International Conference of Physics Students

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ICPS is an annual conference of the International Association of Physics Students (IAPS). Usually, up to 500 students from all over the world attend the event, which takes place in another country every year in August. The event includes the opportunity for students at bachelor, master and doctoral level to present their research, whilst listening and interacting with invited speakers of international reputation. During the event, usually lasting between 5 and 7 days, the IAPS holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elects a new Executive Committee. The choice of the host country of ICPS is made two years in advance.

Program[edit]

The main component of the conference consists of lectures given by the students themselves for other students. Guest lectures held by invited speakers and lab tours complete the scientific program. Further activities include city tours, excursions and social events. The participation fee is usually close to €200 per person, including accommodation, food and any extra activity organised by the local committee.

Conference venues[edit]

The following list contains the venues of the ICPS conferences

History[edit]

In 1985 a group of Hungarian students decided to host a gathering of Physics students from all over the world.[2] This resulted in the first International Conference of Physics Students in 1986. Due to the large success of this conference a second meeting in 1987 was organized in Debrecen, Hungary. At this occasion the International Association of Physics Students was founded. Furthermore, it was decided to have an International meeting annually.

Since then, 30 conferences have taken place.

ICPS 2016[edit]

The ICPS 2016 will take place from August, 11th to August, 17th in Malta and was hosted by physics students from the University of Malta.[3] Around 350 physics students will attend the conference. Jocelyn Bell Burnell from the University of Oxford and Mark McCaughrean from ESA will be speaking during the conference.[4]

ICPS 2015[edit]

The ICPS 2015 took place from August, 12th to August, 19th in Zagreb and was hosted by physics students from the Croatian Physical Society. Around 400 physics students attended the conference. Notable guest speakers was Prof. Philip W. Phillips.

ICPS 2014[edit]

The ICPS 2014 took place from August, 10th to August, 17th in Heidelberg and was hosted by physics students from the jDPG. Around 450 physics students attended the conference. Notable guest speakers were Metin Tolan, Karlheinz Meier and John Dudley, president of the European Physical Society.

ICPS 2013[edit]

The ICPS 2013 took place from August, 15th to August, 21st in Edinburgh and was hosted by physics students from the Herriot Watt University. Around 400 physics students attended the conference.

ICPS 2012[edit]

The ICPS 2012 took place from August, 3rd to August, 10th in Utrecht and was hosted by physics students from SPIN. Around 400 physics students attended the conference.

ICPS 2011[edit]

The ICPS 2011 took place from August, 11th to August, 18th in Budapest and was hosted by physics students from the . Around 400 physics students attended the conference. Notable guest speakers were Ferenc Krausz from the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Carlo Rubbia from CERN, and Laszlo Kiss from the Kinkily Observatory.

ICPS 2010[edit]

The ICPS 2010 took place from August, 17th to August, 19th in Graz and was hosted by physics students from both Graz University of Technology and University of Graz. A total of 446 students attended the conference. This number includes 64 volunteers to help to organize the event. Notable guest speakers were Peter Zoller and Sabine Schindler, both University of Innsbruck; and John Ellis from CERN.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official website of ICPS 2012, Utrecht". 
  2. ^ "History of IAPS". 
  3. ^ "ICPS 2016". icps2016.com. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Guest Speakers | ICPS 2016". icps2016.com. Retrieved 2016-07-06. 

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