IAPS December Extraordinary General Meeting, hereby EGM, is going to be hosted online by the IAPS Executive Committee on Sunday, December 20th 2020 starting at 01:00 PM UTC. We expect to hold the meeting using Jitsi or Zoom
The National Committee representatives will have 7 votes, and the Local Committee representatives will have 2 votes. All of the individual members from one country have 1 vote between them. All member committees are to send details of their representatives with delegated voting rights, maximum of 2 persons, to the Executive Committee prior to the meeting. Other topics may also be discussed during the meeting under the other topics point but these discussions cannot be used to make formal decisions.
Please find below the final EGM agenda.
1. Election of the Chair, Secretary, and Tellers 2. Membership 2.1 Voting Rights 2.2 New Members 2.3 Quorum 3. Approval of the minutes of the 2020 Annual General Meeting 3.1 Proposed resolution on voiding votes under point 21.5 of AGM 2020 4. PLANCKS 4.1 PLANCKS 2020 overview 4.2 PLANCKS Rules Working Group Report 4.3 Discussion and vote on any proposed modifications of the PLANCKS Rules 4.4 Election of the host for PLANCKS 2022 5. ICPS 5.1 Report for current status of 2021 ICPS 6. EPS Young Minds Agreement 7. Discussion and vote on any proposed modifications of the Charter 8. Discussion and vote on any proposed modifications of the Regulations 9. External Relations 9.1 General updates on contacts with Physics-related unions, societies and organisations 9.2 General updates on contacts with student organisations 9.3 General updates on contacts with Physics-related journal publishers 9.4 General updates on contacts with industry-related institutions and networks 9.5 General updates on contact with IUPAP 9.6 Discussion and vote on proposal of Memorandum of Understanding from the International Association of Volcanology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI) 9.7 Discussion and vote on proposing Memorandum of Understanding to the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications (ASP) 9.8 Discussion and vote on proposing Memorandum of Understanding to the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) 9.9 Discussion and vote on proposing Memorandum of Understanding to the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) 9.10 Discussion and vote on proposing Memorandum of Understanding to The Optical Society (OSA) 10. Legal, administrative and financial aspects 10.1 Contact with le Tribunal Judiciaire regarding Charter 10.2 Change of bank 11. Engagement within IAPS 11.1 Working Groups 11.2 Thematic discussion groups 11.3 Communication with members and affiliated students 12. First quarter Executive Committee work update and review13. Update on IAPS Auditors for 2020/2021 term 14. Other points of interest
IAPS Annual General Meeting, hereby AGM, is going to be hosted online by the IAPS Executive Committee on Saturday August the 22th 2020 at 01:00 PM UTC. We expect to hold the meeting using Jitsi, like it was done in this Spring’s Extraordinary General Meeting. Details will be fixed and sent along the final agenda later.
The National Committee representatives will have 7 votes, and the Local Committee representatives will have 2 votes. All of the individual members from one country have 1 vote between them. All member committees are to send details of their representatives with delegated voting rights, maximum of 2 persons, to the Executive Committee prior the meeting. Please also note it is your right as a member of IAPS to propose topics to be discussed in the meeting 4 weeks prior to the AGM. Other topics may also be discussed during the meeting under the other topics point but these discussions cannot be used to make formal decisions.
Please find below the provisional AGM agenda.
