IAPS 2022-2023

Have you seen jIAPS’ Advent Calendar 2022?

jIAPS has created an online Advent Calendar, featuring contributions from Physics students from over twenty countries across five continents. Find it at:

IAPS 2022-2023

jIAPS Advent Calendar 2022

This year, we have created an online Advent Calendar, featuring contributions from Physics students from over twenty countries across five continents. We will be posting the Advent Calendar on our Instagram (@j.iaps, each day in December.

Learn about festive traditions across the globe, create Physics-themed Christmas tree decorations and listen to music played by our own international music group of Physics students. With puzzles, and recipes to try, there is something for everyone.

jIAPS also organises a monthly photography competition. During December, the theme will be photos of the Festive Season. We would love to see your photos – just email us or tag us on social media. You don’t have to be a current physics student to enter. If you would like to learn more about jIAPS, please email us at

IAPS 2022-2023

jIAPS Article Contest 2023 is now open

Do you love to write? Put your writing skills to the test for the chance to win a free place at ICPS 2023 Philippines! Your article will also be published in jIAPS 2023, the journal of IAPS. The runner-ups will receive certificates and a small prize. 

All you have to do is write a physics related article of 600-800 words. You can find more details at jIAPS Article Contest.

The Article Contest will be open for submissions until 28th February 2023.

IAPS 2022-2023

Happy 35th anniversary of IAPS

12th September 2022 is the 35th Anniversary of IAPS! Join us to continue building a larger and more inclusive community.

In 1986, four Hungarian physics students, Levai, Horváth, Budai and Van had the idea of creating an international association of physics students and in 1987, their proposal was formally accepted at the 2nd International Conference of Students of Physics (ICSP, or as it is now renamed, ICPS).

35th Anniversary Competition

How will you celebrate IAPS’ 35th Anniversary?

Will you host a party with your local Physics society or LC? Could you bake a cake or sample traditional dishes from around the world? You could do something related to the number 35 – anything from making a list of 35 Physicists to doing 35 press-ups… in this competition, any entries are accepted, whether they are simple or creative or extraordinary. You can think out-of-the-box or just say ‘happy birthday’ in your native language. Whatever you do, we would love to hear from you. Just email your entry (in any format) to . The winning entries will be featured in jIAPS 2023 (prizes and deadline TBC).

Read more about the History of IAPS in ‘Made In Hungary’ and look out for future events over the next year, to celebrate this special anniversary.

Feliz cumpleaños Gabriel

IAPS 2022-2023 News

Welcome to the new IAPS year 2022-23!

Authors:  Jeet Shannigrahi,  Harvey Sapigao, Alexia Beale

Nearly four decades ago, a group of like-minded individuals came together to form an organization for students who come from a variety of backgrounds around the world but are united by a shared love for physics. The International Association for Physics Students (IAPS) is now globally the largest organization for students of physics, regardless of age, ethnicity or economic background. IAPS has formally been accepted into IUPAP and continues to represent physics students worldwide. 

jIAPS (the Journal of IAPS) is an integral part of IAPS, expressing its ethos and goals through articles, blogs, creative entries and newsletters. Over the years, jIAPS has been led by diverse individuals; this year’s editorial team includes IAPS members from around the world (from Mexico and the Dominican Republic to India and beyond), demonstrating the inclusivity and diversity that IAPS has come to embody. jIAPS 2023 echoes this spirit with a fresh commitment to expand on the horizon of physics for students from every corner of the globe. Here are some highlights to look out for in the coming year:

  1. PLANCKS 2023 – PLANCKS is an exciting physics competition for teams of Bachelor’s and Master’s students, with guest lectures and social activities to attend too. Now is a good time to start thinking about organising a Preliminary in your country. IAPS can support you with the organisation of Preliminaries.  You may be selected to represent your country at the final of PLANCKS 2023 in Milan. 
  2. ICPS 2023 – Next summer, ICPS (the International Conference for Physics Students) will be held in Baguio and Manila, Philippines. It is the first time ICPS shall be hosted in Southeast Asia!  
  3. Article Contest and Creative Competitions – Preparations for jIAPS 2023 are underway. Watch this space for the announcement of the Article Contest and Creative Competitions with amazing IAPS Merchandise and waived entry fees to ICPS for the winning entries. 
  4. Sunday Discord Sessions – IAPS has several informal groups which meet on Sundays, usually at 1pm UTC. Come and listen, play, and discuss international music in the newly formed Music Group; try different recipes at the Cooking Day sessions; and seek support in the Mental Health Check-Ins.
  5. Coming soon: Learn more about the range of Working Groups within IAPS and how to join them.

and finally… jIAPS is always looking for more Contributors – do you want to write articles about physics or help scout for new stories? Just send us a message at to join the team.


