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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!

Call for volunteers!

IAPS is a large organisation and can not be run just by the Executive Committee(EC). For this purpose there are several working groups in various areas and they consist of IAPS members who devote their free time to help the EC on the day to day work of IAPS. They are volunteers and now you have a chance to become an IAPS volunteer!

Multiple opportunities are open and you do not want to miss this chance! Volunteering and gathering experience in student associations is very recommended, it may even help you when you apply to your first job! You can be an enthusiastic beginner, an experienced pro in organisation duties or anything 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, reaching from Events and PR to Advocacy! Find out more here. And do not miss this chance to become a volunteer!

Running for the EC – Treasurer

As the date of the Annual General Meeting approaches, we continue with the calls for Executive Committee (EC) offices applications.

This time, we address the office of Treasurer, the main handler of the financial affairs of IAPS, which makes it a highly demanding role of great responsibility.

For the 2019/2020 term, the current EC is proposing the following set of responsibilities for the Treasurer:
a. Make the ledger for the respective financial year
b. Make the proposed budget for the next financial year
c. Write and send invoices to the members (annual membership fee)
d. Write and send invoices for different IAPS events (e.g. iaps2CERN participation fee)
e. Keep track of all the financial transactions (e.g. online bank account and paypal)
f. Procure and keep the bank statements for future reference (e.g. the ledger)
g. Arrange reimbursements
h. Manage IAPS grants
i. Take care of sponsorship and donor’s agreements
j. Maintain a fair communication with the Fundraising Manager
k. Maintain a fair communication with the European Physical Society (EPS) regarding IAPS finances

This proposal is very similar to the current assigned tasks, although the reference to coordinating with the Fundaraising Manager is added, as this non-EC office is also a new proposal by the current EC.

We remind you that this list of tasks might still be changed by decision of the AGM.

For more information, check out what to expect as an EC member, what to expect as Treasurer and how to run.

Running for the EC – President

As you may know, the 2019 Annual General Meeting has been called, having, among the agenda points, the EC members election. The EC member positions and job description, beyond what is already set by the IAPS Charter and Regulations, are proposed by the EC in office at the time of the election.

Let’s start with the main EC position: President! This is a position of tremendous responsibility, as it involves its specific functions, plus coordinating the EC.

For the 2019/2020 term, the current EC is proposing the following set of responsibilities for the President:
a. Chair EC meetings
b. Ensure that the association functions in a fair manner
c. Chair the Special Governance Council, as outlined in the IAPS Strategic Plan
d. Charter a move to become an Observer of IUPAP
e. Direct the work of the EC
f. External relations
g. Direct the preparations for General Meetings and the Delegate Day
h. Direct the preparations for the IAPS workshops
i. Manage and represent IAPS

Although some details might be changed at the AGM, due to potential proposals from the membership, most of these responsibilities are intrinsic to the office of President, according to the IAPS Charter and the IAPS Regulations.

If you want to run, send your CV and a motivation letter to president@iaps.info! If you want some more detailed information, check out this and this.