jIAPS writing contest: deadline extended

jIAPS, the journal of the International Association of Physics Students, is holding a writing contest. The idea is simple: write an article on a physics-related topic. This can be, for example, about your research, a physical phenomenon that you find fascinating, a historical piece about a physicist you admire, or a review of an activity held by your local association. The contest is open to all IAPS members (apart from the editors and the executive committee of IAPS of course!), and articles should be at a level understandable by first or second year university physics students.

We have extended the deadline to December 5th. Articles should be sent to and should be no longer than 1000 words in length. Submissions will be judged by the jIAPS editors and the IAPS executive committee, and the winner will receive a place at the 2011 International Conference of Physics Students (ICPS) in Budapest, Hungary, with registration fee paid for. The winning article and a selection of runners up will be published in a future edition of jIAPS.

To get an idea of the kind of articles that are published in jIAPS, check out some previous issues at or We welcome everything (within reason!) from traditional subjects like semiconductor devices or astrophysics to fun and unusual topics like self-heating chocolate.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
The jIAPS Editors