Austrian Physical Society

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Österreichische Physikalische Gesellschaft
Formation 1950
Type Scientific
Purpose Research

The Austrian Physical Society (German: Österreichische Physikalische Gesellschaft) is the national physical society of Austria.


Until 1938 Austrian physicists were part of the German Physical Society. On 13 December 1950 it was decided to found a separate society for Austria and Fritz Kohlrausch was elected as first president in 1951.


Every year it awards a prize to a promising young physicist. Alternating every year, this is the Ludwig Boltzmann Prize for theoretical physics and the Fritz Kohlrausch Prize for experimental physics.

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