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Represent IAPS at the International Physicists’ Tournament 2022!

The International Physicists’ Tournament (IPT) 2022 will take place 9th to 14th of May in Bucaramanga, Colombia. We are looking for an official IAPS delegate to represent us at this event. IAPS would cover the 120€ participation fee and up to 100€ of transport costs.

In order to be selected as a delegate, it is crucial that you have significant experience in IAPS, including its Regulations and Charter, and that you are familiar with IAPS’ long term goals.

If you are selected, you would also be expected to play an active role in the IPT Working Group and write a jIAPS article about your experience.

Please fill this form by 11am UTC on Sunday the 24th: https://forms.gle/RBNmxQJpahoEDVP1A

Latest Opportunities

Upcoming events:

  • Registration for ScienCon, held in-person in Poland between March 31st – April 3rd, with close on February 20th. ScienCon is a unique 4-day event where physics students from all over the world are given the time, space and support to plan their future scientific career! There will also be cultural trips, guest lectures and much more.
  • The International Day of Light (IDL, May 16th) celebrates light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development. IAPS is a high-level Endorsing Partner on the IDL Steering Team and will support IDL events from our NCs and LCs during the month of May with the Light Grant of up to 300€.
  • The International Physicists’ Tournament will take place between the 9th-14th May in Colombia. The IAPS EC and IPT ExeCom are closely working together to formally make the IPT an IAPS Major Event.
  • IAPS has been allocated 25 spots with funded accommodation at the EPS Forum, held in-person in Paris between the 2nd and 4th of June 2022! This is a very exciting event with multiple Nobel laureates, cutting-edge physics and a focus on supporting students and recent graduates. Apply here by 23:59 UTC, February 19th.
  • We also have recurring events such as online socials and the monthly mental health check-in, held on our Discord server at 2pm UTC on the first Sunday of each month.
  • Many more events are being planned, including IAPS4, IAPS2CERN and some advocacy events. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with our latest opportunities.

Other ways to get involved:

  • Apply to become the new IT Manager in the IAPS Executive Committee for the remainder of the 2021-2022 EC Term. The election will be held online on April 10th.
  • Become a Meeting Official (Chair, Minute Taker or Teller) during our upcoming Extraordinary General Meeting held at 1pm UTC on Sunday the 10th of April. Email ec@iaps.info if you would like to volunteer or if you have questions.  
  • If you have graduated from a degree in physics or a related subject and are interested in mentoring an IAPS student, sign up here. This is an easy and non time-consuming way to really help and connect with someone.
  • Join a Working Group. IAPS Working Groups currently have record levels of engagement! Working groups can be joined throughout the year and are the perfect low-commitment way to try out IAPS leadership.

Call For Working Group Members

Working groups for the 2021-2022 term have now been launched! These are a great low-commitment way to get more involved with IAPS. See a full list below:

  • The Advocacy & Outreach working group spreads the joy of physics to students around the world and uses the IAPS platform to speak up for students who need it.
  • The PR working group keeps students engaged and informed in the IAPS community, through creative posts, initiatives and campaigns.
  • The Recruitment working group aims to to make IAPS even more international, empowering students around the world to form student groups (IAPS Local and National Committees).
  • The Members working group provides the backbone to the IAPS community and ensures that each National and Local Committee is getting all the support, help and value that IAPS can provide.
  • The Events working group oversees events run by IAPS Local and National Committees, and also hosts many additional events, such as iaps2CERN and the IAPS Industry Talks.
  • The Finances working group fundraises for IAPS initiatives and is crucial in ensuring that IAPS’ year-round events are possible.
  • The IT working group maintains, updates and recreates IAPS’ IT infrastructure. With a new website, database and more platforms coming soon, there are many projects to get involved in.
  • The External Relations working group maintains strong relationships with IAPS’ partners, makes the most of these partnerships and builds connections with new organisations.
  • The Strategic Committee works to help IAPS reach its strategic goals. This working group is perfect for anyone with ideas for how things could be improved and excitement for what IAPS could become.

If you have any questions, email ec@iaps.info. Working groups are a fantastic way to meet new people in IAPS, get involved in cool projects and increase your chances if you plan to run for any elected IAPS positions.

We will be holding a Working Group Fair on Kumospace at 14:00 – 15:00 UTC on Sunday the 26th of September (join here). It will be a good opportunity to speak with the working group leaders and ask any questions you may have.

IAPS @ a distance – Week 4

IAPS @ a distance proceeds to its final Week 4 – Standing on the shoulders of giants. The sessions are the following, with Zoom registration links below:

⚛️ Condensed Matter Physics, with Dr. Roberta Caruso of the European Physical Society (EPS) and Dr. Omololu Akin-Ojo of the East African Institute for Fundamental Research (EAIFR)
Zoom registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w_sqo7xWS2OvQZcsiyYNRA

🪐 Astronomy I, with representatives of the European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Zoom registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_afJy5_WQRGyvVJD1XgPL-Q

🌋 Volcanology, with representatives of the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI)
Zoom registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KdmuGOpCQkWOTs2l5Olmpg

👩🏾‍🔬 Women in Physics II, with Dr. Jessica Wade and Dr. Maryse Nkoua of the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
Zoom registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ws1XVJblTOyik9Bgi3Q0_Q

🌱 Environmental Physics, with representatives of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Zoom registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ix6erD63TQuZ9oZSetOOjg

🪐 Astronomy II, with representatives of the ALMA Observatory
Zoom registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1tL8N0W3TbmMnr0axbQoPQ

📉 Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, with Dr. Christian Beck of the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division (SNPD) of the European Physical Society (EPS)
Zoom registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tnUQItc_Td2yfNJUvLOjqw

🌐 Opportunities & EPS, with Dr. Petra Rudolf, President of the European Physical Society (EPS)
Zoom registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2MWooi5zTrq_bPNwuD611w

You can also watch the sessions live on the IAPS Facebook page or on IAPS Streams Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn1qbebAtgGFt5LzTH77LjA.

Stay tunned and participate!

IAPS @ a distance – Week 3

IAPS @ a distance proceeds to Week 3 – Fantastic topics and how to explore them. The sessions are the following, with Zoom registration links in parenthesis:

📈 Physics of Socio-Economic Systems I, with Dr. Magda Schiegl of the Max Planck Alumni Association
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UAGGCE12T2GWoI-BoG2Lrw)

📐 Metrology, with representatives of the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UAGGCE12T2GWoI-BoG2Lrw

👩🏾‍🔬 Women in Physics, with representatives of the OWSD and of The International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) Women in Physics Working Group
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KrrrtgROS96f64_olUYbvQ

📊 Physics of Socio-Economic Systems II, with Dr. Marc Timme and Dr. Oliver Richters
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lnM1BxFOSoitojNMTYrXXA

🎓 Physics Education, with representatives of the African School of Fundamental Physics and Research (ASP)
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bQaPkoB2RZabJGKW7Sp9Rw

🧬 Biophysics, with representatives of The International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB)
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bQaPkoB2RZabJGKW7Sp9Rw

🍎 Gravitational Physics, with representatives of the South American Institute for Fundamental Research (associated with the ICTP – International Centre for Theoretical Physics) and the Virgo Collaboration
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H23GaRSRTdGwWLfFvSxC4Q

🖥 Seismology, with representatives of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior (IASPEI)
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2Lx7I2kxRRmj5rSkGeS-vw

🌀 Gravitational Wave Cosmology, with Dr. Misao Sasaki
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T-8ZcDyBSvu7PiXNDLNrPw

💎 Physics of Crystallography, with representatives of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0qz_n9e9RIecRBNFSweldw

🧭 Geomagnetism & Aeronomy, with representatives of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA)
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FfjmC5alSIug0IH_YdrZPQ

🌐 Physics for Development, with representatives from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics – IUPAP’s Commission on Physics for Development (C13)
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oF2WFBL3S9euOoT9_V4ELg

You can also watch the sessions live on the IAPS Facebook page or on IAPS Streams Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn1qbebAtgGFt5LzTH77LjA.

Stay tunned and participate!

