March 2019

IAPS EC releases statement regarding international students in Denmark

The IAPS Executive Committee published a statement on IAPS website about the danish government's policy of reducing international students opportunities in danish universities, including Physics-related courses, already in effect.
Affirming IAPS's position, the EC has branded this decision as misguided and thoughtless, negatively impacting on the dynamics of universities and the scientific community as beacons of transnational cooperation.

Read the whole statement here!

ICPS 2019 Registrations restart for second round

The second round of ICPS 2019 Registrations opened on April 1st!

If you didn't get a chance to sign up during the first round, you have until April 15th to still be able to attend this awesome August conference in Cologne, Germany and meet fellow Physics students from across the world!

Check out this challenge the ICPS Organising Committee has prepared!

For more info on ICPS and to register, go to ICPS 2019 website!

Say ICPyeS!

HYPE 2019 Registrations extended

The HistorY and Physics Experience (HYPE) 2019 is open for registrations since March 27th and these have been extended to April 7th.

The joining of perspectives from History and Physics students on the topic "Space Matters" will make an amazing event, with workshops, cultural activities and a Women in Science roundtable!

For more information and to register, go to HYPE 2019 official website!
Get HYPEd!

IAPS welcomes three new provisional member committees

IAPS has gained one new National Committee - NC Poland - and two new Local Committees - LC Jambi, Indonesia and LC Noida, India.
NC Poland is the Polskie Stowarzyszenie Studentów Fizyki (PSSF), formed in last November with IAPS LC Krakow and LC Gdansk.
LC Jambi is the Ikatan Mahasiswa Pendidikan Fisika (IMAPEFSI), an organisation at the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education Building in the University of Jambi, Indonesia formed in 2009.
LC Noida is the Physics Society at the Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida, India formed in April 2015.
We welcome these great additions to the IAPS family!

Extraordinary General Meeting called for May

The Executive Committee has called for an Extraordinary General Meeting on May 11th at 6:00 PM CET, with formal physical location in the University of Oulu, in Finland and online access to anyone who wishes to attend the meeting.
The provisional agenda can be read here.
To attend the meeting remotely or propose other items to the agenda, contact

Cheers to IAPS Democracy!

Learning opportunities available

Image: IASMS poster

The world of Physics has many opportunities available for student.
Here are three programs that might be of interest:

Lights of Tuscany to light up Tuscany 

The third edition of LoT starts in just a few days, on April 11th.
Between Pisa and Florence, in Italy, participants will attend student lectures, a poster session, a career workshop, visit labs and research centers, tour the host cities and develop friendships with each other.
Follow AISF - IAPS NC Italy to get news about the event!

Let's Light up Tuscany with the wonder of Physics!

Mafihe-jDPG Exchange Program in Budapest

Mafihe - IAPS NC Hungary and jDPG - IAPS NC Germany are holding their annual exchange program in Budapest this spring, in April 11th-14th. 

Open to all IAPS members, this exchange, which has been held since 2013, will give students a chance to visit research centers, attend lectures and participate in cultural and social activities while sharing academic and life experiences between them.
Follow Mafihe to check how the event develops!

It'll be an exchange to remember!

iaps2CERN three weeks away

The IAPS excursion to one of the greatest centers of Particle Physics research starts on April 24th.

More than 30 Physics students, members of IAPS, will visit various CERN facilities, exhibits and enjoy a cultural overview of Geneva, including a visit to UN Headquarters.

As is expected, the program will not go without a Nations Evening for participants to share cultural foods and experiences!


Here's to another awesome iaps2CERN!


World Wide Web celebrates 30th birthday

In 2019, the World Wide Web reaches 30 years since first proposed in 1989 by computer scientist and engineer Tim Berners-Lee.
On March 12th, CERN hosted a celebration with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the World Wide Web Foundation, where web experts and pioneers participated in discussion panels focused on the democratisation of web use and information access.

Happy birthday, World Wide Web!

New pentaquark found by LHCb experiment

Image credit: CERN

The LHCb collaboration announced the discovery of a new pentaquark at the Rencontres de Moriond Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) Conference, where they presented their data set analysis revealing the new particle: Pc(4312)+.
The data showing the exotic pentaquark points to the possibility of this pentaquark structure as a baryon-meson bound state, though a tightly bound pentaquark state is clearly plausible.
For more information, read the LHCb summary of these exciting findings.

Hurray for new particles!

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