New EC

The new EC was elected at the AGM in Krakow, Poland. Its composition is as follows:

  • Silvia Franklim, President
  • Jessica Stanley, Secretary
  • Jelmer Renema, Treasurer
  • Marko Banusic
  • Ragnhild Schrøder Hansen
  • Sergio Domingos
  • Radu Florin Stancu
  • Anton Muskeyev

jIAPS 3-2008 call for articles

The journal of the International Association of Physics Students (jIAPS) is looking for articles for its new issue.

The subject could be on any aspect of physics: anything from a straightforward report on a recent breakthrough in research, to recent advances in computer game physics engines, and everything in-between.

Email us an article pitch. Chances are if it’s interesting and even tangentially connected to physics we would be happy to commission it. The deadline for suggesting a topic is the 1st of October, after which you would have a month to write the thing.

For inspiration check out some of the back issues here or here.

Euan – jIAPS ed. (


jIAPS special issue for ICPS

A best-of issue of the journal was published and printed for this years ICPS conference in Krakow, Poland. Those of you who went hopefully snagged a copy. We think it turned out very well, and this was due in no small part to the Institute of Physics, who paid for the printing. So thanks again to all those at 76 Portland Place.

As usual, the issue is available both here at Issuu, and in a printable pdf format here.

Stay tuned for a new call for articles in the coming weeks.

Euan – jIAPS ed.


Austrian bid for ICPS 2010

NC Austria would like to host the ICPS on 2010. Their bid can be seen on their bid website.


New jIAPS!

Issue 2-2008 of the journal of the International Association of Physics Students has been released into the wilds of the internet. This issue features an interview with noted astronomer Sir Patrick Moore, a series of connected features looking into the strange world of quantum physics and gravitation, news of São Paulo’s own private ozone layer, and much more.

Like last time, in addition to hosting the journal in pdf format here, we have also put it up on Issuu. Issuu is designed to make reading magazine-type material on the internet easier and quicker. For a start jIAPS looks just like it would on paper: you can flick through the pages, and zoom as needed.

We like it, and we hope that you do too.


AGM 2008 coming

AGM 2008 has been called. Please see the AGM section on this website.

Update-  a new version of the audit of 2006/2007 is now online, as is an explanation of the proposed EC structure for 2008/2009.

NC Austria have submitted a bid to host ICPS 2010.   See the ICPS 2010 bids page for more information, any other bids will be added as they are received.


New jIAPS online

A new issue of jIAPS is now available. Highlights include an interview with Nobel Laureate Gerard t’Hooft, articles on student parabolic flight, the relationship between Kepler and Gulliver’s travels, the Biefeld-Brown effect and much more besides.

The closing date for the crossword competition is 1st July. The winner will receive a copy of ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’, edited by Stephen Hawking.

We are always looking for volunteers to contribute to future issues of jIAPS, so if you would like to write an article, please let us know.

If you wish to comment on this issue, state your (dis)agreement with the authors’ opinions, or tell us about anything you think is of interest to physics students today, you can send letters to the editors on jiaps (at) iaps . info.

This jIAPS is also available in Issuu form.


SNEF in Peru and ISC in Japan

In addition to ICAP and ICPS 2008, IAPS members are invited to attend two more conferences this summer.

The organisers for the Simposio Nacional de Estudiantes de Física, to be held in Lima, Peru, have kindly allocated a few places for IAPS members. SNEF takes place from 18th-22nd August, just after ICPS. More information is available on the SNEF website. If you would like to attend, please email ec (at) iaps . info

You can also attend the 54th International Student Conference in Japan. This starts with a study tour of a few cities, before the main conference gets underway in Tokyo. ISC includes discussion on a variety of topics and runs from 31st August to 12th September. For more information please see the ISC website or email isc54committee (at) gmail . com


New jIAPS editors call for articles

Do you write? Can you communicate science? The journal of the International Association of Physics Students (jIAPS) is under new editorship, and we need articles for our upcoming issue. We are looking for articles covering all aspects of physics, from the latest breakthroughs in laboratory research all the way to the physics of Iron Man, and everything in between. If the subject is interesting and is somehow related to physics, we would be glad to hear about it. Try your hand at scientific journalism, or just send in a comment on something you think other physicists should know about. Strong opinions and controversial topics welcome.

Do you have ideas already? Great! If not, don’t worry, we have. What are the issues facing young physicists today? Is industrial physics crushed by the sublime thrill of unravelling the mysteries of the universe, or does anyone actually need astrophysicists and theoreticians when we already have poets?

Whatever your point of view, whatever your issue, let us know what you think.

Euan and Danielle – Editors, jIAPS

Euan Monaghan, Danielle Wills and Deniz Kozlu are our new jIAPS editors. Contact them on jiaps (at) iaps . info


Registration open for International Young Scientists’ Conference on Applied Physics

APSKNU (LC Kyiv) have kindly extended an invite to this conference to all IAPS members. See the events section and their website for details.