IAPS @ a distance – Week 2

IAPS @ a distance powers on and the sessions for week 2 are the following:

Physics Outreach, on August at 17th 3:00 PM CEST, with representatives from the European Physical Society (EPS) Young Minds (YM), the International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG) and The Optical Society (OSA)

Geodesy, on August 18th at 1:00 PM CEST, with representatives from the International Association of Geodesy (IAG)

Astronomy in Culture, on August 18th at 7:00 PM CEST, with representatives from The International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) Working Group on Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture

Physics at a global scale, on August 19th at 3:00 PM CEST, with Dr. Michel Spiro, President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)

Advocacy in Physics, on August 20th at 2:00 PM CEST, with representatives of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the CAPhys – Canadian Association of Physicists

Climate Change, on August 21st at 11:00 AM CEST, with representatives of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Philosophy & Ethics in Physics, on August 21st at 5:00 PM CEST, with representatives of the Division of Logic, Methodology and philosophy of Science and Technology (DLMPST) of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST)

In addition, there will be:
:male-teacher: an IAPS Workshop, on August 21st at 2:30 PM CEST, on the topic of Advocacy for IAPS members only
:busts_in_silhouette: a social session, on August 17th at 12:00 PM CEST, for Physics students to share with each other their experiences in studying Physics

You can watch the sessions live on Facebook or on IAPS Streams Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn1qbebAtgGFt5LzTH77LjA.

If you want to watch through Zoom, where you can ask questions to the speakers, you can register for each session through the respective link:
Outreach: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ELCC3ql8Qc2rxwuAv2_7Xg
Geodesy: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QZ2Wrw9KRlCB7TKqwk-nUA
Astronomy in Culture: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JaGCr8MxTCOelHgPr8hNoA
Physics at a global scale: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7FRyeDLvRVG4DKGqqRv4ng
Advocacy: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tFMnFt1tRE2kzBxP1H8t8g
Climate Change: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AG4DSXQ8Qua06hMK3Fx8Wg
Philosophy&Ethics: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sQkFq_rQRAWdTh8yErIjIw

If you are a student affiliated with IAPS, you can register for the workshop or the social session here:
Social Session: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUoduGhpjgsE9ZmfPciWZ-lh7Rmm1UeCjC_
Workshop: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcumuqDMuHN3GqpxaOz29sUENGi1UboGV

Stay tuned and participate!

IAPS @ a distance – Week 1

As we all know, the current challenge we are all facing of the pandemic, along with the consequent socio-economic difficulties, has forced the suspension of the major IAPS physical events, particularly PLANCKS and ICPS. These are, of course, very sad circumstances for us all.

Yet, though we may not be able to meet physically, we should strive to continue connecting as a community of students. In the spirit and responsibility of contributing to that purpose, the IAPS EC, in particular the Advocacy and the Events Working Groups, have prepared a calendar of online sessions about various Physics, Advocacy or general topics of interest to Physics students.

The sessions for week 1 are:

Physics of the Cryosphere, with Dr. Richard Essery – Secretary General of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) on August 13th at 8.00 PM CEST

LGBTQ+ People in Physics, with Dr. Jake Noel-Storr – Member of the International Astronomical Union Executive Committee Working Group Organizing Committee on Accessibility and Inclusion on August 14th at 1.00 PM CEST

You can watch the sessions live on Facebook or on IAPS Streams Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn1qbebAtgGFt5LzTH77LjA.

If you want to watch through Zoom, where you can ask questions to the speakers, you can register for each session through the respective link:

Cryosphere: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hEBMbhZKR82zDDu3XXet5Q?fbclid=IwAR3QTJnHI4AMGqjrFC1Mf_wFbIiv8EhZqVifqAkZ7hF6MKtVEfIT1qccCe4

LGBTQ+: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X4oWov_wT_GK1zClFwCM4Q?fbclid=IwAR18DN8ev9nhH66KcTuSUpxanjHXeJY2a4lFBnUGz5BrgbYnIk7osmYdbg8

Stay tuned and participate!

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, 16th of February, so start writing as soon as possible!

ICPS Worldwide Grant – Call for application

ICPS 2020 registration has opened and, with them, so is a big opportunity for students that may want or need IAPS support in attending ICPS in Puebla: 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 2020 through this opportunity, you must prepare and send an email to grants@iaps.info with 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 14th, so start preparing yours now if you plan on sending one!

jIAPS Editor 2020 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 2020 Editor is now open! If you are interested in working and developing this publication, you have until the 17th of December 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!