The International Association of Physics Students, IAPS, is an association of physics students and student societies from around the world. It is working to promote peaceful collaborations between its members which includes PLANCKS and ICPS. The members of IAPS are represented by local and national committees and includes individual members where a committee does not exist. Read more here.
The International Conference of Physics Students is a student-run event organized annually by one of the member committees of the International Association of Physics Students. Each year, the ICPS gathers over 300 physics students from over 30 countries around the world in one place to share their passion for science for one week. The conference is a brilliant opportunity for the young minds to get familiar with academic conferences and to begin creating their global contact network crucial to today’s field of science.
The conference consists of scientific programme, such as guest lectures, laboratory and institute excursions as well as social events. The students can also gain valuable experience from presenting their topics in form of a student lecture or a poster.
The history of ICPS’s started over 30 years ago when a group of students from Hungary wanted to make contacts to western Europe. Thus began a tradition of organizing a conference each year in a changing location. During its 33 year history, the ICPS has been held at the following locations.
|2013||Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
|2012||Utrecht, The Netherlands|
|2007||London, United Kingdom|
|2004||Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro|
|1994||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|1990||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|