ICPS 2019 Registrations open!

On February 1st, registrations for ICPS 2019 officially opened! This first call of registrations extends to February 28th!

The International Conference of Physics Students (ICPS) is the biggest IAPS event, that, every year, joins hundreds of Physics students affiliated with IAPS to participate in an extensive and broad programme of awesome scientific, cultural and social activities.

The ICPS 2019 edition will run from the 10th to the 17th of August in Cologne, Germany, organised by the junge Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (jDPG), the IAPS National Committee (NC) of Germany.

For more information, go to the ICPS 2019 Cologne website, where you can also find all necessary information about registration!

Follow ICPS 2019 on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with the news and announcements!

In August, be a part of this great convergence of members of the global community of Physics students that is IAPS in Cologne!

Become a Subbie!

An organisation as big as IAPS cannot be run only by the 9 physics students that make up the Executive Committee (EC). Several subcommittees in different areas exist and are constituted by IAPS members who devote their free time to help the EC on the day to day work of IAPS. These are the Subbies and you can be the next IAPS Subbie!

Several opportunities are open and you do not want to miss this chance! Volunteering and gathering experience in student associations is getting increasingly popular and it may even help you when you apply to your first job! You can be an enthusiastic beginner, a self-made pro looking to share knowledge or something 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, from Events to Advocacy! Find out more here. And do not miss this chance to become a Subbie!

PLANCKS 2019 – A National Competition?

Do you know what PLANCKS is?

It is the Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kickass Students and in 2019, its 6th edition is going to take place from the 17th to the 19th of May in Odense, Denmark!

It is the theoretical team Physics Competition that decides which country has the most kickass students. ;) Each country can send 2 (or 3) teams of 3 to 4 bachelor or master students. However, how do you choose who represents your country?

Well, you organise a preliminary! A PLANCKS preliminary is a national qualifier PLANCKS competition, where several teams from your country compete for a place in the final!

If you are considering organising a preliminary, you can find all the useful information in the Info-package. If you want to host a preliminary but don’t know how to do it, you can also check several PLANCKS Preliminary Examples and see what fits your country the best! After you decide to host a Preliminary, please register it here.

What are you waiting for? Find out more about PLANCKS 2019 here and get involved!

IAPS School Day Grant 2018 Call – Second Run

The IAPS School Day is the main IAPS outreach activity! Around the 10th of November, every year since 2015, physics students, members of IAPS visit schools and demonstrate several physics experiments under the same physics topic! It is our IAPS way of celebrating the World Science Day for Peace and Development!

And in 2018 the topic is … Particle Physics! If you are interested in participating in this local international activity but are struggling to attain sponsors, you have now a second chance to submit an application to the IAPS School Day Grant! Several applications were already accepted on the first call and with the leftover funds, IAPS wishes to help as many committees as possible to make the IAPS School Day come true!

What are you waiting for? You have until the 31st of October to send in your application! Do not miss this rare second opportunity! Find out more here!

jIAPS Editor 2019 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 2019 Editor is now open! If you are interested in working and developing this publication, you have until the 14th of November 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!

jIAPS 2018

This year’s edition of jIAPS, the journal of the International Association of Physics Students, is now available.

It contains events reports from our members. If a scientific trip to another country seems appealing, read these to see in-depth descriptions of what the events were like by the participants themselves. The majority are set to be re-held again this academic year. Email events@iaps.info for more info on a specific event.

The next part of the contents are introductions from our new members. We had articles from 6 new members this year, from the Hellenic Society of NC Greece to Local Committee SPHERE in the Philippines and WINAK of LC Antwerp. These are useful to read to see how physics societies around the world handle becoming IAPS members and for info on their unique structure and events. If you are interested in becoming an IAPS member by forming either a National or Local committee, you can contact members@iaps.info for advice and guidance.

The second part of jIAPS is the scientific articles. Every year we hold an article contest to give students practice of writing scientific articles based on their current research or science interests. This is open to all levels of study and the first prize is a free trip to our conference, ICPS.

I would like to give a special thanks to our Editor-in-Chief Ewelina Nowak for doing such an excellent job of compiling this year’s jIAPS and for all of her hard work. I would also like to thank the editors (Augustin Orešković and James Kneller) for their contribution. If you would like to be on the editorial team of next year’s edition, email pr@iaps.info.

So please do enjoy the attached jIAPS article!

iaps4FUSION

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.