IAPS @ a distance – Week 2

IAPS @ a distance powers on and the sessions for week 2 are the following:

Physics Outreach, on August at 17th 3:00 PM CEST, with representatives from the European Physical Society (EPS) Young Minds (YM), the International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG) and The Optical Society (OSA)

Geodesy, on August 18th at 1:00 PM CEST, with representatives from the International Association of Geodesy (IAG)

Astronomy in Culture, on August 18th at 7:00 PM CEST, with representatives from The International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) Working Group on Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture

Physics at a global scale, on August 19th at 3:00 PM CEST, with Dr. Michel Spiro, President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)

Advocacy in Physics, on August 20th at 2:00 PM CEST, with representatives of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the CAPhys – Canadian Association of Physicists

Climate Change, on August 21st at 11:00 AM CEST, with representatives of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Philosophy & Ethics in Physics, on August 21st at 5:00 PM CEST, with representatives of the Division of Logic, Methodology and philosophy of Science and Technology (DLMPST) of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST)

In addition, there will be:
:male-teacher: an IAPS Workshop, on August 21st at 2:30 PM CEST, on the topic of Advocacy for IAPS members only
:busts_in_silhouette: a social session, on August 17th at 12:00 PM CEST, for Physics students to share with each other their experiences in studying Physics

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:
Outreach: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ELCC3ql8Qc2rxwuAv2_7Xg
Geodesy: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QZ2Wrw9KRlCB7TKqwk-nUA
Astronomy in Culture: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JaGCr8MxTCOelHgPr8hNoA
Physics at a global scale: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7FRyeDLvRVG4DKGqqRv4ng
Advocacy: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tFMnFt1tRE2kzBxP1H8t8g
Climate Change: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AG4DSXQ8Qua06hMK3Fx8Wg
Philosophy&Ethics: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sQkFq_rQRAWdTh8yErIjIw

If you are a student affiliated with IAPS, you can register for the workshop or the social session here:
Social Session: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUoduGhpjgsE9ZmfPciWZ-lh7Rmm1UeCjC_
Workshop: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcumuqDMuHN3GqpxaOz29sUENGi1UboGV

Stay tuned and participate!

IAPS @ a distance – Week 1

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:

Cryosphere: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hEBMbhZKR82zDDu3XXet5Q?fbclid=IwAR3QTJnHI4AMGqjrFC1Mf_wFbIiv8EhZqVifqAkZ7hF6MKtVEfIT1qccCe4

LGBTQ+: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X4oWov_wT_GK1zClFwCM4Q?fbclid=IwAR18DN8ev9nhH66KcTuSUpxanjHXeJY2a4lFBnUGz5BrgbYnIk7osmYdbg8

Stay tuned and participate!

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

ICPS 2020 – Second round registrations call

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!

jIAPS Article Contest – Call for applications

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 jiaps@iaps.info and grants@iaps.info.

You can apply until 23:59 GMT, 16th of February, so start writing as soon as possible!

ICPS Worldwide Grant – Call for application

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 grants@iaps.info 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!