It’s here! jIAPS 2022

In the company of the reports from your favorite past, present and future events (to the Philippines, ICPS 2023!), you’ll also read some unusual and unique articles. Among them, an enticing interview with a new member of IAPS, a call for action to resolve long-standing problems in academia, and a detailed review of an extraordinary general meeting. It probably doesn’t get more interesting than a comic strip involving physics students, can you find it?

Grab your copy at!

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IAPS Annual General Meeting 2022, 6th & 7th of August 2022

The IAPS Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022, will be hosted online by the IAPS Executive Committee (EC) on the 6th & 7th of August 2022 starting at 12:00 UTC on both days. All updated information about this meeting can be found here.

Here is the provisional AGM 2022 agenda, to be split across the 2 days:

1 – Welcome
2 – Election of the Chair, Secretary, and Tellers
3 – Membership
   3.1 – Voting Rights
   3.2 – New Members
   3.3 – Expulsions
   3.4 – Quorum
4 – Approval of the April 2022 EGM Minutes
5 – Discussion on 2022/23 EC Report
6 – Finances
   6.1 – Discussion on Auditors Report and Accounts of the 2020/2021 EC
   6.2 – Discussion and approval of the 2022/2023 Budget
7 – Advocacy, Diversity and Inclusion in IAPS

8 – Selection of the 2023 IAPS School Day Topic
9 – iaps2CERN
   10.1 – Presentation of Final Report on PLANCKS 2021
   10.2 – Presentation of Preliminary Report on PLANCKS 2022
   10.3 – Presentation of Progress Report on PLANCKS 2023
   10.4 – Election of the host of the PLANCKS 2024
11 – ICPS
   11.1 – Presentation of Final Report on ICPS 2021
   11.2 – Presentation of Preliminary Report on ICPS 2022
   11.3 – Presentation of Progress Report on ICPS 2023
   11.4 – Election of the host of the ICPS 2024
12 – IPT

   12.1 – Approval of the IPT Rules and Regulations Documents
13 – Discussion and vote on any proposed modifications of the Charter
14 – Discussion and vote on any proposed modifications of the Regulations
15 – Discussion on and approval of the 2023/24 EC Roles and Responsibilities
16 – External Relations
   16.1 – Approval of Modifications to the AC5 Structure
   16.2 – Ratification of Memoranda of Understanding
   16.3 – IAPS participation in the Global Student Government
   16.4 – Discussion on application for IAPS to become an Affiliated Member of the International Science Council

17 – Elections
   17.1 – Election of the 2022/23 EC members
   17.2 – Election of the  jIAPS Editor-in-Chief
   17.3 – Election of the IAPS Archivist
   17.4 – Election of the IAPS Alumni Representatives
   17.5 – Election of the Auditors

   17.6 – Election of the AC5 Council members
18 – Other points of interest


Feeling creative? jIAPS Article Contest and Creative Contest are open!

As the ICPS 2022 comes closer, so does the jIAPS 2022 edition. As it is already traditional, there will be jIAPS contests open for student submissions. Besides having their submissions published in jIAPS, the winners will also receive IAPS merch as a special prize!

We have two contests this year, about which you can read more on their respective pages:

Both contests are open for submissions until July 1, 2022.

Happy writing, drawing and expressing yourself!


“Lumière Photo Contest” is open!

International Day of Light 2022

In celebration of the International Day of Light on May 16, IAPS announces the “Lumière Photo Contest”. It aims to raise awareness on the role light and light-based technologies play in the social, cultural, economic and scientific spheres. Amateurs, hobbyists or professionals – everyone is encouraged to participate.

The theme of the contest is “Light in science and everyday life”, and we are open to, but not limited to, images that depict things like

  • The role of light and light based technologies in society
  • Interaction of light with environment, nature and materials
  • Light and science – images taken using telescopes, microscopes
  • Light painting or astrophotography

Contest rules:

  • Images must be 300 dpi or more and at least 3000 pixels on the longer side
  • File size should be no less than 3 MB and no greater than 20 MB in the .jpg format
  • Each participant can send up to two entries
  • Only minor enhancements of the original photograph are permitted (such as brightness, contrast, basic post-processing)
  • Black and white images are also allowed
  • All participants need to adhere to the IAPS Code of Conduct
  • The photographs should not contain inappropriate content and should respect the privacy of the subject with prior consent

To participate, send your entries digitally with your name, image title, location, caption, and a description of how the image relates to the theme to with the subject “Lumière Photo Contest”. We also invite you to post your images on instagram with our hashtag #lumiereiaps.

The contest opens today, May 16 and runs until May 31. The winners will be announced a week after the competition closes. The top 3 winners of the contest get their images published in jIAPS, our annual journal, and win IAPS merchandise.

Have fun photographing! 📷


IAPS opens a new merch store

With brand new items and more to come, show you are a proud IAPS member.

Check the store: