Our members are represented by National and Local Committees, but IAPS also includes Individual Members in locations where no National or Local Committees exist. IAPS currently represents over 90,000 students through 32 National Committees and 14 Local Committees.
‘IAPS has an excellent worldwide community that has broadened my perspective on many new ideas in physics. And with IAPS ever so expanding, there will be more people to meet, and more experiences to be learnt.’
IAPS Member 2023
Since 1987, IAPS has worked continuously to support friendly relations and collaboration between physics students. We support our members in their academic and professional work, as well as discussing and acting on scientific, social and cultural issues. IAPS is a recognised non-for-profit NGO run entirely by students from around the world with a spirit of mutual understanding and equality. IAPS runs an annual International Conference for Physics Students (ICPS); an annual physics competition, Physics League Across Numerous Countries for Kick-ass Students (PLANCKS); visits to global research institutions, summer schools, exchange programmes, outreach activities, and multinational meetings all over the world.
IAPS collaborates with numerous international bodies including amongst others: the European Physical Society, the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics and the Informal Forum of International Student Organisations.