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:
Stay tuned and participate!
Dear members of IAPS, the next AGM is approaching and another event host that will be selected there is for PLANCKS 2022 competition. If you want to make a bid for hosting PLANCKS 2022, you can find information on how to do it from our bidding guide here: https://www.iaps.info/plancks/bids-for-plancks/
Dear members of IAPS, the next AGM is approaching and the host for ICPS 2022 will be decided there. If you want to make a bid for hosting ICPS 2022, you can find information on how to do it from our bidding guide here: https://www.iaps.info/icps/bids-for-icps/
The IAPS Executive Committee is addressing a longstanding history of systemic disparities and institutional racism within academia and stands in solidarity with the global movement demanding justice for Black communities. The full statement can be found from here:
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
- Voting Rights
- New Members
- 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
- 2020/2021 budget
- Membership fees
- 2020/2021 budget
- 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
- Election of the host for the 2022 ICPS
- Election of Executive Committee members
- Other points of interest
- IUPAP relations
- Quarterly delegate day
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:
- Election of Chair, Secretary, and Tellers
- Checking quorum
- General announcements
- IAPS 2019/2020 financial year budget discussion
- Selection of the new IAPS EC IT Manager
- Other points of interest
Registrations for the International Conference of Physics Students (ICPS) 2020 in Puebla have opened a second round which is open until February 29th!
If you missed the first round in December, you have an opportunity to sign up for this awesome conference in Puebla, Mexico, where Science, Culture and social activities with hundreds of your fellow Physics students will make for a week of fun, learning and establishing contacts and friendships across the world!
Check out all the ICPS 2020 information here and register through the Member Network!
Remember to follow ICPS 2020 on Facebook and Instagram!
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 email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can apply until 23:59 GMT, 16th of February, so start writing as soon as possible!
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 email@example.com 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org your CV, a letter of motivation and any statement about your ideas, projects and vision for jIAPS you may have!
Find out more here!