Physics Society of Iran
|Key people||Mahmoud Hessabi, Yusef Sobouti, Reza Mansouri, et alia.|
The Physical Society of Iran (PSI) (انجمن فيزيک ايران) is Iran's largest professional and academic physics society.
PSI is a non-profit organization aimed in establishing and strengthening scientific and research contacts between physicists and between academic members of the country's institutes of higher education in the field of physics.
The society has over 5,100 members inside and outside Iran. In addition to its awards scheme and publications programme, the Physics Society of Iran holds conferences in several different fields annually, including optics and condensed matter physics. The society has proved instrumental in improving the state of education and research in physics throughout the country.
The society organizes annual meetings and it is an active member of TWAS. It has also close collaboration with American Physical Society. In October 2003 APS and PSI sponsored jointly a school/workshop on string theory in Tehran.
The society's main journal is the Iranian Journal of Physics Research, which is published via the Isfahan University of Technology Press, and is recognized by the Ministry of Science of Iran. PSI was a sponsor of the 2007 International Physics Olympiad, which was hosted by Isfahan University of Technology.
The Physical Society of Iran was founded 1921 by Iran's elite physicists and engineers. Among the founders was Yusef Sobouti, currently chancellor of IASBS. Mahmoud Hesabi also directed the first National Seminar on Physics Education in 1972, which was conducted by PSI.
The first Annual Physics Conference of Iran was inaugurated in 1973 at Sepah Bank's arboretum, followed by Iran's second national conference on Physics the next year at Shahid Beheshti University. Activities of the society suffered a setback during the early years of the revolution, but picked up in 1983 and have been gathering momentum ever since.
- Yousef Sobouti (1988–91 and 1996–99)
- Reza Mansouri
- Hessamaddin Arfaei
- Ezatolah Arzi
- Hadi Akbarzadeh (current)
The following are awarded annually by PSI to selected recipients during the Annual Physics Conference awards ceremony:
- The Mahmoud Hessabi Award (جايزه حسابی)
- The PSI Award (جايزه انجمن فيزيک ايران)
- The Educational Apparatus Award (جايزه ساخت دستگاه آموزشی)
- Best Physics Sci-fi Essay Award (جايزه بهترين داستان علمی تخيلی فیزیک)
- Best Physics Teacher Award (جايزه دوسالانه دبير فيزيک برگزيده) (bi-annual)
- Best Conference Poster Award (جايزه پوستر برگزيده کنفرانس فيزيک)
- Best Student Poster Award (جايزه پوستر برگزيده همايش دانشجويی فيزيک)
Secondary Level (high schools)
- Rouzbeh Award (جايزه روزبه)
- Best Proposal Award (جايزه بهترين طرح مسأله)
- Best Scientific Report Award (جايزه گوياترين گزارش کار)
- Best Detailed Investigation Award (جايزه دقيقترين توجه به جزئيات)
- Award for Best Instrumental Application (جايزه مناسبترين بکارگيری ابزار)
- Award for Best Error Calculation and Analysis (جايزه صحيح ترين محاسبه و تحليل خطا)
- Best Conclusion Award (جايزه کامل ترين نتيجه گيری)