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Annual General Meeting, 2020

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.

  1. Election of the Chair, Secretary, and Tellers
  2. Membership
    1. Voting Rights
    2. New Members
    3. Expulsions
    4. Quorum
  3. Approval of the minutes of the 2020 Extraordinary General Meeting
  4. Auditors reports and accounts of the 2018/2019 Executive Committee
  5. Election of Auditors
  6. Election of IAPS Alumni Representative
  7. Election of IAPS Archivist
  8. 2019/20 Executive Committee Report
  9. 2020/21 Executive Committee Roles and Responsibilities
  10. Discussion and vote on any proposed modifications of the Charter
  11. Discussion and vote on any proposed modifications of the Regulations
  12. IAPS Code of Conduct
  13. IAPS Privacy Policy Update
  14. IAPS Reimbursement Guide
  15. 2020/2021 budget
    1. Membership fees
    2. 2020/2021 budget
  16. 2020 IAPS School Day Topic
  17. iaps2CERN
    1. Report for 2020 iaps2CERN
    1. Status of 2020 PLANCKS
    2. Possible decisions regarding the holding of 2020 PLANCKS
    3. Election of the host for the 2022 PLANCKS
  19. ICPS
    1. Final Report for 2019 ICPS
    2. Report for current status of 2020 ICPS
    3. Possible decisions regarding the holding of 2020 ICPS
    4. Election of the host for the 2022 ICPS
  20. Election of Executive Committee members
  21. Other points of interest
    1. IUPAP relations
    2. Quarterly delegate day

IAPS Extra-ordinary General Meeting, 29th of March, 2020

Members of IAPS,

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: 

  1. Election of Chair, Secretary, and Tellers
  2. Checking quorum
  3. General announcements
  4. IAPS 2019/2020 financial year budget discussion
  5. Selection of the new IAPS EC IT Manager
  6. Other points of interest

IAPS 2019 Annual General Meeting provisional agenda released

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.

2019 AGM Provisional Agenda
1. Election of the Chair, Secretary and Tellers
2. Membership
2.1. Voting Rights
2.2. New Members
2.3. Expulsions
2.4. Quorum
3. Approval of the minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting
4. Approval of the minutes of the 2019 Extraordinary General Meeting
5. Auditors report and accounts of the previous Executive Committee
6. Election of Auditors
7. Election of IAPS Alumni Representative
8. Election of IAPS Archivist
9. 2018/19 Executive Committee Report
10. 2019/20 Executive Committee Roles and Responsibilities Document
11. Discussion and vote on the IAPS Strategic Plan
12. Discussion and vote on the 2018/19 EC’s Alumni Committee Proposal
13. Discussion and vote on any proposed modifications of the Charter
14. Discussion and vote on any proposed modifications of the Regulations
15. IAPS Code of Conduct
16. IAPS Privacy Policy Update
17. IAPS Reimbursement Guide
18. 2020 Provisional Budget
19. 2020 IAPS School Day Topic
20. iaps2CERN
20.1. Final Report for 2019 iaps2CERN
21.1. Final Report for 2019 PLANCKS
21.2. Progress Report for 2020 PLANCKS
21.3. Election of the host for the 2021 PLANCKS
22. ICPS
22.1. Final Report for 2019 ICPS
22.2. Progress Report for 2020 ICPS
22.3. Election of the host for the 2021 ICPS
23. Election of the Executive Committee members
24. Other points of interest

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

IAPS’s major democratic process is just a month away!

HYPE 2019 “Space Matters” – Registrations Call

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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!

For more information and to register, check out the HYPE 2019 website and follow HYPE Facebook page!

The period of registrations is open until 5 pm CET on April 5th! Don’t miss the deadline!


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.


UNESCO proclaims May 16th as the International Day of Light

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.

Twitter: #IDL2018
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School Day 2017

Are you ready for the School Day 2017 ?

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”.