense, from around the world to receive their prize from a group of genuine, genuinely bemused Nobel Laureates, in Harvard’s historic and largest theater.

https://youtu.be/WaZX8oV0Vy0

 

Launch of iaps4fusion!

We are finally ready to launch our iaps4fusion programme!

At the end of September, a group of 40 students will be visiting the United Kingdom for a set of tours and talks, focusing on Plasma Physics! During this event, we will be at the University of Oxford, the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and Imperial College London. We will also offer the opportunity to walk around the beautiful cities in which we will stay for a total of almost 5 days.

We are proud to announce that we are going to be able to offer all this for a fee of €120 per person, which, we can assure you, is only allowed by our generous sponsors.

To read more about the programme and get ready for the beginning of registrations (August 2nd, 13:00 CET), please head towards the event page.

 

iaps@GranSasso2015 conclusion

After such a long planning, our absolutely amazing days in Italy were extremely rewarding! Just look at this great bunch of people and their smiles, as they stand 1400 meters below the rock at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory:

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You can find a selection of pictures and some numbers of the event at this link!

This event, a collaboration between IAPS and the Italian Association of Physics Students (AISF), was an overwhelming success: as organisers, we can say that everything went very smoothly; as participants, we are happy to say that it was a unique experience, extremely educational and fascinating.

Both our visits in Frascati (near Rome) and close to the Gran Sasso Mountain were extremely successful, with many talks given by researchers about superconductivity, laser physics, magnetic confinement fusion, neutrinos, beta-beta decays and dark matter. You can find some pictures and short descriptions of the programme at this link.

The organising committee, composed of Francesco Sciortino and Deividas Sabonis, would like to take the opportunity to thank the IAPS and AISF collaborators, in particular Matthias Zimmermann, Andreea Monteanu, Leon Jurčić and Lucio Maria Milanese. Many thanks also to Dr. Pace (ENEA Frascati) for so kindly welcoming us, and to Prof. Testa, ENEA President, for his financial support.

Our warmest thanks go to the Gran Sasso researchers, who showed the best of their world-class research and a clear interest in sharing their passion with students: Stefano Ragazzi, Eugenio Coccia, Massimo Mannarelli, Alba Formicola, Fausto Chiarizia, Natalia Di Marco, Roberto Aloisio, Matteo Lorenzini, Giulia Pagliaroli, Matthias Junker and all our tour visits and speakers.

… iaps2cern 2014 is on!

Well, it’s that time of the year again! We’re launching the registration for the annual international study visit to CERN, the European Center of Nuclear Research.

Good news: the dates of the event are confirmed! We will squeeze in to feel all the Nobel Prize winning research from Tuesday 22 April 2014 to Friday 25 April 2014.

Bad news: only 28 places available this year! Some selection will be necessary…

So hurry up! All the information, timetable, and the application form can be found here.

Go to CERN with IAPS! We’re waiting for your applications.

Have a great winter and holidays :)

ICPS 2013 is here!

On August 15, the 28th International Conference of Physics Students ICPS 2013 opened!

This year it is hosted by Heriot-Watt University here in Edinburgh, Scotland. It’s the second ICPS to ever take place in the United Kingdom. Some 270 participants have already had a chance to explore the Scotland’s capital during it’s Fringe Festival and dance at a real Scottish Ceilidh.

Just tomorrow, on August 18, the Annual General Meeting of IAPS will take place and we will learn the new Executive Committee and the location of ICPS 2015!

Best greetings from Scotland!

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European Science Education Academy Workshop

The European Physical Society invites you to attend the
European Science Education Academy Workshop
to discuss the framework for the development of the European Science Education Academy.

Four sessions are being planned to enable participants to join in different discussions:
– Theme A: Toward a Standard-Based Approach to Teaching science by Inquiry
– Theme B: Defining Best Practices in Teachers preparation programmes
– Theme C: Methods for improving teacher effectiveness in schools
– Theme D: Best Practices in implementing Inquiry Based Science Education in Schools

The Workshop will take place at IBEROSTAR CRETA PANORAMA Hotel at Panormo, Crete, the 1st-3rd July 2013.
It will be organised in parallel with the PATHWAY Summer School.

More information can be found in the ESAE Workshop website.