In the company of the reports from your favorite past, present and future events (to the Philippines, ICPS 2023!), you’ll also read some unusual and unique articles. Among them, an enticing interview with a new member of IAPS, a call for action to resolve long-standing problems in academia, and a detailed review of an extraordinary general meeting. It probably doesn’t get more interesting than a comic strip involving physics students, can you find it?
As the ICPS 2022 comes closer, so does the jIAPS 2022 edition. As it is already traditional, there will be jIAPS contests open for student submissions. Besides having their submissions published in jIAPS, the winners will also receive IAPS merch as a special prize!
We have two contests this year, about which you can read more on their respective pages:
Both contests are open for submissions until July 1, 2022.
In celebration of the International Day of Light on May 16, IAPS announces the “Lumière Photo Contest”. It aims to raise awareness on the role light and light-based technologies play in the social, cultural, economic and scientific spheres. Amateurs, hobbyists or professionals – everyone is encouraged to participate.
The theme of the contest is “Light in science and everyday life”, and we are open to, but not limited to, images that depict things like
The role of light and light based technologies in society
Interaction of light with environment, nature and materials
Light and science – images taken using telescopes, microscopes
Light painting or astrophotography
Images must be 300 dpi or more and at least 3000 pixels on the longer side
File size should be no less than 3 MB and no greater than 20 MB in the .jpg format
Each participant can send up to two entries
Only minor enhancements of the original photograph are permitted (such as brightness, contrast, basic post-processing)
The photographs should not contain inappropriate content and should respect the privacy of the subject with prior consent
To participate, send your entries digitally with your name, image title, location, caption, and a description of how the image relates to the theme to email@example.com with the subject “Lumière Photo Contest”. We also invite you to post your images on instagram with our hashtag #lumiereiaps.
The contest opens today, May 16 and runs until May 31. The winners will be announced a week after the competition closes. The top 3 winners of the contest get their images published in jIAPS, our annual journal, and win IAPS merchandise.
Today we are proud to revive the great tradition of jIAPS, the journal of IAPS! For the past few years, jIAPS has been published only once per year. Now, jIAPS is coming back as an online journal, with articles published regularly for your reading pleasure.
What’s new this time?
The journal is going to be on the front page of the IAPS website!
But brand new jIAPS is not just a journal anymore. We officially got the job of the news reporter at IAPS. jIAPS will now publish news on upcoming events, experiences from past events, casual conversations about the lives of physics students, interviews with researchers from around the world, along with the scientific and non-scientific articles that our lovely authors send us… phew, the list never ends.
The best articles published online will also be published in the printed edition for this year. Stay tuned!
How can you get involved?
jIAPS is open to submissions from physics students around the world. We are always open for business, so we’ll be accepting articles throughout the year.
Has your NC or LC organized a great event recently? Have you just remembered the fun you had at ICPS or PLANCKS three years ago? Have you wanted to share your ideas, scientific findings, or just something that genuinely amazes you? This is your chance to present it to an international audience.
Not sure how to get started? We’ve made a document just for that: jIAPS Submission Guidelines. You can also look at articles from past editions of jIAPS for inspiration. Just take a deep breath… and start writing now! Once your article is done, send it to our email, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email or at the #jiaps channel on IAPS Discord.
Until the next article…
On behalf of jIAPS Staff, Zlatan Vasović, Editor-in-Chief