Election of the Chair, Secretary, and Tellers
Approval of the minutes of the 2020 Extraordinary General Meeting
Auditors reports and accounts of the 2018/2019 Executive Committee
Election of Auditors
Election of IAPS Alumni Representative
Election of IAPS Archivist
2019/20 Executive Committee Report
2020/21 Executive Committee Roles and Responsibilities
Discussion and vote on any proposed modifications of the Charter
Discussion and vote on any proposed modifications of the Regulations
IAPS Code of Conduct
IAPS Reimbursement Guide
2020 IAPS School Day Topic
Report for 2020 iaps2CERN
Status of 2020 PLANCKS
Possible decisions regarding the holding of 2020 PLANCKS
Election of the host for the 2022 PLANCKS
Final Report for 2019 ICPS
Report for current status of 2020 ICPS
Possible decisions regarding the holding of 2020 ICPS
The Executive Committee has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to be held on
29th of March at 3 PM (UTC+1). The meeting will be held remotely. The agenda mainly circles around the selection of the IT Manager for the Executive Committee of IAPS for rest of the year as the previous one, Veli-Jussi, stepped down previously to give space to a new IT Manager with having little spare time anymore after securing his spot on a new research position. With regretting losing Veli-Jussi after 2½ years of excellent service, the EC congratulated him on his accomplishment. Besides selecting a new EC member this financial year’s budget is also to be discussed. The Extraordinary General Meeting 2020 Spring agenda is as follows:
The Executive Committee of IAPS has sent out to the provisional agenda of the this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to IAPS membership representatives.
Starting at 9:00 AM CEST (Central European Summer Time, UTC+2) on August 13th, the AGM will be held physically in Cologne, Germany during ICPS 2019, IAPS’s flagship event, organised by members of the junde Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (jDPG), the student wing of the German Physical Society, with a live feed for anyone who wishes to follow the meeting at a distance.
Per IAPS Charter terms, National Committees have 7 votes, Local Committees have 2 votes and Individual Members from each country have, collectively, 1 vote. We remind you that any member of IAPS with voting rights may propose additional points for the agenda.
If you wish to follow the meeting remotely, propose agenda items or have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
IAPS’s major democratic process is just a month away!
The Associazione Italiana Studenti di Fisica (AISF) – NC Italy is joining the International Students of History Association once again to hold the second edition of the HistorY and Physics Experience (HYPE).
Between the 10th and the 12th of May, 40 students of History and Physics are meeting in Rome under the theme “Space Matters” to explore the history of Space travel, politics and technical developments, reflecting on what lies in the future.
Various workshops, a Women in Science roundtable, a city tour and lots of social activities to meet and share experiences with fellow students of Physics and History is the awesome program that awaits participants!
Iaps4fusion is the annual excursion for all IAPS members to come to the UK and have an exciting weekend learning about fusion and particle physics, with the next event being held on the 24 – 27 June 2018.
The event and accommodation is based in London and encompasses visits to the University of Oxford, the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (for the JET fusion reactor) and Imperial College London.
You’ll also be welcomed to the Institute of Physics (IOP) by their particle physics group and have time to see the sights around London and Oxford.
Please note that there are a maximum of 40 places available; 20 have been reserved for UK students and 20 for international students. Registration is currently open and costs £125. If you are a current master’s student, you can apply for a travel grant via European Fusion Education Network (FUSENET).
Info on the grant and on how to register can be found on our website.
PARIS, 14 November 2017: The 37th Session of the UNESCO General Conference has today proclaimed the date of May 16th as the InternaEonal Day of Light. The proclamation of this annual International Day will enable global appreciation of the central role that light and light-based technologies play in the lives of the citizens of the world in areas of science, technology, culture, education, and sustainable development. The International Day of Light is an enduring follow-up to UNESCO’s highly successful International Year of Light in 2015 that reached over 100 million people in over 140 countries.
Partners worldwide are now making plans for an ambitious series of outreach and education activities in May 2018, with special focus on students, young people and the public at large. In addition, a flagship inauguration featuring Nobel Laureates and leaders in areas of education, industry, design and lighting will take place on 16 May 2018 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.
The International Association of Physics Students is going to contribute to the International Day of Light, organizing new activities and participating with a delegation of volunteers to the flagship event on May 16 2018 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
More information about IAPS involvement and International Day of Light activities will follow in the next weeks.
Today, November 10th on the occasion of the World Science Day for Peace and Development, our members will perform locally at their universities or in schools a project day for high school students under a common topic. IAPS has been celebrating this day as the “School Day” under a common topic worldwide. The topic for this year is “Acoustics”.